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    Re: Coroner's 'nightmare': Dog dismembers 2-month-old child

    there is a serious problem with unsecured dogs in my town. i have been attacked twice this past year (not bitten seriously, thankfully). today, my dad was almost bitten while working on my fence.

    i now carry pepper spray whenever i walk. i'm very close to calling animal services. i don't want my neighbors to dislike me, and i don't want the dogs put down. however, i've had enough. i can't even let my little dog into the yard for fear that some big monster will come rushing in and eat her right off the end of the leash i'm holding.

    please, if you have a dog, secure it properly.

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    Re: Coroner's 'nightmare': Dog dismembers 2-month-old child

    Quote Originally Posted by Helix View Post
    there is a serious problem with unsecured dogs in my town. i have been attacked twice this past year (not bitten seriously, thankfully). today, my dad was almost bitten while working on my fence.

    i now carry pepper spray whenever i walk. i'm very close to calling animal services. i don't want my neighbors to dislike me, and i don't want the dogs put down. however, i've had enough. i can't even let my little dog into the yard for fear that some big monster will come rushing in and eat her right off the end of the leash i'm holding.

    please, if you have a dog, secure it properly.
    99.999% of the time these things are the fault of irresponsible dog owners -- not dogs, who are just being dogs.

    This blew my mind: I was walking my dog late at night -- around 1 am -- when out of nowhere a golden retriever came streaking down the middle of the street and straight towards us. Naturally my dog, an American Stafford Terrier (a/k/a Pit) who was on a leash, freaked and reacted defensively. He grabbed the dog by the throat and took him to the ground. I pulled him off and about 30 seconds later the golden's owner comes trotting down the street. He launches into a rant about how irresponsible I was for having "that kind of dog" in a city.... I lost it. "Hold on a minute, mother****er! You're dog is off leash, totally out of control, running down the middle of the street, at least 400 yards from you, and you're calling ME irresponsible for walking my dog on a leash?! You're lucky he ran into my dog and not the grill of an F-250!!" Still pisses me off when I think about it.....
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    Re: Coroner's 'nightmare': Dog dismembers 2-month-old child

    Statistically, more children under the age of 10 die every year from accidents (primarily related to travel) than any other cause. Death by dog doesn't even register. Hell, in any given year 30-35 people die from dog attacks. That's such an insignificant number that this particular incident is a rare and unprecedented tragedy. The mother must be devastated. The father must be wracked with guilt. Then again, this story sounds incredibly odd. The mother discovered the baby, who was still alive when she arrived home. The father heard nothing? Left in a swing? Maybe, just maybe, something else is at play here. But even if it's not, I find it reactionary and a bit illogical to start screaming about families who have dogs around small children/babies.

    Sure, you should watch your dog around your child. Sure, you should focus on training and obedience behaviors. Sure, you should separate the infant from the animals when the infant and/or you is/are asleep. But 99.9 times out of 100, nothing happens. Freaking out over a dog in the house is just plain dumb when you load your child into your vehicle to go for a drive without a care in the world. Your child is 1000 times more likely to die in that car than they ever are to be injured or killed by your dog.
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    Re: Coroner's 'nightmare': Dog dismembers 2-month-old child

    Quote Originally Posted by AdamT View Post
    99.999% of the time these things are the fault of irresponsible dog owners -- not dogs, who are just being dogs.

    This blew my mind: I was walking my dog late at night -- around 1 am -- when out of nowhere a golden retriever came streaking down the middle of the street and straight towards us. Naturally my dog, an American Stafford Terrier (a/k/a Pit) who was on a leash, freaked and reacted defensively. He grabbed the dog by the throat and took him to the ground. I pulled him off and about 30 seconds later the golden's owner comes trotting down the street. He launches into a rant about how irresponsible I was for having "that kind of dog" in a city.... I lost it. "Hold on a minute, mother****er! You're dog is off leash, totally out of control, running down the middle of the street, at least 400 yards from you, and you're calling ME irresponsible for walking my dog on a leash?! You're lucky he ran into my dog and not the grill of an F-250!!" Still pisses me off when I think about it.....
    Pits need lots of exercise. Walking is not enough. I have 2 and its 2 hours of exercise daily. Running, jumping, pulling, etc

    They actually *beg me* for more exercise. They are extremely physical...like a body builder pumping iron

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