||[May. 24th, 2012|06:56 am]
The Question Club
I don't know anything about dogs, and I might be living with one soon, so I'm asking for advice!|
In about a week, my boyfriend and I are moving out of my mom's house and into our own place for the first time. My boyfriend wants to take his family dog from his mom's house. The problem is that while she's very sweet, good, and obedient to people she's familiar with (just me, my boyfriend, and his family), she gets very loud and aggressive when people she doesn't know come into or around her home. She's about 7 years old and not very big, about knee-high on a short person and sausage shaped, but she has some pit bull in her (she's mostly mutty) so she can be a little bit scary when she's barking.
I love this doggy and would love to have her in my new home, but I'm worried that she's going to make it impossible to have any friends, my family, or anybody over without having to put her away. Is this the sort of behavior I might be able to correct by slowly introducing her to new people, taking her on walks etc (she doesn't get out much where she lives now), or is it going to just be a LOT of trouble for as long as I have her?