|Barked: Mon Jul 4, '11 9:47am PST |
We found our dog Alfie on a road near our house, who at the time was a few weeks old puppy. However, he has an aggressive streak in him when he becomes agitated/scared and as a result has bitten me twice and my dad 3 times. Yesterday, while Alfie was being walked by my dad, he walked pasted another dog and he became agitated, so my dad walked in between them to try and break them up. Alfie ended up biting my dad's knee badly by accident. My dad had to go to hospital to have the wound cleaned. He bit me on the thigh in a similar incident (but not as badly, but bad enough to leave a large scar).
As a result, my parents are planning on putting him down tomorrow evening. In the house he's a really sweet dog and causes no problems. It's only when he becomes scared when seeing other dogs that he lashes out and ends up biting someone standing nearby.
So, is putting Alfie to sleep the right thing to do? I think it's unfair because there's so many alternatives, like walking him with a muzzle in the event he lashes out.
Alfie as a Pup
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