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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....)
Yep, good video, thank you. He's much better now but maybe because he's older, I don't know if they took any classes or educated themselves. I think this film nailed the fear that many owners of dogs with behavioural problems have - that people will end up avoiding/excluding them. Just like that, no explanations. I didn't want us to be those people but boy was unpleasant at times. ...and the barking, the embarrassing barking at anyone who passes us by when we're out together!..
Seriously, the lil' guy is adorable and so loving a dog, but he's "wild" outside. I feel for them, he's like the 5th member of their family.
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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).
LOL, I must have wonder health then, covid be damned, maybe I should go out and about then. Former farm raised girl who has had every kind of scratch and bite there could be with a few scars to prove it.

Fine fine...y'all keep healthy then and do what you think needs to be done.
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Old 11.03.2021, 17:54
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LOL, I must have wonder health then, covid be damned, maybe I should go out and about then. Former farm raised girl who has had every kind of scratch and bite there could be with a few scars to prove it.

Fine fine...y'all keep healthy then and do what you think needs to be done.
I'm actually surprised that you minimize the risks of being bitten by a dog since you're interested in getting the covid vaccine as soon as possible due to.....I forgot which condition. The point is there are lots of immunocompromised people out there for which apparent ridicule injuries are not a joke.

Personally, I'm an entitled as****e who has the crazy expectation of going shopping without getting bit /s
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Old 11.03.2021, 19:28
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I'm actually surprised that you minimize the risks of being bitten by a dog since you're interested in getting the covid vaccine as soon as possible due to.....I forgot which condition. The point is there are lots of immunocompromised people out there for which apparent ridicule injuries are not a joke.

Personally, I'm an entitled as****e who has the crazy expectation of going shopping without getting bit /s
But surely you follow the social distancing advice so you are not at any risk?
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Old 11.03.2021, 19:31
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But surely you follow the social distancing advice so you are not at any risk?
You do have to pass people, you were stationary at the time....... You need yo take some responsibility for your dog, I don't think you should be blaming the victim.
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But surely you follow the social distancing advice so you are not at any risk?

Exactly, as you were stationary, it was very easy for anyone to avoid getting too close to dogie and you - if they were socially distancing as they should. Not the answer here- you have to find ways to avoid it- but ...

I was bitten once, when I was a child, Knie was in town, and I went round the back to see the animals. On the steps of a caravan, was a yorkie type dog. I approached and stretched hand out to stroke it, and it bit my hand, drew blood. Had to go to hospital for a few stitches and tetanus booster. Entirely my fault - and I as worried to death the dog would be in trouble, because of me. Begged my parents not to go to police. (I went back before they left and made friends with the dog- the family made me hot chocolate and took me to see the lions, the elephants and all other animals.

Hope you get the training you require to ensure it never happens again.

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Old 11.03.2021, 19:58
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But surely you follow the social distancing advice so you are not at any risk?
Accidents happen, people is clumsy. But usually the consequence is just some rude words or a regard of disapproval, not a bite.

I acknowledge you're worried. But blaming the other guy won't get you far because the accident happened in a public space.

Imagine we all had to keep distance to dogs otherwise, it's the fault of the person that gets bitten for not keeping distance. Since it's not possible to keep distance in a bus/train, dogs cannot be taken in public transport anymore. Same for other public spaces. Somehow our current situation without clear rules allows dogs to share the space with people. If the rules become too strict, say goodbye to dogs in any public space.

I think of the whole issue as crashing a car ahadt from behind because the idiot braked too hard for no reason. Of course, the idiot in front is physically responsible of causing the crash. But, legally we should be prepared for such idiots by keeping proper distance from the car ahead. So, be prepared for the idiots that may get accidentally too close to the dog.
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You do have to pass people, you were stationary at the time....... You need yo take some responsibility for your dog, I don't think you should be blaming the victim.
If people choose to ignore the recommended social distancing then there may be a price to pay; a fatal COVID infection or whatever. I am not blaming anybody, we all take risks and sometimes pay the price.
After a year of social distancing then some stranger chooses to invade my dog's personal space with unfortunate results.

Sometimes I am tempted to give people who push past me a smack around the head, maybe I should try it?
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I'm actually surprised that you minimize the risks of being bitten by a dog since you're interested in getting the covid vaccine as soon as possible due to.....I forgot which condition. The point is there are lots of immunocompromised people out there for which apparent ridicule injuries are not a joke.

Personally, I'm an entitled as****e who has the crazy expectation of going shopping without getting bit /s
I don't think your expectations are crazy, we all have them. I don't know how I would have reacted tbh. I haven't been there and didn't take the "scratch".

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LOL, I must have wonder health then, covid be damned, maybe I should go out and about then. Former farm raised girl who has had every kind of scratch and bite there could be with a few scars to prove it.

Fine fine...y'all keep healthy then and do what you think needs to be done.
Haha, I might be healthy like a horse because I spent months on a farm and did all sort of crazy stuff like climbing trees (didn't even hear of Lyme disease back then and the vaccine against some of the illnesses caused by the tick bites was not even in use I think), playing with animals, played with mud, helped with cutting grass and hay and gardening and took part in stupid competitions such as "drinking" an egg. Nope, never had food poisoning back then.
That being said, we're all vaccinated against tetanus and other stuff now, since we're so little exposed. I think I might need a boost though, you need it every ten years in adulthood.

