|Barked: Mon Jan 14, '13 7:05pm PST |
|I agree with Indiana, sometimes injuries of varying degrees can happen as a result of playing with other dogs - not always from a scuffle or a fight. I recall when one of our Saints at the daycare was running and didn't look where she was going and ran RIGHT into the wall, slamming her side into the wall hard, and leaving a huge DENT in the daycare wall. The dog ended up with a baseball sized fliud-filled bump on her leg from the impact. She was okay of course, but it's just an example of things that can happen accidentally from the dogs themselves, not always just from getting bullied.
Good daycare attendants WILL NOT tolerate bullying. If a dog scolds another for something, that's one thing and almost never involves physical contact. But if it comes down to bullying, or fighting, daycare attendants should be stepping in and separating the dogs to keep the peace.
We had a dog who began bullying the other dogs and immediately removed her from the daycare room. When her owners picked her up that day, we informed them of why she was no longer welcome in doggy daycare(I'm not talking playful taunting - I'm talking MEAN bullying).
I wouldn't be too hugely concerned about it. I might mention it to the daycare attendants and ask them to keep an eye out for scuffles or bullying, but ultimately, much like a kid in daycare playing with other kids, dogs going to daycare may come home a little bruised or banged up once in a while too. Dogs can sure play rough when they want to!
It doesn't look like a bite though, so unless it was an accidental scrape of the paw of another dog, it was likely she finally got a good swat from one of the cats.
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