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Thread: Mad two days two dogs attack, the another the next day....long

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    Angry Mad two days two dogs attack, the another the next day....long

    wow what a cray two days. I live right on the water and take Layla for walks along the foreshore regularly. So we we walking she is now walking loose leash 80% of the time and we are going great. This area is strictly on leash, a lot of kids etc.

    So we are walking along nicely, and two white dogs off lead, they looked like twins, and we're about the size of a kelpie. They ran up to Layla and both started attacking her face she started to bleed, and then ran pulled me over I am bleeding knees and hands, she runs 50m to hide in the mangroves. The man who's dogs they are is belligerent and won't give me a name or any information. I say to him I am going to follow him home and get his address, he laughed and said good luck I am driving, also you have to get your dog out of the mangroves.

    So I went home, cleaned Layla up, called the vet, he said to antiseptic her wounds use some arnica and recue remedy and call back the next day, I had to get him out and Layla is on antibiotics and some cream. No stitches thank goodness.

    I called the council, made an extensive complaint, had to go in and sign an affidavit and I got the joist that these dogs are well known to the ranger so that was pretty horrible but then.......

    The next day we are doing a short walk, and another off lead dog came barreling up a red heeler and started to growl and bit her muzzle. The owner ran up trying to control her dog, which was rather unsuccessful a man passing stepped in and got the dog off.

    I turned to the lady, told her that her dog should be on a lead, also my dog has had three eye operations to the sum of thousands of dollars and if her dog had bitten her it would be thousands to fix and I would get every cent from her. I got her name and address and reported her and the dog.

    The vet came out and said Layla would be fine. It was amazing she is so much bigger than these dogs but was so scared and did not retaliate. Poor Layla, she is getting spoilt ATM and all her favourite toys and treats.

    When will people learn to put their dog on a lead, especially if they are prone to instigating aggressive behaviour.

    Thanks for reading this long post I had to rant.

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    Rant away, I know what its like! Nothing worse than off leash dogs harassing dogs who are on lead

    Glad Layla was okay, and what a good girl for not retaliating

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    Absolutely rant away. I think you might need to be careful to maintain a relaxed demeanour so she doesn't pick up stress from you ( and you have every reason to feel it!) What horrible experiences.

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    They ran up to Layla and both started attacking her face she started to bleed
    I don't have this problem often but you can tell if a dog is going to be polite when it arrives or not - usually an extremely direct and stiff approach with no stopping to sniff is trouble.

    When I see a dog barging up and mine is on lead - I know she's going to go off (I think she learned it from me)... I have to do something to stop the two dogs from leaving. So in extreme cases I get in front and start yelling at the approaching dog "BACK OFF GO HOME BAD DOG BAADD DOG"... And my evil hound usually joins in with a fine display of "BACK OFF" of her own. This usually stops the aggressive dogs and gets their owner's attention. And the ones that might have been friendly turn and run or roll over... depending what they think works best.

    I'd hate to be in the situation where we got a dog that wouldn't back off but so far (touch wood, taps head) I have been able to avoid those. You can see them stiff, pulling on lead and pointed at your dog from a long way off so I tend to stay where I can get away from them or leave.

    I guess Neo must freak a lot of dogs out like my dog can be freaked out by a horse. So you'd have to defend him. With dogs the same size as mine or smaller, I find putting her in a drop stay helps as she's less threatening that way.

    I'd be tempted to carry insect repellent and a walking stick if I had your problem... I'd also be badgering the council to do something about people who walk aggressive dogs off lead in an on lead area. Maybe invite the ranger to come for walk with you?

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    It's scary - and I guess it could happen to anyone no matter how careful they are.

    I went to insanely long and boring council meeting last Tuesday and told them off for NEVER enforcing any of the rules.

    Apparently there was a ranger out tonight - but I suspect it was the one from Holdfast Bay on his way home... ie not our council ranger.

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    This happens everywhere and it's a serious problem...it's happened to me many times (dogs attacking) when out walking my dog. Councils do nothing so in the end I ether carry a large stick and hope I can fight the dog off or don't go out at all...what a joke.
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    A golf umbrella would be a good thing to have in this weather - even if you couldn't use it as an umbrella - it would be a good dog repeller and shield.

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    Thanks for the support everyone, about to go on a walk, fingers crossed and walking stick comming with.

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