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    Default Help! Altercation with my dog... (sensitive)

    Quote Originally Posted by Full House View Post
    Greyhounds go through extensive training to become a 'greenhound.' I don't own a greyhound but have done some research on the process from racing greyhound to family pet greenhound.
    Yes and it's training' before this that led to the NSW premier trying to ban the industry. And it's that 'training' that makes many greyhounds a danger.
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    Quote Originally Posted by VicPark View Post
    Oh come on. When was the last time a cat killed a child.

    I stand by what I said - people are kidding themselves if they think a dog that can not be stopped by it's owner from killing a small animal (despite it being hit over the head with a bat) is not a danger to a small child.
    How many cats have you owned? How many dogs have you owned? I have been attacked by more cats than dogs in my life.

    And I have seen the damage some cat attacks can do.

    A person and child are not considered the same as small prey.

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    I will add that when I was younger we had a dog that would regularly catch mice/rats etc (he was a mixed breed of NFI) and he NEVER showed aggression to people. Even children/babies.

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    I'd also like to add that when I was younger, we had two dogs that would kill anything that came into our yard. Unfortunately one of them has passed now, but over the 10+ years we have owned them, they have never, ever attacked or shown aggression to a human/ baby.

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    Quote Originally Posted by twinklify View Post
    How many cats have you owned? How many dogs have you owned? I have been attacked by more cats than dogs in my life.

    And I have seen the damage some cat attacks can do.

    A person and child are not considered the same as small prey.
    Are you seriously comparing the danger that dogs pose to kids to he danger that's cats pose?

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    I've also owned lots of cats and been attacked plenty of times. The cat I have now attacked DD one day too. My dog has never harmed a fly. BUT if my dog were to snap one day she would be quite capable of killing a person.

    The likelihood of being attacked by a cat is much higher than a dog but the consequences of a dog attack are far greater.

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    I won't lie, I re-homed a dog that attacked an animal around the time DD1 was born. He was too strong, and while he'd never shown any aggression towards us or other people... I couldn't risk it.

    I copped a lot of flak for it but after seeing him attack another animal and how vicious it was and I couldn't stop him.... I just couldn't trust him around DD.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VicPark View Post
    Yes and it's training' before this that led to the NSW premier trying to ban the industry. And it's that 'training' that makes many greyhounds a danger.
    Originally I suggested that people take some time to learn about greyhounds....you chose to argue instead. So again, go and do some research. It's so obviously clear you don't actually understand dog behaviour at all. I'm not wasting any more time here. Your advice to the op is naive and unhelpful in an upsetting situation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Full House View Post
    . Your advice to the op is naive and unhelpful.
    Pot meet kettle.
    Goodnight.

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    I wasn't going to comment as I found this post so sad and I haven't read all of the posts but I see some popping up saying you should rehome the dog. No no no. It's incredibly upsetting what happened but that doesn't mean your dog is dangerous, it chased and unfortunately caught the cat, doing what dogs do, that doesn't mean they will harm your children.
    Should dogs that don't get along with other dogs be rehomed as well?

    When I was 9 our Great Dane bit me in the face, my parents weren't home and my older sister who was babysitting me was watching tv in her room. He was such a gentle giant and I had been getting in his face blowing raspberries trying to get him to do this kiss thing he would do where he would press his face against yours like he was asking for more raspberries to be blown on his cheek. I was doing it for probably 15 mins and the whole time he was growling at me, letting me know he wasn't in the mood and was getting angry. He finally whipped his head around and snapped at me but being that my face was right there and he was a Great Dane a snap did damage and I needed stitches. My dad was so angry and wanted to put him down but I cried and begged for him not to, I knew it was my fault, that he had been warning me for ages that he wanted me to give him space. It was also my parents fault for allowing a situation where I was left alone with him for such a long period of time. My dad didn't put him down, we kept him until he got old and had cancer and he remained the most gentle giant ever and we never had an incident again. I'm sure people will say we should have at least rehomed him, but sometimes accidents happen and it doesn't speak volumes about the animal's behavior, it's more the adults who are at fault. OP, I definitely don't think your dog is aggressive, he chased a cat, a great game for him and caught it. It's just really sad and that's all. How are your neighbor's doing?

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