Advice needed – bitten by a dog
I have a dog and she comes out with me when i go MTBing. She is very friendly, well behaved and has never bitten or been aggressive to anyone. But i have still came across ****ts who have felt the need to give me a telling off when I’m in the middle of nowhere, with the dog not even close to them? I think you get people who just hate dogs and look for excuses! Of course, People never threaten or torment dogs do they? But i would agree if a dog has bitten someone for no good reason and the owner doesn’t care then they deserves a slap.Posted 9 years agoRudeBoyMember
Oh no, not a ‘tiny child’s face’?
FFSA get your head out of your ass, stop reading the sun, star and mirror, get a real opinion thats not been formulated by illiterate hacks regurgitated by you and then post.
LOL! Who’s twisted your sac?
I’ve seen the results of dog attacks, on adults and children.
Maybe you’d think differently, if you had a small child with you, and there was an aggressive dog, which could harm your child.
Granted, very few species of dog would actually attack a child, but dogs have instincts, which, no matter how well trained the dog is, are always there. They also pick up on fear in people, and it unsettles them. A terrified child, screaming, could be very confusing and frightening for a dog.
My opinions are always my own. Based on what I’ve seen, as I don’t actually read the Sun, Mirror, Daily Mail, etc.
I was talking about avoiding potential danger. Dogs can be very dangerous animals; go talk to a plastic surgeon that’s had to deal with the aftermath of a vicious dog attack.
Personally, as I’ve said; I like dogs. If I encounter them on the trail, i slow down, stay calm, and just wait until they are gone. Usually get an apology from the owners, for their dogs being in my way! I really don’t mind, although there is the odd occasion where a stupid dog will just get too freaked out by a bike, and not settle down. Be ready for potential attack.Posted 9 years ago
Ha ha, “be ready for potential attack” don’t be such a drama queen. you made a few good points though. But you have to remember parents have a responsibility over there children. i.e. not to let them run up to dogs, grab or slap at them, even try to clamber on to their backs. And i have seen this being done with the dog on a leash. I have seen people freak out at the sight of a dog, even though they have never been attacked by a dog, especially certain breeds. The media have a lot answer for, and the reason they report child attacks is because it is such RARE occurance.Posted 9 years agostealthcatMember
Piedi di formaggio – where were you when you got bitten? I had an incident on Leith Hill with an untrained springer spaniel a couple of weeks ago; it was having a good go at killing a deer, and the owner didn’t seem to care… The dog appeared to be called Izzy, and was brown/liver and white, if any of that sounds at all familiar.Posted 9 years agoPeterPoddyMember
Springers can be mental bastards anyway. Need a firm hand.
No, they are not mental. They are keen and excitble, and need huge amounts of exercise and proper training.Posted 9 years ago
I’ve never ever heard of a Springer biting anyone, and I’ve met dozens of them and their owners (And have one sat at my feet as I type which will walk to heel off the lead, but only on the way home!) they are the soppiest dogs ever.
Now, if one had gone for me I wouldn’t have let it lie. I’d have confronted the owner and come to some arrangement……
I think you have to remind people that there is a dangerous dogs act (1991)Posted 9 years ago
and that it is an offence to even leave someone feeling intimidated by a dog let alone bitten. I’m going to print off the DDA and give a copy (with section 3, subsection 4 nicely highlighted) to the women who insists on walking 12 dogs, on her own, off the lead, in my local woods. I’ve been bitten once already and she is either oblivious to this act or doesn’t give a chuff and carries on doing it. Also going to take a camera for evidence. Some might say ride elsewhere, but the tracks are the best around here so why should I. And as others have said, I hate to think what might happen if a child is attacked and the pack instinct takes over! It has been too easy to just forget these type of incidents and do nothing about it, but in this case I’m going to get off by butt and doing something about it.
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