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Dog bit my neighbour

Discussion in 'Dog Chat' started by Bobbie gilmore, Feb 10, 2019.


  1. Bobbie gilmore

    Bobbie gilmore PetForums Newbie

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    Hi guys I'm new just after some advice my neighbour came by with her 2 dogs that started acting aggressive through my garden gate to my dog who got aggressive also my neighbour put her dogs inside came to the gate for a chat my dog was still being loud so I picked him up and my neighbour leant over the fence to stroke my dog to which he bit her finger it did break the skin but very small I'm absolutely mortified he's never done anything like this I have a toddler and he's never even growled I have no idea where this came from any advice please
     
  2. Tyranade

    Tyranade PetForums Newbie

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    Holding your dog which was guarding his territory may have played a big part in this. By holding him you have given strength to this behaviour.
     
  3. Cleo38

    Cleo38 PetForums VIP

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    OP - Sounds as if your dog was over aroused because of the other dogs, by picking him up (you haven't given 'strength' to his behaviour) you have confined him, giving him no escape route so when the lady leaned forward he may still have been quite stressed & reacted in the only way he could at that time & was to bite.

    I doubt your dog is suddenly now 'dangerous', he simply reacted in the only way he felt he could at that time so in future make sure he has options. If a similar situation occurs again, call him away from the other dogs, take him inside, calm him down & do not restrain him.
     
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    Lurcherlad PetForums VIP

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    Picking him up and holding him whilst the neighbour reached out to touch him just added to his anxiety and he felt threatened, trapped and defended himself.

    Both people missed every signal that this dog was over threshold and put him in an intolerable position.

    He should have been encouraged inside and left to calm down.

    I’d also avoid any interactions with the two dogs and neighbour in future.
     
  5. lorilu

    lorilu PetForums VIP

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    Dumb neighbor.
     
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  6. Bobbie gilmore

    Bobbie gilmore PetForums Newbie

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    Thank you for your reply I shall definatly be taking a new approach
     
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  7. Bobbie gilmore

    Bobbie gilmore PetForums Newbie

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    Thanks for the reply in hindsight I should've put him inside to calm down and will definatly take that advice on board
     
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