Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Ohio USA/Kenmare Ireland
This falls under how majority of the dogs i have owned in the past that were PPD's have been trained and how my new girl will be trained. You should be able to approach the dog and pet the dog, talk to me shake hands anything non violent without as much as a flinched from the dog. If you give the command to attack an aggressor she should, but if you recall him or her (even if the dog was to actually have attacked the aggressor) they should have enough composure for that aggressor to walk up and pet the dog like nothing happened. The dog should attack only when prompted, stop when prompted and be balanced enough to remain calm afterwards.
I have had one dog that was like this but would still attack even though he was not directed too. The dog was a rottie my uncle was walking him ( jake) a man basically jumped my uncle, my uncle didnt know the attack command, my uncle was always around jake played with him all the time, My uncle was on the ground jake put himself between my uncle and the attacker poised to strike but didnt growl or show teeth as my uncle recalled. but when the man lunged at my uncle again to attack him, jake returned the favor and tore up his leg, hands and arms pretty badly. There is no telling what the intent of the attacker was he had a knife on him when the cops searched him before they arrested him. We had 2 rotties at the time, Jake and Sasha were mine and were at my grandpas car shop all the time with us.
K9 Adel- 6 year old GSD, Gustav- 7 year old Mastiff, Hannah- 12 year old Boston Terrier