I don't want to turn this into a political thread, so I want to be careful here, but if dog owners had anything close to the equivalent of the NRA to protect their rights, I think we'd be in a much better situation. Wish we did. Somebody needs to be a voice of reason, and bring some clear definitions and a better system into play when it comes to situations like this.
I don't think this dog sounds aggressive.
I know someone who was killed walking their daughters completely UN-aggressive dog when the dog pulled her down by pulling on his leash. Stuff happens, it's horrible but that is part of life and I don't think labeling every dog who jumps on someone as dangerous is the answer. I also don't think a lab who jumped on someone is nearly as likely to be labeled dangerous as a GSD who does... and that isn't consistent or fair. Life isn't fair, and this is why GSD owners need to be especially responsible, but I do think somehow, dog owners need to come together and advocate for better dog legislation.
I agree about controlling dogs, completely. Don't get me wrong, but I think the system, as a whole needs to get updated from when dogs actually were sources of rabies, and even a scratch could be a huge risk to public health. Now, in US, next to no dogs carry rabies ... and the legislation needs to start reflecting that, and also the dog's role as more than just property.
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