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Old 09-28-2012, 05:59 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Unhappy Im so sad and angry :-( please tell me what u guys think

Im so sad and angry :-( please tell me what u guys think

I was walking my puppy as usual, on a short leash as always taking her to go potty we came into an intersection at the apt complex and I see 2 dogs on those leashes that roll back into it self, streched out as far as the leash will go and the dogs owner has his 2 yr old daughter with him as well.
As soon as I see them I make a turn to the opposite direction and the 2 dogs ATTACK MY 4 MONTH OLD STD. POODLE!!!!!!!!!! I try desperately to take her away from the 2 dogs while my babygirl cries and does not bite back! She just wiggled trying to get away from the evil dogs!! I yell at the owner: GET A HOLD OF OF F-ing DOGS!!! SHE IS A BABY, (she is totally submissive extremely sweet) THIS CAN TRAUMATIZE HER!!!
How stupid can you be to walk 2 evil dogs on that kind of leash that they can go as far as they want and also have a 2 yr child with you??!!!
I cried and yelled at him and finally I was able to pull my puppy out of there and I sat down with her behind me cause the dogs trapped us ,there was a long mail box for the entire building behind me, so I iust kep trying to protect my puppy and hold her close to me....
Im so sad and angry. MY PUPPY IS NOT PHYSICALLY HURT, probably because she is bigger than the 2 dogs that attacked her and she has lots of hair that may have protected from the small dogs mouths/bites

Please tell me what u guys think, I think this guy needs to get a SHORT LEASH - I HATE THOSE LEASHES I MENTIONED HE HAD THAT THE DOGS KEEPS GOING FURTHER AND FURTHER (dont know what they are called) I also am considering telling the apt complex manager that this has a vicious dog that needs a mmmm my english is horrible today His dog needs that thing covering her mouth so she cant hurt anyone, cause the other dog only attacked cause this 1 female did I. Think


Please share your thoughts/advice and thanks I needed to vent I cried a lot
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Old 09-28-2012, 06:07 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I think you should contact animal control so this can be documented. I would also contact the apartment manager so he is aware there are aggressive dogs in the development. You will need to work carefully with your puppy so he does not become afraid of other dogs. I am so sorry that this happened. I hate those types of leashes too.
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Very glad you and Lou are not hurt. Attacks have happened to several members lately with off-leash dogs. They are called retractable leashes and teach dogs bad manners. I would report it to the manager. Otherwise, stay very far away from those dogs and that person and vigilant for Lou's safety. Carry a large stick with you on walks.
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Thank you very much, do you have any suggestions on how to work with my puppy so she is not afraid of other dogs? A friend if mine has a huge english labrador 100 pounds. But he is extremely sweet, he was attacked once and just set there, like... Rhis hurts but i dont know what to do- type of behavior, this labrador really does not have a mean bone in his body, maybe after a bit if time introduce him to my puppy at this big fenced in dog park we have here at the complex, i picture them eventually being best friends, cause their personalities are ver similar submissive and as sweet as can be, luke an example when rhe vet stuck a probe in my puppy's ear she disnt growl instead she licked/kissed the vet as like "please stop miss, this doesnt feel nice". thats how sweet she is. And the tild me my puppy is an awesome dog!
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Petitpie I would have killed those dogs or taken the bites myself but at the time my immediate response was to try to get her outta there into safety! I regret not punching the heck out if that dog, mas husband saud ge would have and tgat he us glad me and Lou are not hurt or it would get ugly
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I will definitely do something U cant just let it go, it could happen again, to us, to another dog or to a child!!!! I will get on this tomorrow
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I'm so sorry to hear that your baby was attacked! It's extremely scary and if you do a quick scan on this forum, you'll find a lot of other members have gone through a dog attack and they can offer you support. My puppy (seven months old now) was attacked by a golden retriever at the dog park when he was five months old.

He didn't have any lasting physical damage but I know that he was much more timid around strange dogs immediatley following the attack. I have just made it my priority to be hyper-vigilant about my surroundings. If I get a bad feeling about any dog or person, I turn tail and seek out safe situations with similar energy dogs/people. I re-arrange my walking schedule to avoid loose cannons and large unstable groups.

Darcy gets MAJOR positive exposure to people and dogs through puppy classes. If your pup isn't already enrolled, I would think about seeking this option. I'm no expert, but it seems to boost his confidence. This may help your pup recover from his bad experience and you may pick up skills to better handle a scary situation next time.

I know many people suggest taking a big walking stick with you to defend against attacks. It sounds like this guy was in way over his head with two uncontrollable dogs on flexi leashes and a toddler !! I don't know if you could say anything about the leashes to him (even though the dogs weren't controlled) they were still tethered to thier owner. Muzzles would work , but good luck when suggesting this to him. He may not see it the way you do. : / You may need to take the incident to a building superintendant to see what they think. Good luck and don't be discouraged by this set back! Don't hide your puppy away!
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I'd definitely let the apartment manager know.

10 years ago my corgi was attacked by a lab and he was never the same dog after. I still can't bring him out in public when there are other dogs present. He is extremely dog aggressive now. Then again I was only 9 years old and I didn't know to work with him afterwards, I wish I would have. It's really hard to do anything with him now.

Id do some research on here and see what others have to say about working with her after the attack. I wish I would have done that with my corgi, but I was so young I didn't really know better. I was just doing my daily walk with our family dog and one day the neighbors lab got loose and attacked him.

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Thank u so much for the support!

When I was yelling at the guy I said 2 times: THATS WHY I HATE THOSE F-ING LEASHES!!
I said orher things to...

And yes you guys are right, I cant let this "freeze" me, I have to keep doing whats best for Lou. Puppy classes are in the agenda last time we were at petsmart she let a Huge great dane sniff her and she was relaxed. The only problem is she has nit gitten used to being in rhe vehicle yet, she gets really scared and motion sickness, one occasion it took me 2 hours to clean poop, vomit, and drool- which I dont mind but we should maybe take her to short car rides to the fenced in dog park or something, before we make her go through the longer ride to the petsmart /puppy classes, but U definitely want to sicualize her with FRIENDLY DOGS PLEASE!!!! jezz She us acting totally fine inside the house after rhe atrack , playful, sweet... I hope it will all be ok :-) Thanks again guys!!!!!!!
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I am so glad no one was hurt badly! Keep your eyes open and be aware, take your girl out again as soon as possible, introduce her to friendly dogs, join an obedience or socialization class and REPORT THOSE DOGS!
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