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    Quote Originally Posted by cavalierqld View Post
    Thank you for those links Hyacinth, what a mega read and some interesting points.

    It sure would be the right thing to do to kick away another dog rather than allow your dog to tear them apart.

    Have you ever had a dog that seriously attacked a dog?

    And do you think owners who dogs have seriously attacked another should be muzzled around other dogs?
    I have Cav..And I have trained others that have...Annabelle was definitely a "red-zone" dog....but I am strong and I read dogs, so I trained and trained and As I said before she is 99% proof...I only have to worry if aggressive dogs go at her or funnily enough if other dogs attack other dogs..She now goes to protect the underdog. I have done an enormous amount of training with her and yes we did have a short period where we tried a muzzle...She just shut-down. you cannot train a dog when it is shut-down. So with the help of a lot of friend who were also dog savvy, we just continued training minus the muzzle. There are only two dogs that have been injured by her. the first was tessa at week three, but Tessa was also to blame, she did not back down. And the second was a dog at the kennel Club, who attacked her and she just quick-smart pinned him down. the damage was very minor. And of course when the dog attacked her on our walk, she had hold of his ear and did not let go, it ripped, when we all pulled the dogs apart...She had since been in some minor domestics at home with Tessa and has had good bite inhibition.
    We meet a lot of dogs at the Kennel Club and no-one seems wary of my dogs...Even if youngsters are rude, she does nothing at the most turn away and them it is my job to give her room. We go to lots of events with lots of dogs and we do Demo's around dogs......You just have to know your dog and be responsible for it and most of all protect your dog from other dogs
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    We went for a walk this afternoon and they have finally finished the fenced off-leash park around the corner, it's been 'in the making' for about a month now and the only one within 1hr from us. Meika is good with recall but Molly isn't that great yet so it was excellent to let her get off the leash in a BIG area (almost 2 acres) and watch her run, it actually almost made me cry because it was the first time in probably her whole life that she's had a big area to run and play.. she couldn't move all her legs the way a normal dog should because she's never been able to, it was like watching a newborn foal run for the first time- she was so happy!!

    As we were leaving a lady with a nice big ridgeback came in and asked if we wanted to stay so the dogs could play, so we did and they had a wonderful time! She said she's also had an encounter with the angry lady that spoke rudely to me so it made me feel better that she's like that to everyone and not just me So 2hrs later, I finally get home in the dark with two VERY exhausted dogs and one very happy owner We will sleep well tonight!

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    [QUOTE=newfsie;You just have to know your dog and be responsible for it and most of all protect your dog from other dogs [/QUOTE]

    I think that is the answer here Newfie, that things happen and you need to protect your dog and others!

    While i now understand better about interactions between dogs, i still dont believe a dog deserves be attacked because his owner is ignorant, as i was ... of dog behaviours, body language and the do's and dont's
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kristy.Maree View Post
    We went for a walk this afternoon and they have finally finished the fenced off-leash park around the corner, it's been 'in the making' for about a month now and the only one within 1hr from us. Meika is good with recall but Molly isn't that great yet so it was excellent to let her get off the leash in a BIG area (almost 2 acres) and watch her run, it actually almost made me cry because it was the first time in probably her whole life that she's had a big area to run and play.. she couldn't move all her legs the way a normal dog should because she's never been able to, it was like watching a newborn foal run for the first time- she was so happy!!

    As we were leaving a lady with a nice big ridgeback came in and asked if we wanted to stay so the dogs could play, so we did and they had a wonderful time! She said she's also had an encounter with the angry lady that spoke rudely to me so it made me feel better that she's like that to everyone and not just me So 2hrs later, I finally get home in the dark with two VERY exhausted dogs and one very happy owner We will sleep well tonight!
    What a great day you all had... It would have dood to hear your not the only one whos had a run in with "snakey lady"
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    I will have to go back tomorrow and get a video of Molly running so you can all share in my happy-tears with me

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    Can I ask why you feel she runs...differently?
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    no dog ever deserves to be attacked...I am only trying to explain why and how dogs are dogs....they are not human and have their own rules/manner/behaviour. And when they do something, we must not instantly blame the aggressor either. We must not humanize dogs, because they are not human and do not know human rules......That is why education is so important..........I spend hours with my beginners/puppy classes, explaining what could happen and why. I hope to make people aware, why some things happen. I actually think we just need to realise that dogs often don't do things because they are aggressive, but more often because they are scared.

    That is why in a dog to dog fight, I often believe we cannot lay blame.


    You know the funny thing is if a roaming cat attacks another cat and causes severe injury....No-one goes out to get this "aggressive" cat to be PTS. If a cat wacks (with all those claws) or bites a human, no-one goes out to get this "aggressive" cat. If a cat goes into your yard and say kills your budgie or just a bird in your yard.........No-one rings the Council to have this cat PTS. Cats are allowed to be cats...They are always excused. Whilst dogs have to be as perfect as we do not even expect people to be.....Just think of how many kids bully kids and get away with it. Being a dog is pretty tough nowadays
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    Quote Originally Posted by cavalierqld View Post
    Can I ask why you feel she runs...differently?
    It's hard to explain, she sorta puts all 4 legs under herself like a greyhound and pushes herself "up" rather than "out" (like a goat) and then when she does start to run "out" her legs go in all directions like a puppy and then she trips over herself and crashes.

    It's sort of like these little cuties.. Baby goats running and playing - YouTube but with much longer legs!

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    Cav, I definitely wasn't saying that your dog cannot go up to any other dog to say hi! I love Banjo to socialise and the vast majority of dogs we meet are friendly or just use subtle body language to tell her they're not interested. If another dog is off leash and the owner does not make an attempt to restrain them or tells me to keep my dog away, I will always let Banjo say hi. But I just consistently call her back from dogs on leash. This was really hard to do with Luna - only really started working well in her old age. But with Banjo it's no issue because I have done so much recall training with her and even though she loves playing with other dogs, she doesn't get frustrated if there's the odd one she is not allowed to get close to. I think she kind of knows it's for her own protection even.

    I wouldn't want anyone to feel that they can not let their dog have a good run just because of the odd chance that there might be a DA dog around. But good recall is a must and I always assume that dogs on leash at off leash areas are on leash for a good reason. Mind you, we have many unfenced off leash areas and I reckon the majority of on leash dogs there are because they don't have good enough recall and might bolt. But even if they are nice dogs, I don't really like Banjo to go up to them because if she likes the other dog she starts doing zoomies around them and then the other owner usually gets pulled in all directions by their dog who gets frustrated because they cannot join in.

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    I had rexy muzzled in off-lead areas only as i knew other dogs were offlead and there was a greater chance of a dog coming toward us. On lead areas (walkies) was a different matter - as far as i was concerned that was a situation i could control - any dog walking past SHOULD be on a lead. Id stop, have both dogs at heel & if owner approaches i would say "not friendly". He never bothered with on-lead dogs, but ones running about he did have a problem with, like he made a point of rounding them up, but getting carried away with it. Once he eyes something up that was the end, i couldnt get him to. Ome back. Now he has excellent recall and i have 100% faith i can call him out of anything these days. So he does not wear the muzzle anymore - for me it was more of a safety precaution & tool i could use to get him out of his behavior. He gradually learnt if he behaved himself he didnt have to wear it, if he played up muzzle went on

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