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Location: Ann Arbor, MI
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I think we need more information about the attack. Was your dog's intent to kill? Was it a fight? Was he in prey drive? Not that anything excuses the behavior, knowing what mindset he was in will help determine how he needs to be helped.
I agree that you can never trust this dog again but can work with him to lessen his aggression by working with a behaviorist.
My God-dog has killed all sorts of rodents, water-fowl and a fawn. I would not trust him around domesticated rodents, but he is fine with cats and although he can be a jerk with other dogs, he has never injured another dog.
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