Post # 1
How naive I was to think that the incident was a one off and the owners would be know their dog had to be physically restrained to their property. And to anyone that thinks that dogs attacked unprovoked, think again. We were walking on the opposite side of the street from this house and the dog was in it’s driveway. From the driveway, he ran straight for my dog and went straight for his neck. Owners chasing calling him to stop didn’t stop him, Both my husband and I trying to block him didn’t stop him. And this time he punctured skin and my dog had to have stitches, but luckily it was not able to grab onto any vital structures in his neck. I was trying to be understanding and forgiving last time, but I can’t do that again after a second time.
Post # 2
pinkshoes: Yeah, thats not OK. My dog was attacked about a year and a half ago, and we let it go. The owners were apologetic and they had just gotten the dog (and didn’t realize it had aggressive tendencies). Our dog was fine, after a trip to the dog ER, so we didn’t feel any need to report it. Had it happened a second time, though, you can bet I would have called animal control without a second thought. It’s not just your dog that’s in danger…if this dog is repeatedly attacking your dog, every other dog is at risk, too. I’d say have a very stern talk with the owners about keeping their dog on a leash at ALL TIMES. If they don’t seem willing to do that, then it’s time to make a call.
Post # 3
I’m so sorry. Your poor pup. How are you going to handle this now?
Post # 4
I would call animal control and file a police report. Thats not acceptable at all. If they know their dog is vicious he should have been tied up or on a leash.
Post # 5
pinkshoes: nope. that dog is a threat. Why was the dog outside unrestrained? Clearly the dog has no obedience training. If there’s no fence, the dog needs to be on a leash.
I certainly hope that dog doesn’t go to off leash parks.
I hate automatically assuming the dog is the problem, so I want to blame the ‘parents’. They need to get their dog in training – NOW.
Post # 6
I work with 6 dogs on the regular (personal assistant and my boss has 5, I have 1), and I take them all to off-leash dog parks three times a week. Of the few attacks I have seen, it has ALWAYS been an alpha male being obtrusive. There are certain dogs who are looking for trouble, usually these dogs arent neutered. I also feel that each owner of the dogs has their own side of the story. The owner of the bad dog usually thinks it’s some sort of fluke accident, when all it is is aggressive behavior.
I would report the dog. That’s just me. Nobody’s dog deserves to be attacked.
Post # 7
tksjewelry: We will be reporting this to the town so that there is at least a record of it. Honestly, I would feel awful if they went as far as forcing it to be put down so I really hope it doesn’t come to that so quickly, but there needs to be a record of it. I am also going to drop in on a few of the other neighbors who have dogs to see if they have had incidents. If we are not the only ones, we may have to insist on the worst for this violent dog. There are way too many dogs in the neigborhood in danger if a mere presense is enough for this dog to attack.
Post # 8
I hope you filed a report!
Post # 9
pinkshoes: Omg your poor puppy I’m so sorry!! I’m glad you reported them and I would make sure they pay your vet bills too, you may have to call the police for that.
If the dog has to be euthenized, that is very sad, but sometimes necessary. For your dog’s and others’ safety and even that own dog’s safety (he could get hit by a car running across the road!). It is such a shame that a dog has to be punished for irresponsible and dense owners. 🙁
Post # 10
MsGinkgo: I’m not sure if you saw my frist thread last week, but it is pretty normally to have dogs outside unrestrained in our area. Most homes are set back at least 100-150ft on 2+ acres. I honestly do not fault them if they have their (non-violent) dog off leash. I was fine with this same dog who had rushed out 2-3 times before to just sniff and say ‘hi’ to each other. This owner has 2 other dogs that have no problems. But after the attack last week, I just honestly thought he would have realized that at this dog should be leashed.
Post # 11
You really need to report this dog to animal control. It is scary that this dog runs across the street to attack another dog. I’m sure there have been other incidents.
Post # 12
pinkshoes: I went back and read it after my comment here.
Honestly, I think it’s a problem with the way your neighbourhood handles dogs. Dogs should not be free to run in the street as they see fit. Just because your dog is friendly doesn’t mean the dog he’s running out to greet is.
I agree that after the previous incident one would expect the owner to have the more aggressive dog restrained, but it is also possible that this dog is generally very friendly and your dog is the only one he has a problem with (for who knows what reason) I assume some dogs just don’t like each other just like some people just don’t like each other.
All that said, bottom line, the dog didn’t listen when the owner called. The dog is not properly trained and it needs to be.
Post # 13
Make sure you keep all the documentation from your vet, and take pictures of the damage. Call the non emergency police number and report the incident. You were lucky this time, but if you had a smaller dog or got in between them the damage could have been much more severe.
Post # 14
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Yep. This time you report it. Something is clearly wrong here.
Post # 15
I really, truly hate animal ignorance, here.
That poor dog does not deserve to be euthanized, shame on anyone who suggests as such. He is showing DA (dog aggression) toward a particular dog. And no, dogs DO NOT attack unprovoked, there is a reason whether or not you can see it. They are ANIMALS.
He should be confined to his own area either by fence, or on a leash.
My dog, generally speaking, gets along with every dog, except for one in particular which she shows aggression towards, so they don’t have contact anymore.
This, to me, sounds like a territorial issue.
I’m glad your dog is okay, though.