For as many times as this was viewed, I'm guessing some did not want to admit they have this problem, lol.
For those who replied, I consider my dogs family, but I know they are dogs and not humans.
While I often have more respect for them than other humans, as many others would admit as well, dogs are dogs, and not babies or children.
Many problems with dogs are created by their owners. As redog stated, people lead their dogs to confusion.
Dogs with anxiety issues, for instance, are made worse when they have owners who baby them, and feed their stress with their own weaknesses.
Some of the meanest dogs were made so by owners who literally serve their dogs, not caring for the dog itself, but foolishly believing their dogs are like them.
They do what they do to feed their own emotions, assuming their dogs are as weak hearted as they are.
If it hasn't been made clear yet, in English, I despise people who worship their dogs.
Yet, at the same time, I kind of pity them, as they are, truly, mentally ill.
On the one hand, they abuse their dogs, unknowingly, and on the other, they reject the true nature of the dogs, by making them equal to themselves, and so confuse the dog even more.
Once when I was younger I had a neighbor who despised my dogs, for their breed.
Yet this same lady had vicious and human aggressive dogs, made so by her own "love" for them.
Well, as I was walking by one day, one of the little bastards tried to bite me.
I kicked it hard before I was bit. The dog yelpled loudly and this crazy lady came out cursing me in the name of the Virgin Mary. (Yes, Catholics are huge hypocrites, at least where I'm from!)
She called the cops. This is the funny part: as she was cursing a "pitbull" owner, the cop told her (little did she know I knew the whole force but a few) the cop asked her: "why was your dog loose? Everyone has the right to protect themselves from a dog attack. We have never had one complaint about his dogs, except from you. If you don't want your dog kicked, you need to contain it or teach it not to attack people."
The last burst into tears, grabbing her rosary lol. funniest sight I ever saw.
As for me, I tolerate zero human aggression in my dogs. While I'll accept it in the event of trespassing or intrusion, I expect my dogs to be well mannered to all in my presence.
Dogs that cannot behave in presence of their owners are a clear sign that the owners cannot control their dogs and their dogs are above their owners' command.
I find it odd when people who adopt a shelter dog, for instance, which would not be released if it is human aggressive, have to place beware of dog signs up after they adopt.
They say, showing their folly and ignorance, their dogs are just protective, love them, etc.
The reality is, their dogs are spoiled rotten, and are aggressive towards anyone who invades their attention from their owners.
Many dogs are put down due to their owners selfishness and worship of the dog.
The owners are they who caused this, due to their own selfishness and fantasies of "puppy love."
They love their dogs most who never elevate their dogs to the level of humans.
I've seen so many dog owners over the years who always seem to have human aggressive dogs, no matter the breed.
IMO, owners like this do not deserve to have pets. They are the cause of many troubles in society, particularly of the ApBT
breed.(The news ignores non-pitbull breeds, except in severe cases)
Food for thought.