This seems to be pretty consistent to my experience with JoJo. She is infamous for going crazy (on leash) with younger golden retrievers! I will add that it seems that if the dog is bigger than her (and younger) she goes nuts! Which leads us to the authors second finding, on leash versus off leash aggression.
“The occurrence of threat was two times higher between dogs on a leash than off a leash,” concluded Řezάč and his team. “In some cases the dog on a leash may feel more vulnerable because it is unable to run away and may therefore show a threat when another dog gets too close.”
Interesting rationale for this observation...I never put two and two together! Of course, if you’re chained to a pole, you’re certainly going to be a bit apprehensive when someone approaches you...makes perfect sense. Unfortunately, if I let JoJo off leash...she would probably try and “play” with the cars!
The article goes on to point out that women are better than men at walking their dog!! My wife already knew that...now she just has proof! Thanks alot.