« Last post by BabyBu on October 25, 2014, 05:06:21 PM »
So, I decided to drive them to the dog park--took off ankle boot for driving part only. It's our first time out since Buford accidentally broke my ankle. At first it went fine, as it mostly did before. He plays real nice with the other dogs--if he's the biggest, he adjusts his intensity accordingly. Then came in a pit bull that was almost his height but much stockier. I didn't see the initial interaction, but he got in a little growling scuffle with him. We each grabbed them by the collars, and they broke up quite easily. She called her dog to the other end of the park to play ball, and he went with her willingly. I couldn't let Buford go though, because every time I did, all he wanted to do was charge that other dog. When the dog came back our direction and got within a few feet of us, Buford growled (or made some sort of noise) and lunged towards him. Lola did a little play contact with the pit bull and nothing happened. The pit bull didn't necessarily play, but he seemed mostly, "dog indifferent." Without being able to walk well,let alone run, I felt helpless and I had to take them both out of the dog park.
It's so hard for me to believe that my sweet baby boy who I thought wouldn't hurt a fly would be aggressive towards another dog, but the same thing did happen once before.
As the evening wore on, and he was curled up like a baby with is head on my lap, I started looking for other explanations. When I rough house with him, he LOVES it! He gets SO hyper and makes loud growling (sort of) noises that sound aggressive too, but he's not. He's playing. He and Lola play, but he has to hold back with her. She's 20 lbs. lighter than he is. He ends up on his back a lot. I thought maybe when he finds other dogs that are a match to his size, he just wants to rough play with them, and that's what he was doing with the pit bull. That's what I WANT to believe so much. He's just such a sweet baby.
Anybody have any answers for me? Those of you that have two boxers, do they play rough together?