|Barked: Sat Jan 5, '13 12:17pm PST |
|It's not just aggression that's not acceptable.. It's outright bullying and harassment. It's not okay to repeatedly hump a dog and not leave them alone. It's also not okay to intimidate another dog repeatedly, and not back off and then the owner not take control of that dog. Lots of dogs use the intimidation factor. Many dogs LIKE a good game of chase, but you can usually tell which ones DON'T and which ones are, in fact, more scared than happy about it.
The Husky in my previous post wasn't OUTRIGHT aggressive. He was just an intimidating bully that wouldn't quit even after Grizz gave all the appeasement signals that are necessary in dog language to keep the peace. He was posturing, standing over him, head high, tail high, hackles up, lips curled, growling and not letting up. Grizz was practically down at his belly, before he started growling back and even though all this lasted about two minutes, I knew I had to end it before something DID happen.
You can usually tell by a dogs body language whether or not they're okay with certain behavior.
I'm also totally okay with another dog telling my dogs off if my dogs deserve it and won't step in for warning signs(growl), or a snap of "bugger off!"
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