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Old 09-24-2012, 09:17 PM   #50
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Re: Advice please! Adopted dog is aggressive toward kids

Originally Posted by emerino View Post
Thank you, Junebug, that's how I feel, that it must be just in her temperament and the foster parents never saw it because they didn't have kids. But I'm no expert.

The trainer is supposed to call me so hopefully she'll be a little nicer.

I'm torn, because Tess really has the potential to be a great pet, if she would just treat the kids with the same respect as me and DH.

Oh, I forgot that she also growled at a neighbor (an old man) when we were walking, oh, and my MIL, too. I need to tell the girl that...nothing to do with kids there. Obviously this dog wasn't well socialized, and that's not MY fault!
I agree with the temperament issue too. I think the girl on the phone was not being understanding of your issue. I would have thought they would not adopt a dog out with kids unless it came from a kid friendly home. That's what they do at our local SPCA.
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