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    Quote Originally Posted by organicsab View Post
    Can they suffer long term drama?
    Yes, unfortunately they can suffer long term trauma. It really gives me the irrates when people don't control their charges (dogs or kids for that matter) when out in the world.

    Hopefully Rex can get straight back on the bike so to speak. Best thing for you to do would be go back tomorrow, even if it is just for 5 mins, then next time 7 mins and so forth......but don't forget your water pistol!!
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    I didn't think and i patted him on the neck, like gently, seriously and he yelped really loud and ran inside, and i went to say sorry and he was trying to get away from me =( even tho theres no blood, and i cant see a peircing, can there still be damage or it is just a bruise? should i take him to the vets tomorrow?

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    I would think bruising is likely, but see how he is in the morning, did he eat his dinner? Is he drinking? Is he otherwise alert?
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    he ate his dinner and is drinking, he seems a little stand-offish but i think that may be cuz i've been looking thru his neck to see if i can see a bite and i dont think he likes it cuz it hurts

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    Quote Originally Posted by organicsab View Post
    he ate his dinner and is drinking, he seems a little stand-offish but i think that may be cuz i've been looking thru his neck to see if i can see a bite and i dont think he likes it cuz it hurts
    I am no vet, but given he is eating and drinking and considering the trauma this little guy has been through today, I would suspect bruising. Truly, the best thing you can do is to get him back on the horse!! Go back tomorrow, take some treats with you and keep him focused on the positive instead of allowing the trigger memories of today. And again.....don't forget that water spray!!

    Finally, remember that slow and steady wins the race. In other words, don't stay long but go regularly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by organicsab View Post
    Can they suffer long term drama?
    They sure can. My parents were out walking their dog, Lucy (a Maltese x Lhasa Apso) a few weeks ago when a Beagle walking nearby slipped its collar and ran at her and attacked her. Since then she's been a mess - hates going on walks and shakes and won't walk properly when she does, doesn't want to go in the car etc. She only does this with my mum though, because mum's a constant "reassurer" always telling Lucy "it's ok, come on, it's alright" which is only reinforcing Lucy's idea that there is something to be afraid of.

    As SPRV said, the best thing you can do is go back to the beach asap, even if it's just for 5 mins. Just make sure you keep calm and show him you're in charge and there's nothing to be afraid of. Take a favourite toy or treat, or go when there's fewer dogs around. Even if you're only there 5 mins, make sure they are 5 positive mins!

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    I can't believe the owner of that dog told you to calm down!! If that were me and my dog went for someone else's dog like that, I would be mortified and apologising profusely!! I hope Rex is OK.
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    Jeez, sounds like Zed! You're not in NSW by any chance?
    Seriously, the owner of that Shepherd should be ashamed of himself. Telling you to calm down.
    Your dog is very lucky, but then so is the Shep because obviously you are not going to take this any further.
    Best wishes to you, and hope your little fellow gets over this as quickly as possible.

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    Rex is okay. Has a tender spot on his neck, when he shakes he yelps and i cant touch it but i think its not as bad as yesterday. Yesterday even if i patted that area super soft he'd yelp, today he was okay with it. My husband was going to say something to the guy when he told him to calm down, but he kept his cool and made sure Rex was okay. I didn't want to take it further as Rex was okay but i just hope he learns from this and keeps his dog retrained at the beach and muzzels her or something. I know these things happen, you cant tell what dog's are thinking. The year before last my husbands cousin was living with us and he had a mastiff x, beautiful dog, really a gentle sweet thing, but one day while i was away on holidays he attacked my dog and broke his leg in 4 places. Now we have a crap relationship with my husbands cousin cuz he wouldnt even pay for half the surgery and took his quad bike which we were meant to sell to get his half and buggered off. Some people just have no morals. If it was my dog that did that i'd be willing to pay for the whole thing.

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    i cant bring myself to killing an animal, i cant even kill a toad! i'm just going to keep big dogs away from Rex. He feels threatened by them and he's not had much luck with them. Going to use the spray gun thing or a bottle, dont want people to think i'm shooting thier dog lmao!

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