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    Quote Originally Posted by Minibulls mum View Post
    Once a dog starts that type of behaviour it escalates BB so next tme it may well attack the person as well as their dog, and if that person is a child or old person with a little dog it will most certainly get the dog at the very least, so go hard, make sure action is taken.
    With owners like that there is no use giving any leeway even though it may mean the dog winds up being put down, better that than innocents getting hurt
    Yeah I've got to agree with you.
    The owner showed no signs of responsibility so I can't see anything improving.

    I reported it to the council (finding any contact details for a ranger was a challenge in itself and resulted in me repetitively ringing an untended phone) and they seem to think it's very serious too, a ranger is going to contact me tomorrow.

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    Hi Bundybear

    I usually ring the main switch for our council and they put me through to the ranger or someone who will take a message and pass it on. Even the after hours number has a "call the ranger" option. Note the ranger deals with more than just dogs in our council.

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    Wow.....you were very cool about it all. I would call it an attack. If it had been a less forward person like you were, anything could have happened. Even your son running, could have been a disaster. i know it is terrible to report a dog, but especially with owners who just look on. This is an attack, with injury, waiting to happen. I am glad that all of you are OK
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    Agree with everyone else. I'd call it an attack. How horrid for you guys!!

    That poor dog too, what crappy owners it has.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Minibulls mum View Post
    Once a dog starts that type of behaviour it escalates BB so next tme it may well attack the person as well as their dog, and if that person is a child or old person with a little dog it will most certainly get the dog at the very least, so go hard, make sure action is taken.
    With owners like that there is no use giving any leeway even though it may mean the dog winds up being put down, better that than innocents getting hurt
    Havnt finished reading the rest of the posts yet but just needed to answer this one of MB's.

    Just because a dog is showing dog aggression does in no way whatsoever mean it will escalate into human aggression.
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    OK,in NSW an attack can be classed as a dog simply 'rushing' at someone/some other animal. Thats all it can take in certain instances.It then becomes a Dangerous Dog and must comply with the DD regs. Mind you the owners do have 28 days to contend this and take it to an appeal process.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ChoppaChop View Post
    Havnt finished reading the rest of the posts yet but just needed to answer this one of MB's.

    Just because a dog is showing dog aggression does in no way whatsoever mean it will escalate into human aggression.
    True Choppa, but it will still escalate, next time it may get the dog, it is after for it will get more and more determined with each attack, still no joke even though it did not bite a human, to many people their dogs are family and all they have at that.

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    We've just lost our beautiful 9 year old boxer over the weekend due to a vicious dog attack.

    We live in a rural area and the dogs across the road are not contained and they rush out at people, bikes, cars, other animals etc. We've just turned a blind eye (like the owner!!) and try to keep away ( I know we shouldn't have to!!) from the front of our property.

    The attack happened on our property when I was with my 3 year old son. We were heading back towards the house when the heeler (whom my son is petrified of and I believe that the dog would have no hesitations in biting a child) came out of nowhere and attacked my deaf dog from behind. My dog was was bitten on the back and back legs and her wounds were much more worse than they appeared. She died a half a week later after extensive veterinary hospitalisation.

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    Turning a blind eye - while keeping the neighbours happy - can have serious consequences for your dog and your children. You really need to report this.

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