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Discussion in 'Dog Training and Behaviour' started by tessiesmum, Jul 4, 2009.


  1. tessiesmum

    tessiesmum PetForums Newbie

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    Hi

    Late last year I was out with my dog and she was playing with several dogs and they were all enjoying themselves on a big field that is used for dog walking.

    A bulldog appeared and started to join in but kept going after my girl, on 4 seperate occasions she came and to me at my feet to get away from it, on the last occasion the bulldog came and attacked her as she was by my feet.

    It was very frightening and the dogs owner just got his dog and walked away.

    I have seen this dog again on a few occasions at a lovely big park we go to for exercise and I always go in the opposite direction to avoid it.

    But last nite we were out on the park, I had freinds with me who were holding their pup as we were seated and chatting on a bench, 4 other dogs came up and they and my dog were playing all okay.

    Then I saw this bull dog coming towards us, I said, omg, its that horrible dog that attacked Tess before, so kept vigilant, but didnt call my girl right to me as didnt want to transfer any fear to her, the dogs were having fun and Tess came and sat behind the bench and within seconds this bulldog had attacked her while she laid resting. It was horrendous, the guy did get the dog off and just asked it why it had done it and walked off. No apology or nothing, we were all a bit shocked and made sure my girl was okay, it didnt draw blood thank goodness. And thankfully it doesnt appear to have caused her any pshycological damage.

    Any ideas why this dog would attack my dog in particular, they are both bitches.
     
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    archielee PetForums VIP

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    Has your girl just come out of season or maybe his dog has just had or in season, girl some times can be aggressive to girl when in season
     
  3. tessiesmum

    tessiesmum PetForums Newbie

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    Hi

    Tess has been spayed, so no season.
     
  4. Patterdale_lover

    Patterdale_lover PetForums VIP

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    It could be a dominance thing.
    Or
    Your dog is fearful, a weak source. I don't mean to cause offense by this as i am sure she is lovely, but to other dogs she could be weak. If she comes and hide by you the dog will come and attack, any dog that joins a pack will try to get higher status and by doing that you pick on the little one first :eek:
    When the dog next comes over to her i suggest you grab it b the collar or scruff and say 'NO' If the owner shouts at you, say 'I'm just saving you the effort of apologising.'
    Good luck x
     
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    Colliepoodle PetForums VIP

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    If this dog makes a habit of attacking other dogs I'd be calling the dog warden if I were you.
     
  6. tessiesmum

    tessiesmum PetForums Newbie

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    HI

    Thankyou for your replies.

    Yes, last year when it first attacked her, she was younger and did come to me, but this time, she was running and playing in the long grass with all the other dogs and they were getting worn out and she came and rested behind the bench, so I think it more just a rest rather than me protecting her, but I do understand what you are saying. But she is a more confident dog and socialises with all dogs and I dont really see her as weak, but I guess the dogs judge each other in their own way rather than perhaps how we see a situation.

    No offence taken, by the way.

    But there is no way I would approach that dog, would not trust it an inch and the owner has not much control over it either.

    Yes, if I do come across it again and I cant avoid it I will ask him to put it on a lead and do the same with mine. And will express to him that if she does it again to me or I hear of it doing it to other dogs, I will report it.

    I would hate to think it took a dislike to a child and attacked it.
     
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    Patterdale_lover PetForums VIP

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    Is it aggressive towards humans then aswell? :eek: /if so i would defintiley report it!
     
  8. reddogs

    reddogs PetForums Senior

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    Pet protector spray???

    Might help you if you don't want to grab the dog
     
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    archielee PetForums VIP

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    Yes i have a pet correcter on me at all times when out with my dogs
     
  10. I have been a fan pof pet corrector for some time!!! This needs bringing to the attention of the dog warden impo though at this dog needs stopping before he maims of kills a poor dog!

    It would be most difficult but I would be trying to get a photo of both owner and dog!!! this may encourage the pratt to keep his dog under control!
    regards
    DT
    hope you dog is not to scarred emotionally by these episodes!
     
  11. tessiesmum

    tessiesmum PetForums Newbie

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    Hi

    Have looked up the corrector, I think I shall get one of those to take with us.

    The taking a photo is a really good idea, I always have my phone with me,so at least there is ID of him and his dog, should anything like this happens again (although, I will definitely shout to him to put it on a lead if we do end up crossing each other's paths) or I should hear anything about it attacking any other dogs.

    Thankfully Tess doesnt seem to have been affected by this incident.

    I think I probably will phone the dog warden, maybe it could be noted by them, then of course it could be possible that someone else could have reported it also.

    Thankyou for ur comments.
     
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