Update: My dog just got attacked – WWYD?

posted 2 years ago in Pets
Post # 2
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

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
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I’m so sorry. Your poor pup. How are you going to handle this now? 

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

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
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2014

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
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

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 # 8
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

I hope you filed a report!

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee

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 # 11
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

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
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2014

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
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

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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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2016 - Ceremony and Reception: Historic mansion on the water

Yep.  This time you report it.  Something is clearly wrong here. 

Post # 15
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

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. 

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