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    Oskars mum; See, I don't live in crippling fear. I can go take my dogs around other dogs and not stress fully. I have a watchful eye, as all owners should but I am also more aware that something bad could happen. I guess you can call it fear but I also call it being extra careful. If my dog, truly, %100 LOVED being around other dogs, I would take them out with other dogs, all the time. See, I hate taking my dogs out with tons of dogs people because I dislike being around people/dogs and for me, being around tons of dogs/people is stressful, especially when some owners are retarded and bring dogs in they shouldn't or if a fight breaks out, some just stand there. Serenity needs socalizing and she will get it but it wont be a everyday, thing because she doesn't like it. I want her to have one, not be annoyed by dogs. I do socalize my dogs and have but you can do it other ways then going to the crowded dog places. Would you honestly take a dog and force it to be around other dogs when he/she hates it?

    Kuri; Thanks for explaining that. I thought you only had two dogs. How many do you have? Thanks for answering my question. I think the dog in your sig is adorable on the left is adorable. What breed is he/she?
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    just wanted to clarify, even though i thought it was plainly obvious some of the posts since mine have left me wondering although there is every chance they weren't in response to mine. I said if a dog was attacking jack i would let go of the lead, never did i say that i would let go for him to go get into a fight(i did try to make that plainly clear). There are a couple of reasons why i will do that. 1. Jack is much more able to defend himself without the restriction of someone holding a lead attached to him. 2. By letting go of Jack i'm now able to look at my options of taking on the other dog myself.

    Clearly i would take whatever measures possible to avoid the conflict in the first place but the above is my go to plan of last resort(and has actually been used once in the past)

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    I currently own one dog (Molly) the dog in my sig on the right.

    Rex is the dog in my sig to the left. Both me & my mum share him (he is legally hers) he spends the majority of his time with me - i bathe him, train him, walk him. Mum pays for his vet bills, flea & worming treatment & does the occasional walk. I am currently thinking of relocating to Townsville if i get into the police academy & we have both come to the agreement that if i can find suitable accommodation that will allow dogs, i will be taking him with me as it will be near impossible to separate him and Molly as they are best mates. He is a Cattle dog X Shitzu.

    Most times i refer to owning two dogs, because he's basically mine anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mymatejack View Post
    just wanted to clarify, even though i thought it was plainly obvious some of the posts since mine have left me wondering although there is every chance they weren't in response to mine. I said if a dog was attacking jack i would let go of the lead, never did i say that i would let go for him to go get into a fight(i did try to make that plainly clear). There are a couple of reasons why i will do that. 1. Jack is much more able to defend himself without the restriction of someone holding a lead attached to him. 2. By letting go of Jack i'm now able to look at my options of taking on the other dog myself.

    Clearly i would take whatever measures possible to avoid the conflict in the first place but the above is my go to plan of last resort(and has actually been used once in the past)
    I don't think any responsible owner would be stupid enough to let their dog get into a fight willingly. I love my dogs, but if i have a dog that i know would be able to do a better job of protecting it & myself, rather than me get in the middle and potentially get us both hurt, then i will let it do it's thing. I'm not too sure what i would do if it had just been me and Molly - i would have a better chance and protecting both of us than her protect me. But say if this dog had gotten into me - then what do you do? Let her go and fend for herself? or hold on and let yourself get shredded?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kuri_89 View Post
    I currently own one dog (Molly) the dog in my sig on the right.

    Rex is the dog in my sig to the left. Both me & my mum share him (he is legally hers) he spends the majority of his time with me - i bathe him, train him, walk him. Mum pays for his vet bills, flea & worming treatment & does the occasional walk. I am currently thinking of relocating to Townsville if i get into the police academy & we have both come to the agreement that if i can find suitable accommodation that will allow dogs, i will be taking him with me as it will be near impossible to separate him and Molly as they are best mates. He is a Cattle dog X Shitzu.

    Most times i refer to owning two dogs, because he's basically mine anyway.
    Thanks for answering that! He is a real interesting mix. I love his coat.

    I'd call him your as well them, you basically own him. I hope you get to keep him, you seem very attached to him. Good luck with the police academy!

    What breed is Molly? I think she is cute, I just love the look of Jack.

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    I am very attached to him, even though i didn't particularly like him at first (he had some dog aggression issues, never been walked on or off-lead outdoors before, other multiple problems) he's been with me 24/7 since he's come into mums possession, i've put my heart and soul into training him, i walk him twice a day, i feed him, groom him, EVERYTHING - it's very hard to not become attached. My mum knows this, therefore she's willing to give him to me if me and OH decide to head up north (there is an academy here in Brisbane, but Townsville academy has a higher reputation). He would be much better of with me as she is unable to dedicate him the amount of time me and OH give him anyway.

    Molly is a kinder surprise. No idea what she is, i think either a poodle cross or perhaps a tibetan terrier cross - but she could be anything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kuri_89 View Post
    I don't think any responsible owner would be stupid enough to let their dog get into a fight willingly. I love my dogs, but if i have a dog that i know would be able to do a better job of protecting it & myself, rather than me get in the middle and potentially get us both hurt, then i will let it do it's thing. I'm not too sure what i would do if it had just been me and Molly - i would have a better chance and protecting both of us than her protect me. But say if this dog had gotten into me - then what do you do? Let her go and fend for herself? or hold on and let yourself get shredded?
    Its a real tough question re what would your best course of action be with Molly. Personally, i'd let her go and then do what i could to pull the attacking dog away .. but this is so much an incident dependant thing that you can only have courses of action planned in your mind and hope you pick the right one if ever confronted. Remember, any full grown human outweighs a dog and also outweighs them mentally. If you have a plan, don't panic and keep your wits about you, you'll almost certainly overcome any dog

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    The Hulk is on, with Eric Bana, talk about snoozeville!!

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    Can i add, that letting a leash go, enables your dog to roll over and display its throat and belly. A wonderful HUGE behaviour pattern that means, you won, i give in. fight stops.

    Your dog, or the other dog can do this easier without signals coming down the leash from a frightened owner to protect.

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    So my mum and her OH took all three dogs for a walk early this morning - and who did they come across? an off-lead wandering dog. We compared notes and it's probably the same dog (same area, same looking dog). Mum said the dog came running across the road but stopped at a distance to snarl & bark. She said they just continued to walk and her OH picked up a stick to carry. Makes me so mad to know this dog is still wandering about to it's own devices. I have told mum to report it to Animal Management tomorrow (as it's not open today)

    Can i add, that letting a leash go, enables your dog to roll over and display its throat and belly. A wonderful HUGE behaviour pattern that means, you won, i give in. fight stops.

    Your dog, or the other dog can do this easier without signals coming down the leash from a frightened owner to protect.
    Thanks Bernie, i would keep that in mind... they i would think Molly would just bolt and i'd be more frightened that she would get hit by oncoming traffic more than anything

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