15 Sep Toots
This is Toots after she got attacked at Wychwood Barns the other day when her owner took her there for an evening romp. Severe bite, several stitches, one requiring drainage. Not exactly an ideal puppy play session! According to the owner, Toots was playing with another pup when an older dog approached, she turned on her back and then he attacked her. The owner was in shock after it happened and just grabbed Toots and took her straight to emerg without getting any information from the owner of the offending dog. Wow – I’ve been walking dogs for a long time and thankfully I’ve never seen a dog attacked with so much damage. An attack without warning (or so it seems) and a bite without inhibition – what was this dog doing in a tiny OLA? According to the owner of the offending dog, this was the first time his dog attacked. Sounds suspicious… And what will happen to the aggressive dog? Most likely he will be harshly punished for his aggression and will become a repeat offender. And Toots? My guess is that she will be fine. We have built up positive socialization experiences and luckily she’s a confident pup. Scary stuff though for an average dog owner at a popular OLA… not knowing what dogs are coming in to play or BITE!