Get it reported, some dogs off leads are a pain in the backside.
Two dogs off the lead charged at me yesterday as I was riding uphill, they were barking and carrying on so I got off my bike and put it between me and them. They kept circling round and charging/ barking. A couple of minutes later the owner appears round the corner and berates me for putting my bike between me and the dogs, she says they don’t like bikes 🙄 . I told her I didn’t like dogs that weren’t under control and suggested she keep them on the lead. Then as I continued on my merry way she shouts “Have a bit more respect for the woods we all use!” oh teh ironing!Posted 4 years ago
I carried on and forgot about it on the next bit of sweet singletrack 8) until now 👿
If you give a statement and it goes to prosecution, the magistrates must make an order for the destruction of the dog, if it is an aggravated offence, which yours is.So if you don’t want to see the dog destroyed, think about giving a statement.Posted 4 years ago
Then again, if yiu don’t give a statement, the dog is free to bite again, and it may be a young child’s face it grips next time.oldnpastitSubscriber
I’d be pretty upset if I and my dog got dragged through the courts, culminating in the dog being destroyed, which is what sounds like is going to happen here.
On the other hand I’d be upset if I was bitten by a dog. And my dog doesn’t bite people (anymore), she just barks like a mad thing (what do you expect from a springer).
Posted 4 years agochewkwMember
For a small dog just give it a gentle (slight force) kick to the head.
For a medium size dog do the same but with slightly more force but be very careful as they would use the mouth and teeth as defense. Use the heel of your shoes but try not to extend / stretch you leg too far out coz your calf would be exposed and a good chuck of it will be missing. i.e. the dog would “side way bite”. Also it be will rather difficult to balance on your bike with one leg stretch out. Keep your feet close and only stretch to about 100 degree.
For a large dog you need to use something strong (solid) to whack at its snout between the eyes and the tip of the nose. i.e. the bridge of the nose. In an emergency aim well and hit it with almighty force … you will see the dog drops in an instant and may even not get up anymore.
As a kid, I got chase by dogs in my village everyday. Yes, everyday. Normally 2 with one at each side. Sometime I would get chase by a the devil dog in my village – a cross mastiff and Rottweiler … I would hit with a 2.5 feet hard wood stick (hard wood from far east jungle), the dog would back off immediately. As I did not intend to cause harm to all the dogs, the cycle continues everyday until eventually all the dogs died of old age and I got my driving license. As for the dogs owners I know them all so no big deal … either they let me hit their dogs or I hit their children. 😆Posted 4 years agochewkwMember
easygirl – Member
If you had attended the scene of a dog bite like I did and saw the whole side of a young boys face literally hanging off, I could see inside his mouth because his cheek had been ripped off, you wouldn’t be so flippant.
Bloody hell that’s scary … how did that happen? 😯
The worst I have seen in past was a direct full force mouth bite to the calf with deep punctured wound and blood coming out.Posted 4 years ago
Bull terrier broke its lead, ran through open door into front room of a house where a young child was playing on carpet, dog attacked child, ripping its check clean off.it had bitten another child about 4 months previous,only minor on the first occasion.Posted 4 years ago
Child’s mother didn’t report the dog on that occasion.
This was before the dangerous dogs actaracerSubscriberhighclimber wrote:
Just because a dog bit someone doesn’t mean it was out of control.
I’m wondering in what possible world that statement makes sense. Are you assuming the owner told the dog to bite?K wrote:
In my ideal world, I would shoot the dog owner, then the dog!
Remember to save a bullet for highclimber 😉Posted 4 years agohighclimberMember
I’m wondering in what possible world that statement makes sense. Are you assuming the owner told the dog to bite?
I was trying to highlight the difference between an owner that cannot control their dog and a dog that is out of control i.e. a dog that is normally obedient but has been startled and is responding with instinct and a dog that is dangerously out of control. I suspect the OP has been an unfortunate victim of the former and nothing that needs more than a bit of advice given to the owner. I genuinely think the talk of executing a dog that has nipped someone is OTT – we’re not talking gaping wounds and faces being ripped off as easygirl seems to think this is.Posted 4 years agopnikSubscriber
I did, and im sorry that some of the discussion has got so emotional. I dont want to go into too much detail here as it would be inappropriate now that I have reported it. Opinions inevitably are borne out of personal experience (or tabloid journalism) and one persons lively pet is anothers dangerous menace.Posted 4 years ago
It is my view that the high spirited animal should not be off the lead or possibly without a muzzle, im no expert and intend to hand it over to such people.aracerSubscriberhighclimber wrote:
I was trying to highlight the difference between an owner that cannot control their dog and a dog that is out of control i.e. a dog that is normally obedient but has been startled and is responding with instinct and a dog that is dangerously out of control.
I have a hair here. Any chance you could split it for me? I’m really struggling to understand the distinction between a dog which the owner cannot control and a dog which is out of control – clearly it’s too subtle for me.
There seems to be this expectation from some dog owners that other people are required to modify their behaviour to accomodate the dog – that’s the attitude I’ve got from owners on all occasions I’ve been bitten. A dog bite is never acceptable or excusable – if you can’t control the dog when it’s not on a lead then it shouldn’t be off the lead.Posted 4 years agoscotroutesSubscriber
svalgis – Member – Quote
Then again, if yiu don’t give a statement, the dog is free to bite again, and it may be a young child’s face it grips next time.
Well, that’s okay – maybe the dog just doesn’t like children. No worries.[/quote]What if it’s a child on a bike? Does that make it twice as likely to bite or do the two factors cancel each other out? I think it’s important to know this before I next go for a ride as I may need to investigate the price of large childs cycle clothing prior to my next trip.Posted 4 years agoneninjaMember
I was bitten in the face as a child by a ‘friendly family pet’. It turned out this lovely dog had bitten one of the owners children previously.
It wasn’t startled or frightened and relying on its instincts, it simply walked over and then launched itself at my face.
I have owned dogs myself since but am of the opinion that any dog that ever bites a human (without provocation) should be despatched. They’re just dogs.Posted 4 years agoSandwichSubscriber
Are there circumstances when being bitten by a dog in a public open space is acceptable; any dog owners care to comment? because I can’t think of any….
If you were to approach a dog on a lead that was making a noise at you and attempt to reassure it and received a bite that would be down to you not the dog, but that’s about the only scenario where it may be acceptable.
It’s a shame the same hardline approach demonstrated here to wrongdoing is not present in the car threads too.Posted 4 years ago
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