Kobe Passed a Golden Labrador Today

@kobesbuddy (61384)
East Tawas, Michigan
January 11, 2019 5:43pm CST
Was I ever nervous, when I saw a man walking a Golden Labrador today, while on our walk! He was just minding his own business and not looking for any problems from us. My first instinct was to get as far off the roadway as we could possibly get! As a matter of fact, we were walking across the front yards of two neighbors:( Yes, I chose to trespass and get hollered at, over possibly having a dog fight out by the road. Kobe resisted like crazy, as I kept repeating over and over again, 'Mind your own business, Kobe!' and kept whirling the end of the leash in front of his face. The man and his dog observed our dilemma, as they kept truckin' on down the road. At the same time, I was walking Kobe at a fast clip, in the opposite direction. Whew, that was close! Once we got back home, Kobe was probably wondering what had just happened. No, I didn't learn any of those fancy moves, in a dog obedience book. They were my very own futile attempts, to keep peace and harmony in this relatively quiet neighborhood Photo:NOT MINE, it's borrowed from Pixabay
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@LadyDuck (195499)
• Switzerland
12 Jan
This time Kobe has been a good boy. I think he is learning to keep quiet.
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@kobesbuddy (61384)
• East Tawas, Michigan
12 Jan
Yes, he's learning day by day, those other animals aren't a threat to us.
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@LadyDuck (195499)
• Switzerland
12 Jan
@kobesbuddy I think that he is finally understanding that you are not in danger when you go out for the walk together.
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@kobesbuddy (61384)
• East Tawas, Michigan
12 Jan
@LadyDuck Yes, you are right about this. Kobe has been overly protective, even without danger lurking.
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@NJChicaa (49716)
• United States
12 Jan
I'm glad that you guys escaped trouble. Kobe is so dog-aggressive.
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@kobesbuddy (61384)
• East Tawas, Michigan
12 Jan
Apparently when Kobe was a baby, other dogs must have scared the heck out of him!
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@NJChicaa (49716)
• United States
12 Jan
@kobesbuddy Those types of things can have a long-lasting effect. Sandy has severe separation anxiety and litter issues due to what happened to him at 4 weeks old.
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@NJChicaa (49716)
• United States
12 Jan
@kobesbuddy I get it.
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@rebelann (44581)
• El Paso, Texas
12 Jan
I'm glad Kobe was a good boy for you, it can be so scary when walking such a large dog and hen another dog is also being walked. You did a great job.
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@kobesbuddy (61384)
• East Tawas, Michigan
12 Jan
Thanks, Kobe is finally learning that the roads don't belong to just him and me:)
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@rebelann (44581)
• El Paso, Texas
12 Jan
@kobesbuddy that's great.
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@kobesbuddy (61384)
• East Tawas, Michigan
12 Jan
@rebelann He's extremely protective, even when he doesn't need to be.
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@TRBRocks420 (88661)
• Banks, Oregon
11 Jan
Glad there was no fight.
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@kobesbuddy (61384)
• East Tawas, Michigan
11 Jan
Thanks, TR and so was I glad. Kobe thinks every dog is a threat to me! lol
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@TRBRocks420 (88661)
• Banks, Oregon
11 Jan
@kobesbuddy He's just being protective.
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@kobesbuddy (61384)
• East Tawas, Michigan
12 Jan
@TRBRocks420 When they protect us from other animals and people, it displays love and devotion.
@Happy2BeMe (79320)
• Canada
12 Jan
Glad it all worked out
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@kobesbuddy (61384)
• East Tawas, Michigan
12 Jan
Kobe picks fights, for some silly reason.
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@Happy2BeMe (79320)
• Canada
13 Jan
@kobesbuddy some dogs are like that
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@kobesbuddy (61384)
• East Tawas, Michigan
13 Jan
@Happy2BeMe He is overly protective, probably because of his previous abuse.
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@Shavkat (69491)
• Philippines
12 Jan
Sometimes dogs are agitated. We need to grip the leash tightly in times like this.
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@kobesbuddy (61384)
• East Tawas, Michigan
12 Jan
Yes, Kobe gets agitated whenever he sees another dog.
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@Shavkat (69491)
• Philippines
13 Jan
@kobesbuddy I do agree with that, My dogs are like this, too. They are more acquainted to people than seeing other dogs.
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@kobesbuddy (61384)
• East Tawas, Michigan
13 Jan
@Shavkat Kobe accepts some people who visit our home, but he hates all dogs.
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@toniganzon (54004)
• Philippines
12 Jan
Kobe is an aggressive dog?
