Woman was killed.. by her French Bulldog. WTF... unbelievable.
Same as any fight. If you just do some girly jabs you are going to get beat badly. Do everything you can to make the aggressor regret their decision as quickly as possible. Worry about any potential consequences later. In a dog fight, flee is rarely effective as they are fast and maneuverable and running may make they crazier. Freeze doesnt work as it takes a long time for them to get bored. That leaves "the best defense is a good offense"."a rescue dog that had been used in fighting before she became its owner"
A reasonable explanation.
There are three accepted reactions to attack, freeze, flee or fight. Panic doesn't work and to many people panic. If you're going to fight use every muscle in your body not little girly jabs.
My aunts german shepherd attacked me when I was little (arm and crotch chewed up pretty good, no stiches). My grandma was right there but unable to get the dog off. Aunt and her family did the "you must have provoked it routine" and did nothing. A few months later, it broke free, chased a random runner down the road and attacked her quite badly. At that point they had it put down. I expect the runner or her family gave them an ultimatum about lawsuit or dog.Unfortunately I know a woman like this.
Adopted a dog she said had "behavior issues". Few months later without warning it bit her sister on the leg so bad it had to be pried off. Hospital visit for the puncture wounds resulted in animal control notification where she found out the dog had previous bit a child and had a file stating the dog should never be around children. That's when she found out the sister knew this already and didn't warn anyone. Owner showed no remorse for the bite and kept saying it's a good dog.
Couple months later it nipped her other sisters boyfriend. Then nipped the contractor who came to give a home reno pricing. Still no changes, owner continues to only care about dog, saying it must be everyone else's actions around the dog and people should act in a certain way when in the same house as this dog (these were all unprovoked bites, not an attempt to pet it and it nips, the dog literally came into the room and bit without warning).
Last week the dog bit a neighbour on the leg ripping through her jeans and causing injuries, while she was holding her new infant child. She's still defending the dog and logic just isn't sinking in. Pretty sure animal control will be demanding the dog be destroyed now, finally.
It's probably closely related. The dbag owners are happy to own (and maybe even create) the dbag dogs.What is it about crazy dogs attracting crazy owners. I swear all the people I've known who willingly got a problem dog had zero business getting a (normal) one in the first place. blame everyone else instead of actually training the thing.
YMMV but I heard if you stick your thumb up the rear end they will let go...
We dogsat a friends 8 month old Boston Terrier a number of years ago. This dog was the typical "I don't know any rules and boundaries because I was never taught any" and decided on day 2 of visiting that it was alpha.become the Alpha and run the place,
I feel bad for untrained/neglected dogs. I find there are more untrained little dogs cause people just pick up and go when they misbehave but they aren't always paying attention to them to do that. My guy isn't perfect, his recall is terrible when he sets his sniffer to something, and he's never off leash in public because of that. He so much better than when we got him after taking classes and we are always working to help him improve & upkeep his skills. We have to be, you cant just pick up a 165lb dork and walk away.There's no bad breeds just bad owners and certain breeds attract a certain kind of owner. With that in mind I fear pocket dog owners more than pitbull owners