A Rottie I know is being PTS soon for growling at someone. Yep, for growling. A member of staff at a well known rescue centre, who didn't know the known-to-be-shy dog, attempted to put a lupi (a piece of walking equipment) on the dog. Those who know the dog knows he does not like these pieces of equipment. So after getting the lupi halfway on, the dog growled. Then growled at someone else who tried to touch the lupi. And finally growled at someone he knew. He would, however, happily take treats at this time- just didn't want people touching the lupi. I know the dog very well and have not had one problem with handling. Just this morning he came and licked me in the face and cuddled into me. There was no clear notes to say that the dog does not like these pieces of walking equipment. I think it's a testament to the dog that he didn't attack in such a stressful situation. But yet, the seniors have decided to 'sign him up'- another euphemism. The dog was perfectly in his right to growl. When he first came in, he would hardly come out of his kennel, so he's come so far. But for it all to be ended by people who don't even know the dog, yet are prejudice against a large male Rottweiler, like so many average-jos on the street, it's atrocious. IMO, this is disgusting.