[Brenda ready to pounce on some pigeons]
When Brenda came in, she was tagged as 'doesnt like other dogs', when another dog approaches, she lays flat and arches her back legs in a pouncing position and lays still--almost predator like. Her pounces do however come with a snarl that usually puts another dog in defensive mode, or triggers a fight, regardless that its all a play to her. Aponte was a good candidate to walk her with, he knows how to handle dogs that play too hard or get aggressive and he listens to me. First introduction was a game of play, with Brenda going at Aponte and me yanking her away every single time she gets near and yelling "Stop" after pulling her away. After 10 minutes of this, I let Brenda pounce on Aponte a couple times and him pouncing back. By this point, Brenda was really riled up and showing aggression everytime she pounced. Aponte sensing this, pounced back hard with a loud snarl, and knocked Brenda over. As soon as this happened, I stepped on Brenda's leash all the way to the collar on the ground, not permitting her to get up, and looked at Aponte and told him to Sit Down. I stepped on her leash for a good 5 minutes while she fought to get up, then she decided to lie on her belly when she realized she wasnt going to win this. As soon as she was calm, I released my footing and 30 seconds later, she released her next burst of energy towards Aponte but was met by me,yanking her back and stepping on her leash again. After another 5 minutes of trying to get up, she gave up again. The next time I released her, she came up and rubbed on me. She never went after Aponte after that. The next day, they walked like they have been friends forever, sniffing and waiting on each other.
[Day 2, BEST FRIENDS]