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dublingirl48653 Fri 20-May-16 16:22:45

hands are shaken pls bare with me

in the park earlier walking my three quiet gentle dogs on leads

another large, vicous dog not on a lead came for us - I kept as far away as I could owner was on her phone did not notice

he attacked my dog - my other two dogs went for him
big scuffle

girl on phone who owns the dog came over shouting and roarin that this was all my fault

im so upset and angry
worried she will now report me
my dogs are always on the lead as I worry they will run off

dublingirl48653 Fri 20-May-16 16:32:38

sorry about typos

Catzpyjamas Fri 20-May-16 16:38:30

Did any of the dogs suffer injuries that need to be treated? Get them to the vet if you're worried.
Then report the incident to the Dog Warden, with all the details you can give.
Best to do this rather than worry that she is reporting. You need to give your version.

dublingirl48653 Fri 20-May-16 16:40:56

none of them need to be treated

what can she do though

mine were on leads
her dog was off its lead vicous and came after my three

Catzpyjamas Fri 20-May-16 16:46:09

Glad none of them need treatment.
You should report it because it was an uncontrolled dog who attacked another dog(s). Also if she then tries to report your dogs, the warden already has your version of events.

dublingirl48653 Fri 20-May-16 16:48:37

thank you

so upset
she was screaming at me

ImpossibleDog Fri 20-May-16 16:51:25

It's always so scary when something like this happens, even if there is no physical damage. Make sure your dogs are OK then call or visit your vet if you need to. Next have a cuppa and keep calm.

Her dog was out of control so you have every right to report it to the dog warden and even the police if you believe it was dangerously out of control.

I think perhaps she was frightened by her dogs behaviour and that's why she acted like she did, I don't believe she will report you. I mean, what would she say? That your dogs were leashed while hers was not under her control? I wouldn't worry about that really.

This site is full of good information about reporting an attack.

SnoopDoggyDogg Fri 20-May-16 16:54:34

It is not your fault if an off lead dog approached your on lead dogs. Doesn't matter if she does report you (although, what can she report you for?!) her dog will be deemed to be out of control.
Same thing happened to me, off lead dog approached my on lead dog and my dog went for the dog.
The owner was threatening me with all sorts. Police said their dog was out of control, not mine.

dublingirl48653 Fri 20-May-16 16:55:01

thanks so much

so really I dont think i was in the wrong

mine are not vicous and always on leads

she was not even watching hers
i saw it come and i ran the other way it got one of mine by the neck so the other two pounced on it

dublingirl48653 Fri 20-May-16 16:55:41

thank you so much guys

really really appreciate this

SnoopDoggyDogg Fri 20-May-16 16:56:44

So scary for you. I agree with impossible She was probably angry with herself for not being more aware and watching her dog and took it out on you.

ImpossibleDog Fri 20-May-16 16:59:57

You've absolutely done nothing wrong and neither have your dogs. Don't worry. I'm glad they don't need a visit to the vets!

dublingirl48653 Fri 20-May-16 17:04:23

thank you

she was so angry with me screamed in my face

if my dog was vicous a. it would be on a lead and b. if in a park with no lead then i would carefully watch it

what a nightmare im just lying on my bed shaking

hellhasnofurylikeahungrywoman Fri 20-May-16 17:08:30

Chances are she has no intentions of reporting it but, in your shoes, I would be reporting the attack. Hope you are all OK.

Wyldfyre Fri 20-May-16 17:08:35

Well for starters it's exceptionally poor etiquette to allow your off-lead dog to approach others on a lead (and ideally you should put yours on a lead of approaching on-lead dogs). The dogs may be on a lead because they are ill, injured, in training or nervous.
I echo what others have said - report it. She is in the wrong, not you and if she doesn't realise that she shouldn't have a dog

dublingirl48653 Fri 20-May-16 17:14:40

thank you thank you

much appreciated
this guilt and fear here has been destroying me

dublingirl48653 Fri 20-May-16 17:15:14

ps she also screamed that mine should have muzzles

dublingirl48653 Fri 20-May-16 17:52:50

thanks again guys

still in utter shock
just wish I had took them a different route today sad

ImpossibleDog Fri 20-May-16 18:16:17

You'll all be OK. I'm sure your dogs have already forgotten it. Don't worry about taking them out again or anything. You haven't done anything wrong and it wasn't your fault. Just ignore that woman and don't take to heart what she said.

dublingirl48653 Fri 20-May-16 19:59:02

Really helpful thank you

dublingirl48653 Fri 20-May-16 21:03:26

hope she has in some way learned from it

ImpossibleDog Sat 21-May-16 15:42:35

I hope she has too. How are you and your dogs doing today?

MaynJune Sat 21-May-16 18:55:19

I would definitely report the incident. As everyone has said, she was totally in the wrong. Her dog invaded your dogs' space and she wasn't even paying attention as she was on the phone.
Very upsetting for you but not in any way your fault - or your dogs'!

dublingirl48653 Sun 22-May-16 11:53:30

Thank you guys

Still upset
Have avoided the park
Now taking them down a quiet housing area for a few short walks each day

Dogs seem OK

Thanks for all being so lovely

TheoriginalLEM Sun 22-May-16 11:56:14

dont miss out on walking your dogs. these things happen. she handled it badly. dog fights mostly sound worse than they are but it is scary.

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