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If I would've had a gun on me, my neighbor would have a dead dog right now.

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Yesterday we were about to take the kids to Awana. Sd walked out the door first, ten steps later ds walked out, five steps later I was right behind them. As soon as I walk out the door I hear sd (9 yo) yelling, howling, and barking and I see her standing on our sidewalk doing this to the 3 dogs that were inside my neighbors fence. The dogs were going nuts, barking back at her. Before I could even yell at her the biggest dog got excited enough that he busted through their gate and came charging at my kids.
Ds (who is 8) FREAKED out when he saw the dogs get out and how mad they were, and took off running towards me which made the big dog (a boxer) chase him. My son was terrified and rightfully so because he's already been attacked by a pitbull a few years ago that could've killed him. When ds gets to me, I grab him and get between ds and the dog and put my foot out like I was going to kick it. That made the dog turn around and he then went after sd. All while I was protecting ds, I was also screaming at sd to get in the car, but she didn't listen. So the dog got back to her, jumping, barking and growling while she was screaming. I finally get to her and I'm screaming at the dog and the kids at the same time, trying to get the dog away and get the kids in the car (safe) at the same time. Finally I think I scared the dog away and everything was ok without anyone getting bit, but damn.
One thing that did help me, I think, is that I knew the dogs name. When I screamed "TANNER", it got his attention away from sd long enough for her to get in the car.

Now, I realize sd was being VERY stupid and the dog was being provoked by her, and she is in trouble for that because she KNOWS better, but I swear if I had a gun on me, we would have a dead dog.

*Sigh* It was so scary. I thought we were going through my son being attacked all over again. :(
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by on Jan. 24, 2013 at 7:10 PM
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TTC2Long
by on Jan. 24, 2013 at 9:19 PM
Op, I hope your SD learned her lesson. She put all of you at risk.
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FooLynRoo
by on Jan. 24, 2013 at 9:21 PM


As a responsible dog owner, I just had a mishap myself yesterday where one of my - non human friendly dogs got out of the house when we weren't home. It all worked out THANK GOD and no one was hurt, but my neighbor telling us , was what led us to make stop gap measures to insure it never happens again.

I hope your neighbors find a solution!

While a dog who is being teased can get very powerful and agressive and rightly so, as a dog owner we MUST do everything in our power to prevent the getting loose.


Quoting JustMe0326:

Yes, she was definitely acting like an idiot and she is in trouble for it. Unfortunately she is uncontrollable at times. I'm very tired of her causing my son to get hurt or in trouble but that's a different story...

Anyways, no, haven't had a chance to talk to the neighbors. Won't til the weekend. We're all home / sleeping at different hours.


Quoting FooLynRoo:


Shit happens, kids act like turds, and dogs get out. I think both parties have fault here, just glad like I said it all worked out.

Did your neighbor know? are they going to try to prevent his breaking out?


Quoting JustMe0326:

Yes of course we did.



I never once said sd wasn't to blame in this. I just want to point that out.(That statement isn't directed towards you. It's for everyone else who seems to think I think she did nothing wrong) :/




Quoting FooLynRoo:

That was scary.

Im glad no one was hurt

did you talk to your daughter about how she caused this?






brebugmom91
by on Jan. 24, 2013 at 9:21 PM
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Did you just call a CHILD an idiot???? You're a pathetic POS.

Quoting babyspots17:

If you shot my dog because your daughter is an idiot I would have shot you ass.
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JustMe0326
by Platinum Member on Jan. 24, 2013 at 9:24 PM
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Thanks. I hope she did too. I'm glad she was scared at least. She normally doesn't show emotion.

On top of teaching her the lesson about provoking animals, we also hope she learned her lesson about not listening. When I was protecting my son from the dog up by our back door, she had plenty of time to get in the car to make sure she was safe, and I screamed to her to get in the car at least 5 times. She just stood there. We told her that this time not listening about cost her a bite. And dh told her that maybe that's what she needs to get it through her head.


Quoting TTC2Long:

Op, I hope your SD learned her lesson. She put all of you at risk.
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Mrsfarr
by on Jan. 24, 2013 at 9:26 PM
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Reading through, it seems like most people are commenting without reading your entire post.
You admitted she was in the wrong by provoking the dog. You never said she was completely innocent and the dog should be killed, just that you were willing to defend your children with whatever force you had because you were scared and had something similar happen before.
Which is all completely understandable. Whether they admit it or not, being in the same situation, most people would react exactly the same.
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JustMe0326
by Platinum Member on Jan. 24, 2013 at 9:27 PM
THANK YOU

Quoting Mrsfarr:

Reading through, it seems like most people are commenting without reading your entire post.

You admitted she was in the wrong by provoking the dog. You never said she was completely innocent and the dog should be killed, just that you were willing to defend your children with whatever force you had because you were scared and had something similar happen before.

Which is all completely understandable. Whether they admit it or not, being in the same situation, most people would react exactly the same.
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babyspots17
by Bronze Member on Jan. 24, 2013 at 9:34 PM
Sorry but a 9 yr old provoking a dog is acting like an idiot. They are all lucky they weren't bit and if it was truly an aggressive dog yelling its name and putting your foot out would not have stopped it. Hopefully she learned a lesson one she should have been taught 6+ yrs ago.

Quoting brebugmom91:

Did you just call a CHILD an idiot???? You're a pathetic POS.



Quoting babyspots17:

If you shot my dog because your daughter is an idiot I would have shot you ass.
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JustMe0326
by Platinum Member on Jan. 24, 2013 at 9:42 PM
There is a difference between acting like an idiot and being one.
Did you not read what I wrote about her being adhd and odd?? She's uncontrollable a lot of the time. Doesn't mean we don't teach them how to act right.


Quoting babyspots17:

Sorry but a 9 yr old provoking a dog is acting like an idiot. They are all lucky they weren't bit and if it was truly an aggressive dog yelling its name and putting your foot out would not have stopped it. Hopefully she learned a lesson one she should have been taught 6+ yrs ago.



Quoting brebugmom91:

Did you just call a CHILD an idiot???? You're a pathetic POS.





Quoting babyspots17:

If you shot my dog because your daughter is an idiot I would have shot you ass.
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FooLynRoo
by on Jan. 24, 2013 at 9:50 PM


Sometimes kids are idiots, is okay. as long as you're not screaming that in their face. its okay. she's amoung peers here.


Quoting brebugmom91:

Did you just call a CHILD an idiot???? You're a pathetic POS.

Quoting babyspots17:

If you shot my dog because your daughter is an idiot I would have shot you ass.



ilovemybabiez
by on Jan. 24, 2013 at 9:53 PM
If a dog attacked my child and I had a gun I'd shoot it too. Kids do dumb things. Oh well. The neighbor should have made sure the fence was secure. It is the dog owners responsibility to secure their dog and keep it from attacking people. I am a dog owner but I wouldn't be mad at the people if my dog, a German Shepherd did something like that to kids, provoked or not.
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