|Barked: Tue Jun 12, '12 5:37am PST |
|I'll keep it brief. There is a park near us, its not an offical dog park but a hell of a lot of dog walkers use it. There are a good bunch of people who walk there. Wary or unruley dogs tend to be leashed.
I was walking my 2 dogs yesterday, came across to ladies both walking there dogs. Lady no1 put 1 of her dogs on leash as it has a problem with other dogs. I stopped to have a chat with lady no2. Lady no2 ws throwing ball for her dog, her dog a couple of other were chasing ball including my dog. Her dog brings ball back and drops it, my dog attemots to pick it up and her dog bites my dogs ear. Hard enough so that it ripped in 2 places and needed stitches. She did try to help me stem the blood flow, but failed to put her dog on leash!
My dog has been in vets all night, i was walking my other dog this morning. And got talking to other walkers, turns out this dog has attack another dog last year for the same thing, the ball! The dog is apparently very possessive of her ball. Yet this owner insists on bringing her dog to the park to play ball, while i understand its within her right, surely if you know your dog has issues you would take the dog to a quiet area to play ball. Yet it has been said this lady has no problems with throwing the ball in which ever direction she pleases, regardless of if other dogs are nearby! As shown yesterday.
If she has said her dog was possessive of ball i would have leashed mine. But she failed to mention this.
I am now left with a very sorry for himself dog, the vet as done a wonderful job and the ear should heal well, and a hefty bill, which i will be asking her to pay half if not all. But where do i stand if she refuses?
And am i right in thinking i should be reporting the inncident to the R.S.P.C.A? Were hopefully they can give her some advise and help with training?
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