is this normal?

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  1. Aurora171989

    Aurora171989 New Member

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    In 2 instances within the past month, I have had 2 dogs snap at me in front of their owner(s). I am a very dog-knowledgeable person and know how to behave around dogs. However, if it happens I shrug it off as my fault so why would the owner be so apologetic and asking if i'm ok repeatedly? If I say I'm fine forget about it, that should be the end of it, right?
     
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    Probably because your not the only person their dog has snapped at.
     
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    Buddy'sParents *Finding My Inner Fila*

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    What she said. ^

    Some dogs are just not nice dogs.... it happens. But it doesn't mean all dogs are like that. ;)
     
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    I agree with Zoe. I've only been snapped at by one dog so I really don't have an experience with it thank goodness. He was a very agressive dog who tried to bite my hubby and grandmother as well.
     
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    Rubylove Training the Trainer

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    And you need to be careful, too, because I learned a scary lesson like that. Leant down to give a strange dog a cuddle and pat and almost got my arm ripped off. That was a long, long time ago, but I've never forgotten the lesson - just because you are good with dogs, doesn't mean everyone is, and don't assume that everyone's dogs will be as safe as yours.
     
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    Sorry , but I would never own a dog that would ever snap or bite .
     
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    Rubylove Training the Trainer

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    But what if it was a situation like a rescue, and you were working with it? I'm not talking rip faces off kind of biting, but just behaviours that have never been corrected?
     
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    I shouldn't be the end of it. If you are that dog knowledgable and the dog still snaps then obviously the owner should have MUCH better control of her dog and should be severely correcting the dog. Next time it will be a little kid running up to the dog and it will get bit.
    (of course rescue/abused dogs are and exception but they should be dogs that are able to be trained back to a non biting state)
     
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    MomOf7 Evil Kitty taco eater

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    Ditto! I have too many kids and its a huge liability problem!

    I agree with others here who said you probably arent the first one thier dog has snapped at. The owners should be responsible and put a muzzle on thier dogs if they are walking them in public. JMO
     

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