Dog got attacked – what would you do?
For me it was just a massive shock, to see your dog there with another dog in its mouth thinking oh **** he's going to kill it. I think the main problem is the trust thing now, i used to have no worries with walking him offlease in most areas, he's not usually bothered by other dogs at all, but now if a terrier went for him i think he would kill it.
Hora, not sure what crap you are spouting. Vets don't stay at their surgery 24/7, if you need them out of hours you have to call them to the surgery and pay for it!
As a matter of interest has anyone ever tried those ultrasonic dog things which are supposed to stop barking and break up fights? Its like a handheld thing. Wondered if they worked or just marketing crap?Posted 7 years agoB.A.NanaMember
She wasn't the most pleasant of girls, kept shouting at me, "i'm going to **** your dog up and get him put down"
I would recommend that you report the incident to the police now. Get in your report of the details as you recall them, get it on record and get a report number from them. If you leave it and they come knocking on your door following a complaint from her, saying that you want to file a counter complaint afterwards will carry much less clout with the courts/police, if it comes to that.Posted 7 years agostoneyMember
I bet they were Jack Russels….I hate them (and i like dogs).
You have nothing to feel guilty about as you are not in the wrong. Don`t pay the £95 vet bill as the other dogs were in the wrong and out of controll. As for the girl mouthing off as well, she owes you an appology.Posted 7 years ago
Shes young and was upset. When a Jack Russell ran out and bit my Westie I chased the owner into some minging social club at Stretford Canal. He was telling me he was off to get a hammer. I was basically telling him what I was going to do to him, his dog and his family.
You say things in the heat of the moment.Posted 7 years agoKarinofnineMember
Report it to the police.
Under the latest Dangerous Dogs Act you can have her dog put to sleep. The test is that "… [/i][a person is] bitten or has an apprehension that he is going to be bitten". The Act permits no defence.
The two earlier dog Acts cover dog on dog offences, you can look them up online. Whichever way you cut it, she's up sh!t creek and you are in the clear.
DO NOT PAY.Posted 7 years agoNobbySubscriber
As has been said several times, SHE is the one that has committed an offence under the Dangerous Dogs Act and there is no way you should stump up cash for HER wrong doing. I'm just guessing, but from the sounds of it I wouldn't be surprised if she wanted to sue you for 'mental anguish, blah, blah, blah' should you pay up, thereby admitting liability for the incident.
As I see it you have two options: say no to the vet bill & infirm them of the offence she has committed or simply report it to the Police and let them deal with it. Personal expereince tells me thay will take it seriously.Posted 7 years agomissingfrontallobeMember
LHS – Member
Out walking the dog last night and whilst I was busy bending down picking up his mess we were suddenly joined by two little terriers in full on aggressive attack mode snarling and nipping at him. They were at the end of their extendable leads with their owner, a young girl unable to reel them back in. Now it was all ok until one of the little terriers jumped up at me and took a nice big scratch out of my hand causing me to drop the lead. At that point my dog had pretty much had enough and pinned one of the terriers to the floor and drew blood in the process.
Fair enough. Not your fault. Your dog protecting you.
Now have been thinking about it all night as i feel guilty because he bit the other dog (he's never bitten anything before) but i feel it was in self defence more than anything else.
As a dog owner, I agree with you, except the bit about feeling guilty. If the little
terrierrat hadn't bit you, your dog would not have felt the need to protect you.
The dog looked fine apart from a couple of pin prick bite marks but i apologised to the owner and offered to pay for any vet charge if necessary.
I'd have asked for a lift to A&E for my tetanus, and her parent's phone number, she was clearly incapable of controlling the dogs.
I fear any repercussions today, even though she was totally out of control of her dogs and they started attacking first, my lab is a lot bigger and the other dog came off worse, and i dropped his lead so didn't have him under control for a few seconds
If my dog had behaved in the manner you described, I wouldn't expect to be able to come back to you in anyway.
On a serious note, I'd get the owners details. We have Petpaln insurance, and the samll print this year includes mention of complaints about behaviour etc being received about the animal will effect cover. Don't know if this is breed specific (we've got a staffordshire bull terrier) but can't see how it could be breed specific), forward the owners details onto police etc.Posted 7 years agoLHSMember
Thanks for all the advice. Been a difficult weekend on many fronts but hopefully this will all just blow over.
Under the latest Dangerous Dogs Act you can have her dog put to sleep
I would never ever want this for any dog, especially on a dog-on-dog attack. I feel that the little yappy terrier has learnt his lesson having been half mauled and shaken to death!! My concern going fwd is having my lad off leash around little dogs ever again. Took him for a walk last night and we saw a little jack russell being walked and he went straight on the defensive trying to get towards it. (Never done that before).Posted 7 years agotimdraytonMember
havent tralled through the rest of it so sorry if i am duplicating…..
1) it'd be tetanus id be thinking about not rabies, so make sure you are up to date with your shots
2) vets are open 24/7 my local pdsa/vetsavers are, it is not cheap on a weekend/out of hours though
3) the fact that you offered to cover vets bills imediately, (and probably looked earnest…) makes me think she is testing the water to try and see if she can make a quick £100
I wouldnt be paying her, and i am essentially a white shorter version of Ghandi, but its up to you reallyPosted 7 years agoCougarSubscriber
"I would never ever want this for any dog" – in your position, I probably couldn't hand on heart persue that course of action either; however, I'd have no hesitancy whatsoever in using it as a defence if the other party looked to be taking the proverbial and trying to bleed you dry. "Well, under the terms of the Dangerous Dogs Act your dogs will almost certainly have to be put down, I wasn't going to take it any further but we can both take the legal route if you'd prefer?"Posted 7 years agoSuiMember
a good punch to the shoulder will have any dog think twice – it wont do too m uch damage (unless you're Ali), but it will shock it enough to think sod this! LHS you need to grow a set mate (top or bottom). Don't EVER pay up on med bills as you will be seen as accepting liability which will screw your insurance. Terriers are little f'''ks, they always try to have a go at my Rottie who is so laid back she may as well be horizontal (come to think of it..), but i know full well she could very easily if backed into a corner without me there turn on them as a lsat form of self defence – i certainly wouldn't have any qualms about it!Posted 7 years ago
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