Pat - posted on 08/21/2011 ( 9 moms have responded )
we just moved, have a 4 yr old black lab. she is on a tie out for a few weeks since we have to build a run still. she has always been a bit 'off'. she has tried to bite before. not serious, couldve done damage but just nipped at the neighobors kid, some kid on skateboard. my ex did not treat her right and i think that is why she doesnt like men. she has tried to bite my dad, my first =ex husband, and went after his dog(we were gonna see if they 'got along'). she keeps getting out of her harness,.so got a smaller one which i caught her chewing. if she gets loose, not only can she hurt someone, but if they sued..id lose our property. she took a nip one time at my daughter, daughter had rubbed ears, we didnt know she had ticks at the time. i have some people saying to get rid of her. some say she is good protection(which she is).. i dont know. if i take her to a shelter, she will get put down. she is 4, not spayed, can be aggressive. that breaks my heart. but do i take a chance that she could turn on us? she may be protective to a fault..but an animal is an animal... i hate this. the first thing the girls do in the morning is look for the dog(she sleeps inside).. thanks ladies. i need wisdom and peace on this one. i am such an animal lover.