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    05-13-2012, 11:07 AM
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My dog got bit :(

Ugh! I am NOT a happy camper right now. My husband had some friends out and one brought his dog (a german shorthair pointer). The GSP had gone after my male husky, Zero, one other time but they were both loose at the time so I wrote it off as new dogs meeting and not getting along.

From that time forward Zero is always chained up when the GSP comes over to avoid any issues. Now the GSP has been coming over for one day a week for nearly a year so I thought any issues had been resolved and he just stays out of Zero's area. Zero is tied to the tack room door to the barn so he can get in and outside and is away from the majority of the people and the other dog. I had considered kenneling him in his crate but don't feel it's right to lock my dog up just because someone else can't control theirs and there hadn't been any other issues.

So yesterday, half way through the day, the GSP saunters up to Zero's area where Zero is passed out sleeping inside. Zero heard me call the GSP to get him out of that area and stood up. As soon as he walked out the door (his chain still had a good 10 ft to stretch he literally was just standing outside the door) the GSP confronted him, stood up to him, and started growling.

The only thing I could do was remove my 3 year old son from the area since he's my first priority. I couldn't get around the GSP to get to Zero and the GSP had no collar on so I couldn't grab him. And then BAM the GSP attacks my husky. Let me make it clear that during the entire fight Zero never fought aggressively, only defensively. He would fight back when the GSP pinned him but as soon as he got up from the ground he would back away and the GSP would go after him again.

I finally yelled at the owner since he hadn't come over to help me yet and all he did was yell at his dog which just seemed to egg on the fight. They finally moved to where I could get a hold of Zero's chain and as soon as I touched it and said his name he once again backed off and sat down beside me.

The GSP did not have a single scratch on him which proves my boy wasn't fighting aggressively. I've watched this dog take down huge raccoons and various other wildlife when I've needed him too, I know he could tear up a thin skinned dog like that. He didn't want to fight. But Zero did manage to get bit. His left left about 2 1/2 inches above his paw got a severe puncture wound, if you separate the hair you can actually see tendons through there clear as a bell.

I cleaned him up and bandaged it (which he's leaving on thankfully) while he laid down and played with our other friends 12 week old puppy. Meanwhile the guy just let the GSP loose again!!! I was pissed! No apology, no putting the dog away/tying him up, just yelled at him and let him loose again. GRRR!

Needless to say he's received a message from my husband to a) not bring the dog out again and b) that if a dog fight should break out again we will not attempt to break it up and his dog will be shot if that's what's needed to protect my animals.

And just for good measure here's a picture of my Zero, he doesn't look like such a big wuss in pictures lol!
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    05-13-2012, 11:39 AM
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Green Broke
I, personally, would've kicked the h*ll out of the Pointer. But, that's just what has worked for the two dog fights I've been involved in. Mr. Asswipe Owner would've gotten a nice escort from my property and shoved over the property line. No semi-respectful person leaves their dog loose and just stands around while it attacks someone else's dog/animal. It was beyond rude, and if you can't control your animal, it shouldn't be off your property. I've found that a lot of the times the owner is too scared of their own animal to remove it from the situation. I'm sorry (not really..lol), but if I won't be able to risk myself being bit (not that a dog of mine would), I shouldn't have put the dog in a situation where such things could happen. Completely irresponsible, disrespectful, and pathetic, IMHO.
I'm glad Zero should be okay, and I hope he heals up quickely with no issues. He's absolutely beautiful!
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    05-13-2012, 11:51 AM
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Trained
Absolutely unacceptable. Never let that dog back on your property. I wouldnt let the owner back either.

No dog steps on my property and attacks my dogs. And I will defend my animals in anyway I need to. Kicking, grabbing the nearest object, pinning the dog down or resorting to my gun if need be.

If my dogs fight, I get after them. I certainly wont have an issue with going after someone elses dog if theres need.
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    05-13-2012, 11:57 AM
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I too would have kicked the snot out of that pointer, and told the man to take his dog and leave NOW. He would also be paying for any vet bills. You were much nicer than I would have been.