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@kobesbuddy (61384)
• East Tawas, Michigan
12 Jan
From his previous abuse, Kobe is very aggressive towards other animals.
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@toniganzon (54004)
• Philippines
13 Jan
@kobesbuddy I'm sorry that he hasn't gotten over that. Danie had an accident last month. I was working and couldn't bring Danie out for a walk so I asked our maid to do so. Danie was attacked by a Belgian Malinois, grabbing Danie by the neck with its huge mouth. The maid took Danie and the aggressive dog bit the maid. When I came home, Danie was traumatised. She was under my bed and wouldn't get out. I had to move the bed to carry her. I had to console her and make her feel secure again. Thankfully, Danie recovered from her trauma in just a day. Now she still plays with other dogs including big ones.
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@kobesbuddy (61384)
• East Tawas, Michigan
13 Jan
@toniganzon Kobe won't ever recover from his aggressive behavior. It's the result of animal abuse, from when he was a baby. That will never go away.
@JudyEv (147789)
• Bunbury, Australia
12 Jan
Why were you so anxious? Is Kobe likely to fight? Or were you worried more about the other dog? I'm just curious. I guess they are both big, strong dogs if they want to start anything.
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@JudyEv (147789)
• Bunbury, Australia
12 Jan
@kobesbuddy Your actions make a lot more sense now. Thanks.
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@kobesbuddy (61384)
• East Tawas, Michigan
12 Jan
@JudyEv Animal abuse in those early weeks of life, doesn't go away.
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@just4him (136619)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
12 Jan
I'm glad you avoided trouble.
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@kobesbuddy (61384)
• East Tawas, Michigan
12 Jan
It's getting better, the more control I gain the better our walks.
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@just4him (136619)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
14 Jan
@kobesbuddy That's good.
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• China
12 Jan
Hobe seemed to be itching for a fight at the time.I know nothing about Golden Labrador,is it aggressive ?
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@kobesbuddy (61384)
• East Tawas, Michigan
12 Jan
Nope, they are usually a docile, very friendly dog that loves people and other animals.
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@RasmaSandra (21987)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
12 Jan
Glad you managed to take care of things with no fight.
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@kobesbuddy (61384)
• East Tawas, Michigan
12 Jan
He gets aggressive, especially with bigger dogs.
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@Deepizzaguy (16414)
• Lake Charles, Louisiana
12 Jan
I know how you feel since my former pet who was a German Shepherd named Thunder II (Since he was the second German Shepherd/Black Labrador Retriever) would get me in trouble when he saw another dog or cat on the street. Both dogs are gone now. Thunder II ashes are in my bedroom drawer.
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@Courtlynn (56770)
• United States
12 Jan
Its good you wanted to make sure there was no fight.
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@kobesbuddy (61384)
• East Tawas, Michigan
12 Jan
I was pleasantly surprises, that nothing bad happened.
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@dya80dya (8940)
• Romania
11 Jan
Is Kobe your dog?
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@kobesbuddy (61384)
• East Tawas, Michigan
11 Jan
This is Kobe, my black Labrador. He's a champ! lol
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@KristenH (25621)
• Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
12 Jan
Poor Kobe! Was the dog a female? I wonder what got into him.
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@kobesbuddy (61384)
• East Tawas, Michigan
12 Jan
Kobe doesn't like other dogs, he probably had a bad experience as a baby. He's a rescue dog. Also, Kobe is very protective of me.
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@KristenH (25621)
• Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
12 Jan
@kobesbuddy Oh wow! He sounds like Wylie a tiny bit--real protective in his old age. Probably. I love how you rescued him. You're an heroine!
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@kobesbuddy (61384)
• East Tawas, Michigan
12 Jan
@KristenH Thanks, Kristen:) Kobe isn't old, he has always been this way. He just turned five in July.
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@responsiveme (21532)
• India
14 Jan
Kobe just tries to protect,I think
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@kobesbuddy (61384)
• East Tawas, Michigan
14 Jan
Yes, he's overly protective, even when there's nothing to be afraid of:)
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@Susan2015 (22619)
• United States
14 Jan
Glad that it all went good and Kobe was good for you.
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@kobesbuddy (61384)
• East Tawas, Michigan
14 Jan
He's so aggressive with other dogs, regardless of their size. I have to restrain him, or there could be a dog fight.
@allknowing (75409)
• India
12 Jan
I thought a Labrador is a tame animal.
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@kobesbuddy (61384)
• East Tawas, Michigan
12 Jan
Oh yes, they certainly are a tame animal. They are a very friendly, family dog.
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