I got a beautiful Huskey mix at the shelter about 8 months ago.She is about two years old, and so far her only issue has been running off for a few minutes but always coming back. My problem is,I had her in our chain link fenced-in back yard playing,and after a bit she took a running start to jump/climb the fence(which she does occasionally). But this time, she somehow caught her back leg in the TOP of the fence and was hanging upside down by her foot. She was crying in pain so loud and I ran to her as fast as I could to help her. I could not get her leg out, so I hopped the fence to try to help her from the other side, to try at least lift her a little to get the pressure off her foot. When I went to her she attacked me, growling and biting visciously. It startledme so much, I fell to the ground. She still had my pant leg in her mouth and I had to crawl away to get loose. When I got up, the only thing I thought to do was run to my neighbor to get help. He came out to help and about right at that time she got free. She immediately came to me and I comforted her, but once I got inside, I noticed my foot was bleeding. I know she is a good girl and this was a highly stressful situation why she bit me, BUT what worries me is I think when I fell to the ground she was still visciously attacking me and the only thing that saved me/stopped her was her foot being caught. If she just bit me during a stressful situation, I would understand. But it wasn't just a bite/nip. I wonder if she would really hurt me? I just want advice about the whole situation. I have had a few dogs in my life and have never been bit. Also, I have a four year old that I am scared for, however the dog has been so loving and sweet to her. Again, if it was just one bite, I could overlook...But the visciousness of the way she was going at me, I wonder if she could really hurt me or daughter??? Also, husband came straight home and took her to vet, no problem with leg :) and I had him ask about the bite, and he said it was because she was stressed, but I wish I was there to explain it wasn't just a snap, more like an attack with only her caught leg holding her back. Any Thoughts?????
I was told that Huskies are high-energy dogs and not considered aggressive by nature. They are highly protective with strong herding instinct that can lead to aggression. I was also told that poorly bred or untrained Hushkies may contribute to human attacks. I would ask a specialist to examine the personality of your dog. I would have some fear of my daughter being attack.
I own two huskies... Best I can tell you is put yourself in its shoes... If your foot was caught in a fence and you were hanging upside down in pain would you like someone pushing on it (even though you were trying to help he/she doesnt understand that) it was scared and any and all animals can become aggressive and unpredictable while hurt and stressed. You have a husky... one of the closest dogs to wolves there are, what do you think is going to happen? I know he/she didnt mean to hurt you because trust me if it wanted to kill you, youd be dead. So just be happy about that but some obedience training and I know this sounds bad but maybe a in ground pet fence or even a hotwire line around the bottom and top will stop him/her from getting out or hurt again.
Sorry that happened its super scary. I remember when my husbands boy Dakota (in my profile pic) challenged my husband. He stood on his hind legs and he put his face in my husbands face growling and my husband had to wrestle him to the ground. I felt so bad but it needed to happen. But still any incident with your pet is super scary.
Honestly what she did was very common. Not only was it a highly stressful situation, she was in pain. She had no idea that you were trying to help her. An old trusty lab with bad arthritis is likely to bite its owner first thing in the morning when the owner is just trying to help it get up.
I wouldn't worry too much about it, but just be aware next time of what her reaction is going to be if something similar is going to happen. She was scared, frustrated and in a ton of pain.
Its horrible to sit back and watch something like that, but next time go and get help before trying to help. Asses the situation first.
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