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08-20-2014 05:46 PM
lalachka
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Originally Posted by Nook&I View Post
Sorry to hear about your dog. Its hard to protect yourself from stupid people.

You should carry pepper spray. I live in Queens and I have unfortunately been in a lot of situations where my dog was going to get bite by working dogs owned by fools that have no control over their animal which is now aggressive and most of the time not fixed.

Last winter I was walking through a park and this women had an aggressive intact pit off leash. He immediately charged my dog to attack him. It didnt end well for him though and now she keeps her dog on a leash at all times.
queens ny? where?

anyway, op, why call the police? or even animal control? the owners didn't run, gave you their info, paying your bills. do you must make their life difficult? it's not easy for them too, no one wants to know their dog is aggressive.

and now he has a paper trail. what comes around goes around. some day someone else won't cut you a break either.
08-20-2014 05:09 PM
Nook&I Sorry to hear about your dog. Its hard to protect yourself from stupid people.

You should carry pepper spray. I live in Queens and I have unfortunately been in a lot of situations where my dog was going to get bite by working dogs owned by fools that have no control over their animal which is now aggressive and most of the time not fixed.

Last winter I was walking through a park and this women had an aggressive intact pit off leash. He immediately charged my dog to attack him. It didnt end well for him though and now she keeps her dog on a leash at all times.
08-20-2014 03:46 PM
MykieYPR Yea I'm still dealing with flashbacks and nightmares. Hopefully it will fade. As for what I could've done differently, I can't think of anything at all. It happened so fast I didn't have enough time to get it. I am glad he's alive, let alone barely injured at all... he's more than okay, pretty much perfectly fine. Just a little cut and fluid backup (which is decreasing). I think I'm more affected than he is. Just a really traumatic experience for me :/ Thank you so much for your reply though, great advice.

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When my puppy was attacked I replayed it in my mind quite often. Lots of what ifs and guilt. It was about 4 years ago and I can still recall it vividly like it was yesterday. There is always a chance it can happen since we can't control the dogs around us. There are some things you can do to feel safer, take routes where no other dogs are usually, carry pepper spray, and watch your surroundings. Learn from the experience and move forward. For instance what would you do different or what could you have done differently when you saw the leash break? Chances are not much. You did your best to protect your dog and you really did protect him, because he is alive with minor injuries. Don't feel guilty. As you watch your dog heal, the guilt will go away too. Give your dog a hug and move forward with confidence. Good Luck, you can do this
08-20-2014 03:40 PM
MykieYPR That's a good idea. I do not have my own health insurance though, I'm only 20 and live with my grandparents. I have a pretty hectic schedule that involves a lot of traveling so I don't really know how therapy would work.

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Do you have health insurance for yourself? I think you might want to do a short course of therapy, you might have situational post traumatic stress. Nothing anyone can say will be as effective as professional help to deal with this.

If that's not possible, there is a very good chance these memories will fade somewhat and diminish in strength and frequency...but a good therapist can make that happen quicker.

In the meantime, keep a close eye on buddy's injuries and begin to think about what you could carry with you on walks (stick, pepper spray), to use in the future if that ever happens again.

So sorry you we're put in this awful position. Buddy sure has a sweet face! Take care.
08-19-2014 02:49 PM
Maxil Be happy and don't be sad like you are, your dog is fine! Maybe some bruises but he is fine! Look at the bright side as you said he could have been dead now but he isn't! Enjoy him and thank god every second it didn't get worse.
GL and hope he heals fast
08-19-2014 02:20 PM
Lilie I am sorry this has happened to you and Buddy. I hope the both of you recover quickly.

I am a little surprised that this has caused such an adverse reaction for you since you are involved in the industry. You should realize that when you are dealing with animals, anything can happen. If this is that difficult for you, you might want to consider a different industry.
08-19-2014 12:19 PM
wyominggrandma I realize that you took the dog to the vet, however I was stating my advice from over 35 years of experience of working with vets. Some injuries at first look simple, but underneath they are massive and cause healing to not go well. Some need drains, etc. its from the bruising caused by the shaking from the other dog under the skin.
Sorry if you didn't like my reply, I won't give you advice or cautions again .
08-19-2014 11:42 AM
middleofnowhere Selzer's on target - crap happens.

You have a pet care business. You must know this.

I'm glad that you only got bruised breaking up the assult. (If the dog were more intent it could have been much worse.) I think it's normal to be upset after such an incident. For me, long walks help.

I'm glad you took Buddy to the vet. Do keep an eye on him. Hopefully the wound is healing and he's just bruised. (those can be painful - as when I chose a rock to light on -)

I am surprised that you called the police when the person was handling all your expenses and open with the contact information. It sounds as though they are not yet being unreasonable. Hope all goes well for both parties.
08-19-2014 11:20 AM
Blanketback I'm sorry you had to experience this, and that Buddy was bitten. Poor little guy, I hope he's healing well. I don't think you should be in a dark place at all! What you did saved him from worse injury! You had control of the other dog and you handled the situation just fine - you should be proud of yourself, not critical, IMO. If you are dwelling on this anyway, then you need to empower yourself. Keep something on hand to deter another dog in the future, whatever it is that you feel comfortable with, and should be legal, lol. I've had this happen to me 3 times in 30 years of walking my GSDs in public, so I know how bad you feel. But it's impossible to prevent this from happening, it's a risk we take. The best we can do is move forward and remember that we will protect our dogs from danger, no matter what. I think you did very well!
08-19-2014 04:55 AM
llombardo When my puppy was attacked I replayed it in my mind quite often. Lots of what ifs and guilt. It was about 4 years ago and I can still recall it vividly like it was yesterday. There is always a chance it can happen since we can't control the dogs around us. There are some things you can do to feel safer, take routes where no other dogs are usually, carry pepper spray, and watch your surroundings. Learn from the experience and move forward. For instance what would you do different or what could you have done differently when you saw the leash break? Chances are not much. You did your best to protect your dog and you really did protect him, because he is alive with minor injuries. Don't feel guilty. As you watch your dog heal, the guilt will go away too. Give your dog a hug and move forward with confidence. Good Luck, you can do this
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