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Angelina03 05-28-2014 10:24 PM

Bit by dog trying to attack Rocco.
 
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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Alice13 05-28-2014 10:42 PM

Shouldn't you lodge a complaint against the owner or something?

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kakarot 05-28-2014 10:56 PM

Get an attorney!!

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Magwart 05-28-2014 10:57 PM

Have you thought about checking the dog's rabies vaccination status? I'm sure your local animal control would go and do that for you (and possibly impound the dog for 2 weeks for rabies observation).

Chip18 05-28-2014 11:01 PM

Lawyers are for later! The OP's job was to "protect her dog!' she did that congrads! :) Sorry you got hurt!

Here is a thread that may help in the future:
http://www.germanshepherds.com/forum...e-leash-5.html
Take note of post 48 you had a tool/weapon with you! :)

selzer 05-28-2014 11:13 PM

We do not have to sue every time there is an accident. I am sorry you were bit. That is never fun. If you can, give the owners a chance to apologize and ask how you are doing. Accidents do happen. The owner should have been more careful. She does own a formidable dog, and they don't get many extra chances.

But she was right there -- not like she lets her dog roam the neighborhood, or has the dog left in a yard all day, and it managed to get his unsupervised butt out to go after you. She did manage to come out and get her dog under control.

If at all possible, an "I'm really sorry," and, "we are signing up for more classes" or "we are going to get that latch fixed today." Should be enough. If you needed medical attention, hopefully, they will offer to cover that.

I hope that this does not need to go to court, and lawyers will not be the winners, and dog owners the losers.

DutchKarin 05-28-2014 11:14 PM

I agree that you did the right thing in a VERY stressful situation. Hats off to that.

But I do think tomorrow you should report it, have the dog checked for rabies and through the system impress upon these folks that they do not have their dog under control.

So sorry you got bit!

Nigel 05-29-2014 12:02 AM

What! No fillet knife!! :eek:

Just kidding!:) sounds like you did a great job keeping your pup safe. Hope your injuries are not too bad and you heal quickly, I too would be looking for rabies shot record.

BahCan 05-29-2014 12:04 AM

Sorry you went through this. How is your dog, you didn't say if he actually got bitten or not.

Juliem24 05-29-2014 12:05 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by selzer (Post 5576986)
We do not have to sue every time there is an accident. I am sorry you were bit. That is never fun. If you can, give the owners a chance to apologize and ask how you are doing. Accidents do happen. The owner should have been more careful. She does own a formidable dog, and they don't get many extra chances.

But she was right there -- not like she lets her dog roam the neighborhood, or has the dog left in a yard all day, and it managed to get his unsupervised butt out to go after you. She did manage to come out and get her dog under control.

If at all possible, an "I'm really sorry," and, "we are signing up for more classes" or "we are going to get that latch fixed today." Should be enough. If you needed medical attention, hopefully, they will offer to cover that.

I hope that this does not need to go to court, and lawyers will not be the winners, and dog owners the losers.


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