A few weeks ago, I took Ashton outside to potty. There were two neighborhood dogs chasing and attacking a kitten. He was outside long enough to see what was happening. I took Ashton inside and my mom and I rushed to go save the kitten. My mom chased the dogs with a stick and the dog who had the kitten in her mouth finally dropped her. The kitten was pretty tore up, his back leg was bloody and he couldn't move. So, I took them home and called the police. The police came over and told us that there's pretty much nothing that they could do. They went to the dogs' owner's house and gave them a warning and we were told that if we seen the dogs causing trouble again, call the police station again.
Well, today I was going to let Ashton into the back yard and he seen the two dogs running free (as usual) in the neighbor's yard. These dogs are, atleast, twice his size. He totally skipped the back yard and chased after the two dogs, barking and growling at them. I chased after him and finally got him to "Now" (Which is Ashton's understanding of "Down", which I think he got from me telling him "Down, Now!"). When I got to him, he was still growling.
Ashton has never showed dog aggression before. He does really well with Hannah and all of my friend's dogs.
I've never seen him act like that before. He wanted to tear those dogs up.
Is he acting on what he seen the dogs do to that kitten?