|Barked: Mon Apr 15, '13 1:20am PST |
|I'm currently very shaken up... I can't figure out if I'm angry or upset... or both :o/
This morning I took Dexter and Skip to a park close to us for a run around. There are always lots of dog there with their owners and we usually have a great time.
The park is situated next to a main road and a train line so it's always very important that you have good control if your dogs.
I was walking along with a guy who walks his Staffie at the same time I'm usually there with the two boys...
This morning though, a man came walking towards us with an Intalian Greyhound... It made straight towards Dexter and Dexter, in typical BC fashion, lay down as it approached... It finally got to him, had a sniff and then Bowed in front of him in a playful manner before running around him in circles.. Dexter took this as his que and jumped up and ran to him. But the Italian Greyhound got spooked and ran... Dexter loves to chase and it's never really an issue with other dogs but this little Italian Greyhound started running full speed towards the road. His owner started screaming at it and I shouted on Dexter who turned straight around and came running back to me.
The Italian Greyhound however, ran straight out of the gate and along the line of traffic. His owner was screaming and running towards the road so I put Dexter and Skip on their leash and the person I was with put his Staffie on the lead... And we held our breath.
Eventually the Italian Greyhound ran back in to the park but it was a scary moment.
Skip and the Staffie were playing in their own little world the whole time and didn't even look at the Italuan Greyhound.
But! The owner then came back over to me and started shouting at me in the middle of the park. Telling me that my dog was out of control and aggressive and I should sort him out.
Now, I'm a very calm person but if anyone says anything about my dogs out of sheer anger, I'll defend them.
I calmly told him that in fact, my dog was completely under control and polite to his dog and it was his dog that got spooked.
But still, he shouted at me for five minutes... The man with the Staffie defended Dexter also and eventually the Italian Greyhound owner stormed off with his dog.
At first, I was sure my dog done nothing wrong but now that I'm home and thinking everything over, I'm not so sure :o(
Was Dexter to blame in some way?
Edited by author Mon Apr 15, '13 1:24am PST
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