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Miles gets attacked and bitten.. very frustrating

Discussion in 'General Dog Forum' started by Ari_RR, Oct 25, 2020.

  1. Ari_RR

    Ari_RR Well-Known Member Registered

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    Very frustrated!

    Now that some beaches are open for off leash dogs, we took Miles out to a beach yesterday hoping for some fun, where he was immediately attacked and bitten by a doodle...
    Not a pretty scene - the big baby ridgeback tried to get away but the doodle caught him, and he was just squealing for help until humans ran over and pulled the doodle off. Undoubtedly Miles' fear (coupled probably with being intact) only fueled doodle's rage.

    Some times I wonder and question the way we do it...
    I don't think this would have ever happened with our first RR boy, who had unfortunately spent a bit of time at dog parks growing up, and at 2 y.o. was admittedly a menace to society and a bully... but angry doodles kept their distance.

    With Miles - no dog parks, only good experiences, and one can't imagine a friendlier pup, although of course quite large in size, exuberant, playful, wanting to chase and be chased and all that.. A lover, a sniffer, a chaser/chasee, a playful wrestler, a village clown... but not a fighter by any stretch of imagination. As a good dog should be!! And still he gets in trouble, the only difference is that he is on the receiving end.

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    So, today he was in the human company, leash walking with a quick stop at the little kayak launching spot where he could play in the sand. Funny bit - at 25th second another dog appears, Miles misses him initially but then catches on and tries to run after and meet :D Unsuccessfully!
     
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    Poor Miles. Hopefully a speedy recovery and not lasting impact.
     
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    Poor boy hope there will be no lasting effect
     
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    Poor boy - give him a hug from me.
     
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    Poor Miles. Hopefully he will be resilient enough to bounce back quickly.

    For what it's worth, I think you have raised him brilliantly. And it makes me really cross that regardless of all the hard work we put into our dogs, all it takes is an irresponsible idiot, who doesn't want to use a lead and whose dog is a rude space invader, to come along and mess things up.
     
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    I think it's thanks to all your careful work that matters were not a great deal worse. How infuriating that this happened! And it has happened to most of us too. It doesn't matter whether we have a bold or timid dog - I've had several of each - the fault lies squarely with the doodle owner and their ilk.

    I hope you awarded a bone for Miles and some cake for you.
     
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    Poor Miles and poor you!
    Having experienced similar incidents with our dog when he was about that age, also entire and a bit of a push over, I feel your frustration. I hope you both make a speedy recovery and look forward to seeing pictures of Miles playing happily again.
     
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    Just goes to show the unpredictability of dogs I suppose. You've seen both sides of the coin so to speak with two different dogs of the same breed. I don't think we will ever truly fully understand what really goes on in their heads and what triggers them to do what they do.
     
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    So sorry this happened to poor Miles, and I'm sure it shook you up a bit too. Hoping he has a speedy recovery and no lasting effects from the attack.
    But seeing the video of him playing in the sand and joyfully trying to meet the other dog, it looks like that might not be an issue. :)
     
  11. Ari_RR

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    Thanks all! He is fine.
    Has a visible scar on his left side, but it matches the scar on the other side which he got from some other adventure, probably chasing a deer through bushes.
    As someone once said “Look at this Ridgeback. Not a mark on him. A sad thing” .
    Need to live on the edge :D
     
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    Jan Woodhall Active Member Registered

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    Oh NO, poor Miles and poor you guys you must have been as mortified as he was! Always a worry when people cannot control their own dogs, I hope it will all be soon forgotten and no lasting traumas for him!
     

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