Hence the way she behaves is because of the way she was treated ( by people ) so how can you tell me people didn't make her the way she is, I never said dogs like that are not going to be problematic but you have a ribbon to try and help the way she is by having people know and approach her in a certain manner which hopefully in time she will not behave like this, only time will tell
It is people who have had their dogs since it was a puppy ( rescues are always special cases ) and do no training and let the dog walk all over them that I have a problem with cause 99% of the time they're also the ones who say "she/he is not aggressive she/he is just protective" even when it's clear the owners have no control over the dog. sorry but not walking your dog if it needs long walks IMHO might as well be abuse since it will help drive the dog nuts. also,
what I am getting at is dogs learn to be shit heads because of shit head owners just look at the way your poor dog was treated and you can't tell me it didn't cause the behavior that she now has is my point, of course, rescue dogs are special cases and there called rescue's cause they need rescuing from shitty people. It sounds like your doing your best to help her not to behave this way and as I said hopefully in time she will get better she may never get better but My point stands she is this way because shitty people indirectly taught her to be this way. veen if she was just left outside and left for dead which is why she is now protective of you and your family the people who ahve shown her love and security hence the behavior.
PS I was speaking from whats considered a normal upbringing of a puppy, not a rescue/saved dog they will normally always be special cases, my old Chiwawa mix was a rescue missing half her front lip, she was used by a breeder and kept in a cage for 3 years of her life trying to chew her self out caused the lost pieces of her lip she was very aggressive, but after 5 years of long walks and basic training she learned to love people and was great around people, she never got good around other dogs so we kept her away from other dogs at all cost, but her behavior was the result of being used and the way she was treated that caused the behavior we had to help her fix
So, you changed your narrative from person (i.e specific situation) to people (broad ranging). Its interesting, because I never told you what 'catagorical' abuse. You assumed, and are wrong that it was a person.
She was abandoned by her mother (it happens a lot more than you can imagine) and terrorized by other dogs. Found starving, at a roadside, in St.Lucia.
This is why assumption is the MOAFU.
Yes, people need to train there dogs. But non-dog owners need to learn how to approach dogs as well.
I have had Perfectly trained, healthy, happy dogs go 'rouge' because they felt under threat, and defended this perceived threat.
I'm not undermining your thoughts that all dogs need to be properly trained, but in looking at a person and assuming anything, just makes for more prejudice and bias and incorrect perception on what is actually the case.
If you saw my dog and I walking, at times she can seem 'unruly' and people would assume that I or she have an issue. But it is just that, a perception of something that is far from the reality of what actually is.