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Old 11.03.2021, 20:12
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Accidents happen, people is clumsy. But usually the consequence is just some rude words or a regard of disapproval, not a bite.

I acknowledge you're worried. But blaming the other guy won't get you far because the accident happened in a public space.

Imagine we all had to keep distance to dogs otherwise, it's the fault of the person that gets bitten for not keeping distance. Since it's not possible to keep distance in a bus/train, dogs cannot be taken in public transport anymore. Same for other public spaces. Somehow our current situation without clear rules allows dogs to share the space with people. If the rules become too strict, say goodbye to dogs in any public space.

I think of the whole issue as crashing a car ahadt from behind because the idiot braked too hard for no reason. Of course, the idiot in front is physically responsible of causing the crash. But, legally we should be prepared for such idiots by keeping proper distance from the car ahead. So, be prepared for the idiots that may get accidentally too close to the dog.
usually the consequence is just some rude words or a regard of disapproval, not a bite. or catching a potentially fatal virus!
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If people choose to ignore the recommended social distancing then there may be a price to pay; a fatal COVID infection or whatever. I am not blaming anybody, we all take risks and sometimes pay the price.
After a year of social distancing then some stranger chooses to invade my dog's personal space with unfortunate results.

Sometimes I am tempted to give people who push past me a smack around the head, maybe I should try it?
You're in a vulnerable age group, should you really be standing unnecessarily in the street whilst your wife goes in the shop? Safety first.
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That being said, we're all vaccinated against tetanus and other stuff now, since we're so little exposed.
No vaccinations since I was 10 or so/

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LOL, I must have wonder health then, covid be damned, maybe I should go out and about then. Former farm raised girl who has had every kind of scratch and bite there could be with a few scars to prove it.

Fine fine...y'all keep healthy then and do what you think needs to be done.
Says the one stuck at home due to being afraid of a minor virus.

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You're in a vulnerable age group, should you really be standing unnecessarily in the street whilst your wife goes in the shop? Safety first.
He planned to keep the people at distance with a pitbull.
Unfortunately, he only had a chihuahua.
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I don't think your expectations are crazy, we all have them. I don't know how I would have reacted tbh. I haven't been there and didn't take the "scratch".
Haha, I might be healthy like a horse because I spent months on a farm and did all sort of crazy stuff like climbing trees (didn't even hear of Lyme disease back then and the vaccine against some of the illnesses caused by the tick bites was not even in use I think), playing with animals, played with mud, helped with cutting grass and hay and gardening and took part in stupid competitions such as "drinking" an egg. Nope, never had food poisoning back then.
That being said, we're all vaccinated against tetanus and other stuff now, since we're so little exposed. I think I might need a boost though, you need it every ten years in adulthood.
Tetanus is a very nasty disease but there seems to be some major overconcern in this thread.

On average there are two cases per year in Switzerland and this not due to a high vaccination level since only around 50% of the population are vaccinated.
This is less than the number of people hit by lightning per year.

To be consistent if you want to get a tetanus shot every time a cat scratches you then you should get the same shot if you buy roses from a flower shop and get pricked by a thorn.

It is very difficult to get a view of the actual number of tetanus cases caused by cat scratches or dog bites.

It is also hard to find a definitive answer on how often to have your vaccination refreshed, this site claims every 30 years is frequent enough. The United Kingdom and some other countries recommend no adult booster shots at all.
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If people choose to ignore the recommended social distancing then there may be a price to pay; a fatal COVID infection or whatever.
Says the dude with the aggressive rabid dog!

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He planned to keep the people at distance with a pitbull.
Unfortunately, he only had a chihuahua.
You got me
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You got BIT me
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Accidents happen, people is clumsy. But usually the consequence is just some rude words or a regard of disapproval, not a bite.

I acknowledge you're worried. But blaming the other guy won't get you far because the accident happened in a public space.

Imagine we all had to keep distance to dogs otherwise, it's the fault of the person that gets bitten for not keeping distance. Since it's not possible to keep distance in a bus/train, dogs cannot be taken in public transport anymore. Same for other public spaces. Somehow our current situation without clear rules allows dogs to share the space with people. If the rules become too strict, say goodbye to dogs in any public space.

I think of the whole issue as crashing a car ahadt from behind because the idiot braked too hard for no reason. Of course, the idiot in front is physically responsible of causing the crash. But, legally we should be prepared for such idiots by keeping proper distance from the car ahead. So, be prepared for the idiots that may get accidentally too close to the dog.
Hence why in Italy and Austria dogs have to be muzzled in public transport and in crowded areas.

The analogy of keeping distance from a car ahead is a good one. Any accident or mishap will always be seen as the dog’s fault/dog’s owner’s fault. So it demands huge concentration and awareness from the dog owner out in public.
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I'm actually surprised that you minimize the risks of being bitten by a dog since you're interested in getting the covid vaccine as soon as possible due to.....I forgot which condition. The point is there are lots of immunocompromised people out there for which apparent ridicule injuries are not a joke.

Personally, I'm an entitled as****e who has the crazy expectation of going shopping without getting bit /s
Take it easy, no need to get personal man ... I am not ridiculing anyone & am only responding in this particular case where there didn't seem to be an injury.

I actually have a good mate who almost lost his arm to an infection when he was scratched by a feral cat after separating him from attacking his own cat. Those cases, definitely go to the doctor ... a little chihuahua nip without injury seems to be an overreaction, that's all.
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