I rescued Lady when she was about 1.
When we got her, she wasnt agressive at all, but as the weeks went by, she got more and more dog aggressive, we assumed she was feeling protective.
After training and socialisation, she got past it.
5 years later, after no bad behaviour, Lady got in a fight with another dog today!
Now I know people say, as soon as a dog is aggressive you can never trust them around that thing ever again.
But it was 5 years, not a single snarl!
I was driving up my horses paddock driveway, and my dogs were running, and a Blue Heeler runs out of no where.
Lady stood still as it approached and as it came up, I could see her snarl. I stopped the car and called her over, the dog ran away and she sprinted after it and started full attacking it, it fought back, and we all of a sudden had this situation I hadnt had to deal with in so long!
I screamed her over and she ignored me, and soon as she saw me running over they broke it up, I grabbed her by the scruff of the neck and dragged her over to the car and chucked her in the back.
I called out to the other owners 'I am so, so, so sorry!'
And I left.
Im so embarressed, dissapointed and I feel incredibly bad.
I dont know why she did it, what do i do, I feel like I cant trust her again. Why so long without any aggression and why this dog!?