Life with Jasmine and Juliet, Our Rescued Dachshunds

Random notes on our experience with our two rescued miniature dachshunds

Dog Attack!

on August 22, 2007

When we were out for our evening walk yesterday, Jasmine was attacked by a Welsh Corgi that had escaped from its home. It ran across the street, and since it didn’t have a collar, I couldn’t grab it to stop the attack. It jumped on Jasmine and tried to bite her…oh man did it scare us!

Tom snatched up Jasmine, which scared her even more. She doesn’t like people grabbing her quickly or making fast moves, and Tom just snatched her up to save her. She was a nervous wreck (complete with a bit of incontinence). The owner of the Corgi was across the street, and her only comment was, “Oh sorry, I didn’t know she got out.” I was really pissed off. Her dog almost took a chunk out of my dog’s butt…and all she could think of to say or do is to make some lame excuse? Grrrrrrr…

We put little Jazzy down and finished our walk. I think I was more upset than she was! 😦

Another goal for obedience school (for me, that is) is learning what to do in these situations. Yipes!

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One response to “Dog Attack!

  1. Stephani says:

    Something that seems to work for me in situations like this is to step in front of Ella, my sheltie, and say “Stop”in a firm, loud voice with a hand out to the other dog. Often it is enough to help diffuse the situation.

    Another thing that works is to get Jasmine used to the opening of an umbrella and then take that on your walks – if a strange dog approaches, then you can pop open the umbrella at it. It is important, though, to get Jasmine used to this beforehand.

    Lastly, I take yummy treats with me to give to Ella when something like this happens – it seems to help her associate the whole thing with good things afterwards, rather than be afraid.

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