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Re: My dog just bit somebody, again.

Marton, while I’m happy there was no serious consequences for you, the pooch and the other man, I can’t help being worried at reading it’s the second time your dog reacts in such a way...

As the proud owner of small dogs myself, including one of those dreadful yapping breeds, I know it’s tempting to dismiss behavioral issues because the dog is so small it can’t do any real damage. But imagine it was a young child and not an adult passing too close to your dog? So please consider asking for professional advice, and maybe, as harsh as it sounds, consider using a muzzle when outside.
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Re: My dog just bit somebody, again.

Hopefully, you will get away with a small dog biting for second time- never mind the bills.

But as it has been reported with police, you have to anticipate and avoid similar situations in the future. Stand well away from where people are passing- and possibly carry the dogs in your arms as he is so light. I am no expert- so hoping Meloncolie will give expert advice soon- possibly to go and get training asap. Bonne chance.
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Old 10.03.2021, 20:07
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Hopefully, you will get away with a small dog biting for second time- never mind the bills.

But as it has been reported with police, you have to anticipate and avoid similar situations in the future. Stand well away from where people are passing- and possibly carry the dogs in your arms as he is so light. I am no expert- so hoping Meloncolie will give expert advice soon- possibly to go and get training asap. Bonne chance.
Thanks, already got excellent advice from Meloncollie, I nearly wrote "MC"
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Old 10.03.2021, 20:10
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I‘ve been on the receiving and it‘s no fun...

https://www.englishforum.ch/1761230-post59.html
I agree, but in these corona times when people are supposed to ensure social distancing, such problems are unnecessary. No excuse but there it is.
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Old 10.03.2021, 20:12
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Marton, while I’m happy there was no serious consequences for you, the pooch and the other man, I can’t help being worried at reading it’s the second time your dog reacts in such a way...

As the proud owner of small dogs myself, including one of those dreadful yapping breeds, I know it’s tempting to dismiss behavioral issues because the dog is so small it can’t do any real damage. But imagine it was a young child and not an adult passing too close to your dog? So please consider asking for professional advice, and maybe, as harsh as it sounds, consider using a muzzle when outside.
No, he has no problem with children just adult people wearing black clothing who run too close. Anyway now fitted with a muzzle.
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Re: My dog just bit somebody, again.

Would you and Meloncollie mind sharing the advice, as it might be really useful to others?
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No, he has no problem with children just adult people wearing black clothing who run too close. Anyway now fitted with a muzzle.
Good on you for being willing to work with a muzzle! I proactively train my dogs now for muzzle wearing just for the day I might need it, even if it’s just on vacation in Italy or Austria where dogs can be requested to wear them in public transport or in close gatherings. I hope you don’t have too much trouble from the police report. Best wishes for the future!
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adult people wearing black clothing who run too close
I hate to be the one to tell you this but your dog is racist.
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Old 11.03.2021, 10:25
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Dog’s mouths are full of germs so if there was even a chance that the skin was broken it’s wise to get it checked out by the doctor and get tetanus shots etc if necessary.
Even small dogs have sharp little teeth.
Oh, I know. We have some friends whose tiny dog is quite aggressive. Funnily enough, he's jumping up and down in great excitement when he sees me, wants to be cuddled and eat with me, sit in my arms etc. but he bit my husband and our kids a couple of times each. The family's kids too. Nothing serious, just annoying. OH used to "hate" this dog, I'm glad that at least he never showed it (had to ask him to refrain from any comment/joke on the family's dog lol). I don't know why they didn't take his training seriously, it is a pity because he is a very affectionate and loyal dog. He used to be very temperamental though. Now even him got older and mellower.
Anyway, no-one took any shots etc.
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Old 11.03.2021, 10:51
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Oh, I know. We have some friends whose tiny dog is quite aggressive. Funnily enough, he's jumping up and down in great excitement when he sees me, wants to be cuddled and eat with me, sit in my arms etc. but he bit my husband and our kids a couple of times each. The family's kids too. Nothing serious, just annoying. OH used to "hate" this dog, I'm glad that at least he never showed it (had to ask him to refrain from any comment/joke on the family's dog lol). I don't know why they didn't take his training seriously, it is a pity because he is a very affectionate and loyal dog. He used to be very temperamental though. Now even him got older and mellower.
Anyway, no-one took any shots etc.
I can only say one thing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6AZovxuRh-Y

(I had to re-train my mom's dog every 6 months, when I visited her....)
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Howso "not fair"?

