'This is not meant to be a low-blow, but I am quite sure if she were a relative of yours you wouldn't be keeping the stance you are. '
I can't see what stance I'm keeping since the only remark I made was that it was not the fault of the dog..it has nothing to do with the future of the dog!
No dog is foolproof!IMO this is a serious mistake of any owner to assume that their dog will behave according to what one will expect!!E.g. I would like my dogs to keep my grounds secure in the night..so here they will have to act on their own instincts..any intruder must be caught and held to ensure me and my family's safety. This is what I envision from my dogs.Can't say if this will happen..or they will chicken out, because we have never been in this situation. Only thing I know for sure that old daddy Shiro as well as his two pups , I have here, are very territorial when tested..but in real life??? And how will the intruder look like after being held in the jaws of a dogo??..well, for sure here in Denmark, it'll be the way for the needle!
Suki, I thought in my naivity was 'foolproof'.. she will go with anybody with food in their hands..she might later regret..but she is awfully food -obsessed!
Your example how dogs react on a hunt can't in my opinion be compared with a situation in the house..two complete different emotions going through a dog's mind.
But I will agree with you , that Suki now has proven not that reliable with semi- or entire strangers, , so I simply keep her away!..She's still 100% comfortable around my grandchildren ..BUT I will never ever leave a 2 yr old alone with any dog..'foolproof' or not!
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