Guide To Australian Shepherd Training & Care

Odd Staring Behavior

by Kevin
(Olympia, WA)

Garbo is our 2nd Aussie, a 4 year old rescued stray we've had for 7 months, so we know nothing about her background. We just started working with a behavior consultant to treat her separation and confinement anxieties. But that's not the behavior I hope I can gain insights here and I mentioned them just in case they're related.

The odd behavior is that she stares at her image in reflective objects such as wine glasses, cabinet hardware, stainless steel wall plate covers, etc. In addition, she sometimes moves a rug or drying rag (we live in Olympia) with her nose trying to cover the object. Never mirrors, though.

Thanks

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Hiding things
by: Anonymous

The trying to cover things is very normal my blue Merle male Gus will try to do this almost everyday to hide his food bowl or treats/chews. It never made sense when he was only dog, but have rescued a blue female Izzy. They may have never seen theirselves before and may not understand that she is seeing herself!!

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