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my puppy was attacked dont believe some people!!!

Discussion in 'Dog Chat' started by lovewhitegermanshepherds, Mar 27, 2011.


  1. lovewhitegermanshepherds

    lovewhitegermanshepherds PetForums Junior

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    my lovely 17 week old gsd puppy has been attacked by another gsd kia was on a long training lead and this other dog was off lead he came over to say hello and suddenly his great big shepherd was on top of kia savaging her neck she has no cuts which is good but now she is absolutely petrified of any dog she sees any help on what to do please funny thing was he said his dog was protecting his ball!! and he was an x police dog trainer!!!:mad:
     
  2. DirtyGertie

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    Awww, so sorry to hear Kia was attacked. Horrible thing to happen when you're doing the right thing. This is always a worry of mine. I was lead walking Poppy yesterday, she can only have short lead walks at the moment as she was spayed 5 days ago (she is soooo missing her runs on the beach!), and this couple with a much bigger dog about 20 yds in front of us bent down and unclipped their dog's lead - dog came straight towards us. What a plonker! Fortunately their dog just sniffed and went on it's way but it could have been very different.

    I hope Kia gets over her fright and it doesn't affect her in any way.

    By the way, your pup is gorgeous!
     
  3. IndysMamma

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    poor baby!

    I would find a friend with a smallish soppy *very* friendly dog and work on slow intros... both on lead... walking in same garden and gradually getting closer but utterly ignoring each other (just circle)

    at signs of stress/excitement circle further apart until both parties calm again and work closer until passing each other with no reaction... then circle together... and so on

    build up 'good' associations with one non threatening dog until you can start bringing in others.

    out of interest do you take her to a puppy class at all? even if you don't need it for the training they can be great for socialising with non family dogs and learning how to read unfamiliar dogs body language
     
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    That's awful poor little love.

    Do you have a dog training centre by you. You could take her to help her socialize with other dogs in a safe place, I would phone them first and tell them what has happened, so they will all ready know she may have a problem and I'm sure they will be able to help you Both.

    If you don't know of one, phone your vet I'm sure they will be able to help you.
     
  5. CarrieH

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    Hope it doesn't have a long lasting affect on Kia. What a horrid thing to happen to such a young pup. One walk we met a GSD which went for Ben and it's owner said the exact same thing about protesting its ball (which Ben wasn't interested in). Really frustrates me the number of people who think it's acceptable for their dog to behave like that. Dory can be fear aggressive and so is muzzled anywhere she'll meet new dogs, she's well known on our regular beach and a lot of dog walkers there have commented on the fact I have her muzzled and yet they continually meet dogs which are far, far worse than her.
    Hopefully you can find some nice friendly dogs for Kia to go and make friends with and get over her nasty experience.
     
  6. Eroswoof

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    Oh how horrid :(

    I think the classes are a fantastic idea but didn't want to just 'like and run'

    Hope she's okay

    Em
    xx
     
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    Sometimes I have had dogs snarl at mine when they have a ball in their mouths and the owners have said the same thing. Mine just want to see the dog, have no interest in the ball. If I had a dog that was so protective of his ball, I simply would not take a ball out with us.

    Poor little love. I do hope she gets over this quickly.
     
  8. lovewhitegermanshepherds

    lovewhitegermanshepherds PetForums Junior

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    hi many thanks for your reply she starts puppy training on wednesday earliest i could get her in!! i have taken her out today and she met a beautiful six month old lab who was lovely with kia but of course it has knocked her for six lots of work ahead but i am sure kia and me will overcome this:smile:
     
  9. lovewhitegermanshepherds

    lovewhitegermanshepherds PetForums Junior

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    thankyou i quite agree with you:001_smile:
     
  10. lovewhitegermanshepherds

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    thankyou for your reply i hope we can overcome this too:001_smile:
     
  11. Jobeth

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    My dog was bitten as a puppy and it didn't seem to faze him at all, so hopefully yours will be fine as well.
     
  12. lovewhitegermanshepherds

    lovewhitegermanshepherds PetForums Junior

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    thank you so much i do think she is rather yummy:001_smile:
     
  13. paşa's mummy

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    what a horrible thing to happen to such a young pup.. i really hope it doesnt stay with her too long, id also go to puppy class< pasha loves them. but i think the advice about circling with a well behaved dog is a really good idea too. some people make me soooo mad. my mums gsd was attacked the other day and i got a lecture for it because obviously it was my fault there dog bit ours and ours pinned theirs!!! :mad5::cursing:

    anyway i hope she is ok. shes gorgeous, i remember when pash was like that. all fluffy and adorable, now she is a menace :D
     
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    Good luck with the training, it's nice to meet new people and new dogs and it can be so much fun as well.
     
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    Same thing happened to my gsd pup at 5 months old. She was pinned down by a staffie who bit through her cheek.

    I've been lucky as it hasn't seemed to have fazed her at all. She had already started at training classes so she is used to all different breeds of dog. I did get her back down the same park the same day to play with other dogs so she wouldnt have a bad last impression.

    She's been fine with friendly staffie's since and we have met plenty of them.

    Socialising your pup with more friendly gsd's will be good for her I feel.
     
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    Just to throw this in there, I don't know about the situation but if Kia has no marks on her then this big GSD wouldn't have meant to hurt her. If he wanted to especially with him around her neck he'd have killed her if he actually fully intended to.



    I agree with everyone else, and lots of positive experiences with a range of dogs will help. Hopefully she'll be alright at her puppy training classes and not too frightened. Your trainer might be able to help as well
     
  17. Liquidsunshine

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    Woah, really sorry to hear about this, it's bad because it only takes a few nasty incidents to cement a fear in GSDs and as that guy used to train police dogs you would think he'd be aware of that fact.
    I hope Kia's ok, and it will probably really help her get her confidence back once she goes to puppy classes.
    You're brave having a white GSD, I like the fact that the dirt is well hidden on the black and tans, especially as we've discovered our girl loves having a roll in the grass and muck. Real classy girl we have here ;)
     
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    Sorry to hear about your pup. Just wanted to say I hope she can get to trust dogs again - you too, as I know how frightening this can be. :(
     
  19. JennyPoshPaws

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    I know what you mean, about not believing some people! :nono:

    Hope she gets her confidence back and put all that behind her. :001_smile:

    Love the picture. :)
     
  20. lovewhitegermanshepherds

    lovewhitegermanshepherds PetForums Junior

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    i have two given up on bathing them they just prefer to be black thanks for your nice comments:smile:
     
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