we got attacked
was out walking gypsy this arvo and noticed in the distance (was quite a way away) a bloke struggling with his dog (a large bull type bread, although breed has nothing to do with it), i didn't take much notice and kept walking untill i heard him screaming his dogs name at the top of his lungs i turned around to see this dog charging at us, hackles up and teeth out etc... it charged fair into gypsy and got stuck into her.
Now gypsy can look after herself and managed to put up some sort of a fight, which was lucky because both the dog's owner and i got bitten by this dog in the process of getting it away from gypsy. After he managed to recover his dog and we were on our way home i hear the name again, turn around and sure enough here we go again.
After giving the owner some quite harsh words we made it back home.
One of my concerns is that there are a lot of kids and old people with small dog's that walk around here and this guy obviously can not control his dog.
my main questions is, that gypsy has a memory like an elephant and will no doubt have hesitations towards similar looking dog's in the future, if this is the case, how do i get this out of her? and re-assure her ?
"He is your friend, your partner, your defender, your dog. You are his life, his love, his leader. He will be yours, faithful and true, to the last beat of his heart. You owe it to him to be worthy of such devotion" Author Unknown