I was on a walk today with my daughter and my dog (a boxer/pit bull) and a lady walked by us with a big lab. The lab saw my dog and started barking and snarling, and lunging at him. Meanwhile, my dog is trained to sit and stay when he sees another dog for the sole reason that he looks intimidating. Had my dog not been trained properly, there would have been a fight, and my daughter could have been hurt!
I ended up telling this lady that if her dog is aggressive, she shouldn't bring him out. She said "Well, he just doesn't like boxers." I'm sorry, but that's aggression and it needs to be dealt with! It doesn't matter what breeds the dog doesn't like, there's no guarantee that you won't run into one when you go out!
After that, we walked by two pit bulls who looked at us, and then kept walking. They were obviously well trained. :)
What would you have done in this situation? Is (are) your dog(s) well trained and socialized?
Answer by SarahLeeMorgan at 12:14 AM on Sep. 7, 2009
I don't know. Some dogs just have bad personalities. I had a dog for years who was never trained and never posed a threat to any other animal or human. My cats slept on him. I do think that the one's with aggressive behavior should be trained though.
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