Originally Posted by Thomasdog
Yes, it is true that any dog can be raised with kindness and still be agressive, on the same hand agressive dogs can be shown kindness and change. Or, at least, tolerate people.
Agreed. with much rehab most or any dog can be saved. I will however not tolerate most dogs if they bite. I will not risk my life or limbs for a dog in no circumstance. What saved ratdog is we found his triggers. His triggers were strangers coming around those he loved, in short, he was to dominant and that had to be worked out. We showed him by simply ignoring his behavior when he acted up. The only time he would bite is if a stranger tryed to touch him or us so that made it a little easier to control and guide. He died of old age as a very loving dog but he still had his quirks. I don't give up on dogs lightly but some cases are to rough for me. As I said, No animal is worth a person getting a bite or worse, losing their life. All the fault lies with the people though.