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post #21 of 36 Old 08-02-2019, 04:36 PM Thread Starter
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What part of NE Oregon are you from?
I'm in Wallowa County, home of few people and some great adventure riding. There was an Adventure Rider Jamboree here for about 10 years, but mostly ended this year.

I am happy the dog was a fat and old black lab and not a pit bull or other typically "dangerous" dog. The owner reports that she was surpised he bit because he had always been a "nice dog". But my friend that was there helping earlier in the day said it was growling at everyone. The dog should have been leashed/contained as she knew that strangers and commotion were coming and going throughout the day.
At my wife's and all of your suggestions, I am going to report the bite to law enforcement, with the idea that it could potentially stop someone else, or a child, from getting bit in the future.
On a positive note, I haven't started foaming at the mouth and the wound seems to be healing fine.
Thank you all for your kind words and welcomes.
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Forget reporting the dog; report the owner. Owners who let their animals attack humans suck and should be punished.

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This was in the news yesterday. Very rare but possible although it happened to another man about three months ago. The same bacteria is in human saliva. With my luck it would get me.

Yes on getting the owners. We have harsh penalties for the owners in this state. It doesn't seem to stop some of these folks that want pit bulls around their rural shanty's (I can guess why they have them).

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I'm in Wallowa County, home of few people and some great adventure riding. There was an Adventure Rider Jamboree here for about 10 years, but mostly ended this year.

I am happy the dog was a fat and old black lab and not a pit bull or other typically "dangerous" dog. The owner reports that she was surpised he bit because he had always been a "nice dog". But my friend that was there helping earlier in the day said it was growling at everyone. The dog should have been leashed/contained as she knew that strangers and commotion were coming and going throughout the day.
At my wife's and all of your suggestions, I am going to report the bite to law enforcement, with the idea that it could potentially stop someone else, or a child, from getting bit in the future.
On a positive note, I haven't started foaming at the mouth and the wound seems to be healing fine.
Thank you all for your kind words and welcomes.
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post #24 of 36 Old 08-02-2019, 05:19 PM
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RCinNC I'm not disagreeing with you. The root problem is people and these people not wanting to responsible for their decisions and/or actions

About a month ago my daughter was letting the dog out for her morning routine and noticed a box at road at the end of the neighbors lot. She when to pick it up to throw away being responsible for someone else's trash) and when she picked it up the box moved. She opened the box and found a bag of hay, rabbit food, empty water bottle and underneath all of that was a juvenile bunny struggling for its life. It was early in the morning and was in the mid 70's with the mercury was climbing rapidly. The bunny would not have made it another hour or so. So because of the irresponsibility of another we decided to do the responsible thing and give this bunny a proper home. She now lives in the TV room in a hutch and her the dog and cat get along like they've lived together all their lives. I'd would love to find the SOB that dumped her off to die and stick them in a box and let it in the sun until they were near death.
I agree to a certain extent, but you should keep in mind that you are responsible for the dog whether it's aggressive or not. Leash law or not. I have a friend who has a german shepherd about a year old. Beautiful dog, but untrained. Not aggressive at all, but playful. I reminded him that a few years back the owners of a similar dog were sued when their dog ran in front of a bicyclist. The dog wasn't trying to bite the bicyclist, he was just running loose, and they collided. It was on a jogging trail/riding path. The bicyclist went down, cracked his head on the pavement, and the dog owner was on the losing end of a $5M lawsuit. Brain damage.

Most homeowners insurance policies will cover dog accidents up to the policy limit. But I don't think that dog owner will be buying homeowner insurance anymore.

I'm not on either side of this issue; I understand both sides pretty well. Have owned lots of dogs, and I like letting them run leash free. But if there's any chance at all that they'll encounter a stranger, I put them on leash. I never had a dog that was aggressive with a person, but even being playful they can cause an accident. I've got enough land that the dogs can run free where they won't encounter anybody else. But I also take them places where they will, and in those cases they're always leashed. They don't mind it at all. It's like everything else, the dog got used to that from the time he or she was a pup. If I hear anybody close by I call the dog, leash him or her up, and we wait until we're far away from others before they're let loose again.

To the OP, there's a saying in law that every dog gets one free bite. What it generally means is until the owner has reason to know the dog can be aggressive they're not responsible for a bite. At a minimum you should put that owner on notice that she's got an aggressive dog, and report it to the police. As others have pointed out, that dog might bite a child or elderly person who cannot easily fight back. I know it's a co-worker, and you don't want to be the bad guy, but you should still be the responsible guy.

