Can a dog be put down for attacking another dog?
Unfortunately, there are times when this doesn't happen.
Sometimes aggressive dogs can attack other dogs – or even people – causing serious injury and incurring expensive medical bills.
Many pet owners call our law firm after their dog has been attacked or seriously injured by another dog.
Doggy beds and pillows haven't always been around, so wild dogs had to pat down tall grass and underbrush to make a comfortable bed for themselves and their pups.
The easiest way to prepare that night's sleeping area was by walking around in a circle.
The rounding ritual may also have served as a safety precaution.
Age. As a general rule, dogs mature to full-size around 12 to 18 months, with some large breeds taking up to two years.
When a dog matures does factor into when the dog begins to calm down - but dogs of many breeds don't calm down when they become adults.
Long-term behavior changes are usually positive if the spay or neuter was performed at a young age.
For example, male dogs may become less aggressive.
This means that some dogs will "calm down" over the next few months, while others may take years to calm down.
Although it is not known how much dogs understand about death, it's clear that dogs can become extremely depressed after a companion dies.
Just like humans who have lost a loved one, many dogs lose their appetite, no longer have interest in their favorite activities, become lethargic or sleep excessively.