Because I don't do it often enough.
It takes a lot of guts to deal with an aggressive dog. Not to mention mental and physical control. A whole more than just getting rid of the dog.
Do you know how easy it is to have those thoughts in the heat of the moment? Easy. Believe me it has crossed my mind more than once about getting rid of him. Yes, only as a thought. Yes it is difficult. How many throw-away-Brut's are out there? Plenty I am sure.
Try reliving one of the worst nightmares you could witness as a child in current time. A vicious attack between two Chows, only to find out later your aggressive dog has Chow in him as well. Try balancing your panic and fear as a fight breaks out. No tools, no advice, no guidance. Your only thought the sheer terror of death.
I don't think I am doing too bad.
Try looking for answers and only getting doors slammed in your face or coming up empty because of liability. Behaviorist who kick your dog and a trainer who's two inches from suicide. All this meaning I have to do it myself. With no help except for a few tidbits of info to run on and not having a clue what I'm doing. Couple that with a husband who's a first time dog owner and usually working.
Now tack on the knowledge that this is for a lifetime. No matter how far Brut comes, there is a part of him that will always be like this. Could you do it? Have you? Would you?
If someone had laid this all out before, I would have ran as fast and far and as I possibly could. Despite my "heart dog" relationship with Brut it does nothing for love/hate relationship we have with each other. Yes, Brut is a bastard. And a rotten one at that. Would I have done it all again knowing the knife that would be in my back. I don't know. Is he the dream dog I've always wanted? Yes and no. Do I still have the thoughts of getting rid of him when he is ruthless and vicious? Yes. And if I didn't know, love and understand him so well, the thought stays a thought. There is a reason Brut is the way he is. I would be dead if it wasn't for him. He would be dead if it wasn't for me. And it would take all of hell's angels to take us down and even then they could never tear us apart.
Heart beings for LIFE!