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Just got attacked

Discussion in 'Dog Chat' started by Collie1, Nov 5, 2012.


  1. Collie1

    Collie1 PetForums Junior

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    Ben was sniffing a dog he has met before next thing it jumped on him and attacked him. Ben not injured just a little shook up and peed on the floor bless him.

    Problem is that he's 7months now and I'm now scared to death that he's going I be frightened by other dogs I hear it all the time - my dog was fine until he got attacked now he's scared of other dogs

    What should I do now? I was going to walk him and hope to meet another dog so he ends it on a good note but fireworks have started and he's definately scared of them

    Any help appreciated - what can I do to make sure he doesn't develop issues with other dogs?
     
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    When you say 'attacked' what do you mean?
     
  3. Collie1

    Collie1 PetForums Junior

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    I mean the dog jumped on top of Ben grabbed his neck pinned him to the floor and was making growl dog attacking another sound
     
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    After Kilo was attacked by the rottie I recruited as many people that I knew with friendly dogs as possible and just got out there walking with them. He was nervous at first (and is still nervous of offlead dogs approaching fast when he is onlead - was before that as a lab had attacked him too when he was onlead and the lab was off, same as the rottie) but is coming round again back to 'normal'.
     
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    As much as I can appreciate how scary it would have been for you and Ben, if no blood was drawn, and neither dog was injured, it's not really an ''attack''. Sounds more like handbags at dawn - a lot of noise and a bit of a scrap, but not much else.

    As you say, because of the fireworks, don't try taking him out tonight, but just resume normal socialisation on your next walk - trying to meet and greet as many sociable, friendly dogs as you can, and hopefully Ben will be able to put it behind him! :)
     
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    I feel bad now that I let him sniff him but he has before.

    do you think it's possible that he will be ok and not phased by this or would you expect him to be scared now?
     
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    Thanks yes your probobaly right it most likely sounded worse than it was,
    I really hope he won't be affected he has a fantastic nature with every dog we come across I would be gutted if he started being scared or nasty to them.
     
  8. SixStar

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    Was Ben and/or the other dog offlead? Who approached who?

    It's entirely possible he'll be absolutely fine - like I say, resume socialisation, plenty of agreed greetings with friendly dogs, and you'll be on your way.
     
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    Sometimes a lot of the anxiety that a dog feels comes from the owner and to be honest I have always let my dogs get on with it as most encounters are just as SixStar said 'handbags at dawn' unlike Kilo's encounter.
     
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    They were both on lead the dog approached Ben afterwards the dog went towards Ben but he shyed away then Ben walked back towards him And just looked at him
     
  11. DobermannZoe

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    hmm I think whatever, you need to be confident and strong for your boy, if you come across a character your not sure of, keep walking, dont fret, this will make your boy feel your in control and theres nothing to panic about... I try not to let Zeus mix with any dog Im unsure of cause you never know whats going to happen.
    Set up friendly play time with dogs you trust. :)
     
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    Try not to worry next time you're out or he'll pick up on that. Barney was grabbed, pinned and bitten by my friend's bitch on a couple of occasions when he was about 9 months but they became inseparable. He was allowed to play with her ball on the command "Barney's turn", he also got to share my friends bed when he stayed ( good job it was a double!!).
     
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    Sounds to me like the other dog was telling yours off which is kind of normal dog behaviour, I woudn't worry about it, just get more positive experiences and he should be fine. At 7 months other dogs will likely know he's a puppy and many will tell him off if they feel he is rude, that's the way with a lot of puppy/dog interactions.
     
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    Wolf got bitten several times and never became anxious or aggressive towards other dogs. I think a lot of it depends on the individual dog to be honest. What one dog might shake off and seem to forget all about another may take much more seriously.
     
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    Very true. I think a nervous or less confident pup would be more affected by this thing. Kes was attacked twice within the space of a week when she was 3/4 months old, both times drawing blood, and both times she wasn't bothered in the slightest.
     
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    We called Wolf Scarface coz of all the marks where he'd had his muzzle bitten by other dogs. I'm sure the poor dog had "kick me" written all over him coz even usually friendly dogs would often bite him. Even at 14 years, half blind and deaf as a post he was just as confident that every dog he met wanted to be his best friend as he was when he was a young pup.

    Shadow was attacked 3 times as a pup come to think of it. Once by a bull terrier, once by a GSD and once by a group of dobes. Minor injuries caused to him each time but the attacks never bothered him.
     
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    Why is there a discrepancy on the meaning of 'attack'. In my book attack can be verbal or physical and can range from a rude word through to a shouting in your face and a slap to a near murder. If a dog threatened another dog and jumped on it, whether or not there was any damage, I would call it an attack.
     
  18. ouesi

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    I think they're distinguishing between a fair correction from an adult to a juvenile and a true attack.

    At least, I distinguish between the two. Frankly if an over exhuberant juvenile were to rudely sniff one of my guys they'd get a correction too. I don't consider it an attack. Normal dog communication.
    My bitch will correct males who get too frisky with her. Same idea. It looks and sounds every bit like an attack but she's not attacking, just making sure they're clear that she's not available.
     
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    My little rescue collie (who has the kindest temperatment) was attacked on a training day a few months ago. Fortunately I enlisted all the handlers with 'nice' dogs to come and say hello to her almost straight away. It hasn't had any lasting effect.
     
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    I'm sorry this has happened, hope he gets over it.
     
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