I can't trust him around other dogs! When I see another dog approaching, I let the owner know to not allow their dog to rush AJ, but half of them allow it anyway, saying, "It'll be fine…" Most of the time, I'm quick enough to keep him from biting, but this time, the Basset came in so quick he latched onto her nose and broke the skin. She's a very sweet girl and only wanted to play. I feel awful!
I looked at her nose. It's bleeding, but not deep. I'm ready to get a muzzle for him!
I don't get it...he's not a resource guarder. I just now reached into his mouth and took a very nice bone from him and he didn't turn a hair. He's great with people and kids, he can play nice with smaller dogs, but when a big dog rushes him, he gets them. BTW: This is why he's a truck dog...he kept fighting with the other dogs in the house and has the scars on his muzzle to show for it.
Suggestions are welcome. I have thus far only figured out that he hates being rushed and I try to avoid those situations. I was at a family member's house who had a huge German Shepard and an enormous Samoyed/Retriever mix, he got along with them just fine.
This post is not well ordered, but I'm a little upset with him right now.:mad: