WORRISOME BEHAVIORS THAT ARE OR CAN BECOME AGGRESSIVE BEHAVIORS: Does your dog...?
Show threatening behavior that makes you, family members, visitors, or other pets uncomfortable;
Not "let you" or others restrain, handle her body, touch her, pet her when she's tired, groom her, bathe her;
Act possessive (“protective”) of people when they approach you or another family member;
Remain nervous, “spooky” or agitated for extended periods around visitors whether they are strangers, family members or children, making you worry that he/she may snap or bite; or,
Stiffen, hunker over, show teeth, growl or snap around:
The food bowl,
Bones or toys,
Locations (stair landing, furniture, bed, doorways),
A person trying to remove the dog after it has run under furniture with a forbidden or stolen object, or,
A person attempting to remove any object from the dog;
Duck away, cringe, back up, lay on the ground and expose belly or run away when reached toward to pet or pick up;
Snap without teeth contacting skin;
Bite causing scratches, cuts, punctures, tears or bruising;
Fought with other dogs - housemates or not - causing mild injury to injury requiring vet care;
Kill or seriously injure wildlife;
Chase after, growl, snarl, nip or bit at visitors to your home, especially when leaving your home or your property.
These dog bite cases are not accepted: law enforcement has intervened; a lawsuit is pending; a human or animal victim required emergency medical care such as stitches or surgery; or, a human or animal has died as a result of a dog bite or attack.