1) Find a clearance sweater or coat for Abbie
2) Expose the girls to a variety of people
3) Expose the girls to other dogs
We found an adorable sweater, lots of people pet them, and we had a few successful interactions with other small dogs. What we did not anticipate was a run-in with the big blue monsters.
Let me back up: During one of our first trips to PS, Abbie freaked out when a shopper & his huge blue shopping cart (or buggy, as it's called here) rounded the corner. I didn't think of the incident again until yesterday.
Yesterday we were making a lap around the store, both dogs on leashes, me and Ginger leading the way. About half way around, I looked behind me & Mark was struggling to get Abbie to take another step. Then she turned & ran the other way! It was then I realized that she would have had to walk between two big blue carts. Apparently, she's still terrorized by that first attack.
Next weekend's PetSmart To-Do list
1) Find a tank-top for Ginger
2) Conquer the Big Blue Monsters