|Barked: Fri Oct 5, '12 11:45am PST |
|I would also be very concerned about a puppy reacting that strongly to strangers. This would be very troubling to me. I know my dogs would definitely NOT be ALLOWED to behave this way. I don't think the behavior is an issue if you corrected and controlled it, but if you encouraged, and didn't DISCOURAGE it.. is a very troubling instance. Dogs should not be encouraged to protect. Too much liability in this. If police come, it can get your dog shot. If burglers come, the dog will be the first thing they take out if they dont wish to be deterred.
If the dog is friendly, they are likely to ignore a dog willing to help them take out the family silver. A dog making a stand is a dead dog to an armed perpetrator.
As a guardian to my dog, it's my job to protect HIM, I never want him protecting ME. NOT allowed. NOT behavior I want to see, and not behavior to brag about. Any hint of such behavior WILL be corrected. As a result, when other dogs have attacked him, he believes I will handle it. And I do. He stands, or runs.. But does not complicate things by reacting back. Much safer to bring things to a quick and decisive end with as little damage as possible.
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