Hi, I really need some general advice, I am not really ready to post full details. The dog tried to bite the vet, my tight hold on the leash is the only thing that prevented it. I was at the vet to discuss her dog to dog aggression and issues with training & have a look at her ears.
We have basically been given 2 options.
Declared Dangerous Dog (&) Dog behaviourist or Euthanasia
Do dog behaviourists work? Can anyone let me know of any good ones that deal with dog & human aggression in the Sydney/Illawarra Area. I don't wan to spend that type of money if it is not worth it for the dog.
I have been looking up the NSW dangerous dog laws and was wondering what exactly does a suitable enclosure for one look like?
If they have to be kept in at all times how much of a quality life of they have? Can they still be walked whilst muzzled?
How do you know you are making the right choice? Has anyone been in the situation when they have had to PTS a dog like this?
At home with her family she is a great dog, she just cannot handle other dogs and strangers. She is no threat to anyone that does not enter her yard & can be muzzled and controlled at all other times. At the Vets after the Vet tried to touch her she became uncontrollable and had to be muzzled. The second she got home she was a different dog. She went out grabbed her ball and dropped it in the kids laps to get them to go play with her...
I have been trying to train and socialise her but had no promising results, hence the reason for the Vet appointment.
EDITED TO ADD- I forgot to mention this is not my dog Kimba. It is my partners 5 year old Shar Pei X Labrador. I have been trying to get her to become a well adjusted dog before we all move in together..