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How does this happen?

March 10, 2018 03:20AM
My niece, maybe 10 years old at the time, was also attacked by a dog. Not a pit bull. She had to have plastic surgery. It has made me very guarded about walking outdoors.

Every dog I have ever owned would have killed itself before hurting anyone. I don't know that for a fact of course and we always caution our daughter about sticking her face in the dog's face. So I must have some doubt. But it would just shock me to no end if any dog I ever owned attacked someone without provocation of some kind.

My mom took in a stray once. Sweetest dog ever and it loved to play and loved people. In her neighborhood was a lady who did the high step, swinging arms walking thing and the dog went after her. Now my mom swears the dog was just playing. And immediately ran away when she kicked it. But evidently it drew blood.

So she called the police and animal control came. They said they had to take the dog. And I said that is a shame, I will go get her. And they said no they had to do it. I could have walked this happy dog to the truck and they could have taken her quietly and with no violence at all. But they went in and aggressively put a choker thing on her and pulled her violently (image still in my head) into the back of the vehicle. My mom was in tears over how horrible the entire incident was. I felt so bad for that little dog. It wanted to do nothing but play and be loved. I understand where the animal control folks were coming from. They were told this dog attacked someone and couldn't take any chances. It was just a sad event.

I am only bringing that story up because it still pains me. I know its really not relevant to the thread.

I just wonder what triggers the dogs in the cases where they aggressively attack. I am sure some of it is due to the owners abuse and probably some due to just some primal instinct. I am guessing some dogs can also have innate mental issues but I don't know if that is true or not. lol. A lack of nurture or an act of nature?

  Pitbulls and Heart Monitors....

Arkansas Ram287March 05, 2018 04:26AM

  Sorry about your incident

Drew2839161March 05, 2018 07:34AM

  Didn't know you had a Shepherd

IowaRam138March 05, 2018 07:36AM

  Re: Didn't know you had a Shepherd

Arkansas Ram147March 05, 2018 12:53PM

  So you had a real Cardiac Event

IowaRam126March 05, 2018 03:04PM


Arkansas Ram150March 05, 2018 04:00PM

  Re: Pitbulls and Heart Monitors....

waterfield165March 05, 2018 12:07PM


Arkansas Ram132March 05, 2018 01:19PM

  Glad you are safe

Atlantic Ram137March 11, 2018 01:11AM

  That's simply not true

Drew2839139March 05, 2018 04:47PM

  Re: That's simply not true

waterfield147March 05, 2018 09:44PM

  If you look at the statistics, sure

Drew2839163March 07, 2018 09:59AM

  Such an abused breed

Atlantic Ram123March 11, 2018 12:47AM

  crazy....did you keep the stogie Attachments

ferragamo79160March 05, 2018 04:19PM

  LOL.......swallowed it...........no but

Arkansas Ram151March 06, 2018 03:04AM

  Just happened a few months ago, to my niece...

JamesJM125March 05, 2018 06:36PM

  How does this happen?

Atlantic Ram155March 10, 2018 03:20AM