So..This is The Jig Man, Jiggy. He's a Boxer/pit/lab mix.
I acquired him from a high school acquaintence that bought him as an 8wk old puppy and treated him like a child, not a puppy, and could not keep him after moving in with her grandmother because she can't handle him jumping up on her (which is weird because he's only jumped up twice in the two weeks I've had him). He's now 8mo old, an easy 50lbs, and cannot focus on me after his huge amount of excitement. Both boyfriend and I usually ignore him until he calms down at home, but once I get to his crate he does it all over again..and again, I make him sit and wait in his crate until he isn't wiggling his whole body around. He's very loving, wants attention, and is for the most part obedient (sit, come, lay, and some stay).
The problem lies where other people are involved. HS acquaintence never socialized him. If he's on the leash, he will attack another dog or a person. I can take him to the dog park just fine as long as no one bothers him (fine with dogs off leash, and fine with our other pit/lab puppy that's the same age all the time). He'll be the guard dog I wanted the other to be (which the other won't, he'd rather lick anyone and everyone to death, lol) if I can get him to realize that I decide who is a threat and who isn't. I want to be able to let other people pet him out on a walk because the whole town loves him..until they get close. He's never actually bit anyone, but he tucks his tail, snarls, and gives fake lunges and snaps.
From what I've noticed, he's more scared of men than women. I also don't think he'll actually bite unless someone really pushes him, and I say this from experience with other dogs. His body language and mentality just leads me to believe it's an act. Posted via Mobile Device