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    Having had many rescue dogs over the years (every one we've ever had has been a rescue) including lurcher and whippets... We're sadly at the moment down to 2 whippets from 5 including 2 lurchers a border collie and a terriorist....

    They have all had very different personalities AND issues... A good number have been 'reactive' including the two whippets we have now.
    It's not always easy to unpick what's made them reactive AND not always possible to undo the cause,one of the big lurcher lads was as daft as a brush (no recall whatsoever due to the cross being a saluki.... Desert dogs used for hunting and bred to independently run their pray down whilst someone followed the tracks on horseback)
    BUT after being attacked by a staff was left being very reactive until he knew the other dog.... Then friends for life.

    We tend to work around it by heading to far flung deserted beaches (why we built the van to carry them all for weekends away) devoid of people (suits me percectly as I don't particularly like people)

    However aside from deserted beaches or secure areas the hounds are mostly on a flexi lead to give them some freedom to mooch....
    As much as it doesn't bother me other folks having their dogs off the lead....
    It frankly drives me spare when some ignorant knob with a dog with cock all recall or manners sees fit to deliberately get as close as possible and cant/won't retrieve their dog from trying to take lumps out of mine because I've seen what's happening and put mine on a short lead (even after being asked to call theirs back) and all hell has broken loose.

    Dogs I can deal with..... People are another thing altogether.
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    When a dog is let run loose this is what happens,it could be your g/son and thats why here they must be restrained,a muzel should be on them but not law as yet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by trevskoda View Post
    When a dog is let run loose this is what happens,it could be your g/son and thats why here they must be restrained,a muzel should be on them but not law as yet.
    Not necessarily "What" happens.....

    What COULD possibly happen,
    are we going to do away with vehicles because they run over children....?

    I grew up with dogs, I learned to walk using one of our rough collies as a walker
    I landed on her more than once after climbing out of my pram, and have only ever been bitten once in my 50 odd years (getting in between my dog and a neighbours that had been let loose and came in like a scud missile after my on the lead dog.
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    I got bit by a dog on a car sales forcourt, I was only looking at a car, If the guy hadnt pulled it off my leg would of been a right mess he went on to say hed only had two days, not the dogs fault, down to Stupidity of the owner.
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    Some really sound advice here. Definitely build confidence, both the dog and yours! Remember, if you are anxious around other dogs, this little one will pick it up.
    Depending on how inpredicatable she may be, I would be seriously tempted to muzzle ... adults are not good at keeping their children from running at cute dogs and they often get in the dog’s face.
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    Best bet of socialising your dog having read the thread is to join a local training group, give both of you more confidence, Some dogs and breeds can be more difficult than others ,,the yellow neckerchief scheme quoted earlier is a good idea but dependent on other owners giving you space and understanding its meaning

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    Quote Originally Posted by channa View Post
    Best bet of socialising your dog having read the thread is to join a local training group, give both of you more confidence, Some dogs and breeds can be more difficult than others ,,the yellow neckerchief scheme quoted earlier is a good idea but dependent on other owners giving you space and understanding its meaning

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    Thought of that but they wernt over keen with her been deaf, even though she will come to hand signs, and thats the main problem if she doesnt see she cant hear and gets taken by suprise thats when she can be funny.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cass View Post
    Thought of that but they wernt over keen with her been deaf, even though she will come to hand signs, and thats the main problem if she doesnt see she cant hear and gets taken by suprise thats when she can be funny.
    Met a dog walker for the Dogs Trust. He was with a young totally deaf Collie. He’d taught her to respond to all sorts of hand signals, but as you say the issue is if she is not looking at you. He’d written a report and it had gone to HQ ... result is he can start training with a vibrating collar, so he can get her attention. Not sure how old your daughter’s dog is or how trainable it is. Might be worth a shot ... also depends on how much time you and your daughter have.
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    Quote Originally Posted by antiquesam View Post
    I don't see why every dog in the neighbourhood should be penalised because your dog has problems. Perhaps it would be wise to take your dog to places where a lead is obligatory rather than attempting to stop other animals having the exercise they need.
    I agree take it to a WC meet .all dogs on leads

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    In my book there is only one place to lay the blame and that's firmly at the foot of dog owners and not the dogs.

    Because the dog is deaf & nervous, Cass is doing exactly the right thing by taking her daughter's dog for walks on a lead.

    Why should she have to travel miles to find a spot away from all and sundry just because some idiot humans have insufficiently trained dogs they can't control properly off the leash? I would use the big stick method as suggested by someone else, but first and foremost on the owner of the other dog rather than the poor dog itself!

    Unless a dog is trained to return on command every time, or at least desist what it is doing, it needs to be put on a leash when in shared spaces with other people & dogs.

    Go get a dog damn well trained properly before you let it off the leash in public places! Or, if you're not prepared to spend the time and effort doing this, just don't even consider owning a dog in the first place.

    A well trained dog is a joy to own, an untrained dog is an unhappy dog with stupid and irresponsible owner(s)

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