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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 04-04-2014, 12:38 PM Thread Starter
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I feel terrible.

I threw a rather large stick for tyson in the rain, I was wearing my hood and in the process of swinging it to let it go I connected it right into his skull. He cried and started bleeding. Then I burst into tears and it was bad times. I feel awful. He has a small cut above his eye, it does not appear to be sonething the vet would need to stitch.

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post #2 of 21 (permalink) Old 04-04-2014, 12:42 PM
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Yeah....I can imagine you felt bad, I would have as well....but these GSDs are some tough cookies and hopefully all is okay.

No stitches or anything requiring a vet visit?

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Did it to my lab before more than once. Every so often I'd lob one and he'd get under it and it would bounce off his head. They get over it
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Been there done that. Hit my very first dog in the head with clackers. That was 35 years ago and goofing around with my Boxer running in and out of the house closed the slider and she smacked into!

Boxer seldom watch where they are going both times I felt horrible but they forgive you. It just kinds sucks for all involved but your not alone.
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You didn't do it on purpose...I think he will forgive you

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I'm usually good with the frisbee, but one throw was so bad (must have been a big gob of spit?) that my poor pup ran right into the picnic table to catch it. No blood or crying, but I still felt terrible afterwards. Tomorrow's another day
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post #7 of 21 (permalink) Old 04-04-2014, 12:56 PM
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I bet he will forgive you but he might not stand so close when you start swinging a stick.

I once threw a kong and as my dog chased it down it took a weird bounce and smacked her right in the mouth. She never went near a kong again. I felt guilty about it.

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okay , I drop some vetericyn off to your house , use it , then return when I see you next.



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post #9 of 21 (permalink) Old 04-04-2014, 04:35 PM
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Try not to over-react when something like that happens. Say, oops, gotta watch that boy, in a matter of fact tone. I know it's hard, but they are tough, and if it is just an accident they will be over way before we will. If we start crying or get all nervous, then we can cause the whole situation to be that much worse.

Today, I banged a bucket right on one of their heads, made a good noise too. I just said, "hey, ya gotta watch." Dog ran around and was perfectly fine -- didn't phase her. And even if I suspect an injury, my first response is usually matter of fact, and ignore it. Then, after a minute or more (depending on how bad it seemed to be), I will call the dog over and look at it. Because, especially when there is an injury, the best thing for the dog is to be calm. So the dog needs us to be calm for him.

This is actually good for small children too. Try not to panic. Try not to panic. I had Babsy at the park with the little girls, and they were on the big climby thing, and I had just finished brushing Babsy out, and was walking toward the climby thing, when one of the girls fell off the top of the slide portion. She fell like a ton of bricks onto her stomach into the wood chips.

Try not to panic, try not to panic! Be calm for the girls!

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I do this regularly to my blue heeler minus the blood. You'd think she'd learn not to try and jump to catch the stick/toy before I am done throwing it, but she's pretty stubborn...

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