On 20 Mar 2015 at 8:55pm Walker wrote:
Hi all. I know previous incidents of poor dog behaviour have been reported on this forum. I just wanted to alert owners that my friends dog (white Scotty) was attacked by a greyhound down by the river today, on the Landport side. The dog owner/walker had one dog on a lead, but three off the leash. The greyhound and two other dogs gathered around the Scotty (who is only 9 mths old and was on the lead) and the greyhound bit it a couple of times on the back and would not back off. My friend had to pick the Scotty up, but we were told later that was the wrong thing to do as the greyhound could have gone for her. What was worrying was the owner did not call her dog off and seemed unconcerned, just saying it wasn't normally aggressive.
Seems to me that if you are walking four dogs at once they should all be on the lead otherwise how can they be controlled - especially if they start acting with a pack mentality ?
Is it worth reporting this to the dog warden. The Scotty wasn't badly hurt, but was very wary of other dogs for the rest of our walk.
On 20 Mar 2015 at 9:14pm Dog owner wrote:
Was the Scotty injured - puncture wounds, blood?
If not, then the Greyhound wasn't intending to cause harm.
They surely can if they want to. I had a similar experience in the New Forest with two Greyhounds chasing down my dog and seemingly 'bullying' it. Same reaction from the owner -
'They don't normally do that.'
Pups need to socialise with other dogs and in most cases, fight their own corner, otherwise you end up with a nervous and potentially aggressive adult dog.
On 20 Mar 2015 at 10:46pm Kettle wrote:
I don't think that sort of thing is good for dogs at all. Bloody terrifying. Similar thing happened to my pup today. She was very upset.
On 20 Mar 2015 at 11:11pm Red wrote:
If you end up with a vet bill the surely it is the aggressor dog owners duty to settle it
On 20 Mar 2015 at 11:26pm Dog owner wrote:
Kettle - maybe more terrifying for you rather than your dog?
Again, was there blood, wounds etc.?
Dogs pick up on human emotion, body language etc. They are experts at it, hence their evolutionary success.
Red - yes agree entirely.
On 21 Mar 2015 at 8:08am Janet wrote:
I would like to see a dog licence of about £50 per dog per year
o a p only need to pay 35 pounds . because people are just do not give a dan about the mess .dogs leave. Yes I know there is some good dog owners out there , the green party need to sort this out if they are green then green
On 21 Mar 2015 at 9:20am Mavis wrote:
Like Children, some people shouldn't have dogs either. Licence both of them !! They will be expecting Dogs Benefit payments soon too !
On 21 Mar 2015 at 11:26am mrs b wrote:
Yes let the dog warden know as she may have other reports about this dog 01273 484354
On 21 Mar 2015 at 2:41pm Ginger wrote:
Similar problem with large alsatian that is not kept on a lead by the owner. Frankly it's scary
On 21 Mar 2015 at 3:34pm Southover Queen wrote:
If you're genuinely worried that a dog may be out of control then I'd get in touch with the dog warden. The law has recently changed and "terrifying" someone, whether or not the owner thinks the dog means "to cause harm" definitely falls the wrong side of it.
Check it out here »
On 21 Mar 2015 at 3:45pm John wrote:
Do one Mavis! Such a retard!
On 21 Mar 2015 at 4:19pm Donne wrote:
Ullo John, gotta new pitbull ?
On 21 Mar 2015 at 9:56pm Postie wrote:
Have it put down , I get it every day it's the Owens not the dog in most cases , they let them run loose without a thought for everyone else if I had a pound for he won't hurt , it's ark is worse la la la ,
On 21 Mar 2015 at 10:47pm Pat wrote:
On the piss tonite, Postie?
On 22 Mar 2015 at 8:07am Dog owner wrote:
Dogs nip and growl when they play with each other. Was it more than that? Was it attacked and drawing blood? Surprising how many dog owners don't understand how dogs behave. Still, the owner should have more interest and control.
On 22 Mar 2015 at 11:44am Walker wrote:
No blood drawn, but it definitely wasn't playing. Completely unprovoked and all quite sudden. Thanks for all your comments
On 22 Mar 2015 at 11:58am Annette Curtin-Twitcher wrote:
Greyhounds, like all sighthounds, can be inclined to go for small furry creatures. It's in their job description, really. Anyone who has a grey and is less than 100% certain that it is either sufficiently well trained to stop when told or sufficiently uninterested not to bother in the first place should really keep them muzzled when off lead in public.
Greys are lovely dogs and make near-perfect pets, but they are a hunting breed and one small furry animal looks much like another to them.
On 22 Mar 2015 at 12:40pm Southover Queen wrote:
And, more to the point really, the law has changed so that it's the perception of the person who felt threatened rather than whether any actual harm was caused. A lot of dog owners are quite concerned that completely harmless but friendly dogs might be accused of being "out of control" and thus at risk under the new law. It's not good enough for the owner to insist that their dog doesn't mean to hurt.
On 22 Mar 2015 at 1:13pm feline wrote:
Dogs are pack animals (like humans) and need to be socialised and trained to behave. I always find it interesting how families with poorly behaved children tend to have poorly behaved dogs as well. And before I get any comments about cat behaviour, they're not pack animals and are essentially untrainable.
On 22 Mar 2015 at 9:07pm Postie wrote:
Well it was a pub day with the ugby ! But stand by what I said as its true