So my dog walker allowed Tucker to get into a fight with a samoyed in the heighborhood. She explained it like the dogs were getting along fine and then all of the sudden their leashes were tangled and Tucker got the bad end of the deal. Obviously the samoyed outweighed him by twice. He has, according to her, and eraser sized hole/cut in his right front leg and he's limping on his left. Is this all in the day of a dog, as in, sh!t happens, or should I be worried? I am away during the day and can't help but be worried about him… No whining or anything, just limping a bit. What to you ladies/gents think? (are there any gents here aside from me???) :p
Also, since it's getting colder, I started allowing him to stay inside since he's improved so much since I got him a little over a year ago (he still has access to his typical daytime home - the balcony). I left him inside yesterday in a leap of faith and he proved to be worthy of the trust. No peeing, pooping, no chewing, no holes in the walls, no ripped draperies and nothing at all was out of place. My question is: do you think he'll lash out and piss everywhere or tear something up now that he got his a$$ kicked or will he see it for what it was? As in, it was a dog, not me, that messed him up and therefore, if he wants a little payback, he should take it out on that $^*%Y&^@!! samoyed rather than our condo?
In honesty, I've seen that dog around and heard from other owners that it's a terror and has bitten most dogs in the neighborhood. I've been kinda wanting to cross paths with it so maybe Tucker would teach it a lesson. Unfortunately, I've never seen this dog up close and didn't realize it was so much bigger than Tucker. :rolleyes: Does that make me a bad person?
As some of you know, Tucker has issues with aggression and has bitten people and dogs randomly. The walker knows better and learned another valuable lesson today. I reiterated that part of Tucker's management involves keeping him away from people AND dogs for now, until he can see a behaviorist (incidentally, you'll all be happy to know that my brother hosts and facilitates a website for the people who kennel and train his dog so they are going to 'hook me up' with some training/behavior doodleahickin' for Tucker when I can get him down there).