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Old 25 Aug 19, 12:33 PM  
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How awful for you! Iím glad Tilly is ok. It makes me so mad when dogs are off lead, especially as the owner seems well aware, in this case, that his dog is aggressive. YOU shouldnít have to pick YOUR dog up because HE canít control HIS! I have a small mixed breed dog who is very excitable but has never shown any aggression. When another dog approaches, she lays down as if sheís ready to play. I keep her on lead all the time when we are out as she could jump up at another dog thinking it wanted to play and that worries me.
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Old 25 Aug 19, 12:36 PM  
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Canal banks are dangerous places to have big dogs off leads, too narrow, particularly with aggressive dogs.
If the dog injures someone, potentially a ruinous personal injury claim could follow. Also if it attacks someone, arrest and DNA swabs etc could be the result.
I speak from experience, so dog owners be careful where you let your dog tear around.
Hope your Tilly is OK. It's idiotic to have a dog which is a known aggressive dog off a lead on a canal bank. Basically that owner didn't care.

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Old 25 Aug 19, 12:44 PM  
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We still canít believe it happened to be honest. We are about to go out for the day now but we are considering leaving Tilly at home. Fear of a dog attack has never entered my mind before (maybe thatís stupid on my behalf)
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Old 25 Aug 19, 12:49 PM  
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I read other forums and this seems to be getting worse and worse .
People believing that their dangerous dogs should be able to roam free attacking other dogs , people and without consequences.
I read recently of a family taking their children to a park for a picnic and a dog bounding over and trashing everything and scaring the kids ...the female dog owner said ďitís your fault you shouldnít bring food to a park ď beggars belief ...Op try and get as much info as you can and report it , next time it could be a child , the boxer owner is a disgrace.
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I feel so angry and a bit emotional reading that. We live in a village with population 125 and to be honest rarely encounter other dogs on our walks. When we go somewhere a bit busier I am so scared of something like this happening.

I think my smaller pug would be submissive and very frightened but the older / larger one is pretty confident and I think he would attempt (and fail miserably) to stick up for himself. I have read that a pug can over estimate his physical prowess and I can see that in my older one.

If this man knows his dog is not safe around other dogs he should put a muzzle on it and keep better control on it, it should not have been free to come after yours. We took our dogs to the lake district last year and crossed paths with a couple who had two scary looking dogs, when they saw us wandering past with two pugs (one a puppy at the time) the man pinned his dogs up against a wall and tried to block their view of us. He was in control, but I found it scary that this was necessary, so I picked the puppy up and told DH to pick the big lad up.

I don't think I would be able to stop myself from intervening if a dog attacked mine, I would definitely kick it or do whatever else. If the owner dared to complain afterwards, my goodness they would get a piece of my mind.
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Old 25 Aug 19, 01:52 PM  
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Problem is that reading the OP, the dog was on lead. Our dog was attacked by an on lead dog whilst he was also on a lead.
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Old 25 Aug 19, 01:57 PM  
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Problem is that reading the OP, the dog was on lead.
It doesn't sound like the dog was on a lead to me. But in any case I am also not sure what you mean by "problem is". Are you suggesting that dogs on leads can legitimately attack smaller dogs? I really just do not understand what you mean.

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Whilst there is little the Police can do about this single incident it should still be reported on 101.
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Old 25 Aug 19, 02:06 PM  
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Poor Tilly and poor you and your family. I hope Tilly recovers quickly. I would report it to the police. Even if there isnít much that can be done it can still be on file in case there are similar attacks by the same dog.
That dogs needs more training, a muzzle, a collar with lead and a harness with a second lead if itís that aggressive.

When I had a dog (chihuahua) despite him being on a lead and walking next to my pushchair with toddler son at the time, he was attach by a chocolate lab. Thankfully I manage to get hold of my dog pick him up before he was injured but people walking the other side of the huge park heard my dog scream. It was so shocking and my dog never trusted another dog after that.
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So sorry to hear this and as a dog owner it really annoys me that when people have an aggressive dog that they don't muzzle it and keep it on a short lead around people and other dogs.

I hope your poor doggy makes a full and fast recovery.
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