Tom
I wouldn't go to a doctor for a non-injury, especially if it could mean escalation to the police & the potential putting down of a non-dangerous little mutt.

Making a storm from a cup of water...
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Old 11.03.2021, 12:03
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I wouldn't go to a doctor for a non-injury, especially if it could mean escalation to the police & the potential putting down of a non-dangerous little mutt.

Making a storm from a cup of water...

But it should be a storm, we're talking about a dog that has bitten twice. Now I owned a few dogs when I lived on the farm and farmers have a simple rule - once is an accident, twice is the owners fault.


This incident is not something to be watered down.
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Old 11.03.2021, 12:31
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I wouldn't go to a doctor for a non-injury
If he went to a doctor, there IS an injury!

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Old 11.03.2021, 12:48
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I wouldn't go to a doctor for a non-injury, especially if it could mean escalation to the police & the potential putting down of a non-dangerous little mutt.

Making a storm from a cup of water...
Until you get lockjaw & die, definitely he should have a tetanus jab so a visit to the Dr is totally reasonable.
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Old 11.03.2021, 12:54
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If he went to a doctor, there IS an injury!

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Rubbish. I'm not passing judgement on this particular case but people often go to the doctor without an injury, or illness but need a doctor to examine them to tell them that.
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If he went to a doctor, there IS an injury!

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Yep, the moment you walk into the medical office. And if it's only that once.
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But it should be a storm, we're talking about a dog that has bitten twice. Now I owned a few dogs when I lived on the farm and farmers have a simple rule - once is an accident, twice is the owners fault.


This incident is not something to be watered down.
Addressing the behavioural issue is definitely needed & should be OP's top priority for the dog and the public.

But involving police and doctors isn't... if there was any kind of injury that needed medical treatment, I'm sure it would have been obvious to the OP and there wasn't.

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Until you get lockjaw & die, definitely he should have a tetanus jab so a visit to the Dr is totally reasonable.
? How many of us have been nipped at by dogs and scratched by cats in our lives without immediately having to go to the doctor? If the dog is wild and the cat is feral, it is a different story... I'm sorry, but I see it as a total overreaction, especially if there was no evident injury.
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Re: My dog just bit somebody, again.

Overreaction or not, its a semi-sure way to ensure you actually get financial compensation for wasted money on new clothing & doctor (I just named easily 200-500 CHF here, ignoring wasted time). I've had couple of injuries (not by animal) which felt very much OK in the beginning, and ie started bleeding after few minutes, huge bruises or pain persisted for many days/weeks.

Traditional Swiss might be more principled in general, but these days its no big surprise if people try to avoid paying back / actually tackling the issue, running away etc.

Even try to persuade themselves that it wasn't dog's fault at all but actually the person bitten (which based on the description of incident isn't the case here). So as a precaution against the worse outcome, to play it safe, it is sensible to go to police.

It isn't like you desperately tried to settle things with the other person, although putting down your dog was the worst but possible outcome.

Overall some good lessons for us all with what seems like good ending
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Old 11.03.2021, 16:20
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? How many of us have been nipped at by dogs and scratched by cats in our lives without immediately having to go to the doctor? If the dog is wild and the cat is feral, it is a different story... I'm sorry, but I see it as a total overreaction, especially if there was no evident injury.
I have only been bitten by a dog once & had a tetanus injection about 2 hours later, next question? I find you see this as overreaction highly amusing Any dog who bites people is somewhat wild & badly behaved, perhaps Marton needs to go on another dog handling course?

How do you know there was no evident injury? If so he would not have had a tetanus jab.
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...... How many of us have been nipped at by dogs and scratched by cats in our lives without immediately having to go to the doctor? If the dog is wild and the cat is feral, it is a different story... I'm sorry, but I see it as a total overreaction, especially if there was no evident injury.
No it's not. If someone is scratched by a cat - doesn't even need to be deep - they should get tetanus shot immediately.
I don't need to bother with small scratches as I keep my tetanus vaccine up to date at all times (a life around animals).

marton: Your dog seems to have a problem with surprises (does it hear well?). Both incidents were among people it didn't know, being touched by people it didn't know (sitting under a bench or brushed by a jogger running by.
If the dog is elderly it might be time to stop taking it along to social events (that's easy now ) or shopping. It's safer for the dog as well and possibly even less stress for it.
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