sadowner wrote:I read the trainer grabbed the dogs snout?
All i know is , When my dog went nuts, Their was no way in hell anyone was grabbing him anyplace. He looked meaner then any dog i've ever seen in life or a horror movie. He was in total "im going to rip you apart" mode. Growling, teeth out, snoorting,barking ,spit flying. He chased me and all. Now after that and reading this all. It sounds like your dog is really scared. Again, im just a normal pit owner (former) not an expert or anything, i just wanted to post that.
Former Pit owner? Sorry for your loss.
When a fearful dog resorts to biting and when they are in that mindset of panic and react and someone grabs them, you better believe that dog will flip out and panic and bite again and even escalate and even become worse. I think the trainer made a mistake grabbing the muzzle, but I also think the trainer would have seen if this dog was serious and would not have taken a risk like that. Reaching out to a dogs face to grab a muzzle when the dog is really defensive and willing to bite, is like handing the dog a free shot. Dogs are quick like lightening when biting or snapping and would have nailed her hand before she could touch the muzzle. That is why I really doubt this was an aggressive fear or otherwise reaction. I think it sounds more like a naughty dog who needs a lesson in manners.
But, I will say, this is the internet and I have never seen the dog, so I am only speculating and going by my past experiences. I am not willing to say this lady is totally wrong.