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Old 10.03.2021, 17:03
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My dog just bit somebody, again.

The last time was almost two years ago, in quite a similar incident.

He is only a little one, around 5Kg.

I was waiting outside Migros for my wife with my dog on a short lead. A young man ran past me from behind and passed very close, our dog was shocked, barked, and snapped.
The man said he had been bitten but when I asked to see the bite he pulled up his trouser leg and there was nothing to see. Then he ran on onto Migros.

Today I got a call from the police saying I had been "Anzeige" and there were doctor's bills to pay. Presumably, he got my details from somebody local.

Now waiting to hear the next steps.
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Old 10.03.2021, 17:27
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The last time was almost two years ago, in quite a similar incident.

He is only a little one, around 5Kg.

I was waiting outside Migros for my wife with my dog on a short lead. A young man ran past me from behind and passed very close, our dog was shocked, barked, and snapped.
The man said he had been bitten but when I asked to see the bite he pulled up his trouser leg and there was nothing to see. Then he ran on onto Migros.

Today I got a call from the police saying I had been "Anzeige" and there were doctor's bills to pay. Presumably, he got my details from somebody local.

Now waiting to hear the next steps.
Are you absolutely sure it was the police?
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Re: My dog just bit somebody, again.

Oh dear.... this doesn't seem fair and how in the world did he get your info?

Meloncollie will hopefully come in soon to give an expert answer.

Good luck!
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Old 10.03.2021, 17:56
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Oh dear.... this doesn't seem fair!
Howso "not fair"?

Tom
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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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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 10.03.2021, 18:13
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Are you absolutely sure it was the police?
Well, whoever it was called from the local police station phone.

Spoke to the guy and agreed to pay the doctor's bill and new trousers so long as he drops the police thing, so everything now looks better.
I will be passing the hat around soon to cover my expenses.

He said when he came out of Migros he asked around and a lady gave him our details, sadly he did not give a good description of her so I don't know where she lives
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Old 10.03.2021, 18:18
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Spoke to the guy and agreed to pay the doctor's bill and new trousers so long as he drops the police thing, so everything now looks better.
Especially for your doggie!

And you DO have liability insurance, right?

Tom
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Old 10.03.2021, 18:28
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Especially for your doggie!

And you DO have liability insurance, right?

Tom
Yes, insurance and the dogs are named in the policy.

Fingers crossed for the doggie
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Old 10.03.2021, 18:30
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Re: My dog just bit somebody, again.

Must admit, it was her indoors with the silver tongue who spoke to the victim and did the deal.
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Old 10.03.2021, 18:39
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He said when he came out of Migros he asked around and a lady gave him our details, sadly he did not give a good description of her so I don't know where she lives
Wow.

Nice to live in a friendly lil' 'hood.

But seriously, did such a small dog cause so much damage? Doctor bills, trousers etc Are we living in the USA? lol
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Old 10.03.2021, 19:06
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Wow.

Nice to live in a friendly lil' 'hood.

But seriously, did such a small dog cause so much damage? Doctor bills, trousers etc Are we living in the USA? lol
Dog is still Alive
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Old 10.03.2021, 19:18
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I‘ve been on the receiving and it‘s no fun...

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Old 10.03.2021, 19:47
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Wow.

Nice to live in a friendly lil' 'hood.

But seriously, did such a small dog cause so much damage? Doctor bills, trousers etc Are we living in the USA? lol
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.
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Old 10.03.2021, 19:51
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As Marton was seen with a lap dog in public, I would say that he is the real victim of the situation.
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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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Re: My dog just bit somebody, again.

I know, that it is never a welcomed suggestion after an accident and especially not for older pets, but every family member has to be educated and trained to behave in socium. Some nicest dogs may have their triggers, which can be dealt with with love, patience and discipline.

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...But seriously, did such a small dog cause so much damage?...
Don't underestimate those little beasts. My sister was once bitten by a fox terrier (~5.5kg of dog). There were huge bloody bruises for weeks and 2 cracked palm bones.

And some cats are no better - I have a couple scars (almost gone after 10 years) and the permanent loss of sensitivity on the back from an overprotective sphynx.
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Don't underestimate those little beasts. My sister was once bitten by a fox terrier (~5.5kg of dog). There were huge bloody bruises for weeks and 2 cracked palm bones.
Fox Terrier (or Fox Terror, as Hercule Poirot famously remarked) a loveable and crazy breed. Their weight has little bearing upon things (rodents, hedgehogs, sisters) they have decided deserve biting…
BTW: A moose once bit my sister – visit Sweden (see the loveli lakes) and experience its wonderful telephone system
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