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03-28-2014 12:01 PM
Courtney That made my stomach feel sick. It happened so fast. She did not mean for this to happen. She was pretty frantic trying to hit buttons - anything to release the dog. Afterwards you could see she needed to collect herself totally freaked out - looks like she may have hurt her hand?

She should have absolutely made sure the leashes were all the way inside the elevator but she sure as heck did want that her dog to hang it's self...accident.

Thank goodness camera's haven't caught some of my mistakes. When my daughter was 4 she was standing beside me in the store - I turned my back to look at something and she was gone. I cannot tell you the state of panic I was in...she was hiding in the clothes rack. If you saw the video of her slipping away I looked like a POS mom.
03-28-2014 11:38 AM
wyoung2153 I didn't realize that people were actually blaming the woman... all I saw was an accident. Shoot I know for a fact the majority of us have had somethinghappen, that yes.. hind sight we should have been prepared for. The "best" (as in the ones we learn from the most) lessons are the tough ones.. I bet now she is going to either never take the elevators again or she will be WAY more concious of the leashes and where they are.

I could go into a good few stories with Titan where I have made mistakes that could have turned into horror stories.. but I won't bore you guys, lol. But I know we all have them.
03-28-2014 11:30 AM
Originally Posted by GatorDog View Post
Gotta love flaming somebody for an accident. Maybe she didn't know she had dropped the leash? She had the other one in her hand... Easy mistake and she clearly was traumatized by it and was happy to have saved her dog.

As I watched this I started to panic, it stressed me out and I wasn't even there. I couldn't imagine this happening to me or my dogs, I think I would be hysterical. She looked terrified and tried her hardest to get the dog down so she definitely didn't do it on purpose.

I screwed up like 2 weeks ago, I had just gotten home from taking Draco to my mom's hair salon, I hadn't closed my gates yet and I was getting Draco out of the vehicle when he jumped down his leash slipped through my hands and he started jogging down the alley! I thought I was going to have a heart attack because people FLY down that alley, I tried to remain calm and happily call him back to me and he completely ignored me and kept on going. I started panicking and I did a scream/cry at him and he still ignored me. Thank goodness he stopped to mark a tree otherwise he would have made it to the road. That definitely woke me up, freaked me out and made me realize that his recall sucks and I need to close the gates before getting him out of the car.

Oh and while this was happening, Sinister sat in the yard with the gates wide open and watched me run down the alley after Draco. Sinister has been trained not to leave the yard unless he is given a command. Now to teach Draco the same thing.......
03-28-2014 10:56 AM
Lark It is impossible to go through life without having accidents and occasional negligence. As a pediatric nurse I have seen some pretty horrible things that have happened, and in many of them you could pick it apart and blame people but I don't see the point (other than maybe to serve as a warning to others).

I think it is odd to get angry when something like this happens unless it is a majorly negligent situation. In my experience the person who made the mistake feels bad enough already.
03-28-2014 07:53 AM
belladonnalily While its always good to get reminders to be viligent, its sad to see how many people think they don't ever make mistakes. Being the perfect dog owner is a heavy responsibility....hope when you fall from your high horse your leash doesn't get caught on the saddle horn.

I'd say this "negligent" dog owner has learned her lesson. Sometimes things happen fast, there are too many things on your mind, etc. I prefer to call it an accident that could have been worse...

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03-28-2014 12:27 AM
ZoeD1217 That was terrifying

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03-27-2014 11:40 PM
BahCan The lady this happened to got the video from her apartment management so she could post on her facebook to warn others what could happen. Hopefully it will save somebody from having the same type of accident.
03-27-2014 10:45 PM
David Winners There is an inner door that moves with the elevator and an outer door that is mounted in the wall.

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03-27-2014 10:28 PM
Tattersail I just don't understand what the leash caught on? Yes the leash got caught in the door... but the door is part of the elevator no? So it would just go down with the elevator? Unless American elevators are vastly different than the ones around here I just don't see this happening o-o
03-27-2014 10:12 PM
GatorDog Gotta love flaming somebody for an accident. Maybe she didn't know she had dropped the leash? She had the other one in her hand... Easy mistake and she clearly was traumatized by it and was happy to have saved her dog.
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