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    Quote Originally Posted by Drag0ncharm View Post
    I had a chat with my 'friend' last night and yes I am very angry at her, and yes I considerred legal action for the surgery he may require for the scars that will deifnately form.
    She has told me that this while it has never bitten anyone before, it often growls at children and adults. 2nd : when the bite(s) accured she just 'popped inside for 2 secs' and came straight out at the sound of trouble(I know she shouldn't have left him at all just telling her what she told me) 3: If my dog did this to him she would be put to sleep them same day. I love my Gypsy but I would rather hate myself for having to do that than hate her if god forbid she did it again. I have an Aunt who had near identical incident and still has the scars... they let that dog live and it bit the owner.
    But my view with the dog (at this stage) if it were to ever happen again I would never forgive myself. But I am meeting the dog and owner this afternoon and if the dog appears not to be agressive i will be asking the dog to be at least marked as dangerous.
    Sounds like your friend was very irresponsible. Very irresponsible.

    Because here is a dog who she knows has growled at children before (if she isn't making that up) and she left a child alone with the dog. Something that shouldn't be done even with the most trusted family pet.

    I believe a dangerous dog order is the correct course of action in this instance. It will mean the owners have to have a specially built child proof enclosure, the dog will have to be muzzled whenever it is not in this enclosure and they will have to display signage denoting a" dangerous dog" on premises. These are all precautions that will prevent any further incidence with this dog and hopefully cause enough financial loss (on building enclosure etc) that they will reconsidered ever putting their dog or another dog in that position again.

    Hoping your son doesn't need surgery and hoping he is feeling ok today. How is he with your dogs at the moment?

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    It sounds like your friend is very sorry for what happened. Its hard when it is not her dog for her to make any decision.

    I would deffiately like to know the dogs temprement after the bite.

    Was he in an aggressive state when the friend came out. "Still growling/ dominating or was he like in a sorry state? Like "Oh Sh!t Im in trouble" state.

    Edit to say: Great Post K&P I agree with that course of action.
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    I forgot to mention another worry for me is the owner has apparently already 'beaten' the dog that in itself could have done some psychological damage. I do want consequences but i do not condone beating animal even one that bit my own son. Yes I am looking (at this stage) to have it PTS but that is to be pain free if it happens at all.

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    that must have been one very upsetting day for all involved. You, your son, his carer and the dog owner. I hope your son heals without either physical or emotional scars.

    All children (and adults) lie. It is human nature. That isn't to say that your son lied in this instance. Besides which, whether he got his story 100% accurate or not is not the issue here. It is irrelevant! The dog, very obviously, bit your son.

    I am not sure what WA legislation is, but in NSW the incident would have been mandatorily reported by the hospital. I would be ensuring that proper procedures were followed, whatever they may be, and I would expect that the dog owner made an effort to compensate me for any costs involved and that they offered sincere apologies over the incident.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Drag0ncharm View Post
    I forgot to mention another worry for me is the owner has apparently already 'beaten' the dog that in itself could have done some psychological damage. I do want consequences but i do not condone beating animal even one that bit my own son. Yes I am looking (at this stage) to have it PTS but that is to be pain free if it happens at all.
    For Curiosity sake did you find out what breed it was?
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    From what my parter has heard of the dogs from his works mates yesterday either a purebred staffy or Lab x, my friend is just saying big dog. As I said I will be meeting this dog this afternoon so I see then. I asked my son this mornign if he could come and show us the dog that bit him his exact word were "No mummy he might bite you"

    I took him out to our kelpie aswell this morning he was happy to play with her, pat her. He even asked if he could give her a kiss and a cuddle( as he has been taught)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drag0ncharm View Post
    From what my parter has heard of the dogs from his works mates yesterday either a purebred staffy or Lab x, my friend is just saying big dog. As I said I will be meeting this dog this afternoon so I see then. I asked my son this mornign if he could come and show us the dog that bit him his exact word were "No mummy he might bite you"

    I took him out to our kelpie aswell this morning he was happy to play with her, pat her. He even asked if he could give her a kiss and a cuddle( as he has been taught)
    Its great this experience has not scarred him for life. When my nephew was younger, mayve 3 years ago, he got barrelled by a Lab. Just being completely friendly but boisterous. (As alot of young labs are) Still to this day he is scared of most dogs. Loves Ruby thou, thank god!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Drag0ncharm View Post
    I forgot to mention another worry for me is the owner has apparently already 'beaten' the dog that in itself could have done some psychological damage. I do want consequences but i do not condone beating animal even one that bit my own son. Yes I am looking (at this stage) to have it PTS but that is to be pain free if it happens at all.
    As in they beat it regularly?? That is horrible. Some people are just complete f***tards. Another reason why your son should not have been left alone with the dog

    The situation just gets worse and worse.

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    No not regularly beaten just because of this event.

    I have just gotten back from the meeting and was a bit surprised.
    There were 2 dogs! a pure staffy bitch who has recenty been de-sexed from an accidental litter of puppies and a Dingo X ridgback X staffy male.
    They are not sure which one did it (makes me even angrier) But I believe after meeting them it was the bitch. when I was first introduced the male did growl at me but after his owner gave the OK he started wagging his tail and putting his head under my hand. I 'GENTLY' tugged on his ears, tail, mouth and gave him a hard scratch. I would happily trust him UNDER SUPERVISION near my son

    The Bitch waas a diffrent story she literally hid in a corner the entire time I was there and while I could pat her and check her teeth she wasw clearly not happy. I believe from meeting her that it was her. her puppies have been rehomed and are 6 months now so not on the same property. She made a point of having to see everyone at all times. I am GUESSING that my boy may have walked up to close in a blind spot, dog felt threatened. I put this scenario to the owner and he agreed it is possible. he kept saying sorry, I think he might still be in shock. He doesn't want to put the dogs down and I understand but I said to him i just don't want an accident like this or worse to happen again. I actually feel sorry for the owner none of it is his fault. he warned my 'friend' to watch my son as the dogs can get a bit rough (pushing and shoving) but he honestly believe his dogs would be fine.

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