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06-03-2014 06:33 AM
Originally Posted by Magwart View Post
Angelina, how's your bite wound doing? I hope it's healing okay.

Thank you for asking.
It's not healing so well. Taking a long time to look better. It looks a little better in the morning, then not so good again at night. I've been to the doctor for follow up twice now. They said it can take a while, especially the foot. Also, the owner was not able to provide any records for the dog, according to animal services. I'm pretty annoyed because no one there has been able to give me a straight answer about what is going on. From what I understand, the owner got two warnings: not having vaccine records and not having the dog restrained. Seems like bull to me but I don't know what I can of about it.

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06-02-2014 10:51 PM
Magwart Angelina, how's your bite wound doing? I hope it's healing okay.
06-02-2014 10:40 PM
canyadoit Here in bc canada it is now the perception of dangerous Barking lunging jumping up a bigger dog telling another dog off verbal or physically Even down to its looks Rarely is any sort of hard evidence is used (when there is no physical damage ) mostly just someone's side of what happened
It is difficult at times to keep them leashed all the time (in the bush swimming off leah work etc) but anywere in public or near any residential area you can count on my dogs are leashed at all times See it is not what either of mine will do I don't know what the other will do
06-02-2014 09:35 PM
selzer When used to ride my bike all night out in the country, I used to listen. I don't remember hearing any tags, but I did hear toenails, LOL!

Usually they barked too.

I avoided a section of rt. 45 for years.
06-02-2014 06:40 PM
Originally Posted by Angelina03 View Post
I can't believed it happened to me (or I can because I've been fearing it)! I was walking Rocco when a Rottweiler got out of his back yard. I knew as soon as I saw it, it was going to come after Rocco. It did. I panicked and did my best to get between them, the whole time swinging Rocco around with his lease to get him away from the dog. I know I probably should have let him go to fight fair, but my fear of him getting hurt overcame me. The owner came out and finally got him (after some struggle) but I got bit in the process.

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Talk about a freak out situation! Man that sucks! I hope your ok, Rotties can be pretty vicious. I would follow the others advice and make sure the dog is vaccinated. Other than that, unless you really got tore up, it may not be worth the lawyer fees to pursue it. If it's a problem dog report it to the authorities.

I know where your coming from on loose dogs. We have had many around here. But people around here report them too. We see a dog catcher dang near 3 days a week and even on Sundays! It has gotten better, but it won't unless it's reported. I had a situation with a lab/pit mix and gave the guy a chance to fix his fence. After I told him his dog was loose I got a door in the face and no thanks. So next time I called the non emergency line to the police dept. and they contacted the catcher of a dangerous dog. This dog was big time dog aggressive and I don't mean the playful kind. Since then, the dog is either gone or kept indoors. I haven't seen him for a few months.
06-02-2014 06:07 PM
Originally Posted by llombardo View Post
Add listening to this list . Most dogs that escape have a collar with tags that makes noise .
Good tip. In my case with the Pitt, I heard the door slam and people screaming!
06-02-2014 04:23 PM
Kayos and Havoc I have been run on by too many dogs to count. I have never heard tags on a collar because none of them was wearing a collar or if they were there were no tags on it.
06-01-2014 12:53 AM
Originally Posted by Chip18 View Post
Guys the pepper spray is great and all but you have to get to it, to use it! The loose end of the leash works for it, mostly because I usually don't have Rock on a leash.

First line of defense is to keep scanning ahead and behind,

look for people working around cars/trucks , dog may or not be around? And if one is it's usually not gonna be a yapper!

Open garage doors my or not be there a dog there?

People in a yard may or may not be a dog cross the street to gain distance if that's an option.

And the unexpected! Door slamming open and people screaming..usually a pitt got out! Not throwing Pitts under the bus. But I saw that when walking my Boxer/Pitt mix! I was parallel to the house when the busted thru the dog! I only had time to swing "Stewie" by the leash or step in front of my puppy? And he was a monster but he wasn't getting to my dog!!! Gonna say that was an "Ambush Predator" bar none!

Anyway a walking stick is a very good alternative! You can still have the pepper spray. That was a long time ago.

I will concede that my GSD was very cool under pressure I told him to stay while "daddy" dealt with two charging dogs! He did just that..till I needed back up! If you have to deal with your dog also then life gets bit tougher!

But that's another story.
Add listening to this list . Most dogs that escape have a collar with tags that makes noise .
05-31-2014 10:55 PM
Jelpy Congrats and good job on protecting your baby. I've gotten nailed by a big dog and the thing that hurt most was the bruising, so I would apply anica and ice before you go to bed.

Get better.

05-31-2014 10:12 PM
Kayos and Havoc Very sorry to hear this! I do hope you heal up quickly.

Sounds like you did the right thing.
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