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Ky in attack mode, Bentley didn't

My daughter stopped by tonight to introduce us to her new boyfriend. As soon as he came in the house Ky acted like she wanted to kill him, literally. I was shocked and trying to put her in a sit/stay but she wasn't having it until she herded Kim away from him, then she sat Blocking Kim from him as if daring him to move.

BENTLEY immediately hid behind Ky. Of all the people that come to the house Ky has never acted like that! She didn't stop either, I had to apologize and ask them to leave. My daughter was shocked by Ky's behavior too.

Call me crazy but I trust Ky's instincts better than some guy I've never met. Now I'm worried about my daughter
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So hard to pin point the cause of that behavior when its never happened before. Strange.

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I would also trust Ky's instincts. That is so odd.. I wonder what your daughter thinks.
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dogs are usually a good judge of character

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Dog's are a GREAT judge of character and I think they can sense when we have certain feelings toward people.

My mother in law really hurt my feelings one day (one of many) and she came to Monte's physical therapy appointment to talk to me afterwards. We were walking along the parking lot and stopped for a second to let Monte smell, and it happened so quickly, but he lifted his leg and peed right on her legs and foot!!! I think he knew...and I wish everyday that I can thank him for standing up for me in the only way he knew how to.

I think Ky was trying to tell you and your daughter something...I'm sure your daughter will listen, she does have a smart mother!
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Hmmmm...it would make me uncomfortable concerning the new boyfriend, too. I remember when my ex husband met my dog for the first time when we were dating. Jake went off like crazy. I couldn't calm him down. He was usually extremely friendly, but not with my ex. I should have listened...

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I just got off the phone with my daughter. She was so shaken up that she had him take her home ALONE. She knows that Ky never acts like that so it worried her too. She just met this guy during the holidays. I do my best to keep my opinions to myself with her friends but I'm hoping she was shaken up enough to make the right decision.
At least I know she's home safe for tonight.
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I had that happen once with my bridge girl. Fortunately the circumstances were quite a bit different but like Ky she loved everybody and I mean everybody. I was building a spec house with a friend and this neighbor showed up out of no where. Sammie went after him with tail & fur straight up barking and growling. I had to call her off. She didn't hurt him but I'm sure she scared the heck out of him.

He seemed like a nice guy...I never did get to know him but like you I had to wonder what set her off. And like you I couldn't help but trust Sammie's instinct.

Lets see I'm not sure where to go with this now and I don't mean to scare you. As far as I know this guy never did anything but maybe you should have let your daughter take Ky on the date with her...at least then you wouldn't have to worry...about your daughter anyway.

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Actually that's what DH said when they left. I hate to think what Ky would have done to him in a small car!

I believe dogs are much smarter than we are in judging people, my daughter said that on the phone tonight too so I'm hoping she's going to be smart. She's an adult but I still worry like she's 2!
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Actually that's what DH said when they left. I hate to think what Ky would have done to him in a small car!

I believe dogs are much smarter than we are in judging people, my daughter said that on the phone tonight too so I'm hoping she's going to be smart. She's an adult but I still worry like she's 2!
At least she's home and as you say she's safe. Sounds like your daughter also trusts Ky's instinct as well...good for her.

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