pammyd Posted February 5, 2007 Report Share Posted February 5, 2007 Hi there - newbie alert - so sorry if all this has been said before All my life I have wanted a border collie but was never alowed pets. So as a trial run now I am living alone I am helping my friends out walking their dog while they are out at work He is a lovely 9 month old bought from a shepard in the bordars of scotland. at the momant really good temprement Last week I was taking him for a really long walk (over 3 hours - got lost he was really tyred) I kept him on the lead the whole time as it was the 1st walk with me and I didnt wanna loose him (took him out today off lead and pretty well behaived) Out of nowhere a retrever comes. Teesh onto belly bum wagging well friendly and they say hello Have a wee play (me nearly getting pulled off my feet) another retrever arives with owner in tow All saying hello nicely she tells me they are just young too Then another one appears - much older dog and bowls teesh over snarling and snapping Teesh on back trying to be as nice to dog as can but terrified 4th dog on scene, all 4 (including the pups who were playing nice) all snarling at teesh now Lady gets the pups, I get one dog but the old one is still ontop of Teesh and Teesh is yelping and really scared I still have him on lead but I cant get close and he cant get away from dog Finaly the man turns up and takes his dog off They didnt even seem that surprised that he had attacked - just told me to check he was OK No marks (whew didnt wanna have to do a vet run with my friends dog!) just scared and wanting a hug. Still angry that people take out so many dogs if they dont have control over them!! My question is what should I do when I am in that situation again? Should I have let him off the lead so he could have got out of the way (hoping that he would come back to me when the danger has gone) Would it have been OK for me to try and take the dog off him (no idea if he would bite me or not) Is it just a dominence thing and I should have left them to get on with it (although Teesh is v submissive so wasnt fighting back) Or would carrying something like a water pistol diffuse the situation long enough for the owner to get hold of the dog?? Sorry for such a long 1st post but I really want to make sure Teesh has good walks - and that he can trust me to look after him when bad things happen Thankyou Pam Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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