Comments on “Unconditional love: Dog aggression surprisingly increases after leaving shelters — but owners don’t regret adopting”

  1. Rodney L Coffey says:
    08/21/2023 at 8:52 PM

    My blue Merle bulldog has gotten extremely bad after a few months. She won’t let u touch her at times. She wakes up out of her sleep and either or yelp. I still insure her she’s safe. She doesn’t want anyone around me and don’t touch her when she is resting she gets aggressive. I have had her for 4 years and it’s still a work in progress

  2. Rodney Miller says:
    08/22/2023 at 12:45 PM

    Doggy PTSD, they are instinctively fighting to keep bonded with their “pack”. And trying to prevent being relocated. Seems clear to me.

  3. Teri says:
    08/23/2023 at 12:20 PM

    I had a 6 month old rot/lab. Deemed too vicious to be adopted.
    A group saved him from certain death but it didn’t get better.
    I feel bad, this woman tried to save so many dogs the raided her house as i was in the middle of adopting that dog.

    I don’t know what happened to her, but I got the dog in time.

    I noticed him snapped at her while filing out papers on the floor. I questioned what did I just do..

    He saw my cat sonder in a ran after her but I heard a hiss and a yelp after that he was actually afraid of cat’s.

    He was toy aggressive, treat aggressive, if I accidentally touched him, he’d show teeth and growl.
    I would give him a treat slowly pet his but on the couch, let him snarl, within a month I got him to drop and I pretended to take a bite and I thanked him.

    He was my best dog, calm, loved visitors, never barked unless I was in the back of the house and he heard someone.

    He wouldn’t let pge down my driveway one day, barking, I looked out the window, barking, looking tears the house, they asked, is your dog gonna kill us? I said it’s OK Harley, and he greeting them with tail wagging.

    He was I think being raised at the shelter, then with 30 dogs he wanted a calm loving him.

    He spoke English, I say walk? He go grab his leash, I say mom n dad? He’d look put the window, then I say no you wanna see them, he’s at the dog wagging his tail.
    I’d say wanna go home, he jumped in my car to the point I’d still be talking abd didn’t know where he was.

    We once went to my parents 4th of July party, he ran past everyone and grabbed his toy, and founfmd mom n dad out of 100 people he ran past.

    He was so good. He LOVED babies and children. He’d lick them but not adults. He saw a newborn and was fascinated..he was so slow to look and gental, no didn’t want dog kisses. A pair of elderly people were walking by, I said, go upstairs, he waited by my door and was so obedient, never on a leash, went to stores even slept in the car if I went to the Dr’s office and didn’t wanna leave him alone at home. He just loved being with me, he loved his daddy but daddy didn’t want to be bothered when he got home so I kept my dog.


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