5/22/12 A couple of weeks ago (right after we got Dante), Pippa and Dante got attacked by a stray dog on one of our walks. Dante was so scared that he couldn't move, and even peed himself. Pippa seemed to think she was protecting both me and Dante. Ever since then, Pippa has been very confrontational with other dogs. Even when trying to play, she is overly rough and bites/growls more than she used to. During our last walk before bedtime last night, another dog came running straight for us, and Pippa ended up being the first one to try and bite! Dante just panics and tries to run away, but Pippa drags him right into the middle of things now. My husband ended up having to drag the dog off of ours, and took it back to it's house while I had to fight just to keep Pippa from chasing after him. Luckily, nobody got hurt, but Pippa does have a slight bald patch now :/
She very much acts like she thinks she's an Alpha when she's around other dogs, and is pretty rude as far as dogs go, lol. She is bad about jumping and barks at everything. She has one of those bone-rattling barks, too. Dante is the complete opposite, thank goodness!We are starting to work on her "manners", and trying to get this aggression in line. My neighbor's dog has a similar attitude, so we've been going to the playground, and slowly getting the dogs closer to each other each visit. I really want to take her to play with other dogs, but we have to get her 'tude under control first :( That, and find a new dog walking route, apparently...
6/8/12 UPDATE: last night, she completely ignored the loose dogs!! No growling, snapping, barking, or even pulling! It looks like ive finally found something that works! Dante didnt do as well, so im going to start working with him now.