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    so just after the community was rocked by the latest dog/child attack. i was passing thru a nearby town and noticed an old lady standing motionless on the footpath and two pitt types were circling her and getting a prey bark on. plenty of people were seated nearer than me in my moving vehicle and they were just gwaking. did not seem right (DUH) so i pulled in illegally and asked if everything was OK, the old lady was almost in shock and said please help me, i got out and stood between her and the dogs without escalating the dogs who i am sure were about to attack. i walked the old lady to a nearby shop and she was so happy she said i was such a nice "young" man and pulled $5 from her purse and told me to go treat a nice young lady to a movie???

    i encouraged the dogs to come up to me so i could throw them in my crate, as they came up the shop keeper said they yours, i said no so he then ran at them screaming and they bolted, he thought he done a real good thing - the idiot - the dogs were all over the road holding up trucks and buses. i asked them for local council number. due to amalgamation the nearest council was 2 hours away and they would only come if the dogs were contained, the police said it is a council matter and would only come if someone was attacked.

    i left, and no i did not keep the $5.

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    Yep, the authorities are ever so helpful aren't they?

    And good on you for spotting this unfolding and helping the poor old dear. Shame the dogs are still wandering. Scary stuff.

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    what really shoock me is how evryone was just staring, i think it is safe to assume they would have attacked sensing the fear. they were really nice dogs who are prolly dead now. people's responses can make things so much worse, aussies used to have so much sense and problem solving skills...now??

    and the shop keeper would not even make the call, had to go back to my car and get the phone.
    Last edited by muttboy; 08-07-2013 at 01:22 PM.

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    Well done MB.
    The dear lady has not been to the movies for a while!

    Unfortunately many people do not understand that yelling/ chasing
    dogs just hypes them up and can cause all sorts of trouble
    including the potential road accident that you were witness to.

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    So much could be avoided if the average person had more understanding of dogs. I'm really no expert whatsoever, but still every day I witness people demonstrating zero ability to read dog's body language - dog owners included. I recently intervened to avoid a fight between two mature entire adult male pitties who's owners were oblivious. I was at a friend's place, who's daughter owns one of the dogs. A visitor (tradie, actually) brought her dog into the other dog's yard, saying, he'll be fine. My friend's daughter said, yeah, mine's fine too. Meanwhile dogs had locked eyes, tails straight up in the air, stiff bodies, circling each other. Made me uncomfortable enough to suggest immediate distraction and removal of one dog....

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    I don't get how so many people have so little clue about reading dogs or how to treat them. Like that dog crap lady that kept approaching my dog despite my dog being completely upset about it. As if somehow she had some sort of force field of protection. Erm... she might think she has the law on her side but that doesn't stop a dog from biting.

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