hankrt wrote:Regardless of what kind of dog it is, if it is in what appears to be an "Attack" mode with me, then look out, because "Im" in the defense mode. I have never ever tolerated dogs that are agressive and mean towards people, or other dogs and have sent a few of them to an early departure. I would caution a quick response to the situation though, most dogs will bark and growl at strangers, but usually keep a safe distance. But if I had one trying to corner me in and continued to show agression and I thought it was going to attack, then I'd take the route of ISD and give the collar back to the owner.
I agree 98%..............I wouldnt take the collar back to the owner. I think Marcbme idea is good as well. My take is that I wouldnt be going around indescriminately whackin dogs just because I thought they were aggressive. The dog would have to show me some serious posturing. A child can tell if a dog is about to attack. I would say that in this instance, if I were close enough, I wouldve given that dog the beating of his life which may or may not have ended in his death. At the end of the day, especially with the owners in eyesight, the situation has the potential for disaster. NOBODY is going to take kindly to seeing their pet getting beaten or killed. You may end up diggin more holes in the woods than your back could handle. Aggressive dogs are not born, their made. That dog owner knew it and should of had it under control if not leashed. He deserves whatever happens to his pet.
And to all you "aggressive" dog-haters, remember this............A ban on ANY breed anywhere is a threat to EVERY breed everywhere.