Post # 47
I’m so sorry!! If this happened to my pup even once I would be petrified, I can’t even imagine it happening twice!
Can you still report both incidents? Or no, since time has passed?
I hate irresponsible dog owners! We live in a townhouse community & one of our neighbors leaves his front door open so his dog can come and go as he pleases. His dog is ALWAYS roaming around the (busy!!) parking lot. I am constantly looking out for the dog, and both Fiance and I have had close calls with hitting the dog. I would be devastated if I ever did. Hate the neighbor for not realizing what could so easily happen.
Post # 48
The animal owner needs to pay for the vet bill, and leash the dog from now on. It isn’t the dog’s fault that it has an irresponsible dog owner. Can you talk to the owner? I would do that, and then file a report. The owner needs to be more responsible. I am glad your dog is okay. I can only imagine how scary that would be to experience that.
Post # 49
weddingmaven: There were actually no rules/law that I could find regarding dogs and required confinements for them. In fact, the only information I could find for my town was that all parks and public trails actually allow unleashed dogs. And many others do not actually specific leash requirements, only that they be “under control, but it by leash or other means”.
Thanks, we have talked to the owner. They were very apologetic and did pay for the vet bill. (It is actually law in this state that owners be responsible for any damage done by their dog.) They had immediately rehomed the dog temporarily to their parents place until they have a fence built so as long as he can’t jump fences, we are satisfied with the quick action this time.
beeintraining: The last time was just last week and we actually hadn’t made it back over to talk to them. It was minor and I think we just believed that it was a random event and would not happen again so we had just put it low on the priority list to find time to drop in on them.
We’re not sure, we need to go to the station or town hall to see what steps to take but will not be able to do that until Friday.
Post # 50
Make sure you report the dog. Our family dog was attacked by a neighbor dog. The owners didn’t do much but it was our fault because our dog was not on a leash and approached their dog. The dog later bit the owner and they didn’t know if the owner would ever have full function in his hand anymore. They ended up putting the dog down.
These people need to leash their dog before it attacks a child. There’s no saying that it wouldn’t attack a child if it is attacking other dogs.
Post # 51
Oh it actually sounds like these owners are trying to be responsible. Good for them and good for you!
Post # 52
You can also call the town or city offices to get the applicable municipal law and to find out what would happen in the event of such a report.
Post # 53
Yea, it’s pretty small town so I prefer to talk to people in person whenever possible.
Post # 54
I’m glad the owners are being so responsive! Quick recovery vibes to your little one!
Post # 55
Thanks. I actually own 2 dogs, and I’m a wonderful dog owner, most likely more responsible for 90% of dog owners out there 🙂
People just get so defensive when they don’t understand dog behaviour.
And yeah, if there was an aggressive dog that continiously approached my dogs on our walks, I would most certainly walk elsewhere.