Post # 32
@DaneLady: She is!she lets you do pretty much anything,and she`ll just roll her eyes,sigh and put up with it lol. Shes meant to be protective too,but if someone knocks on the door or makes a noise outside she goes to hide in the bedroom and leaves me to investigate! When I come back she smiles and wags her tail like: “see mum?I scared em away!” lol
Duke definately cheered me up,he looks like so much fun!
Post # 33
I didn’t read all the posts but you should def call someone. For one not all dogs get along. I have a bully breed mix and a german shepherd mix who are not fighters at all but if the dog would have attacked them then they would have reacted! If your dog does damage you could get in trouble regardless if your dog started it… It’s breed prejudice mostly.
Rotties can also do some damage… Don’t get my wrong my mom has rotties and I love them dearly but you NEVER know how a strange dog will react of any breed and your dog being on a lease means he/she can’t defend if needed. I have two dog breeds with bad raps and even though I know they won’t do anything they are always on a leash with me. It’s for their protection not mine.It can also usually be a secretive tip when you call so nothing comes back on you if you are worried. And they get fined everytime until the dog eventually gets taken away. I feel bad for that poor dog as well. He hasn’t been shown things the way he should and will get put down if something happens one day and a human gets bit.
By The Way Love your dog! very pretty 🙂 Good Luck!
Post # 34
I’d carry pepper spray and call animal control.
By the way, if you’re ever on your own and are charged by a dog…. turn around! Go stiff and turn your back to them. It’s doggy communication for “NO.”
Post # 35
@DaneLady: Unless it’s a specific dog ‘mace’, I would NOT recommend this. It will likely make the dog more aggressive.
I’d call it into animal control, no doubt about that. If I walked over there and witnessed the dog again, I’d call it in right then and there. I don’t bother confronting the owners, as some people take offense and could easy try to ‘get back at you’. You can call into animal control anonymously if you want too.
In the mean time, if you do plan to walk that way, I’d read up on how to react in a dog fight. Dog fights happen all the time and because dogs get into a “fight or flight” mode, you are likely to get bit. Even your own dog could get you, no matter how many times you say “my dog doesn’t bite”. Just something to considering, as you want to be prepared for it.
Post # 36
Damn. I’d start watching and maybe ask some other neighbors you know to call Animal Control every single time you see this dog roaming free. Eventually his owners will probably be fed up enough with paying to get the out of lockdown that they’ll start containing the dog somehow, either a fence or a tie-out or whatever. It’s as dangerous for the dog as it is for everyone else. They should know that.
Post # 37
Please always carry pepper spray with you when walking your dog and take/wear sunglasses this way should a dog fight every happen you could spray them both and take back control of the situation with no one getting permanently hurt. I have had to do this several times with dogs left roaming. Our dog would never instigate a fight but if a dog tries to attack me or my kids all bets are off and a fight ensues. 🙁
Post # 38
^^^ Ditto to what they all said! By The Way…my best friend had an AKita mix before she moved and had to give her up for adoption..but OMG this was the sweetest, kindest, most protective dog I’ve ever met!! I love akitas!
Post # 39
Call animal control for sure!
I was with my little shih tzu once and dog tried to attack her. I picked her up when he ran at her, so he attacked me instead in an attempt to get her. I now have scars on my hip, knee, and elbow, and no longer love all animals without question like I did before. There is NO need for a dog to be out unsupervised and not on a leash, especially if it has such a bad disposition that it would be coming at you with teeth bared without provocation. I understand that dogs get out now and then, but if this is a common thing it a serious threat to everyone. Think if a mom and baby or some small kids came across that dog alone. You’re so lucky that your Father-In-Law was there and helpful! Glad it worked out okay this time, but be careful. I’ve hear spraying a dog with pepper spray will stop them, but I never remember to buy any.
Post # 40
@snoie: I’ve known people who have really saved their butts by carrying some pepper spray while walking their dogs.
Tasers are an option too.
Post # 41
Yes! Call animal control! You’re not just calling animal control for your sake either! It’s a danger to the dog to be running loose.
This has happened mulitple times to me and I have little bitty girls. One occassion we were attacked by a dog whose owners were letting it roam. This happened on a very busy street which pissed me off all the more because this dog could have been hit by a car or caused an accident. He went immediately for my pug and had her by the neck when I grabbed at him, when he went after me I kicked him. They had the audacity to yell at me because I kicked him. It still makes me mad!
Post # 42
I know how you feel! I moved into a complex that assured me that all dogs had to be on a leash at all times and that our dog would be safe. My SO and I own a very small Shetland Sheepdog who is extremely friendly. She runs up to any dog (she doesn’t understand growling is a bad thing for some reason) and wants to play! We found out pretty quick after moving in that this is not true! Many owners let their dogs out all the time without a leash or even an supervision! There are two small poodle looking things in particular that are very aggressive and are always out really early in the morning (I work at five am, so I’m out at around four) and routinely rush me and my SO and my dog! I can’t call animal control that early and the complex refuses to do anything about it! So frustrating!
Post # 43
Dude. I hate this.
I have a Pit Bull mix that was fantastic on walks until she was attacked by an unleashed, unsupervised, unusually aggressive English Bulldog mix who she couldn’t get away from because she was leashed and I was having trouble trying to hold the other dog away. (The owner eventually grabbed the dog and hit him with a newspaper. Nice.) Now she’s in “alpha dog” mode every time I take her our on a leash. She’s sweet as can be to dogs anytime she’s loose, but she’s got leash aggression, and I think it stems from that episode.
Or I hate how people think leash laws don’t apply to small dogs! So many times my girl and I have been approached by an aggressive, yapping small dog who wasn’t leashed and their owner thinks they can give me the stink eye when my dog growls back! Um, no, I’m following the law, thanks.
Call animal control on them . You know you can’t let you Akita roam around freely, I know I can’t let my Pit Bull roam around freely, the owners of the Rottweiller should know the same and if they continue to think that their dog is the exception to the rule, it will probably end up on the news someday for attacking someone’s pet.
Post # 44
My profile shows that I posted on this thread…but I can’t see it. Anyone else with that problem tonight?
Post # 45
@Roe: Sometimes WB has “ghost pages” that don’t show up for a bit.
Post # 46
@thehoneybear: I found that this morning! Weird.