Dog question, is this safe?
When I was a kid my dog sometimes prevented dad from delivering what otherwise would have been a well deserved wallop. Today, my dogs are very protective and get visibly upset when my wife and I just play fight.
I take one-on-one private martial arts lessons (Krav and Arnis) and today the young man who works with me brought his dog (it was a pit bull) to the facility where he teaches.
The dog was really sweet and very well behaved, but I was a little uneasy that it might get upset when my instructor and I engaged in various hand to hand stuff. I feared the dog might think we were fighting and act protectively.
It worked out O.K. today. Very well actually, as dog sat in a corner and ignored us.
My question is, do you guys think it is safe to have the dog around when we are "fighting," or do you think I should ask him to leave it at home?
(Let's not let this deteriorate into a dog breed thread. I just want opinions on whether or not to allow the dog to be present or ask that he leave the dog at home.)