Rescued Staffordshire Terrior
(Rosharon, Texas United States)
Rob-the husband, Betty-the wife, Cricket 13 year old Schnauzer,
Newest shelter additions to the team-Have been on the team for 5 days:
Sugar Bear 2 year old Staffordshire Terrier(30 lbs full grown)
Scooter 2 year old Staffordshire Terrier (34 lbs full grown)
The newest team members have:
Not displayed any food aggression,
Not displayed any other dog aggression toward Cricket-she on the other hand can be a bit snappy.
Barked at neighbors-common doggie language-I am going to assume that it was clean language.
Sugar & Scooter met met my son Saturday, they had been with us for 4 days at that time.
Robert(son) stuck his hand over the fence & Scooter jumped up and gave a warning snap. Nothing more, my son continued to leave his hand hanging down over the fence and both of us talked "calmly" and Scooter gave in & licked Robert's hand & every one became friends.
Next plot-Sunday 5 days on new team:
Robert (son) texts me while I am at church telling me he & the neighbor (Jimmy) put the new team members back in the fence, fixed the chain link issue, & told me that, "They snapped at Jimmy & him when they were trying to put them back in the fence. My son said they were very aggressive.
So, were they aggressive because they did not know Robert or Jimmy?
Or I was gone & they decided to look around outside the fence?
Or were they protecting themselves?
Or were they protecting the yard?
No one was bit!!! But now I want to start training just to be on the safe side!!!
What is your professional opinion? Thank you!!!