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Terence Lundy, 70, said he was climbing Pole Hill, a local beauty spot, when he saw the family running down shouting "get that dog away from my daughter". He said: "The dad said he punched the dog in the head and kept punching it until it let go, and the owner had said 'Can't you keep your kids under control?' "The little girl was saying 'Mummy, help me'. She was just in shock. The mum didn't have the proper bandages to put round her head so I gave her some clean handkerchiefs I had. The husband was panicking. "Her ear was bleeding and she had a bad cut to her eyebrow as well."
Originally posted by Drezden
reply to post by scotsdavy1
Really? Your Border Collie is a threat to stranger? My aunt breeds them and they are such sweet hearts, never had them bite or even act aggressive with a stranger.
Border Collies are very energetic and active dogs that can easily become bored and destructive if not givin the exercise and stimulation they need. You should give your Border Collie a chance to exercise at least 2 hours a day. This means long walks/jogging, going to the park, playing fetch, etc. Ideally your Border Collie should also have another outlet for its energy, be it herding, agility, etc. It is also important that your Border Collie gets a lot of mental stimulation. A few 10 minute training sessions a day will help to prevent destructive behavioral issues. Nipping This is not bad behavior. Undesirable, yes, but perfectly natural for a BC. It does not necessarily imply that the dog is dangerous or suffering from behavioral problems. The dog is merely doing what it has been bred to do in a situation where its instincts are out of place. If the dog is not getting its way with the animals (or humans) it is attempting to control it will re-enforce its will by diving in and nipping at the heels of stock. In working sheepdogs this behavior is controlled but is not discouraged as it is sometimes necessary to encourage stubborn stock to move in the direction required. In the formal discipline of sheepdog trials it is frowned upon - dogs are supposed to be able to move the sheep by 'eye' alone - but even the best may grip when frustrated. A willful Border Collie may nip out at arms, ankles or the back of the legs. This may also occur when a normally sound dog becomes over stimulated and excited. Training may help control this but success will depend on the strength of the dogs instinct. In most cases nipping will remain an unpredictable part of the dogs behavior all its life.
Originally posted by EmperorXyn
That is so horrible! I really cannot see this be unprovoked though.
A 56-year-old man will appear in court charged over an incident in which a six-year-old girl had part of her ear bitten off by a dog. The man, who police have not named, was charged with allowing a dog to be dangerously out of control in a public place and causing injury under the Dangerous Dogs Act 1991, the Metropolitan Police said. He will appear in custody at Thames Magistrates' Court. The child also suffered injuries to her neck and shoulder when she was mauled by the animal in a park in Chingford, Essex, on Saturday.
Originally posted by scotsdavy1
I swear my dog can read my mind! Also, every morning without fail, as soon as I am awake even if he cannot see me, he will come up to me and nudge me then lick my face so that I will put him outside. He never wakes me up, only waits until I am awake, weird or what? He could be downstairs and still know.
Originally posted by scotsdavy1
reply to post by Manhater
I liked the one about the niece lol