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    Default Confused...

    Now I'm not to sure who would be in trouble..
    Say if I was walking boss on the lead and a dog came up and attacked boss and say boss won and hurt the dog that attacked him. Would I be in trouble cos my dog protected me and himself?

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    I always thought unless you were in an off leash area the owner of the off leash dog would be responsible regardless of injuries as they are in the wrong.

    But I dont know for sure, sorry. Hopefully someone else can help.

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    theoretically, the person with the dog on lead is in the right, and the person with the dog that charges up, is in the wrong.

    in practice. Something different.

    Person with charging SWF lies their head off. Their dog was doing nothing wrong and was brutally attacked by this enormous pitbull while the other owner cheered it on.

    Um.

    The only good counters to this problem I've heard is to report first, and also to take photos. Or pretend to take photos and announce that you are taking video of charging dog in action. Or if you have a big scary looking dog - you need to be alert for dangerous SWF and make sure they can't get near your dog. Usually yelling at it is sufficient to make it back off. It's likely that the owner will yell at you though. But you're in the right and this gives you time to get the phone camera out.

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    It depends on where you are I guess, but if your dog is on lead in a controlled area and you therefore have control your dog is in the right by law... However if you were on private property their could be a fine line especially if it was the owners who your dog injured and you were an uninvited guest...

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    Technically Peta you are in the right. Walking your dog on public property on leash. Stray dog attacks your dog.

    Now prove it. Best thing is to always find a witness in some way or form.
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    Thanks. There a male dog that wonders at the bottom of our street.. I want to talk down there but always worried bout that dog.. It's all good..

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    If any problem occurs Mate, make as much noise as possible!!! Houses down there? Find a witness should anything happen. Yell loud enough, someone will rush out. Tehn call the council immediately, whilst you are there, so yeah, carry a phone. If you can get any shots like Hy suggested, all the better.
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    Yeah I will do that.. I just hope that the dog doesn't come near us but I think there some bitches on heat around our area that's why the dog is wondering. Which is really werid cos boss hasn't tried to get out of our backyard.

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    Phone your local council and report the wandering dog.

    They're not allowed to take themselves for walks.

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    Problem is we live in snobs hill.. The ranger has bad enough trouble with the dogs in the bad end of town.. If we see him out I will report it

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