|Barked: Sat Apr 20, '13 5:29pm PST |
|I don't walk my DA dog in a muzzle. She is always on lead when around others and under my control because of that. Of course, if she managed to "grab" and/or bite a passing dog then she obviously had to much free reign to do so and the responsibility lies with me. But if a dog approached her and got bit then quite frankly it should have been under the control of it's owner to begin with!
Missy, what does this have to do with the situation the OP is in, in which their dog lunged at a small dog sitting on its owner's lap, pray tell?
The OP's dog attacked another dog, in wholly unjustifiable circumstances, and is more concerned about not getting stuck than with controlling their own dog's behavior.
OP, you need a good trainer, to help you fit and put on a good muzzle appropriately, and to work on you dog's behavior so that he's under better control.
I just got back a few minutes ago from walking the dogs, and I met one of my neighbors, who wanted to know if I knew where the two brown boxers live. They were wandering loose (not uncommon with these dogs, sadly), came into her yard, and bit her shih tzu, who is a tiny thing no bigger than Dora.
The female boxer is known to have bitch aggression, and her owners do not successfully keep the two dogs contained.
I had no hesitation about pointing my neighbor to the correct house.
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