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I got Bitten!!!!

Discussion in 'Dog Chat' started by PoisonGirl, Mar 31, 2011.


  1. PoisonGirl

    PoisonGirl Banned

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    I can't believe the stupiditly of people! :mad:

    There is a woman that takes her wee terrier to school, and I overheard a friend tell her the other week that she went to stroke the dog and it snapped. The woman shrugged it off.


    Today I was coming out of school, some small kid ran past the dog who was tied up outside the gates, and as the kid ran past, the dog went for the child!

    Then some older kids came along and went up to the dog and it went mental again, so I decided to wait for the owner and suggest she didn't bring it back to school.

    Well the older kids came back out again and one of them told his friend to speak to the dog, it snapped and they went off laughing so I told them off.

    But the dogs snap collar had come off and me being brave, went to put the collar back on before it went and did something silly.

    Picked the collar up and the dog looked calm but as soon as I went any nearer it jumped up and caught my thumb!

    So I pointed at it and said ''SIT!!!'' and then stood blocking anyone else to get near, meanwhile a woman I know who knows the owner went to get her to hurry up.

    She came over and asked what happened, I said has gone for about 6 other people.
    She got defensive, saying she would only have been jumping up, and I said no she caught my thimb.. she was actually going to bite someone.
    Then she said they would have been tormenting her (as if that makes it ok!!) so I said actually the first person just ran by.

    She then got a bit rude and said I needent worry she wont bring it back, so I said I think she got a fright with the first person and just paniked her, and then she asked me about 3 times if I was ok, and thanked me for helping. I imagine she was embarrased but it could all have been prevented if she had listened the time she was told the dog snapped.


    I'm just glad it was me the dog bit because it could easily have been a child, wether they thought it was funny and were teasing her or not!
    I really hope I don't see that dog tied up at school again or I will be going to the head teacher about it. So glad I was there to stop the situation getting any worse though!

    My thumb stil hurts :( Didn't break the skin but caught me right at the base of my thumb its a little bit swollen :(
     
  2. Amber Dawn

    Amber Dawn PetForums Member

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    I know there have been threads about this before, but why do some owners of small dogs think it is acceptable for them to snap at people?

    Do they think that the dog won't do any damage? :mad:
     
  3. NicoleW

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    People like that annoy me, just because they have a small breed they think it's acceptable to bring it to a school with this behaviour.

    There's a woman like that near me, she doesn't come up to the school with the dog but takes it to the park after school where all the school kids go, it's a little westie. Everytime someone walks past it's lunging and barking and snarling at everyone, just missed biting a few children's legs. Disgusting.
     
  4. Horse and Hound

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    So glad my ROo isn't like that, he wouldn't dream of behaving in such a way.

    I firmly think my ability to treat him LIKE A DOG and not a small child has a lot to do with this, that and he's been around kids since he was tiny.
     
  5. candysmum

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    I'd be quoting the dangeroud dogs act just to scare her into thinking abit more responibally maybe print a copy oiff and hand it too her and explain if you see it happen again you will take action (even if you didn't)
     
  6. PoisonGirl

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    I seriously hope she doesn't take this dog back to school.
    I will be polite to her tomorrow and ask if the wee dog is ok.
    But if I see it at the school again I will be handing her a print out from the DDA and telling the head teacher so action can be taken.

    There was a letter sent out with the kids last year, saying dogs were not permitted in the school grounds after trouble with some not very nice people leaving poo in the playground (the same people who thought it acceptable to smoke dope on the grounds!).

    I will be taking my puppy to school to socialise her but she will be being carried at first and then I will be staying with her after the holls my son is into p2 so I don't have to actually go onto the grounds. I would never leave a dog by itself when they are so many children running about, no one teaches their children how to behave around dogs. My son told his friend at co op that it was bad to go near strange dogs.
     
  7. new westie owner

    new westie owner PetForums VIP

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    No dog should be tied up outside a school kids running about and screaming :confused: i have westie but he loves everyone including children :)
     
  8. frank911

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    i think a tied up dog is naturally more hyper, and it he is not used to it he will definitely attack the people that try to tie him up. and seeing kids run around always excites my dogs.
     
  9. sailor

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    When I take Sailor on the school, I always stay with him outside the gates and hold his lead short... he would only want a fuss off eveeryone, but with his intimidating size, its only right I keep him out of peoples way and make sure he doesn`t beg for fusses :eek:

    But what annoys me and it really hits a nerve, is when I am stood with my big FRIENDLY dog under control... and some airhead walks past with a tiny AGGRESSIVE dog on a long lead that is snapping, barking and lungeing at Sailor ... we can`t back off any more because we are already backed up against a wall

    And the owner of those little aggressive dogs have no control, just leave it lungeing about on the end of a long lead and look at me and Sailor as if ITS OUR FAULT !!! :eek::blink::mad::nono:

    AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAARGH !!!

    ok rant over :D
     
  10. kat&molly

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    The dog should never have been left unattended:(
     
  11. bobbyw

    bobbyw PetForums Senior

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    I agree with some of the others, why do people think if a dog is small there is no problem. In the park every small dog we meet jumps up at me (and some can jump very high!), but if my lab x collie cross did that I'm fairly sure people would have something to say and I would get a telling off!
     
  12. PoisonGirl

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    I have since spoken to the woman on FB and seems the wee dog does not like crowds.
    But we are going to meet up ( lol ) as I am sure her and Dixie would get on great, Dixie needs more friends :) Lol
     
  13. Malmum

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    I'd def tell the headteacher if she does it again. Kids could get bitten and the dog is obviously scared being left there, so an accident waiting to happen. :(
     
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