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    Default Bitten by a Dog Today :(

    It was my fault partly. I went for brunch with a friend and we had to wait outside for a table. There was a very strange looking dog there, I have never seen ANYTHING like it. She was big, maybe 20kg, and this stunning grey suede colour. She felt like coral fleece. Her face was a tad rolley, but she had tiny ears (they had possibly been cut) that hung forward and never sat up and a really short tail.

    I let her sniff my hand etc and gave her a little pat, she was fine. While I was sitting with my friend (next to the dog on a bench, the dog was tied to a bike rack on the footpath) she became tangled in her lead. My friend and I both got up at the same time and I said 'I'll go' and went over. Dog was fine, wagging her tail.

    I approached slowly and went to unwrap her leg, she was wagging her tail, then she just snapped and started biting me. I jumped back, arms up and was saying 'it's ok'. Her owner came out then and apologized, saying she can be human aggressive. I didn't tell him she bit me, she didn't draw blood or anything, I sort of scraped my arm on her top jaw really. I've had worse playing with Jackson!

    Two small dogs came walking down the footpath and I thought here we go, because this dogs lead was long enough that she could block the path. She greeted them tail going crazy and the owners stopped and let her play with them! I was like :O

    Lesson learnt though, I won't be doing that again. Next time I'll go find the owner and make them untangle or assist their dog. It sort of irked me though, I don't really think it was appropriate to leave the dog tied up outside, alone, in a position where it could get at anyone walking past, especially if it's aggressive!!!!

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    I am glad you are ok.
    I don't really think it was appropriate to leave the dog tied up outside, alone, in a position where it could get at anyone walking past, especially if it's aggressive!!!!
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    Not a weimarana? And some shar pei come in grey.

    Both can be biters.

    If I was going to untangle a tied up dog that I didn't know, I'd move extremely slowly, and I'd put my hand somewhere neutral like their chest and then work along to the leg and untangle without taking my hand off the body. Dogs (and horses) hate surprises, so if they can feel contact and you're moving slow enough, they've got time to warn you if they're not happy and you can slowly withdraw or they have time to figure out what you're doing.

    Depending on the lead size though ie nice fat horse rope - I wouldn't have bothered. Those stretch leads with the cheese cutter type rope, wrapped around a leg, I'd have been yelling for help.

    Dogs that get hurt in car accidents are extremely likely to bite, and you just have to be prepared for that, ie fill the bitey end with something safe to bite on like a towel or shoe.

    I don't like leaving my dog tied up either. I prefer to crate.

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    I am of the mindset that if you are going to go up and help yourself to patting a strange dog without asking the owner first, they you should probably expect to get bitten.

    Getting tangled may have been enough to panic it a little bit as well as it feeling a bit unable to escape from an uncomfortable situation

    This is one of the things I have been very forceful with my daughter with. It doesnt matter that she has always been always to poke and yank on our dogs, not all dogs are like that and she wouldnt even think about touching a strange dog without checking with the owner first.

    Glad you werent hurt badly though.

    And while I don't have a problem with the dog being tied up in public, I think perhaps she should put a muzzle on it, more to protect the dog that anything.

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    Oh god I would have shat myself. Glad u didnt get badly hurt! lucky u were not a small child.
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    Hya, it might have been a shar pei cross. That's what I initially thought with the rolls on its face. Could have been anything though.

    I was moving slowly and started with my hand on it's side (the lead was looped around the front leg, back leg and then front again). I'm normally really good with dogs and language, this just caught me off guard. She was displaying positive behaviour, and I had already let her sniff my hand and gave her a little pet so I thought it was ok.

    A group of people with about 4 little kids came out while we were sitting there and the dog didn't move. I was watching though, ready to say 'no! stay away!' if one went near but it was all good. Her owner was pretty cute too LOL. I told him I have a blanket at home that's exactly like her fur and he just laughed. When he came out though and untangled her, she even snarled at him. I'm all for rehabilitation, especially since Rox, and it's great that he wants to take her out and walk her etc, but leaving her unattended, when she would even snap at her own owner, I think that's pretty irresponsible.

    I can't help myself though, I have to help. Like when the two smaller dogs came through, if she had attacked them I would have no trouble getting in there and pulling them apart, I'd already thought about it. My sister and I were driving the other night and there was something on the road. We were in a hurry, but I said to her 'if that's an animal, we're stopping regardless.' It was a Maccas bag though LOL! I think I have some sort of condition, I even carried a woman's shopping to her car the other day because her baby was hysterically crying in the pram and she couldn't carry her and take all her stuff :/

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    There used to be a rule once, that all took note of.

    Do not touch another mans dog, horse, or hat, it is just plain rude to do so, and as you have now found, even though you meant well, it is not safe either.

    Most of my dogs do not bite for nothing but do not like strangers touching them either, it is a bit of a bother not to be able to take them out and leave one tied up outside a shop for even a few minutes in case some person desides to touch my dog !

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    I'm more worried about the people who might approach my dog and other dogs that might approach my dog, than what my dog might do, but either way, I agree, leaving a dog tied up outside a shop these days isn't so good.

    It might have been ok when every shopkeeper knew you and your dog personally - my mum had a dog that got invited into the bank and post office and greeted enthusiastically by all the staff... but I think those days are pretty much gone.

    Dog related supplies shops might be an exception.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jucealala View Post
    It I don't really think it was appropriate to leave the dog tied up outside, alone, in a position where it could get at anyone walking past, especially if it's aggressive!!!!
    Totally agree. I magine if it was a small child who went up to the dog. At least you are an adult and had the presence of mind to try to introduce yourself and you moved away. A child, whose face is so much closer to the right height to be bitten, may have suffered a terrible injury.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Anne View Post
    Totally agree. I magine if it was a small child who went up to the dog. At least you are an adult and had the presence of mind to try to introduce yourself and you moved away. A child, whose face is so much closer to the right height to be bitten, may have suffered a terrible injury.
    Very true and I myself have a daughter that thinks every dog is her friend. (As much as I try to teach her otherwise) Its funny that the ones that she goes straight after are the ones personally I would be a bit fearful of. lol
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