Occasional Aggressive Signs From My Rescue Dog
I picked up my rescue dog just over a week ago, since then we have bonded well and she is fantastic in the home, no mess and listens to me.
She is fantastic on the lead until another dog is seen in the distance. Her ears are then forward and her head down, I still cant tell if it is her wanting to play or attack. She does have a grumble or even try to go for the other dog. I'm trying the food tip, when the dog is approching I give her some food, this seems to be orking a bit.
My problem is now the fight she had, she was playing wth a little staffie and they were playing well, but thn fight happned, when myself and the other owner got to them my little lady has the other dog by the neck, I had to force her jaw open, after getting free she went for the other dogs leg!!!
I know this is only the fist fight an I know dogs can fight but I am concerned that the aggressive signs on the lead will end up to aggressive play off the lead. She is a lovely natured dog so would love some advise from you fellow dog owners on how you have dealt with same problems....
She was rescued with 6 other dogs, they were all in a state when found, skin and bone, she may have had to fight for food.
Thank you in advance for you help :)