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Why did my dog KILL my puppy???

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Old May 7th 19, 05:23 PM posted to rec.pets.dogs.breeds
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On Thursday, 4 February 1999 03:00:00 UTC-5, MV Tanning wrote:
Thank you for your Reply Robin. I am having a tough time and I know I was at
fault. Originally, when I got the dog, he was only 8 weeks old, and he wasn't
afraid of people/aggresive towards people. I still don't know if he is
considered to be aggressive or afraid, and I don't know if that matters. The
reason I got him is because I had read that they are one of the most people
friendly dogs around, and I love having animals. I made a mistake I regret very
much. I do not want to give him to someone who will fight him, and in all
honesty, this statement

dog has never actually attacked or bitten
anyone, but is agressive towards everyone but yourself and your GF.

is incorrect I guess. He is "afraid?" maybe aggressive if they approach him
but, he never openly acts aggressive towards people, it is more "wary" or "not
sure to if he is a friend or an bad person". I find truth in this statement
you made

If it were my dog, REGARDLESS OF BREED, and I knew that the only thing
it from biting people was a strong leash and arm, and it had killed my other
dog.... well, I'm sorry, but it would have been at the vet this morning.

I honestly don't know what he would do if he were to get out and see other
people on his own. I do know that when I walk him and someone approaches us, he
gets wierd. If I am talking to them and acknowledging I know them, he will
simply ignore them and do his own thing. But even if he knows I am their friend
and he is on a leash, he doesn't want other people, especially big men, to pet
him. If they are in the house, he will let them pet him IF he has gone up to
them, but if they approach him, he backs off. He doesn't back off and run away,
but he pulls back kinda like "HEY, don't approach me, let me approach you" and
then he tries to come back to them and sniff them. He doesn't like people
advancing on him. I don't know if he would bite someone if he got out of the
yard on his own. I think he would just play with them if it werent on his
property and I wasn't there. BUT, I also never thought he would kill the puppy
and I dont have the right to make that assumption any more.

and with someone who does not abuse
the animal for doing something that it has been bred to do.

I was wrong. I was hurt and I reacted totally wrong. I would take back my
actions if I could, but I can't. I am ashamed for my reaction.

My girlfriend is just as upset as I am but we are trying to be responsible
(after the fact...Really irresponsible) and see it from the living dogs point
of view that his nature is not ours and we messed up.

Anyways, I really appreciate your level headed response. If I have said
anything that makes a difference, please respond.

One another thing, when the puppy got parvo it probably became the center of attention for a bit while it was unsure if she'd pull through and so there is going to be some jealousy.

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