Scaredy dog | Dog Shaming I’m scared of the floor… and the kitchen… …and the camera. Winston has strange fears including the floor, people who approach too quickly, all kitchens but not wild animals or cars. Winston is weird.
Winston may be weird, but he’s also awesome!
BTW, I’m scared of the kitchen, too.
My 2 year old lab mix (black and white with a strip up his nose) is also named WINSTON and is afraid of everything! He won’t walk passed an open door. I moved a chair once and he stared at it and barked until I put it back. Camera’s forget it. These two must be twins separated at birth. I adopted mine out of Tennessee, any chance you boy came from there too? He is beautiful by the way.
I, too, have a scaredy dog. Winston is a beauty!
Rowan Celeste (@rowan_celeste)
My dog used to be scared of plastic bags, loud noises and he thought people with cameras (including his Mom) were trying to steal his soul through their ‘photographs’. Needless to say, I don’t have that many pictures of him. =P
My sweet boy Fred survived a house fire that killed his family before we took him from puppy rescue. Perhaps that is why he is afraid of moving water. And the basement. And riding in cars. And peanut butter. etc. etc. But we love him so!
My Shannon is the same way. You’re all right, Winston!
Probably he was abused by someone who moves quickly, perhaps left long hours trapped in a kitchen. He may have been in a compound on a cold floor. Dogs can be trained to see things differently, once he is established in a home on a good schedule. Fast movement always means play now, never a correction or negative tone. Try feeding by the kitchen and nudge the bowl closer moving to inside once he can deal with it. Try laying on the floor with him and cuddle, scratch and play. Treats can be put on the floor. Hide them behind chairs and such to make a foraging game. Camera’s, I have no luck with my Chinese Crested so far, but the more I take it desensitizes some. The rescues take a lot of pictures for adoption purposes and some of the smarter ones may remember that whole situation. Good luck in your progress.
Is the floor tiled? I adopted a wonderful German Shepherd who had been trained – previously – to stay out of a linoleum tiled kitchen. Very visual animal – he was highly resistant to walking over squares or rectangular patterns…
Omigosh! I have a cavalier king Charles spaniel named WINSTON who is the same way! He barks at our house plants, the coffee table, the vaccum, the radio….empty bottles…..I could go on but I think you get it LOL! Your Winston is a cutie though!
My JRT is afraid of cameras too. If we hold our cell phones like we’re taking a picture, he looks at us like, what are you doing with that thing. As long as the flash doesn’t go off he tolerates it, so always thought it had something to do with the flash hurting his eyes.
I have a dog who looks almost like this too! I adopted him out of Oviedo, Florida. His white stripe up the nose isn’t as prominent, but he has this same face. He is very timid around loud sounds, but not any type of person — unless they drop something and it makes a loud sound hah.
I had a dog trainer who told me that its the border collie 🙂 They are very visually driven, as well as very sensitive to sounds. They are used to relying on those senses to bring in the sheep rather than their noses.
My little Mason (8 yr old Border Collie) acts like the camera will steal his sole when aimed at him!
My dog is afraid my cooking. She runs and hides upstairs anytime I turn the stove on. Heaven forbid I burn anything. If that happens, she refuses to come down for HOURS.
Whose dog is this?! Looks JUST like my dog who is also afraid of kitchen related things.
Is it all floors he’s afraid of, or certain floors in particular? My dog, Sawyer, is afraid of shiny floors or floors that reflect light because they are slippery and he has a stifle that tends to pop out.
My full blooded black lab, Baby Girl, is afraid of cameras, flashlights, bubbles, and any form of gun shaped object. She’s a rescue and the people who had her shot her with airsoft rifles because she was gun shy, my niece reported them and got her rescued and I took her in as a foster then couldn’t give her up. She’s my doggy soul mate. Of course daddy makes me share her though.