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Old 12-28-2012, 01:21 PM
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Chester and I almost were attacked!!!

I take chester everyday on a 30-45 minute walk most times twice a day. We were almost home and were on a street where there is always a lot of dog poop. While i was checking the floor to make sure i didn't step on any poop i noticed Chester wasn't moving I had to pull him. Then suddenly all i saw was a big rotweiller coming right at us. I tried to pull chester to come but he kept on pulling the other way to play with the rotweiller. when i looked to see if the rotweiller had a owner I noticed there was no one with it, he was alone. for a good 10 minutes i tried shooing the rotweiller away and he was able to get ontop of Chester. I then pushed the dog off of Chester and picked Chester up. I tried really hard to run with a 50lb golden retriever puppy but i couldn't and plus the rotweiller was always right next to me. The rotweiller then began to growl at me because I didn't put chester down, at this point I'm already crying and not sure what to do. A guy came out of no where and was telling me to let chester show him hes not welcomed and i responded by telling the guy "my dog is a puppy, he is friendly and he thinks they are playing, could you please help me" the guy came up to me with a bat and told me "im not going to hit him im just going to show him the bat, but if he attacks me i have no choice" he shows the rotweiller the bat and the rotweiller runs off and I run home with chester. To top it all, when im almost in front of my house i see two pitbulls one leashed and one not leashed and i shouted at the owner "could you please grab your dog" I didn't mean to shout it i was/am just so freaked out from what just happened. Ive never been so scared. Ive heard and read many stories of people being attacked by a dog and trust me it is something I never wish upon anyone. I thank god we weren't hurt and i am ok physically.
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Old 12-28-2012, 01:27 PM
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Your experience sounds awful!! So sorry it happened. Fortunately, you and Chester are ok. I often carry a big walking stick when I take Max for walks.
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I am so sorry this happened...I would have been terrified as well!
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Your experience sounds awful!! So sorry it happened. Fortunately, you and Chester are ok. I often carry a big walking stick when I take Max for walks.
Thank you. I'm still shaking. Chester's asleep right by my feet. I just never been in this situation so i wasn't sure as to how to handle it. Walking with him is not going to be the same.

How could i teach chester to understand not every dog is friendly? The whole time he wanted to play while i was trying to pull him away.
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Omg that is scary. I sometimes wonder if I could pick Molly up and run away too if necessary. I'm so glad you guys are okay.


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Omg that is scary. I sometimes wonder if I could pick Molly up and run away too if necessary. I'm so glad you guys are okay.


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It's not easy i was struggling. I don't work out but my boyfriend and I have decided because we want a healthy life for us and chester we need to get in shape. After what just happened is another reason why I need to get in shape.
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Oh Erika I'm so sorry! How horrible for you. I'm glad you're both OK! I've been taking DH's walking cane with me. Most situations I have no doubt Ky could handle but I don't want her to have to so I carry it in the hand that holds her leash since she's easy on leash and Bentley on the other side.

I don't know what to tell you but I know the next walks will be scary. {{{Hugs}}}
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You did right,in protecting yr boy as you,just,never know!.
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This might not work if you don't see the dog coming, but when Molly and I are approaching something or someone I know she will get distracted by, I put her in an informal heel and I ask for her attention as we walk. We will walk past the distraction with no problems.

Could you tell Chester to leave it? That works with Molly when I don't want her meeting a person or dog.


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Had a very similar experience with my Baxter a few years ago. On a normal walk down the road (woods on both sides) and two huge black dogs came out of the woods. Both looked mean and were growling. Baxter knew something was wrong. I never saw Bax look mean until right then. This was when he was only 30 lbs or so. He was greatly outmatched. I scooped him up and headed back towards the house. The dogs followed (about 10 ft behind) for a good mile. Had to kick one that came charging at one point. Scariest thing ever. I was so worried they were going to hurt my baby boy.

Anyway, glad you and your baby are okay. You should call and report this to animal control. It may not lead to anything but it could possible save someone else from getting into the same terrible situation.
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