Scary Dogs in the Neighborhood!   3 comments

So I’m home from work, pulling into my driveway and notice Neighbor A’s two dogs are loose. I get out of the car and Neighbor B across the street starts yelling to me that the dogs are loose. So, being a good neighbor, I start walking toward the dogs, thinking I’ll just herd them back into their own yard and try to get the owner’s attention. That’s when the one dog starts running toward me, head done, teeth bared. Neighbor B starts yelling to me again saying, “He’ll bite you! He’ll bite you!”

Great. Now you tell me. Two dogs circling me, I’m still in my work clothes (a.k.a. high heeled shoes ready to trip me up and bare legs ready for the biting), and now I am also screaming at the top of my voice. “BACK UP BACK UP BACK UP!”, I scream, not backing down nor running away. Well, it worked. This is the second time I’ve found myself confronting a scary dog and being saved by this technique. They kept circling but never came close to me. At least, they didn’t by the time the owner opened her garage door and yelled for them to come to her. I don’t know if they’d eventually lose interest, run away from me, or decide I’m all talk and rush me anyway.

At least this time Miss D was not with me. Not sure I’d have been able to control that situation! What do you do when confronted by a scary dog? And did it work?

Posted May 25, 2012 by iloveschnauzers in A day in the life

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3 responses to “Scary Dogs in the Neighborhood!

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  1. Yes, a neighbor allowed their dogs to run around off-leash, unsupervised, and the dogs acted aggressively toward me and toward my dogs. I called animal control. Now all my neighbors think I’m some kind of mean animal-hater (really, with two dogs and cats and I’M the animal hater?) but all I could think of was those dogs hurting someone’s child.


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