Hope Zero heals quickly!
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    05-13-2012, 12:02 PM
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The ONLY reasons I didn't kick the dog was 1) I had flip flops on so it probably would have done more to me than him and 2) my best friends dog got kicked in a fight once and it snapped his back leg. I guess I have a hard time going after the dog because it's not really his fault. If my dog was loose and got attacked it would be my fault because I put him in the situation. The owner chose to leave his dog loose knowing it's attacked before. It's not really the dogs fault that his owner can't control him.

Zero is being a huge baby this morning. I unwrapped the leg since it's swollen now so I want it to air out a bit and clean it out before re-wrapping it. But he won't put weight on it and won't even greet me, he just cries and lays there all sad looking :( my poor baby. He's usually a VERY happy go lucky dog and you can tell he's in pain.

I'm just feeling awful because he quit fighting back the second I called his name. Then the GSP pinned him down and that's when he got hurt. The whole time he was pinned down he was just staring at me like "Mom, help?". There's just that part of me that wishes I wouldn't have said a word and would have just let him tear the **** out of the other dog. I guess I get props that I can call my dog out of a fight with a single word at least.
     
    05-13-2012, 12:09 PM
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I would take your guy to the vet just to make sure that it will heal right and that you are treating it correctly. I would request that the owner of the dog foot this bill. As you said, it was YOUR property and your dog was chained up. You all allowing him to bring his dog and let him run free was a privilege, not a right, and your hubby's friend OWES you.

Please just have it looked at. I'd also be asking the owner of the pointer if he was UTD on all his shots.

I'm sorry you're going through this. I too have a dog that can and WILL rip another dog up if I allowed it or allowed him to run loose. I keep a very close eye on him even with dogs he knows and loves. Any owner that knows what their animal is capable of and does nothing or is not keeping a VERY close eye on them needs to not be a dog owner.

That really does stink.
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    05-13-2012, 12:19 PM
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Green Broke
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Originally Posted by Poco1220    
The ONLY reasons I didn't kick the dog was 1) I had flip flops on so it probably would have done more to me than him and 2) my best friends dog got kicked in a fight once and it snapped his back leg. I guess I have a hard time going after the dog because it's not really his fault. If my dog was loose and got attacked it would be my fault because I put him in the situation. The owner chose to leave his dog loose knowing it's attacked before. It's not really the dogs fault that his owner can't control him.

Zero is being a huge baby this morning. I unwrapped the leg since it's swollen now so I want it to air out a bit and clean it out before re-wrapping it. But he won't put weight on it and won't even greet me, he just cries and lays there all sad looking :( my poor baby. He's usually a VERY happy go lucky dog and you can tell he's in pain.

I'm just feeling awful because he quit fighting back the second I called his name. Then the GSP pinned him down and that's when he got hurt. The whole time he was pinned down he was just staring at me like "Mom, help?". There's just that part of me that wishes I wouldn't have said a word and would have just let him tear the **** out of the other dog. I guess I get props that I can call my dog out of a fight with a single word at least.
You haven't taken your dog to the vet?
That would be my 1st priority and the other owner would be liable for the bill.
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    05-13-2012, 12:37 PM
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Yearling
I would have kicked the owner, not the dog.
     
    05-13-2012, 12:48 PM
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I called my vet as soon as it happened and told him he had a few bites but only the one punctured. He instructed me on cleaning it out and I was planning on picking up antibiotics and pain killers for him tomorrow morning as soon as the office opens. Turns out the vet had a farm call out in this area this morning so he just called and said he brought it with him and can drop it off on his way back through (thank god for good vets). But he said mostly just keep it clean and keep a close eye on it.
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    05-13-2012, 12:54 PM
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Weanling
I've been on both sides of this sorta thing and that owner acted horribly. I've had my dog attack and be attacked. He attacked a lil dog (he had BAD hunting desires - anything lil that wasn't human was a game) and we got him off & paid all the vet bills. He was attacked as well by a different dog and we demanded they pay us. That owner had no right to stand there. He's lucky my dad wasn't there or his dog probably would have had the nearest available thing thrown at him - he has thrown a bucket at our Rottweilers when they got in a fight over a bone. I'd kick that other owners butt. They'd be forced to pay and if they refused? Guess who is callin the cops??
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