Anyone else see this story about a dog who bit a TV reporter
in the middle of an on-air segment? The full video is on Youtube.
I think there were several failures here:
- The owner failing to see signs of stress in his dog
- The owner failing to see that the way he was physically restraining the dog was adding to his stress
- The reporter, for manhandling a strange dog and then STICKING HER FACE IN HIS FACE
- The owner (again), for failing to control the interaction
I DON'T see any failures by the dog. The circumstances and his owner gave him no other options (i.e. escaping the scary TV lady), the bite was relatively controlled, and once the woman got out of his face, he was fine.
And when you add in that it's a Dogo, a breed not known for gentle tolerance of either strangers or handling, I'd say the dog did very well.