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    Default TV anchor bitten on air by dog.

    WARNING, First link shows actual dog bite
    http://www.news.com.au/world/denver-...-1226266426967

    This link shows story but cuts out before the bite.
    http://www.9news.com/news/article/24...g-morning-show

    A US television anchor has been taken to hospital after being bitten on air by a 38-kilogram dog that had made headlines after being rescued from an icy reservoir. Anchor Kyle Dyer of KUSA-TV was leaning close to Max, a three-year-old Argentinian mastiff, when he suddenly opened his mouth and bit her.
    I have always taught my children the appropriate way to interact with dogs and this news anchor went against everything I have ever told them.

    PLEASE remind your kids not to put their face in front of ANY dogs face!!!

    I have shown this to my kids to show them how quickly a calm looking dog can snap. Watch the second link to each them (& yourself) about a dogs stress behaviour.

    A dog recovering from a traumatic experience dog should not have been put in that situation at all

    Please note: I know this dog breed is banned in Australia, however any dog can attack in a situation like this. I don't want a BSL debate.

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    And the owner is being fined for her stupidity

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    Yeah good point. That's not a bad thing to show children because yeah the dogs body language was positive until that moment. It's just not a good idea to put your face that close to a dog other than one your VERY familiar with - even with the owners consent.

    I never trust an owners word for it with 'oh she's friendly, she won't bite' if I don't know the dog & owner very well (like family's or close friend's dogs) jasper isn't getting that close.

    Jasper's too young to understand the video, but if he was 4+ I'd show him. Because its not too graphic. But it is startling.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Myztik View Post
    And the owner is being fined for her stupidity
    Yeah that I find really dumb & unfair. Charge the owner regarding leash laws (because clearly it was unrestrained to end up on the ice) fine them about the not being vaccinated for rabies (if that's the law over there then fair enough ) but if I put my face in a dogs face like that and got bitten it would be entirely my own fault.

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    The owner was the man holding the dogs collar, It was a segment re-uniting the owner and the fireman who rescued the dog.

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    Poor dog will now be classified as dangerous. I hope they don't put it down. How scary would it be to get stuck like that.

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    What an idiot!!!

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    Yeah i did see that. The presenter should have been coached on how to approach and interact with an unknown dog. Her leaning over him like that to the dog would have been seen as threatening. She should have approached him from the side and pat him under his chin if anything. So many people lean over and reach for the top of the head but a dog that is aggressive due to fear or anything else is going to feel threatened by that.

    It's sad for all involved really

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    I read about this a few weeks back and noted how the media were very gung-ho about getting the dog put down. The subsequent public backlash was apparently unprecedented and I understand that the dog will not be put down.

    However, the owner, Michael Robinson, is due in court Feb. 29 to answer charges relating to "failure to have his dog on a leash and allowing his dog to bite".

    This is despite the fact that by the co-newsreader's own admission that he was patting him prior to the interview, thought the dog was well behaved and was happy for the dog to not have the lead on him.

    Meanwhile, the newsreader supposedly has had 70 stitches in her mouth and cannot presently talk. Perhaps this imposed silence will allow her to reflect on her stupidity and reckless behaviour and cause her to intervene on the owner's behalf and have those charges dismissed.

    What a travesty.

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    I am so glad to read everyone's sensible replies. Quite often when a dog bites then humans end up on a witch hunt. What did this woman expect would happen? Putting a dog into a room full of strangers and then letting a strange woman stick her face into the dogs face, what did these people really think would happen. If that was a child, she would have respected the childs boundarys and space and not gotten so close. But an animal has only a few ways to show fear and displeasure....one of those is to bite. If the owner gets fined, then the newsreader should also be fined for aggravating the dog causing it to bite.
    Its simple.... put your face into a dogs face, expect to end up with part of your face in said dogs mouth!


 

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