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    Quote Originally Posted by chubbsecurity View Post
    In my next life I am going to be an "Animal Control Officer" with the council.
    I will write an infringement notice for all idiots who shriek at dog beaches
    and also those who give dogs pretentious names like "Bono".
    His name was Bono, no joke!!! LMAO...she was shouting out Bono, come here Bono, and the little shit was too busy attempting to maul Oskar. Thankfully we got far enough down the beach before Oskar had a good chance to turn Bono into Bones.

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    LMAO, Bon-io.

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    I see you have my kinda sense of humour Chubb...I laugh at my own jokes all the time lol.

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    I don't really notice if people are scared of my dogs, while I am out walking my focus is on the dogs and people if they are approaching. If they have a dog I will sit Harley down (if its him I am walking) and wait for them to pass. Makes it look like he has manners

    There is no psychiatrist in the world like a puppy licking your face.

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    I don't seem to have the fear factor happening with mine..i do get he "pony" remarks and "do you ride them". I am always amazed at how many people expect newfies to be friendly and approachable. Which was a real problem when Annabelle was people and dog aggressive. I used to have to say "please do not approach". But I think it has made her re-training easier, because she was not feared by her appearance. And she is fine now

    And I have huge issues with SWF's, we have had them hanging off our dogs and like was said before, what would happen if my dogs chewed on them. But I have friendly out going dogs now...I never let them off leash in a dog park, because mine play rough and could possibly injure other dogs unintentionally. even by just running into them.

    We have had two dog attacks in the last three years.........One was a (according to the owner) Pittbull. It attacked Annabelle and Tessa was there too, when We were out on a walk in the small Village near us. Annabelle was just past her worst Dog aggression. the dog had jumped off a ute whilst it drove past us........It was scary, the dog grabbed initially Tessa, by the chest and Annabelle went for him...He turned on her and it was on for young and old. I tried to pull off the other dog and swing Annabelle away....no way. I kicked the other dog, but it held. It was only when a council driver pulled up and grabbed a shovel and started hitting the dog that we had some hope. The owner also turned up and he actually pulled his dog to the ground and stood on his throat. I told him to grab the back legs and I had to pull Annabelle by her back legs as she had one of his ears and was not letting go.....it was awful. the cops also turned up and he was going to shoot the dog, but i screamed no....You might shoot the wrong dog or us. Anyway.......the young guy got his dog off, I got Annabelle and Tessa. Somehow between the Council guy, the dogs owner and myself we got them separated. The young guy was so devastated and surrendered his dog to be PTS.........which I thought was sad. I did not want that. But the cops where there and the Council guy who helped. I never felt right about that.

    The other was me walking Tessa near our kennel Club for a warm-up. Out of nowhere a Blue Heeler attacked us. It grabbed her by the throat.......But luckily it was a Bluey, because i was able to make it let go, By grabbing it and throwing him off, once I had him off by the back legs, he got away and was never seen again.....scary again, but I will fight for my dogs. I am always amazed at how strong I am when this happens, but I am a mess after it, shaky and pathetic. It was the week before i did my NDTF stuff and I took Tessa injured and all, because I had done all my stuff (assistance, tricks, ladder and detection) with her. She still did OK........My dogs have got over it and we still walk in all different places. Tessa just does not like dogs rushing now, whilst before she was never bothered, but that is OK after all of that.

    I have no fear of breeds, just out of control dogs. But I do find dealing with some breeds easier (in pulling out of fights)........
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    How terrifying. My blood ran cold just reading that.

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    I have often wondered - for all you big dog owners - do you think your dogs see a difference between a little dog and a big one, or is a dog just a dog in their eyes?

    I have never owned a big dog, and have often wondered if when they see a swf the see a rabbit!

    I used to have a little fluffie and big dogs seemed a bit perplexed by her, though she never got in any scuffles with anyone. Her best friend in the park was a maremma!

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    My dogs aren't really big compared to others, but from my experience with Bella she just thinks they are a toy. I try and keep her away from little dogs in case she tried to stand over them and then they fight back.

    There is no psychiatrist in the world like a puppy licking your face.

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    I think they are aware that they need to be gentle with smaller dogs.
    Out first foster was a very small (compared to Snoop) female.
    He would lay down to play with her most of the time.
    I was worried at first that he would hurt her in boisterous play but it
    never happened at all.
    Our dogs have always had cats as mates and found out the hard way that
    you should not stand on Mr. Puss's tail or otherwise overstep the mark.

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    Ha - Keira most people with dogs rightly avoid,she goes off her nut at them lol. Although you get the odd idiot who doesn't realise (they are usually the ones whose dogs behave similarly to Keira but think their dog "just wants to say Hi").

    Certainly had people purposely make a huge circle around me and Phoenix, even though she is well behaved and always walking next to me on a loose lead. But she is "one of those dogs" so like V+F's dogs, is judged on how she looks rather then how she acts in most cases.

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