Hi, I'm just asking a simple question, What was the most frightening moment you've had with a dog? Mine was scary to me, it was the day before my 12th birthday party and I decided to take a stroll down the road I live on, about 9 houses away from my house a huge Airedale Terrier stood in front of me, then bared its teeth and growled and barked at me ferouciously, I ran all the way back to my house and never passed that house ever again. The Airedale Terrier is now on my "bad dog" list. WelshPuppy XxXxXxXxXx
I have never really been in a scary situation with dogs. I've been bitten by a dog before, but it was my grandmother's dog, I was trying to break up a fight, and it was my own fault. It wasn't really scary for me. Now the scariest moment that I've ever seen regarding a dog was, I was out walking a chow/lab mix.. no leash because I have good voice control on the dog. So there's a little kid (maybe about 5 years old). He sees Ashir trotting around and suddenly takes off like a bat out of hell down the road. And Ashir does the normal thing that dogs do, and chases after him. The kid starts crying, and I'm trying to call Ashir back, but the kid is too distracting. Finally I shouted loudly and sharply, "STOP RUNNING! If you stop running, he won't chase you!" And this kid did the bravest thing I've ever seen.. He stopped dead in his tracks and just froze. As soon as he stopped, Ashir stopped running, trotted within about 5 feet of the kid, and turned and ran back to me. I put the leash on Ashir, and I walked over to the boy who was watching us still, and said, "That was very very brave. ALways remember that if you run, a dog will always want to chase you. Anytime you see a strange dog, walk away from it. Don't run." The boy gave me a quick nod and a smile, and then walked very slowly back home.
Walking towards the cliffs in Cornwall, UK. my german shepherd, then 8 months, ran across a field towards the cliffs, he went over a near sheer drop. Panicking I followed, and looking over, he had scaled the cliffs and was charging across the beach and went into the rough sea. He enjoyed himself but I did'nt. No harm was done. He still loves the sea. GUS the GSD.
my scariest experience involved a chow i was petsitting for. the owners had 3 chows. no one but them could get near them so they set them up in their yard so i just had to throw food to them each day. they set up chutes for me to drop them food down and hoses set up so i just had to turn them on to fill the dishes. 2 of the chows were together and one was in a pen by himself. my first day there i went to the container where they had all the food stored and was getting their food ready. all of a sudden i heard growling from behind me. the solitary chow, solly, had managed to escape his pen and was right behind me. i was standing in front of the garage so i had no place to go. he started for me so i started yelling at him to stop. in the food bin were cans of vienna sausages so i quickly grabbed a can and opened it and started throwing the sausages at him. luckily he was interested in eating them. i kept throwing them further away so i could get around him. then i laid a trail of them leading back to his pen. he followed and went back in his pen. the next day the same thing happened but he didn't fall for the vienna sausage trick again. i was able to get in my car and i got animal control to come out. between the two of us we snared him on two rabies poles and brought him to a boarding kennel where they have indoor outdoor runs. funny thing thids boarding kennel had boarded their animals before and didn't want them back. but i had called the owner and she pleaded with the kennel to take him. i have pet sitted for animals that have not been nice before but this chow was scary
My scariest dog experience was the time I was bit. I was petting a Rottweiler and it snapped at me. I know now it was my fault because me and two friends descended upon the poor thing and he was probably scared. The most scared I was for a dog was when my dog's wound opened and was bleeding everywhere. I knew at the moment that I saw it that she had to be put to sleep the minute my mom got off work.
I have been bit twice once by my dog (old) she was a pit dalmation mix I was getting a chicken bone out of her mouth and she bit my hand on accident no harm done just needed a stich and a tetnes shot. The second time was by a rottie who ran out of his yard when my friend and I walked by he jumped at me I moved just in time and he only scraped the flesh I am sure if he wanted to he would of hurt me. Now it was noones fault but his owners that he was mean we witnessed his owner kick him about 5 times for getting out of the yard (we called animal control) My brother was bit by a rottie he had 71 stiches again it was not the breed but the owner who was the problem
My scariest dog related incidence was when I was about 10 years old. A neighbor three doors down and across the street had 10 springer spaniels that he used for hunting. One day when he was unloading the dogs from his truck one of them escaped just as I was walking by. It ran straight for me, so, of course being a kid, I ran like heck. The dog chased me down the street, nipping at my butt the whole time and then cornered next to a brick wall. I was so scared all I could do was cry when the owner finally caught the dog.
