was this dog aggressive or playful?
I had posted about my fiance's neighbors leaving their dogs running loose all the time. This weekend we were out mowing the lawn and another stray (loose) dog came into the yard. This dog looked like a pitt bull but was pretty tall. He had a collar on but no tags. My fiance was using the weed trimmer and said something came up behind him and smacked him in the butt (he thought it was me trying to get his attention) and he turned around really quickly and this dog was standing there. It had come up behind him and 'nudged' him almost knocking him over. He was using the weed trimmer at the time which is very noisy.
My fiance's son walked down to ask his dad a question (the dog was across the road at the time) and the dog saw the 9 year old and ran over and tried to chase him. We weren't sure if it was play chasing or aggressive as though he was going after him. My fiance had to aim the weed trimmer (while it was turned on) at the dog to keep it between him and his son. He chased the dog off our property and it went across the road and walked around the neighbor's yard. We called animal control (this was Saturday) but they were closed and didn't open again until Monday. This all happened so fast we didn't notice if the dog's ears were laid back or if its tail was wagging etc when it tried to chase my fiance's son. It definately was aggressive though.
Luckily we haven't seen the dog since but I'm not going to take any more walks up the road anymore.
Do you think the dog was being aggressive and was dangerous or was he trying to play? I know most dogs don't like loud noises and won't normally advance on someone running a chainsaw, driving a tractor etc.
on another note- I had posted about all the neighbors letting their dogs run loose and I finally convinced my fiance to talk to our closest neighbor. He told them to keep their dog out of yard. The neighbor's wife said she didn't even know where their dog was (he was standing in the middle of the road at the time) and they slammed the door in his face. But the dog hasn't been in our yard.