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Well, this happened yesterday during my evening walk with Snoopy and Squeeker. I am walking along the road when 2 huge 100+ pound dogs come barreling out onto the road trying to get at my 2 dogs.

This dog was going for the kill!! He almost got Squeeker but thank god he didn't get a hold of her (he nipped her butt, but she got away, she's very fast)

Both Snoopy and Squeeker are screaming because they are terrified and this dog was unrelentless!!

The owner is running as fast as he could but I live out in the country do these driveways and properties are much much bigger than in the city or suburbs, so it honestly felt like a million hours has passed.

I am trying to get between this huge dog and my 2 dogs but just imagine how hard it is with 2 bullet fast beagles running around you in circles trying to get away from the snapping jaws of this dog that is right at their tails, and their leashes getting all tangeled around me.

The owner finaly makes it to us and grabs his dog and apologizes profusely. He said that if his dog got a hold of one of mine he would have killed them.

That's a nice notion to know....that my neighbour has an extremely dog aggressive 100 pound dog that will kill in an instant if given the chance.

I don't understand how people can have such an aggressive dog off-leash. A dog like that should always be in a very secure dog run or attached to a very strong chain or better yet inside the house, where it will not hurt anyone or their dogs.

What should I do about this situation? We weren't hurt this time and I don't want to risk anything happening like this again. What if I'm on my own property and these dogs (which are obviously off-leash) decide to attack again? Especially when I take out my guys when it's dark already for their last pee before bed, and I don't see these dogs coming.

What then?
 

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I have a similar situation in my area. This probably won't work for everyone, but rather than show fear, when an aggressive dog has come after us I turn, yell in my deepest voice and give chase to the aggressive dog. They always stop, then back off. Usually they put their tails between their legs and run the opposite direction. I'm sure my size (6'4) and deep voice help.

Is it possible that law enforcement in the area might be willing to talk to the owner?

If I weren't comfortable with scaring aggressive dogs off and the owner refused to control their dogs I'd carry a baseball bat and/or pepper spray for a while. If it came down to injuring the aggressive dog or the aggressive dog injuring me or Murphy the aggressive dog will lose every time.

It's really a shame that someone walking their dogs on a leash should have to walk in fear because of an irresponsible dog owner who won't/can't control their animals.
 

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That is horrible and very frightening!

You could place a call to your municipal office and ask to speak to a By-law officer. Ask them what the animal control by-laws are for your area. They may be able to help.
 

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First off, I recommend all dog owner's to invest in a $10 can of dog pepper spray. Keep it with your waste bags, in your treat pouch or attached to your leash.

As beagle owners WE have to look out for our dogs a lot more then bigger dog owners. It's our responsibility to protect them the best we can in situations like that. There have been countless times I've seen a strange dog run up on us during a walk. And just like you, the dog's owner seems to eventually appear to retrieve their loose dog.

Personally, I don't care to hear some dude's apology on how Spike broke free. And I also have to qualms whatsoever spraying an aggressive dog if necessary.

In you situation I would contact your city/county animal control office. I would think most communities have leash laws and don't tolerate loose dogs. You need to contact them and file a complaint. If not for your dogs, but to prevent them from attacking another dog in the future.

When a stray has approached us and I could detect the house they came from, I'll jot down the address and call the city. I find it completely inexcusable for people to let their dogs out loose. If their dogs can't stay in their yard then they need to be tied up of fenced in.
 

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A lady up the street from me has a very agressive chow mix. I've heard it bark and growl from inside the house but never thought much of it because my dogs do the same when people pass the house but one day I was walking my 2 dogs ( my Beagle and my Pit Bull) when out of no where this dog runs up behind us and lunges for my Beagle. Luckly my Pit came to the rescue and grabbed the Chow by the throat and prevented the Chow from getting my Beagle but I don't know what would have happend if my other dog wasn't there. And just a note but her dog was okay. Had to get alot of stiches but it could have been worse. My 2 dogs were also okay. Not even a scratch on my Pit.

If I were you I would try talking to the owner first and explain to him that it would be best to keep his dog on a leash at all times and then see what he says.
 

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That's very scary. Sometimes I carry my stun gun with me. A few years ago I was with my dad walking his two labs in his neighborhood. It was late in the evening and a guy down the street was out with several dogs in his yard off leash. One was a big boxer type. As we drew closer all the dogs started to head toward us. My parents labs are very dog friendly so they were fine. When the big boxer type dog got close he immediately lunged at Lexi, my parent's female lab. He went for her throat and we did all we could to get him off of her. The owner FINALLY sauntered over and pulled his dog off. The whole time my dad and I are screaming at him to get his dog. When he finally got him we looked Lexi over and realized she had to go to the Animal ER. She had a quarter sized puncture in her throat (fortunately it didn't get through the muscle) and another small puncture on her back.

