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    Default Frightening afternoon walk

    So on my way home from the supermarket this afternoon i see this dog wandering across the road and watch it squeeze it's ass through a broken fence in what i assume was it's property & i remember laughing (cause it was quite funny, it got a little stuck) and thinking i might need to write the property owners a letter just to let them know there dog is wandering around, though it would be pretty obvious looking at the state of their fence.

    Around 2-3 hours i took both Molly & Rexy for their afternoon walk, we have a park adjacent from our home that does a loop around the area (about a 40min walk) so 5 minutes into our walk i hear this growl, Rexy and i swing around, Molly hides between my legs and f%&* me it's that wandering dog! It starts lunging and carrying on at us and i was seriously freaking out, Molly was bloody useless (lol) and Rex was going crazy (he's quite dog aggressive & very, very protective of me) I let him go, partly cause i was getting friggin leash/rope burn & partly cause i knew he would give this dog a go & i was scared this dog was gonna get me. So they got into it, Molly is tying herself around my leg and i'm trying to find a bloody stick (dunno what i was gonna do with it, but i figured if it was gonna get me i'm gonna poke it's eye out) i find a stick, grab Rex's leash, start yelling and stomping at the dog waving my stick around. It started to back off but was still snarling and as i started to walk away it would follow. I ended up throwing the stick at it and it just sat and watched us walk away.

    Scared the s%&! out of me. Made me realize i had no friggin clue what to do in those sort of situations. Was it wrong to let Rex go? Should i have yelled stomped around and acted like a big idiot or could i have gotten myself into more danger? And i'm seriously kicking myself that i didn't report this dog wandering when i saw it. It could have been some poor old lady walking her little fluff ball instead of me.

    I went straight home, jumped in my car and got the address of the property i saw it going into earlier, rang animal management and reported the dog and my findings and the incident. Hopefully they get their fence fixed properly and nothing like this happens again.

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    Not good at all Kuri!! I would have been scared myself, dogs wondering on their own always make me wary. Fingers crossed something is done about that situation for you. Good on Rexy for trying to protect you!

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    OM, Molly is useless! My cat would have put up a better fight. Lol

    I've never been too wary of wandering dogs, my home town is full of them. But this dog creeped up from nowhere, didn't even know it was there till i heard this snarling & Rex nearly ripped my arm off! I was not walking on the footpath directly across from the property, there is a 100m grass slope (below the adjacent footpath, across the road) to the park walkway, so i dunno if it was like guarding it's 'area' but it was a fair bit away from the house & the dog came towards us, not the other way round.

    Dog looked very much like a border collie, but with more white than black.
    Last edited by Kuri_89; 05-31-2012 at 04:25 PM.

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    I am so glad you or your dogs were not hurt. No wonder you were scared. I think all of us here would be too.
    It is good that you have reported it and I hope something gets done.

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    I reckon you were within your legal bounds but I would start walking with a big walking stick. As far as I know, cattle prods are regarded as weapons if you are found with one on you in the street. Anybody know if that is right?
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    I know of a couple of people who I wouldn't mind giving a once over with a cattle prod. lol

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    I am glad that you and the dogs are OK..having been through it a couple of times myself, I know how scary it can be. You can only do what you can do at the moment........I don't think there is a method or way. Each event is individual. What you did was right and I hope they find the dog
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    Lmao Oskar Glad you are all ok Kuri and it must have been really scary for you all, especially you and Molly, glad Rexy was there to help look after you.

    I always worry when walking my dogs, and always try to have a big stick and think a cattle prod is a great idea, I really wouldnt care if its legal or not. Its not like im gunna be attacking people or politicians (yes there is a difference).
    Does anyone know where to get one?
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    What an idiot i am. Didn't even occur to me that dog could still be wandering around i just totally forgot about it. Rexy is fine, he looks for fights that dog & he's got more lives than a cat! I've really grown to love that dog, and this 'incident' has made our bond stronger, i am so thankful i had him with me. Usually that sort of behavior he displays occasionally when we walk past another on-lead dog or at the dog park is embarrassing but this time i couldn't have been more proud of him.

    Thank you everybody for your concerns & posts. Its the first time i've found myself in a situation such as this where there is nobody around to help. Very scary indeed

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    if i was walking jack and confronted by a dog that was attacking(not just showing signs of aggression) i would absolutely let him go, especially if i thought he would come out on top, but either way, a dog has a much better chance in a fight doing its own thing rather than being hamstrung by being attached to a lead. How you deal with the situation from there is the hard bit IMO.

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