That is why I cannot phathom why people get so hung up on socialisation before vaccination are complete. If everyone was stricter and more informed about early socialisation . And encouraged early socialisation to lots of kids/people of all ages and creeds. There would not be so many aggressive dogs. Dogs that have mostly lived by themselves or with other aggressive dogs for all of their lives. Obedience Training and Socialisation should be encouraged and rewarded (cheaper registration or such) Vets need to get into the picture too and stop telling owners to wait till 14-16 weeks before getting their puppies out there. I am also a big dog person and I want to protect my dogs from being aggressive, so that they will not be PTS or have to be muzzled.
All back to people having dogs needing to train and socialize their dogs. People/owners being held responsible for their dogs.
I am happy with the fact that people can walk into my yard and the dogs will wag their tails and do happy greetings to all. they may bark initially, but are friendly in their greeting. the same dogs do know if there is "bad intent". A very aggressive person turned up to abuse someone who he thought lived with us. But our dogs only barked, no chase or aggression. You have to work at getting friendly dogs. And if you do not have them (sometimes it is impossible) you have to be responsible to keep them contained and everyone else safe. It is a shame everything has to made into law, before people will take note.........We are so over-lawed.