Originally Posted by akaJenT
With a rescue dog I did nothing but love on it, THAT was the dog that went for the throat of a child with no warning.
With a dog that I had since a pup, I growled in his throat and he got the message there was no negotiation about growling at my infant...and (gasp) he was smart enough to figure out that included actual attacks...
Even if that was the only variable for their entirely life, we could not conclude that it had anything to do with your growl. I can think of hundreds of environmental variables that could contribute to their behavior. As well as hundreds more biological variables.
Besides, this is an example of the post hoc