Dear moving thread. My dog just nipped at someone today while I was out walking. She's never bit anyone before. It was an old man walking with his wife. He didn't show me the wound nor did I ask, I was mostly frozen with shock and fear of what would happen next. I was focused mostly on my dog as once I processed what was going on, I held her mouth shut looking into her eyes like she was in some serious shit. He was holding his hand so I had to ask him if she bit him and he said she did... and that he was bleeding. He asked where I am living now so in case he needs to come back if anything comes of the wound. I didn't even see it happen. Girlfriend and I were standing on the sidewalk talking to a woman we know and my dog jumped at the man who was quietly walking towards us from behind. My dog is super playful and oftentimes likes to jump on people she's playing with, so since my back was turned that's what I thought it was, until I saw him holding his hand. Now I realize she definitely shouldn't be jumping at people and it's my fault I've allowed her to continue this as I roughhouse with her a lot, and now I feel I may have to tone it down. I also don't know how to treat this and I'm fearful of what the future may bring. At least I know that he's a nice man, as he used to live 2 houses down from me while growing up and he was always friendly. Makes me start to believe those old tales of dobermans going vicious with age.
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