| Originally Posted by townie princess |
FI and I have a friend who's just aquired 2 dogs (they're brothers) and she "blames" their agressive behaviour on their breed.
My dog doesn't really want anything to do with her dogs, and one of her dogs bit FI on the back of the leg a few weeks ago at our house! They just brushed it off as it being their breed and that they were "rescued" dogs that are still adjusting.
FI and I went out to our friend's house this weekend past and camped in their back yard (they were doing renos before they move in this upcoming weekend). Every time I stepped into the back yard, these dogs would come out of hiding behind the bushes and run around me in circles barking and baring their teeth.
We're just waiting for these dogs to escape and attack some kid. Our friend has no control over these dogs and anytime we try to talk to her about it, she either brushes it off or changes the topic.
Sorry for the (sort of) hijack, what would you do if you were in my shoes?
First off, I would ask that they not bring their dogs over to my house. It's your house and it's your dog's house and no one should bring other animals over unless it's totally ok. New dogs should always be introduced to one another in "neutral" territory. I would flat out say: "we love having you over, but you'll have to leave your dogs at home from now on, b/c "Fluffy" isn't comfortable with them."
Second, I'd hope to hell that they leash up their crazy dogs. that's just totally unacceptable. If someone flippantly told me that I got bitten by their dog b/c the dog was a rescued dog, that's no excuse. If you can't control the dog, you shouldn't have it as a pet. I think I would call her on it and say it's serious.
take your dog with you when visiting her. Your dog will be safer and more secure at home than with you at her place. It's not worth the risk.
I got so mad the other day at this old man who was walking his little fluffball (very small dog) on the other side of the road, without a leash. Cubby and I were walking along and the minute the other dog saw us, the man said "Don't even think about it" well, of course the other dog ran across the street right in front of a taxi. I nearly had a heart attack. I gave him hell
but he just shrugged and said "She's great and always listens, except if there's another dog around". Well
are you doing walking around a neighbourhood for without a leash on your dog? YOu need to live int he country. Sorry, it's just a major pet peeve (LOL) for me (people who don't use leashes) because that's part of the reason we can never go for walks in the woods or parks
I don't know if that really gives you much concrete stuff to go on. Honestly, I dont' think there's much you can do about her, but you can control what you