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Sight

Postby lippyleipreachain » Tue Sep 27, 2011 5:39 pm

Hi all,
I need help! My little pup Cleo is now 5 months old and recently she seems to be having problems with long distance sight. She can't even make out my husband when he is 40m away and barks at him until he gets closer, then suddenly once she can make him out she runs towards him with tail wagging. Is this normal at her age, maybe a change in her eyes as they develop?
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks ;)

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Re: Sight

Postby Teddy » Tue Oct 04, 2011 1:26 pm

I think this is normal... might not be the sight, might also be social behaviour... sight behaviours tend to be - if you go for a walk and your dog stops and turns to go home... It maybe the colour of the clothes your husband is wearing or the way he approaches her which is making her nervious.... The expert on dog eye information in New Zealand is Craig Irving you could email him: craigeyevet@clear.net.nz if you have any issues or concerns with your dogs eyesight.

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Re: Sight

Postby sl_simpson » Tue Oct 04, 2011 3:50 pm

I have and my family have had similiar things happen over the years with our dogs, when they were younger and even now.
One situation with my father only 8m away and their younger dog. We have put it down to him wearing a hat at the time. Another time was when he was wearing a large coat. :lol: So we have taken the situations to be more of a socialisation thing.

Also if the dog is up wind and has not receiving the sent of that fimilar person they will more than likely bark being unsure.
Dogs also get use to the sound of your cars pretty quick if you turn up in another car and get out without talking they more than likely will bark.
I don't believe it to be that unusual with her not recognising him.

How often has she been in the situation seeing him moving at that distance before or in the manner he was moving or what he was wearing?
You may also find that when you walk around with an umbrella or wear and hat and sun glasses she may react, not recognising you or your husband if she has not seen you before with those items. Try out a few different scenes with holding an umbrella up or wearing a large hat and sun glasses and have you or him moving around at a distant. Don't let her see you first but walk into her view at a reasonable distance away and see what reaction you get.

However If you feel you want to investigate it further then definately look at contacting Craig Irving that Teddy has suggested to put yourselves at ease. :)

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Re: Sight

Postby lippyleipreachain » Mon Oct 17, 2011 4:55 pm

Hi guys,
Thanks for the info. Cleo has come good now and doesn't bark at the hubby anymore.
It was really strange as he was always wearing his normal work clothes and driving his same truck.
I did find a tick on her a short while before it started happening. I wonder if that could have caused some short term sight problems?
Anyway, thanks again :)


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