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Old 01-27-2005, 11:17 AM
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Question Important Question....

I read somewhere that if you own an agressive dog and your dog is restrained and another dog smaller or maybe larger unrestrained tries to approach or attack your dog you are allowed to do what you can to keep it away.
So I'll ask this question?
If you were to walk your dog big or small and another dog smaller or of equal size came to attack your dog or if your dog was going to attack the other dog and the other dog had no intention of being agressive would you do what you could to keep them seperated this includes shouting, or even kicking the other dog.

Because the other day i was walking my g-d Lucky and a mans little chiuaua (prob spelled it wrong) came running out the front door and tried to attack my luck. What made the situation worse was Lucky was an inch away from mauling the little thing. The owner didnt care he thought because I had my dog restranied nothing could go wrong well nothing did cause at the time lucky had hes halter on which acts as a a muzzle aswell.

It was very hard for me to have restrain a 120 lb dog and very strenous.
I kept shouting at it and scaring it so it wouldnt come closer I was worried for the little dogs safety if my dog had of gotten it I can't imagine what would of happened.

Thus comes my question would you do what you could to keep the other dog away.
Even if it meant kicking it or throwing something.
But keep in my mind I don't mean booting it sky high I mean just a light kick for it to know not come closer.
Or if it was a bigger dog what would you do?

Looking foarwd to see what people say........
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Old 01-27-2005, 02:18 PM
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Have a look at the other post I started about little dogs hassling bigger dogs - something I've suffered from too. There was a good reply.
I'm in Spain and the situation is worse, as the other dogs are sometimes semi wild, possibly not vaccinated etc.
As far as possible I avoid the situation, but if encountered I will shout at the owner (if I can see them) and do my best to shoo the other dog away (easier if you are with someone).
Beyond that I haven't had to deal with yet, and hopefully never will.... but if I'm the responsible one (my dog is usually leash walked as it has sight-hound blood) it will always come first!
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Old 01-27-2005, 02:30 PM
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At some point you have to do what you have to do. My first course of action would be to cross the street as soon as I could safely do so. That gets your dog out of range as quickly as possible, and the Chihuahua's owner is more likely to do something about his dog if it's about to run into the street!

If you yell at the dog, stomp your feet or act out in that manner toward it you're going to escalate its aggressive behaviour - plus you're telling your dog that not only is it okay to retaliate against the Chi, but you'll stimulate your dog's instinct to protect you.

Also, try carrying a switch with you. It's unobtrusive and quiet, and you can flick the little dog with it without doing any real damage, flick it without your dog realizing you've done it, and it will happen so suddenly and sting so smartly that the Chi's going to yelp and run for home.

But try crossing the street first.

Good luck!
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Old 01-27-2005, 02:37 PM
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Hey Renee, what's the "switch" you mentioned (sorry if everyone else knows!)
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Old 01-27-2005, 02:41 PM
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Aren't you lucky not to know about switches! LOL! It's just a thin, whippy little branch off of a bush with the leaves and twigs peeled off. It stings like fire when applied to bare legs . . . My mother was a firm believer in them!
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Old 01-28-2005, 09:32 PM
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Hey Renee, Thanks for the advise.
The thing was I did cross the street.
I was walking on the other side of the street and they man was putting hes rubbish out.
I saw the little chi barking through the window and i thought sure as hell this dog is going to get out I was on the otherside of the street but out it came, as soon as the guy opened the door.
The owner didnt even care hes like tucker come back.
I said please get your dog before mine does.
Then i wrapped luckys leash all the way around my hand so he had no give the little dog was running around luckys feet behind him and nipping hes heels.

The owner finally got the dog and Lucky was looking at me like
"O.k that was fun now lets eat....."

Because Lucky is dog agressive I always cross the street when seeing another dog but if there are people on both sides ill go into a different route anything to avoid them.
Some times people think its funny when they walk there dog be it a staffy or a rottie and follow me thinking I'm scared or worried theyre dog will attack mine when in reality its the opposite.
I don't get alot of that stupidity but its happened.

Thanks for everybodys comments....
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Old 01-29-2005, 09:01 AM
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You do need to be careful with your boy since Danes' spines can be relatively fragile and they really aren't set up to deal with a heavily muscled, stocky dog with a strong bite. Their legs are far too vulnerable, and so are their underbellies.

You're doing a good thing for him by avoiding trouble - and you could be badly injured in a dog fight as well.
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