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Wednesday, June 20, 2012
The simple power of a fence
But there is one house on the corner that has one of those invisible fences with three dogs. Now I don't care for the invisible fences, too many chances and risks, but so far these dogs have proven themselves again and again to stay behind the line. So what I treat it was when I walked Brut down past their house, all three dogs barking and such and Brut is just strutting like a peacock past them. He didn't fight or lunge or pull. As soon as he realized he wasn't going to be charged he paraded himself in front of them like King Tut!! What a joy!! He actually walked in the heel position without an qualms. It was so great!!
Far too many times and for far too long dogs have been charging Brut. He is so well rehearsed that he will just sit there and let them come as close as possible, getting them in striking range. I have been so blessed that there hasn't been any physical contact with any of the dogs we have encounter, but there have been some close calls. And that just isn't a fairness my dogs and I should have to live with. Maybe Brut wouldn't be as dog aggressive if he didn't always feel like he was under attack when walking. Would it change the his nature. I doubt it, but it might have helped to take the edge off.
Sometimes I get so tired of accommodating for such asinine human behavior or beliefs. What do you think? Have you struggle with walking your dogs because of loose dogs? Do you think there would be less aggressive dogs if they felt protected from other dogs on your walk?