THIS IS NOT A THREAD TO DEBATE ABOUT THE RESCUE CHOICE.
This is the info I have from my boss, who has talked to the previous owners. I'm trying state facts only.
An adoption agency (whose name I will not state here) has rescued and placed a male pit bull in a home. The dog was a sweetheart at first. After a while, he started to growl at strangers. He also started to show some dog-aggression. The owners were working on the gorwling issue, and ''it got better''. They brought him to a video club and he attacked and bit someone, drawing blood.
It seems like there was no consequences, except that the owners brought the dog back to the rescue, who didn,t have room for the dog in a foster home and decided to board it my workplace, a boarding and training kennel.
First time I saw the dog, he growled at me, ears back, tail low and wagging, not showing teeth.
He can be dog aggressive (he will growl at other dogs that are a couple cages away), but nothing out of hand.
He is a cuddle bug, spends hours glued against me getting as much love as he can.
I have not seen him growl at anyone except at me the first minutes I saw him.
I am puzzled. Should I contact the rescue? Should I ask them more info about Charlie, try to do something?
I know FOR SURE that the type of training my boss gives (classic harsh choker method, throw some cookies and ''good dog!!'' in there) will not help boost the dog's confidence.
Last time I took him for a walk he heard his choker tighten and stopped, looking back at me -Are you going to correct me???
This dog is stuck in a kennel, with not too much attention (I'm the only employee, and I'm leaving in 2 weeks) and, quite frankly, a trainer who has no clue about proper pit bull temperament or the type of training needed to rehabilitate a dog like this one.
I don't know what to do . A part of me says I don't want to be responsible for the consequences of this dog biting someone in the future, but at the same time he is REALLY nice with everyone he has met so far.