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01-22-2014 09:06 PM
Chip18
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Originally Posted by selzer View Post
I'm not quite ready to get a concealed carry so I can pop dogs while out on a walk with the dog and kiddies. I won't use a spray because I have asthma. I don't carry big sticks, I have enough to bother with without adding a stick. I really don't know how people manage the leash, the clicker, the treats, the jar of pennies, the remote for the collar, and can still pull out spray or a baton or a Saturday Night Special. Just with my dogs, I use my voice, and haven't had to resort to my feet yet. GET CHER DOG!, or GO HOME! The thing is, you have to stand up straight and feel ten feet tall. You have to say it with conviction. Hysterics aren't helpful. You have to believe that you can wring that dog out like a rag, and speak accordingly.

Well, it generally works for me. Or people at least come out and get their dog. What is nice is that my dogs feel confident that I have it covered, and aren't concerned that I will let the dog eat them. So they aren't usually adding the problem.
The pitt that rushed my puppy did the same thing I think? Because, I was scanning lawns and it was clear one minute and "boom" there he was the next! But other than a nasty look, I moved on.

And yep I stop ,cover my dog and shout all the basic commands at the top of my lungs and that will stop most dogs. I got a 50% result in the story I outlined in my other thread.

Not really sure where I got learned that? But it's always been my reaction.

The OP's story is a little different because that little miscreant actually engaged her dog! My dogs have never been hit if he got that close to me he'd be in serious trouble.
If he hit one of my boys I "might" cut him a little slack but if a dog touched my baby girl, Struddell, I'd lose it!

And no I'm not into turn a dog fight into the wild wild west either but on the other hand, dog comes after mine? Yeah it's gonna be a dog fight!
01-22-2014 08:39 PM
Chip18 I guess I'll put my story in this thread as it's relevant though a little different.

http://www.germanshepherds.com/forum...my-dog-do.html
01-22-2014 08:11 PM
selzer I have a number of dogs. And I actually do take them places. I have been accosted by dogs a few times in 15 years or so.

It really depends on the circumstances.

A pit bull busted through the screen door and charged one of my dogs and her reaction was to run from the dog, I let her. She ran circles around me until the pit owner was able to get their dog, then she sheepishly came back to me. I think we both failed on that one, both of us were rather whimpy. But that was a lot of years ago. I have grown, and so have my girls.

A K-9 came flying at me while I was working Dubya. I turned away from the dog and walked kind of diaganally away, so its handler wouldn't have to go much farther to catch it, but put a little distance between us. Then I turned around in front of my dog, keeping him pointing away, and watched the deputies catch their dog. No injuries.

When Ninja was accosted by the Yorkie-mix at the park, we were on lead, the Yorkie thing was not. The owner was useless. I told Ninja, LEAVE IT, and HEEL. She did. This small dog circled us for probably 100 feet, and never did bite my dog. What is more, is that Ninja did leave it. I was so proud of her, I wrote about it on here. We even had to wait until I could unlock my door with this little ankle biter trying to get to us, while Ninja was being SO good, and the owner of the little dog was unable to do ANYTHING. I did not punt it.

I don't think I have punted a dog yet. I have threatened punting a dog. And its owner was so mad he chased us down in a car. But I yelled at him and told him to get his dog under control. He told me I should walk on the other side of the street. Really??? You can't make this dookie up. That dog was circling my dog and barking, and I yelled GET CHER DOG! And the owner came from across the road where he talking to a neighbor and informed me that his dog wouldn't hurt anyone. I told him that I did not want my dog to hurt his dog. I think I had Heidi that week. I just had her stand and wait while he caught his dog. But the next week, when we went to the park, the dog was accosting Babs, I think, and I yelled, GET CHER DOG! and no one was coming, there was a bunch of kids there, so I said, I WILL KICK THE DOG if it gets near mine!

The kids then grabbed the dog. The owner chased us down in his car, furious that I kicked his dog. I had my nieces with me. I WOULD have kicked his dog if it came close enough to my nieces or my dog -- it wasn't being friendly, and I told him so.

My nieces have not wanted to walk a dog up that way anymore. They do not like Aunt Susie to yell at people, or talk about kicking dogs. But I will protect them, and I will protect my dog. So we go the other way now. No biggie.

I'm not quite ready to get a concealed carry so I can pop dogs while out on a walk with the dog and kiddies. I won't use a spray because I have asthma. I don't carry big sticks, I have enough to bother with without adding a stick. I really don't know how people manage the leash, the clicker, the treats, the jar of pennies, the remote for the collar, and can still pull out spray or a baton or a Saturday Night Special. Just with my dogs, I use my voice, and haven't had to resort to my feet yet. GET CHER DOG!, or GO HOME! The thing is, you have to stand up straight and feel ten feet tall. You have to say it with conviction. Hysterics aren't helpful. You have to believe that you can wring that dog out like a rag, and speak accordingly.

