|Barked: Mon Dec 10, '12 5:34pm PST |
|Ha, I like that! "My lawyer is on speed-dial!"
Honestly though, I don't know that I would want to get on the ground with a potentially dangerous dog...but then again, I think that is what you are supposed to do if one attacks you.
When one of my neighbor's Boxers went after Budro (rip-he was a large shepherd mix, so no covering him...and he had been attacked by all 3 of their Boxers before, so had to hold him back from reciprocating), I body-blocked him (had a car on one side though) and smacked him with the end of the leash until he backed off (later noticed a cut on my finger, so I'm not sure if one of his teeth caught me). My brother was about to come over with a tire iron, so it's a good thing he decided to go home! Thinking back, I probably should have reported that.
With a pup and an unknown dog, first off, I'd definitely try to be aware of my surroundings (I didn't expect to be attacked in my own driveway, for sure). Just a while back I had a lab charge Twist and I when out on a walk, but he stopped when I shouted at him to stop (we just kept walking as well, didn't speed up or anything). Having a walking stick or something to block/fend off an aggressive or rude dog is a very good idea. Depending on the situation, if it's just a rude-ish dog, maybe just try to slow em down and then let them greet each other. Others have pretty much said it all (that I would have said, anyhow), so I'm not going to bother repeating anymore. It would be nice if others would be considerate of other people...but I don't really see that happening anytime soon. Just try to keep the peace on your own end.
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