I sent answers to the above questions- did you recieve them or should I resend?
I think it was a horrible backyard breeder. I don't know how many dogs were involved but pinky and 3 sisters were brought to minneapolis by a local rescue. The rescue said the were american bulldogs who lived in rabbit hutches. She resembles one but is quite a bit smaller- 44 #. I got her at about 10 mos old. I think she may not have been actively physically abused, but brutally neglected. Until rescued she had never been on grass, on a leash, in a house. everything freaked her out. I brought her to an obedience sponsored by the rescue. she was too whigged out to benefit. I contacted the teacher, a trainer with alot of experience with rescue dogs, and she came to my house to help me and both dogs. We worked on a lot of obedience issues. About a year ago pinky had a few tiffs with dogs at the dog park- snapping and some growling but no biting. Inga ,me and my 2 dogs went to the dog park. Inga observed that the park was pretty chaotic, and there were quite a few rude dogs not respecting proper dog approach protocol. She felt that Pinky didn't feel safe when such dogs didn't listen to her body language. I couldn't help her feel safe because I couldn't see what was happening.
Both dogs go to dog day care or boarding from time to time, Pinky has dealt really well with staff & dogs.
I just saw your most recent email. Thank you for your advice. You normalized the situation which helped me veer away from catastrophe mode. I benefited from your recommendation to give Pinky lots of love. It helped me alot.
I found out last night at 9pm An animal control officer is coming today- I really on edge.
Thanks a lot.
I can understand being worried. That's natural. Just explain what happened simply and try not to panic.
I'll keep my fingers crossed for you and Pinky!!