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    'emmeline', I am so so sorry that this has happened ! The joys of dog parks !

    Hindsight is a wonderful thing - but - really - you have done the right thing - not like me years ago - when I went in and tried to stop a dog attacking my pup and not only did I get put on my butt very quickly - but more damage was done to my pup.

    With your pup cowering and such - please remember he will be in a lot of pain and not feel like doing anything for a while - and with all the emotional stuff going on around him - he probably is wondering what he has done wrong. So gentle, gentle and slow !

    If you have ever had any trauma to your ribs - you will know that just even breathing is painful. He will eat when he wants to. I would be more inclined to make sure that he has plenty of fluids - more than food at this stage - and make sure that he is comfortable.

    You can be as ingenious as you like with tempting him with food - only you know what he really likes ! With my pup, I was mashing up bananas, dry kibble and sardines with water and making ice blocks out of them. Also putting ice blocks in his drinking water to get him to drink water.

    Take care - the both of you !

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    There is absolutely no excuse what so ever for kicking a dog. I do not care what the circumstances are. To break up a fight all you need do is grab the "aggressor's" back legs and drag it away from the other dog. YOu do not lift. You do not twist - just pull straight and level.
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    Grabbing back legs and pulling - only works if there is only one aggressor or if both owners work on their own dogs... I've pulled one dog out of a fight that way, only to have the other dog continue the fight...

    I admit I've never had to kick a dog. I have whacked one over the head with my lead (made a windmill out of the handle end of my lead rope) to get it to back off. My dog was between my legs at the time. Eventually she sat up and chomped the other dog on the head and that made it stop. It was an italian greyhound cross so way too quick for me to get it. It leaves Frosty alone now. But the owners have to be very careful with it around puppies.

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    Every situation is different, I think.

    I was walking Snoopy on my own when a large dog approached us, we both saw him coming, dragging his chain behind him.
    He had broken his running wire and ran out from his house towards us on the service road/track.
    Snoopy is 50kg, me the same, the other dog 60-65.
    This is the dog that Snoopy has been eyeballing and shouting at through the fence lately,
    (although that was two weeks previously and I blocked the entire fence line with weedmat which did fix the problem)

    We had about 20 seconds to prepare ourselves for how to get out of this.
    Snoopy stood to attention, tense and I must say that my life did not flash before my eyes,
    but every post from this forum regarding dog fights, flight/fight, calming signals etc most certainly did.

    It was a bit like a scene from "The Matrix" and honestly, all the posts from all you guys just
    scrolled down across my eyeballs in that 20 seconds.

    We had nowhere to go, too far to home, let Snoopy go? busy road to the left, barbed wire
    fence to the right, but thankfully saplings and thin scrub around us.
    I sat on the ground and asked Snoopy quietly to sit down, which he did.
    The other dog slowed and licked his lips, he approached on tip toes.
    I said to him Hello, good boy, good boy just had to keep it calm, no other option.
    He came up slowly and they started sniffing licking, dancing around each other
    softly softly, good boys love love (ahem.. Snoopy knows this to mean gentle etc)
    So the bloody chain kept wrapping around my legs I fell over twice and skinned my knees
    but just kept putting myself in between them and patting both, good boys etc.
    I picked up the chain worried if one got tangled he may panic and then it would be on,
    so chain in hand, the lightbulb went on.. chain..trees..fence...DOH!
    I slowly led the other dog back, dropped Snoopys leash, Snoopy, step back, which he did
    backed up secured chain and we very slowly started walking home.

    I thought about the pulling the back legs (if it came to that) but what happens after that?
    Will the dog panic and bite me or will he just run away ?, and then Snoopy WOULD chase him,
    without a doubt.
    Even if another person had been there, and it would need to be a big husky sort of bloke,
    how could you separate 110kg of fighting dogs without getting mauled yourself ?

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    I agree that kicking a dog is never justified. But I do understand that if someone thinks their dog is in danger, it is probably an instinctive thing to do. Maybe that is how this started, but if he continued to kick the dog after his dog ran off, then there is clearly no excuse and he is just cruel and aggressive.

    I hope your dog recovers. It is very sad when they are that traumatised, but hopefully the memory will fade when she has physically healed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mymatejack View Post
    I hate little yappy things and their deadbeat owners(i know, there are some good ones but they are far from the majority)
    I'm sorry, but I find that really offensive, even though I don't own a small dog myself. The 'disclaimer' doesn't make it any less of an insult to those with small dogs.

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    And that is why......

    We dont do dog parks.

    Im sorry you and your dog had to suffer this.
    speedy recovery to your pooch

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    Maybe I should start collecting data on misbehaving dogs and misbehaving owners... and see how it stacks up - big dogs vs small dogs and by what breed.

    I suppose it is possible to find the truth offensive. But I'm with mymatejack. I really don't like owners of small dogs letting them get away with behaviour they'd completely freak out about if a big dog did it. And in my experience - well behaved small dogs - are in the minority. Even at dog club.

    But I really should collect the data.

    Some small dog owners are friends of mine but I still cringe when they don't stop their dogs doing things that are really bad - like loudly harrassing big dogs on lead. I even trained two of them to come to me with perfect recall (way better than my own dog - go figure), so I can stop them from harrassing other dogs - when their own owners do not do this. If Frosty does anything like this - she's on lead until the distraction is gone.

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    Maybe i shouldn't have used the word "deadbeat" but :

    Jack has been harrassed too many times to remember by little yappies, lucky for them Jack is well socialised and knows they are no threat to him so mostly ignores them. However on a few of occassions they've got right in his face when he's playing ball and Jack has reacted - lucky for little yappy Jack is all noise and bluff unless the other dog fights back. I wonder how many larger dogs have ended up dead or registered dangerous after reacting to little yappies owned by nuff nuffs?

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    I will actually cross the road to avoid them, or if that is not possible stand back and
    have my dog sit quietly beside me until they pass.
    For some reason the owners usually look embarrassed.

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