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Puppy and I just attacked

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On the way to school. A dog who lives en route escaped it's car, came bombing down the road and attacked us. Puppy has bleeding foot, and is limping. I have a puncture wound on my thumb (so guess who's going for a tetanus shot later). In the panic, I lifted the puppy in to my arms by his lead sad Puppy now very subdued. We're going to the vet as soon as DH arrives with the car. Don't know why I'm posting tbh. Just shocked I think.

diddl Wed 05-Oct-11 09:49:46

How awful!

What did the other owner do/say?

ditavonteesed Wed 05-Oct-11 10:26:26

sad omg, hope you are both ok. hope the other owner offered to pay your vets bills.

Crosshair Wed 05-Oct-11 10:48:36

Also hope you're both ok, glad you managed to lift him up off the floor and protect him.

Elibean Wed 05-Oct-11 10:55:22

omg, how terrifying!

Let us know what vet/doc say, and make sure you give yourself and pup lots of TLC today...no wonder you are shocked [ sad]

GrimmaTheNome Wed 05-Oct-11 11:00:23

Poor puppy, poor you. How horrible. Just wondering if anyone here has advice for you on how to help puppy not be freaked out by this - you meet all too many dogs who are fearful and/or aggressive following an attack.

The other owner was as shocked as me I think. We'd walked past his car, in his drive, and his dog was barking at my pup from the window. We got about 100yds down the road, and suddenly his dog was chewing ours. The owner came running up the road, pulled his dog away and stroked my (hysterical) puppy, then dragged his dog back home. We didn't speak, too shocked. It was only after he'd gone that I realised that Jasper was bleeding and so was I. We're both on antibiotics.

Gah, I feel lousy. We've only had the pup just over a week. We were thinking of fostering a dog to try out dog ownership, but then a friend told us about their friend who's husband had bought her a puppy for her birthday unasked hmm. She had had him for about 6 weeks, but couldn't cope with puppy, one year old and three year old. So we said we'd take him. He's a 13 week old cocker/springer cross and such a sweet boy. And now he's been munched by another dog. This will help with the socialising hmm

Crosshair Wed 05-Oct-11 14:18:23

My mums dog a sbt got attacked as a puppy in the street when we where walking him(puncture wounds), he hated that dog until it died but he was still fine with other dogs. It might take more work but hopefully he wont be affected forever.

Its not your fault and to think if it was an old frail person or a child the outcome could have been horrific.

Spamspamspam Wed 05-Oct-11 15:24:58

Chickens, what an awful thing to happen sad poor pup and poor you!

If it helps I also picked my darling puppy up into my arms by her lead sad I felt so so awful but she was okay. It was the first time I took her out for a walk, she was mooching along and suddenly this huge bear of a dog landed on her, I hadn't seen it coming as it bounded up behind us. Instinct just took over and I lifted her up into my arms, the other dog thankfully was only playing but he liternally jumped all over her and she was a tiny terrier.

Lizcat Thu 06-Oct-11 09:10:50

Others will remeber that just over a year ago mobile mop who was then a 15 weeks old pup suffered a horrific dog attack and was lucky to survive. Once he was mobile again I contacted my training class and explained to them exactly what had happened, they arranged for a large number of safe dogs of all shapes and sizes to be at class for him to meet and socialise with. Mobile mop has come through this with his sunny nature intact, but he is always submissive to other dogs.
So talk to your training class they will be able to help. Mobile mop was a similar breed combination.

Thanks for all the sympathy. We're both feeling a bit sorry for ourselves today, tbh. Jasper is limping more today, but the vet said that there was no serious issues. I'm supposing it's just sore? I might ring the vet again later just to make sure he doesn't need seeing again. He is currently limping about the place dragging my shoe behind him and considering eating the sofa grin I did contact the police about the incident, and they were very good about it and spoke to the owner. His dog escaped the car and he is absolutely mortified. I know that this isn't a negligent owner who doesn't give a shit, it was just bad luck, but I wanted it made clear that it mustn't happen again. It's the only route we have to school, and I didn't want the DC frightened to be walking there. I'm going to get in touch with the local puppy school next week.

wordfactory Thu 06-Oct-11 10:07:52

Can I ask a doubtless daft question.
Why are some dogs aggressive to other dogs?
And what can the rest of us do to protect ours from them?

I'm guessing it's a socialisation issue? That is a guess, though. I'm now conscious of making sure that Jasper doesn't become aggressive through fear.

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