Well, it generally works for me. Or people at least come out and get their dog. What is nice is that my dogs feel confident that I have it covered, and aren't concerned that I will let the dog eat them. So they aren't usually adding the problem.
01-22-2014 03:58 PM
Chip18
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When my oldest golden got attacked by a Rott when he was a puppy, no rock or stick was going to help. I don't think pepper spray would have either, that dog was focused and there were other dogs and people around, so many would have been affected. So I just held the Rotts mouth open so he couldn't bite completely down on my puppy's head. That's another five minutes I don't want to relive I wasn't letting go until he let go. There was damage but my puppy lived.
Well you deserve big props for that save! I've had my hands in a dogs jaws before, not pleasant and stitches required my GSD rank issues...that's when I found Leerburgh!
01-22-2014 03:46 PM
misslesleedavis1
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I don't know if something is in the air/water or the stars are out of line, but over the last 10 days, we've encountered many aggressive dogs. One dog we know, one that has been very sweet turned on Molly. We no longer can hang out together.

I'm so happy we had the day off on Monday, after an initial aggressive off leash Boxer met us in an on-leash field area, we found 4 puppies throughout the day that were very sweet to Molly, she really needed that.
The boxer owner blamed us for having a leashed dog which caused her dog to react.
That is crazy, the last few walks i have been on i have been approached by unhappy agro dogs. I have avoided all the places we have been approached, but im running out of places now to leash walk lol
01-22-2014 03:43 PM
Chip18
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I don't know if something is in the air/water or the stars are out of line, but over the last 10 days, we've encountered many aggressive dogs. One dog we know, one that has been very sweet turned on Molly. We no longer can hang out together.

I'm so happy we had the day off on Monday, after an initial aggressive off leash Boxer met us in an on-leash field area, we found 4 puppies throughout the day that were very sweet to Molly, she really needed that.
The boxer owner blamed us for having a leashed dog which caused her dog to react.
Well I'm certainly embarrassed by that behavior, so let me apologize for the breed. I don't do dog parks myself but I had heard that having an on leash dog in the dog park could be an "issue" not excusing just saying that's what I'd "heard".
01-22-2014 02:49 PM
mcdanfam
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Don't know if there is any truth to it....but my friends says it is the
First full moon of the new year....a friend calls it the wolfs moon....she thinks is why her dogs has been off schedule.



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01-22-2014 02:18 PM
mcdanfam
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Originally Posted by Gretchen View Post
I don't know if something is in the air/water or the stars are out of line, but over the last 10 days, we've encountered many aggressive dogs. One dog we know, one that has been very sweet turned on Molly. We no longer can hang out together.

I'm so happy we had the day off on Monday, after an initial aggressive off leash Boxer met us in an on-leash field area, we found 4 puppies throughout the day that were very sweet to Molly, she really needed that.
The boxer owner blamed us for having a leashed dog which caused her dog to react.
Don't know if there is any truth to it....but my friends says it is the
First full moon of the new year....a friend calls it the wolfs moon....she thinks is why her dogs has been off schedule.



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01-22-2014 10:28 AM
Gretchen I don't know if something is in the air/water or the stars are out of line, but over the last 10 days, we've encountered many aggressive dogs. One dog we know, one that has been very sweet turned on Molly. We no longer can hang out together.

I'm so happy we had the day off on Monday, after an initial aggressive off leash Boxer met us in an on-leash field area, we found 4 puppies throughout the day that were very sweet to Molly, she really needed that.
The boxer owner blamed us for having a leashed dog which caused her dog to react.
01-22-2014 10:23 AM
Gretchen
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Originally Posted by Redrider469 View Post
So tonight on our evening walk, my 10 month old Leena was attacked by a small dog. This is the second time this has happened in the last four days. Both times the dogs were less than ten pounds and immediately tried to bite Leena's front legs. Leena was amazing and both times did all she could to avoid the offending dogs. She never barked or nipped at the dogs. She did not appear to be fearful and the attacks really did not seen to affect her at all.

My question is, what do you do when a much smaller dog attacks your dog?


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When we see them coming we just keep on walking. My dog is good like yours and heels with me and pretty much ignores them. If that doesn't work and a firm "no" doesn't work, I'd probably kick it. Luckily we have not had to do that yet.
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