If nothing else, you got a lesson to stop riding in your PJs. And that might be the best thing to come out of this event. If you haven't spent a summer standing under a cold-running shower every evening so your clothing could soak enough to peel it from your body where the skin had been scraped off, consider yourself very lucky. I learned that lesson at 19 after 9 lucky years of riding accident free, and from then until today (62) it's all the gear. When people ask me if riding in my Aerostitch Roadcrafter is hot, I always say it's much more comfortable than skin grafts.
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I'm in Wallowa County, home of few people and some great adventure riding. There was an Adventure Rider Jamboree here for about 10 years, but mostly ended this year.

I am happy the dog was a fat and old black lab and not a pit bull or other typically "dangerous" dog. The owner reports that she was surpised he bit because he had always been a "nice dog". But my friend that was there helping earlier in the day said it was growling at everyone. The dog should have been leashed/contained as she knew that strangers and commotion were coming and going throughout the day.
At my wife's and all of your suggestions, I am going to report the bite to law enforcement, with the idea that it could potentially stop someone else, or a child, from getting bit in the future.
On a positive note, I haven't started foaming at the mouth and the wound seems to be healing fine.
Thank you all for your kind words and welcomes.
I had a Samoyed years ago that I loved like any member of the family. He was pretty big, about 80 lbs, and the gentlest, best-natured dog you could ask for...until he got older. Sams tend to get hip dysplasia, and he developed it as he aged. He was in pain, and unfortunately, that changed his disposition. One day I had some friends over, and they were people he knew very well, but he suddenly started growling at them in a very aggressive manner. Just from hearing his tone I knew he wasn't playing, and I grabbed him and took him into another room. My then-wife was incensed that I'd make the dog leave the room...after all, it was "his house". I wasn't about to let one of my friends get bitten by my dog just to improve my dog's sense of well being. From that point on I didn't quite trust him around other people, especially kids. The hip dysplasia really took hold, and we had to have him put to sleep not long after that occurred. Animals in pain can be very dangerous and worse still, very unpredictable; they're like grenades with the pins halfway pulled.

RIP, Mac...you were an awesome dog.


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Chihuahuas and Jack Russell terriers are actually the most aggressive breeds, but their size and physical limitations prevent them from killing people... [/url]
I met a woman a few years back who had a rather large scar from her upper lip to nearly her nostril. As it turns out, she was active in Chihuahua rescue and regularly fosters a couple of them. Well, she had this one dog and everything was going fine. Feeling confident, she was giving it a kiss and the dog locked onto her upper lip. It was pretty bad...
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She learned a hard lesson.

One reason we bought the Belgian Tervuren is they don't get a lot of the diseases that other Shepard type dogs get in the US like the dysplasia. The problem with the dogs in the US is they are not that common yet and pricey. Excellent dogs and very smart.

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I met a woman a few years back who had a rather large scar from her upper lip to nearly her nostril. As it turns out, she was active in Chihuahua rescue and regularly fosters a couple of them. Well, she had this one dog and everything was going fine. Feeling confident, she was giving it a kiss and the dog locked onto her upper lip. It was pretty bad...


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We had a Belgian Tervuren back in the late 70's when I was a kid (though I don't believe he was a purebred Tervuren). That had to be the smartest dog I've ever seen, before or since. I swear, if he'd have had opposable thumbs, I could have taught him to drive a car.

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I had a Samoyed years ago that I loved like any member of the family. He was pretty big, about 80 lbs, and the gentlest, best-natured dog you could ask for...until he got older. Sams tend to get hip dysplasia, and he developed it as he aged. He was in pain, and unfortunately, that changed his disposition. One day I had some friends over, and they were people he knew very well, but he suddenly started growling at them in a very aggressive manner. Just from hearing his tone I knew he wasn't playing, and I grabbed him and took him into another room. My then-wife was incensed that I'd make the dog leave the room...after all, it was "his house". I wasn't about to let one of my friends get bitten by my dog just to improve my dog's sense of well being. From that point on I didn't quite trust him around other people, especially kids. The hip dysplasia really took hold, and we had to have him put to sleep not long after that occurred. Animals in pain can be very dangerous and worse still, very unpredictable; they're like grenades with the pins halfway pulled.

RIP, Mac...you were an awesome dog.


You did the right thing removing the dog from the situation. The other thing a dog must realize is they have no property. They are allowed to use and play with things but they own nothing.
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I live in the country. We have lots of dogs that run loose around here. Almost all of them are welcome on my property. I keep a big box of dog biscuits at the house (we have no dogs, just 3 worthless cats) for when one comes by. My next door neighbor has a terrier that has been de-moleing my yard.

I ride my ATV up and down the country lane we live on, most dogs know me by now and I always have a pocket full of dog biscuits to give them one when they come out to see me.

If I have a bad encounter with a dog, I am not going to bother taking the issue up with the owner more than 1 time. One time.

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