Our dog is aggressive with only some dogs. It is difficult/impossible to predict which dogs etc. What should we do about our dog, should we get a muzzle when we walk him at all times? I love him to be off lead and free but not at the cost of another dog being attacked.
He will be 3 on 19 December 2015.
His father was a Portuguese Water dog and mother Alsatian.
We went to puppy training and I have used 'food treats' to continue his recall and do that every day when I walk him. I work and so my husband walks him on the other days.
I use a 'nose' restrainer when walking as he pulls but is very good with it on. My husband does not use it. Even on it if he sees a cat (and I haven't seen it) he can be difficult to control.
Just an aside I regularly walk with a friend and her two dogs and I have been on local 'dog walks' with up to 20 dogs and there have never been any problems.
I know there must be signs before he launches, but as we approach a dog it starts off with the sniffing and that is ok, then suddenly he attacks and turns into an aggressive dog.