I've noticed that alot of people that love dogs were bitten as children????When I was a kid I got bitten by a doberman, he was a guard dog for the junk yard that we had to pass going home from school. I was so embarrassed because he bit my butt. I was around 10. My butt was mainly bruised, my mom had to trick me into the car and to the hospital.(I was wearing a skirt, Ouch!) A few years ago I got to close to a Border Collie I had just bathed. (not the first time)The dog ripped my nose in half. Boy there was alot of blood! And the staff had to make me go to the hospital, I was so shocked and embarrased. Well they taped me up and of course it healed but you can still see the lines from the scars.
Mine was walking home from Hills department store with my friend when I was about 10-12. I have no idea what kind of dog it was all I know was it was a cross a somewhat busy street and decided to run off it's porch and chase me and my friend. Now I know NEVER RUN! I have never been bitten thank goodness!
My dad was mauled by a dog when he was younger and has scars still. My sister was chased home by the neighbors dogs. THey ripped her new pants, but she was okay. Now, thogh, they're both afraid of dogs and think pitbulls are mean.
When my shih tzu was about 12 weeks old, he swallowed my cats little bitty cat nip mouse. Off to the emergency clinic at 9pm on a sunday. They put some apimorphine drops in his eye and wala he threw it right up. I was so scared, he was so little and I knew he could pass it, even though it was only about an inch long. No more cat toys laying around after that. Then they brought it to me in a pill vial and asked if i wanted it back!!! Can you imagine, I said of course not!!!
ok, that one was with my dog. One with another dog, was a neighbor has a Norweigen Elk Hound, very nasty. When he gets out he just bares teeth and all the hair sticks up on his back, he got out one day right after we had moved in here, he litteraly chased me on top of our old station wagon. I really thought he was going to jump up there too. He didn't and the owner came out and got him. They still have this dog, but he hasn't been loose in a few years now... thank god....
My most frightening time I had with my dog was when she was giving birth!! Man that was scary i was so worried about her I just kept praying everything would be ok but when the 5th puppy came out backwards and got stuck I started to panic but new I had to do something or we would lose both mother and pup but thankfully we where able to get him freed and both mom and pup are doing great but man it scared the sh** out of me. I said to my husband I don't know if I will ever breed her again!!
My neice had a Heeler mix she got from the pound. Because she was a Heeler, she nipped at my dogs when they were running. Thus...my Cairn and her NEVER got along, so we were carefull to keep them apart. One day when on vacation, with both dogs...we were taking the Heeler out and letting the Cairn in...the Heeler saw the Cairn, slipped her collar and attacked the Cairn. BIG FIGHT. The scariest thing was separating them, while there was blood flying everywhere. I thought it would be a fight to the death. I got them apart (yes, I got bit) and the Heeler had gone for the Cairns jugular. Her skin was GONE, her jugular exposed...she was about 1/2 a millimeter from death. Rushed her to hospital and she needed 40 stiches to sew her neck back together, along with stitches in various other spots. It was the most vicious fight I had ever seen...I thought my girl was a gonner.
My brother had a lab mix that had shown all signs of being calm as I went to pet him and then bit me in the face viciously. I was just glad it was me and not my children or my young nieces who were living with the dog at the time. I guess they had some moments of concern but this truly answered their questions. Still I love dogs. I had to get over my black lab butterflies in the stomach, but nothing could keep me from loving dogs. I have since birth I think.
myself have never been bit by a dog but i've been or should i say had a few dogs go after me.a few years back i was walking one of my pit bulls and went by a neighbors house that had a dalmation tied up in their back yard.well i got pass their house and here comes the dalmation dragging his chain and stake he came right after me. i had my pit bull on a leash but as soon as he got right by me i couldn't do a thing.nitro my pit had grabbed the dog by the throat and part of its ear.the neighbors were in their home and it took them 10mins to run out!!!how could they miss the noise!!!my dog came out without a scrape but because the other dog attacked the owners put him to sleep.i would have been majorly hurt if i didn't have my dog with me. to frosty girl: not all pit bulls are mean. mine only fought back because i was in danger.I WILL NOT OWN A VICIOUS DOG!!!!
When I was nine yrs old, I was attacked by a neighbors Rottweiler. I was going to their house to swim. The dog came charging at me as I was walking into their yard. The owners screamed for me to stand still and do not run but needless to say the dog attacked. I have major scars on my back and on my upper right arm. But despite this, I love rotties. I own a beautiful 9 mth old that is just a joy. I call her my p.p.(pretty princess). I later went back to this house on several different occasions to swim or to play and the dog never bothered me. He would even get into the pool and swim with us.