Many dogs that aren’t given the right treatment act aggressively out of fear. Dogs that are abused and neglected act aggressively towards people because they just want to protect themselves from further harm. We have to remember that abused and neglected dogs will try to defend themselves by snarling, barking, and even biting.
When someone treats you badly, we tend to become more cautious and become defensive if we experience a similar situation. In Greece, a dog was chained in an abandoned house was acting really aggressively even towards her rescuers.
When a local rescuer named Theoklitos Proestakis of Takis Shelter heard about a dog chained in an abandoned house, he didn’t waste any time at all to rescue the dog. Theoklitos knew that the dog must be in a very bad situation, and he didn’t want the dog to suffer any further harm.
When Theoklitos came to the location where the reported dog was kept, he saw the reality of a really horrible situation. The dog was chained in a room and was very aggressive. Theoklitos knew that the dog was acting aggressively because it was afraid.
The dog didn’t stop barking, but Theoklitos knew that if he showed the dog some love, it would help him win the dog’s trust. Of course, Theoklitos was cautious and tried petting the dog with a glove. It took some time, but the dog finally started calming down.
Theoklitos eventually took the dog back to his shelter. It did take some time for the dog to adjust, but the dog finally realized that she’s in a safe place. Theoklitos decided to name the dog Themis and thanks to how Theoklitos treated her and showed her love, Themis learned to trust humans again.
Themis was an aggressive dog before, but thanks to the love that Theoklitos showed her, Themis calmed down and turned into a complete mush that loves getting pets and belly rubs. Here’s a remarkable video showing how Theoklitos won the trust of Themis and helped her trust people again.
Video Source The Dodo via YouTube