My dad ended up getting animal control involved and they went to the guys house and fined him big time. The dog was not licensed so he got fined for that. And he also got fined for having an aggressive dog and a dog off-leash.

Hopefully the owner of that big dog will keep him inside. But I agree with everyone that you should carry some protection.
 

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Originally Posted By: Crazy Daisy Sometimes I carry my stun gun with me.
maybe some folks don't like the idea, but in my mind, this is the best option. that way the pepper spray doesn't get your dog, AND you if the wind is wrong or whatever. that dog sure won't forget being tazed.
 

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When Shiloh was about 5 months old I took him to a really nice local park that has walking trails. There are signs EVERYWHERE that say, ALL DOGS MUST BE ON LEASH. There are 3 small ponds for fishing along these trails.

Shiloh was having a blast and we were watching a guy training his Chesapeake Bay Retreiver (VERY LARGE) to swim out and retrieve an object and bring it back. The dog seemed to be heavily concentrating on his master. Well, Shiloh and I walk up and I tell the man what a beautiful dog he has, etc. Shiloh is sniffing a butterfly, being a puppy, and out of nowhere this dog grabs Shiloh by the belly and heads for the water. I am tugging the leash and screaming (I know that didn't help) The man is laughing the entire time. Shiloh (being a beagle) is screaming bloody murder. I finally told the guy, If your dog doesn't drop my puppy, I will castrate him right here. The man looks at me like he wanted to hit me and I shove my hand down this dog's mouth and pinch the back of his throat and he releases Shiloh. Poor Shiloh is shaking all over ( I am too). He pats the dog on the head and throws his toy back in the water. I am cussing this man while walking away and carrying Shiloh. I walk about 1/4 of a mile to the parking lot with Shiloh screaming the entire way. I stop at the game warden shack and tell him about this dog not being on a leash. He says, Eh, we can't catch them all, you know. What an ass. Long story short, Shiloh goes to the emergency vet with abdominal bruising and I have a large bruise on my hand from shoving it down the dogs throat. The vet said if it had been another breed of dog that it could have really done some damage.

I have been there twice since this happened and there are alot of dogs running loose. I'm too afraid to take Shiloh back even though he loved it.
Why can't people just obey the rules?

Sorry, didn't mean to rant.
 

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How scary for you. ((()) . The same thing happened to us when Bazel and Merlin were younger 2 Rottweilers were off their lead and ran towards us. My husband had one beagle Bazel and swung him away , and I had Merlin and had to pick him up. My husband got very angry at the owner. I was scared too not just for our dogs but those Rottweilers sure were scary looking. Ours were both on leads.
 

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We had a Rotty attack a Poodle and her owner a couple of weeks ago. The woman (age 84 young years) was taking Sugar inside, in her fenced in backyard on a leash. The Rotty was running (against the law in SD)loose, and jumped the fenced, grabbed the poodle and shook her, the woman tried to fend off the Rotty with a rake and screaming. She got between the poodle and the Rotty, up on her deck, but the dog came at her, and Sugar jumped inbetween them, the Rotty grabbed Sugar, took her down the road and took a big bite out of the 10 lb dog. It is so sad. This woman has two punture wounds from dog bites, her precious Sugar is dead, and the Rotty was put down. The owner has yet to be charged. You are right, we do need to protect our pups from bigger more aggressive dogs, whatever it takes. I am so glad that you and your pups are safe, I hope you reported this to the authorities, so that it's on the dogs record,in case he would go after a child.
 

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thats horrible, i dont understand it either. all they have to do is be responsible.

just recently i was in maryland and my family down there has two dogs, a rotty and a golden, the golden is painfully shy and the dominant of the two, the rotty is not shy but she is aggressive/protective with a high pray drive.
now both dogs are EXTREMELY well behaved and trained, literally i have never met more well be haved dogs.
BUT when i was first going to take the rotty for a walk, i was CLEARLY told if she sees a rabbit its over, and that she is weird with people some people she likes some people she will growl at so as a rule she isn't allowed to meet other people on walks, which i think is OBVIOUSLy the responsible thing to do yet i have other family that think its wrong, go figure, i dont think she'd bite anyone but i also wouldn't take the chance and neither would her owners, she's an older dog now and i think more people should be like them i mean y would you chance it?

i HATE when dog owners say oh my dogs friendly.......ten seconds later their dog lunges at yours. DRIVES ME CRAZY.ugh

sorry for the rant.

i say you report them.
 
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