Making the case against adopting a dog from the pound

A reasonable conclusion that can be drawn3 from the study is that if a pet owner would like to reduce the incidence of fear aggression in their dog by 580x, they should obtain a dog with a known history during the period of 3-12 weeks of age. In many cases, this will exclude adopting a dog from the pound as the rearing history for many pound dogs is unknown.

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