the most recent episode: pbf member bullykissies (gag) took her very dog aggressive fostered pit bull to the vet for shots. osiris saw a dog on the way in and became "pretty amped up" in typical lovely pit bull fashion. osiris tried to go after the other "full force" and bullykissies' (gag) husband had to hold osiris down until the agent provocateur was out of sight. after the vet was done poking and probing, they head out and encounter an "old lady" checking in. she asks if the dogs are friendly. "of course, my wiggle butts are nanny dogs!" the "old lady" pet the pits and as she turned and walked away, osiris sniffed, snarled and snapped but didn't make contact. mr and mrs bullkissies (gag) were all apologetic, you know the line, we hear it in the news all of the time. anyway, the "old lady" said you shouldn't tell people your dogs are friendly and then added that she has cats and one of hers was just skunked. and the "old lady" offers up the skunk excuse.
tiva steps up to the plate for the first round of advice:
Osiris had just been through an extremely stressful experience: penned to the ground by a trusted person after being freaked out by other dogs. So his snap at the elderly woman was probably simply due to the extreme levels of stress he was under, which will radically lower a dog's threshold. He doesn't need to be human aggressive to be flipped out after that vet experience.
i like how tiva describes homicidal pit bull rage as "freaked out by other dogs". that's what you get from the teachings of the false prophets donna reynolds and tim racer.
add skunks and "penned" to the ground by a trusted person to the long list of pit triggers.