- 5 years ago
- Wedding: August 2013
I have an airedale (largest terrier. About 45-50 pounds).
I was taking my dog out before bed and one of the neighbors dogs (a little black one. Looked maybe like a small boxer?) broke his leash and came running over. The other owner ran over and looked paniced; I said my dog was very friendly and he said aometimes his is and sometimes she’s not. The dogs sniffed each other for a minute and everything seemed fine. I introduced myself. Neighbor introduced himself and suddenly our dogs are rolling around on the ground. It wasn’t really a fight per se, no one was really barking and there wasn’t really growling but they weren’t happy. I grabbed my dog and he grabbed his and we both went into our respective houses. We left cordially – he was apologizing and I was saying it was fine (which it really was).
I did go over a few minutes later and make sure the other dog was ok – she was. The neighbor and his two kids just kept apologizing to me as their dog can be aggressive with larger dogs and I was apologizing as mine is the bigger dog. They wanted to make sure my dog was ok too.
Fiance is out of town so I can’t run it by him. Did I handle things ok? Is there anything else I should have done/should do now?
How do you handle it when your dog gets into it with another dog?