I am of the mind that its not normally bad dogs its bad owners. If you get a dog, you research into the breed, find out what that breed needs, how much time you have to invest into walking, training and such like.
So it annoys me no end when I come across a dog that ignores its owner.
For an example, while walking the dog yesterday with my son, a small yorkshire terrior comes storming over from the opposite side of the field and headed straight for my son. The owner just turned away and kept walking. He must of heard my son scream in fright, while it may have been a small dog, having one hurtling towards you is a scary sight for anyone let alone for a four year old boy.
Then this morning, I took my dog and the cat followed. Our field is normally a very quiet one.
For those who don’t know this is Gizmo
He only has three legs, so the dog is very protective of him
This morning, a lady came in with her dog, which chased after Giz. Here is the conversation
“Its ok he just loves the chase”
“He might love the chase but its not exactly fair your three and a half stone four legged dog against my half a stone three legged cat, but as long as he loves the chase thats ok”
It really annoys me. I work hard with Max trying to make him less aggressive but he sees dogs chasing Giz, chasing my son, charging up to him and he reacts and I only get, its ok he/her is friendly, he wouldn’t bite, they are just saying hello. Good for your fucking dog, but my dog sees your dog as a threat and if you don’t have good fucking recall on your dog then keep them on the fucking lead