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    What a horrible ordeal - I hope you took photos of all injuries sustained and reported it to your local council.

    I was attacked by an adult GSD tied up very poorly in the back of an open van on its owner's front lawn once. I took photos of the injuries it gave me and my torn shirt and called the council immediately. There were police on their doorstep within an hour and they were given a warning. If this person has a history with their dog surely the council can take it further?

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    That sucks Jo Poor Flirtt and your Mum! And you not being able to do anything to help! I know what its like to not be able to walk your dogs... we have two up the road who are free to roam as they please so I can only walk Harley when I am sure they are not around.

    Hopefully the idiot that owns the kelpie doesn't let it out again, how stupid can you be!

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    How awful! I hope your mum and Flirtt recover quickly from their ordeal.

    I would be horrified if my dog attacked anyone /dog - how can her only reaction be, oopsy, I'm only learning!

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    That's horrible - I have seen a few nasty dog attacks in dog parks before and it's hugely distressing. That Kelpie and its owner need to be reported to the council/ police due to the injuries caused to your mother and your dog. That dog needs to be either contained at all times or sent away. A dog that out of control could kill somebody, or another dog. I am sorry you have to deal with this - I wish for a speedy recovery for your family.

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    Yeah, thats not a cool situation at all. Sorry to hear what you guys went through.

    In a situation like that i wouldnt have blamed your mum at all if she had of let him go so he could give that other dog a touch up. Not ideal i know and not the first thoughts of a responsible dog owner....but even if it's just so your dog had every opportunity to fully defend himself. I do understand why your mum did what she did and good on her too.

    The owner of that dog needs a kick in the pants.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Sean View Post
    Yeah, thats not a cool situation at all. Sorry to hear what you guys went through.

    In a situation like that i wouldnt have blamed your mum at all if she had of let him go so he could give that other dog a touch up. Not ideal i know and not the first thoughts of a responsible dog owner....but even if it's just so your dog had every opportunity to fully defend himself. I do understand why your mum did what she did and good on her too.

    The owner of that dog needs a kick in the pants.
    I dont think its not responsible to let go of the lead necessarily, and personally, if I cant avoid the confrontation and the other dog attacks, I immediately release the lead so my dog has the best manouverability it can to defend itself (unless its pippi who wouldnt even be able to protect herself against a cat attack coz shes such a midget).

    I think V&Fs mum is a brave lady though to put herself in the middle and try and protect Flirtt, and I absolutely commend her.

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    That's awful V&F. I share your frustration and pain, in having worked bloody hard for 18 months on your dogs, some **** spit has reversed this, and you need to start again!

    I wish for a speedy recovery back to all that you all were once more.

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    thats terrible news V&F.... hope everyone recovers quickly, physically and mentally....

    in that situation id have no hesitation in letting the lead go.... although, jonah wouldnt have any idea as to whats going on and would think its a big game....

    id also have no hesitation in give the owner a kick up the ass, esspecially seeing as youve told them on many occasions....
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    Thanks to all for your well wishes. Both my Mum and Flirtt are both recovering well- wounds healing nicely.

    The neighbor has been fined, and will have to have her dog on leash and muzzled at all times when it is out of her backyard. I have seen neither hide nor hair of them this week, so havent a clue whether she is actually obeying the directive, or not walking the dog at all. I will keep my eyes open, however, as I will report her for not walking the dog, or breaking the rules, believe me!

    I have found a nice little unused footy oval in an indusrial area behind out town's greyhound track and have been driving the dogs there each night to train and exercise. I hook all my long lines together (30 odd meters) and each dog then can have a bit of a free run in safety, too. The added bonus is the area is used for horse trotts, pony club and equestrian so the smells are constantly changing, there are heaps of different surfaces to train on and it is pretty well deserted. And, of course, even more deserted when it rains.

    I have to say, my Mum makes me proud. She is becoming an excellent handler, and she is such a tough cookie. I would imagine it was always going to be mentally worse for the one of us who had to stand back and watch (I had a few nightmares) but she isnt experiencing any fear of being out with the dogs and has recovered better than many.

    I, too, would be of the inclination to drop the lead. In fact. I yelled to her to drop the lead because it does give the dog more room to protect itself. She refused on the basis that there were kids, cars and me with Villi in close proximity and she didn't want the fracas to get bigger. There isnt much she woudn't do to protect any animal in our care- including putting her body in danger to protect- I can only hope I would be calm, quick thinking and brave enough to do the same.

    Flirtt also seems less traumatised by the event than I had expected so I'm just taking it slowly step by step to make sure. I do worry that Flirtt now thinks she's the toughest gal on the block, but overall I'm not seeing too much increase in reactivity. Our day out at the dog pool this Thursday will be the challenge, however, but I have a muzzle handy and have no qualms popping it on "just in case".

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    OMG V+F that is terrible. So glad to hear your Mum and Flirtt are recovering well so far. Your Mum is very brave, so glad to hear she kept her calm and did her best to defend herself and Flirtt. Not many people have the ability to do that in those sort of situations.

    What a complete and utter tool that women is. I would be fuming bloody mad if that was me(and I am sure you were!).
    Some people are so friggin foolish.

    Fingers crossed Thursday goes well and Flirtt keeps proving she has dealt with it well.

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