Aggressive Shelter Dog
I recently rescued a three-year old shelter dog. They said she was a "lab mix" but as it turns out, she's more bull terrier mix. When I first got her, I took her everywhere with me including work and she became very attached (which is what I was hoping for). However she soon became aggressive towards (mostly) men that came by my office; to the point where I could no longer bring her with me. I also can no longer bring her to the pet store and I have to be extremely vigilant with her at the dog park.
As I live in a hotel and there is always hustle and bustle going on, I have to constantly watch for anyone coming near us. Or heaven forbid come around a corner. She snarls and lunges scaring the daylights out of all of us.
I know she was abused, over-bred and abandoned. I have done all I know to assure her through love and training. So far the only thing that works is if I have her concentrate on a piece of hot dog as we walk through the lobby.
I love my girl and I was hoping someday she could become a legal companion dog. I just don't see how that could ever be possible. She seems to just keep getting worse. =( But she is mine and I will NEVER give her up no matter what!