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    Default Ever been bitten by your own dog ?

    Not Mojo, not yet anyway........touchwood.

    My first dog 'Storm' got me a beauty and it's all my fault. He's about to go toe to toe with another dog and what do i do ? Walk up behind him without saying anything and grabbed him on the bum. I guess he thought i was another dog because in the blink of a eye he's shot around and got a mouthfull of my hand. Ouch !! Bit of claret spilt but not enough to warrant a doctors visit. That was a lesson learnt the hard way.

    And then Scooby my Ridgy ripped my earring out while we where play fighting. That hurt the worst of all and the ring never went back in. I can still remeber the pain some ten years later LOL.

    Anyone else been beaten up by thier own pooch ?


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    Lol I can only imagine how painful getting an earring ripped out would be

    I got bitten by my boyfriends dog once, I was about to throw the ball for him and he jumped up and latched onto the ball and the tip of my finger, and then proceeded to shake and rattle it like a tug toy......nice puncture right under my nail
    We found out soon after though that he had a storage disease and was in fact losing his sight at that stage, so I never felt angry about it after that, just a little afraid to go near him

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    Not yet *touchwood* I actually find it quite imperssive how controlled he plays even when playing rough. His teeth touch me quite often (e.g. when we fight for his blanket or when I try to snatch the ball which he is charging for right in front of his nose) - but he has never bitten me. Even when his teeth touch my hand they never actually close.

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    I got bitten by cleo when she was frustrated over birds and my hands got in the way when i was trying to shut her barking up.
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    Lol. Yup. I cop it frequently when dogs (mine or in class) miss the tug or get mouthy.

    Best one though was when Villain and AJ (my mums Dobe) found an old roo tail. Each dog had an end and all hell was about to break loose. I stepped in grabbed the middle and both dogs snapped at it at once as they lost their grip. Had bites to either side of my hand- which was not nearly as bad as discovering I had a rotten, maggot filled roo tail clutched in my bare hands!

    Neither dog intended to bite me, it was reflex only. All three Dobes, Vill, Flirtt and AJ have really impressive bite inhibition and spit my body parts out quick smart if they accidentally connect.

    Can't say as much for the bruises I am ALWAYS covered in from gangly, bony Dobe elbows and knees though.

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    Oh ouch, an earring!! Oskar has a good chew on us! Not like a full on bite, he does it playfully, but a full on bite from a dog, I would have to say thats a negative so far.

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    Once in the fight from hell my dogs had at week three after Annabelle's arrival.....A newfie bite is not a good bite, but considering, very little damage was done. people always tell you not to get in the middle of two dogs fighting. But i did LOL......No Hospital/Doctor needed. Did it whilst trying to pries the teeth from our smaller dog. have never been bitten since and it was accidental at the time. Stupid owner (me!!!!)
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    Well I think you actually asked 2 questions there... Has Sammy ever bitten me? No. Fortunately he's an ask first then bite kind of dog. No matter how riled up I get him or how much I scare/surprise him he has amazing bite inhibition.
    The answer to the 2nd question however is yes. Sammy has beaten me up. Not intentionally, but his bones seem to be way harder than mine. As a younger dog he would bash into my shins on occasion when playing with another dog. I went to get my legs waxed and the lady nearly had a heart attack when she saw the bruises. He has jumped up on me before and left bruises around my neck and shoulders that really don't look good. One time I was so happy to see him when I got home that I leaned down to hug him as he was putting his head up to see me. My tooth went through my lip into his head - although he didn't seem to feel a thing. The tooth was wobbly for a while but fortunately everything healed. Sammy bones feel more like some sort of concrete combined with an alloy - god knows how he got hit by a car and was left unscathed, all I know is that when my bones connect with his they feel like they're going to shatter.

    We measured his teeth the other day, they are over 4cm long and yet never has he hurt anyone or other dog with them. But the claws and bones - watch out.

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    Sometimes when dog misses the tug toy and gets me. No playing tug in the dark. And when we're practicing start lines - I throw/drop the toy so my hand isn't there when she grabs it. Sometimes she misses a treat hand off and chomps me - but that's pretty gentle considering.

    I can play with her mouth and she uses her mouth like a hand but it's gentle most of the time.

    She's never tried to savage me. She nips sometimes, like a pinch. I have a few shirts with "ticket" holes in them from when she's herded me when we're running but that hasn't happened for a while.

    And it's not much fun if she jumps when herding - claws do need a trim.

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    Yes, but my girl at the time had just been hit by a car and was in major pain. Still have the scar on my wrist and it reminds me of her ( long gone) and to be very vigilant with my pup around roads and cars.

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