mnp13 wrote:Ruby was nasty to any long haired dog for months after that. ONE SINGLE unprovoked attack can change your dog for life. People refuse to understand that.
So true. My trainer has two Rotties who were very well socialized, therapy dogs, blah blah blah. Well her male, Diesel, was about a year old and was out playing with his friend Monty, the brindle pit bull, who he played with since he was little. Well the pit attacked dopey Diesel. Diesel is now 2.5 and is terrified of anything that resembles a pit, or that is brindle (which sucks for me since the trainer is also the day manager at the kennel so Diesel is here in my house 5 days a week, and Wally is brindle). It was all because of one very bad experience.
"All changes, even the most longed for, have their melancholy; for what we leave behind us is a part of ourselves; we must die to one life before we can enter another." -Anatole France