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Dog attacked by on lead dog

Discussion in 'Introductions' started by Shona McKeown, Mar 6, 2020.

  1. Shona McKeown

    Shona McKeown PetForums Newbie

    Mar 6, 2020
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    Hi all,
    My Labrador was on the beach earlier, and he is always fine off the lead. Yesterday, he was attacked by a pitbull. Although the pitbull was on the lead, I am wondering if it’s fair for my dog to be kept on the lead for the actions of another dog, or if I was in the wrong to let him off his lead? It hasn’t knocked my dog’s confidence, but his has knocked my family’s and I. Just wondering what to do next- any advice would be greatly appreciated.
    thank you!
    #1 Shona McKeown, Mar 6, 2020
    Last edited: Mar 6, 2020
  2. Siskin

    Siskin Look into my eyes....

    Nov 13, 2012
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    I’m a bit confused by your post. The title says that dog was attacked by on lead dog, then in the post you say that the ‘pitbull’ was off lead, was it just a typo?
    I presume you are not in the UK as pitbulls are a banned breed.

    It is good dog walking manners to not allow your off lead dog to approach an onlead dog. There are many reasons why a dog is on a lead, it could be elderly and frail, deaf and or blind, recovering from an injury or operation, poor recall or as you found out, doesn’t like other dogs.

    You don’t have to keep your dog on a lead all the time, just improve his recall so that when you see an onlead dog approaching you can call your dog back and put him on a lead until you have passed each other
    Lurcherlad likes this.
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