DOGS generally fall out within less than half a minute of befriending each other, it has been claimed.
Border collie Tom Logan expressed frustration at being unable to make a new acquaintance in the park without it suddenly turning hostile for no apparent reason.
Logan said: “The first 15 seconds of meeting another dog are always great. Loads of tail wagging, furtive sniffing and running around in circles.
“Then just as it all seems to be going great – bam – we’re trying to tear each others throats out.
“Every time some invisible boundary gets crossed. I don’t know, it must be some hierarchy thing.”
English bulldog Emma Bradford said: “Last week I met this Yorkshire terrier and at first we were getting along famously.
“But shit got very weird, very quickly. It was like we experienced every type of emotion – fear, hope, love, lust, hatred – in under a minute.
“We ended up being dragged apart. I kept looking back, straining at my leash and growling, desperate to bite his legs off.
“I don’t know why this always happens. I’m fine with kids and cats.”