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Topic: Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Just been attacked by a Doris Dog!
Posted by: Charlotte Kasner
Date/Time: 18/09/14 10:19:00

My dog is neutered, well socialised and fully trained. He has a Kennel Club Good Citizen Silver training award and is working towards his Gold level in weekly classes. He is also a registered Pets As Therapy visiting dog for which he was required to pass a rigorous temperament test. He competes in the show ring throughout the year and is therefore used to being in close proximity to a wide variety of dogs and other animals, not all of whom have the highest level of socialisation.

I would regard that level of training as "serious" Mr Coyle. It amounts to approximately 7-10 dedicated training hours weekly and of course is ingrained in everything that my dog does at home and outside. He has been assessed by several external examiners from various disciplines and been found to have an exemplary temperament with other dogs and with people. He comes to work with me and certainly would not be allowed in the office were he to have behavioural problems of any kind.

He is not a canine paragon and I am not complacent ever about his behaviour. Everything that he does is reinforced and enhanced on a daily basis. I will correct anything that I consider to vary from good behaviour as soon as it happens and adjust my training accordingly if I feel that something is not working. I believe that training is for life and not for a handful of puppy classes.

On this occassion, he was close at heel and looking in the opposite direction when the dog lunged. The incident at Earls Court occured when he was several feet in front of the other dog and neither of us were aware of its presence until it barked and lunged. The incident at Hammersmith Broadway occured as he was walking calmly to heel across the road and not at all close to the other dog. I am well aware of the need to give working dogs plenty of room, or for that matter any other dog of which I am unsure. When my dog is working with a jacket on, I hope that other owners and people will afford the same courtesy. That is the full story, I have no incentive to lie.

I am however concerned about the guide dog handlers who obviously are at a disadvantage and possibly in danger if their dog is reactive, never mind that I do not want my dog injured.

Obviously all animals can be frightened at times and all the training in the world will not prevent a fear reaction or a dog just following an instinct, but it can go a long way to mitigating it. Ms Burge, I expect that the guide dog in Hammersmith used his nose and was aware of my dog's presence well before he could see him.




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TopicDate PostedPosted By
Just been attacked by a Guide Dog!17/09/14 13:54:00 Charlotte Kasner
   Re:Just been attacked by a Guide Dog!17/09/14 14:07:00 Brian Coyle
      Re:Re:Just been attacked by a Guide Dog!17/09/14 16:07:00 Georgina Flint
   Re:Just been attacked by a Guide Dog!17/09/14 16:55:00 Louise Cole
      Re:Re:Just been attacked by a Guide Dog!17/09/14 17:08:00 Louise Cole
   Re:Just been attacked by a Guide Dog!17/09/14 17:29:00 Carol Burge
      Re:Re:Just been attacked by a Guide Dog!17/09/14 17:35:00 Georgina Flint
   Re:Just been attacked by a Guide Dog!17/09/14 17:34:00 Adrian Irving
      Re:Re:Just been attacked by a Guide Dog!17/09/14 17:36:00 Brian Coyle
      Re:Re:Just been attacked by a Guide Dog!17/09/14 19:51:00 Carl Wynne
   Re:Just been attacked by a Guide Dog!17/09/14 17:40:00 Emily Smith
      Re:Re:Just been attacked by a Guide Dog!17/09/14 19:01:00 Claire Moran
         Re:Re:Re:Just been attacked by a Guide Dog!17/09/14 19:21:00 Rob Reynolds
            Re:Re:Re:Re:Just been attacked by a Guide Dog!17/09/14 20:14:00 Claire Moran
            Re:Re:Re:Re:Just been attacked by a Guide Dog!17/09/14 20:20:00 Brian Coyle
               Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Just been attacked by a Guide Dog!17/09/14 20:28:00 bobby osborne
                  Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Just been attacked by a Guide Dog!17/09/14 20:31:00 Brian Coyle
                     Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Just been attacked by a Guide Dog!17/09/14 20:32:00 Pete Mayes
                        Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Just been attacked by a Guide Dog!17/09/14 21:44:00 Lynne Bruce
               Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Just been attacked by a Guide Dog!17/09/14 20:35:00 Claire Moran
                  Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Just been attacked by a Guide Dog!17/09/14 20:41:00 Brian Coyle
                     Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Just been attacked by a Guide Dog!17/09/14 20:47:00 Claire Moran
                        Re:Re:Re:Just been attacked by a Doris Dog!17/09/14 20:57:00 bobby osborne
                           Re:Re:Re:Re:Just been attacked by a Doris Dog!18/09/14 00:14:00 Lynne Bruce
                              Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Just been attacked by a Doris Dog!18/09/14 10:01:00 Trudie Fuller
                              Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Just been attacked by a Doris Dog!18/09/14 10:19:00 Charlotte Kasner
                                 Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Just been attacked by a Doric Dog!18/09/14 12:31:00 Russell Pearson
                                    Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Just been attacked by a Doric Dog!18/09/14 17:09:00 Charlotte Kasner
                                 Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Just been attacked by a Doris Dog!18/09/14 17:46:00 Carol Burge
         Re:Re:Re:Just been attacked by a Guide Dog!18/09/14 17:28:00 Adrian Irving
            Re:Re:Re:Re:Just been attacked by a Guide Dog!18/09/14 17:38:00 Brian Coyle
               Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Just been attacked by a Guide Dog!18/09/14 17:49:00 Trudie Fuller
                  Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Just been attacked by a Guide Dog!18/09/14 18:20:00 Georgina Murphy-Flint
                     Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Just been attacked by a Guide Dog!18/09/14 18:27:00 Brian Coyle
                        Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Just been attacked by a Guide Dog!18/09/14 19:04:00 Pete Mayes
                           Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Just been attacked by a Guide Dog!18/09/14 19:40:00 Georgina Murphy-Flint
                              Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Just been attacked by a Guide Dog!18/09/14 20:17:00 Keith Iddon
                                 Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Just been attacked by a Guide Dog!18/09/14 20:28:00 Georgina Murphy-Flint
                                    Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Just been attacked by a Guide Dog!18/09/14 22:29:00 Gervase Harson
                                       Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Just been attacked by a Guide Dog!18/09/14 22:30:00 Gervase Harson
                                          Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Just been attacked by a Guide Dog!19/09/14 00:34:00 Georgina Murphy-Flint
                                       Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Just been attacked by a Guide Dog!18/09/14 22:35:00 Lynne Bruce
                                          Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Just been attacked by a Guide Dog!18/09/14 22:37:00 Pete Mayes
   Re:Just been attacked by a Guide Dog!19/09/14 10:56:00 Paul Allen
      Re:Re:Just been attacked by a Guide Dog!19/09/14 12:19:00 Charlotte Kasner
         Re:Re:Re:Just been attacked by a Guide Dog!19/09/14 13:16:00 Adrian Irving
            Re:Re:Re:Re:Just been attacked by a Guide Dog!19/09/14 13:49:00 Laura Kavanagh
         Re:Re:Re:Just been attacked by a Guide Dog!19/09/14 17:30:00 Emma Wellings
            Re:Re:Re:Re:Just been attacked by a Guide Dog!19/09/14 19:42:00 Brian Coyle
               Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Just been attacked by a Guide Dog!19/09/14 19:52:00 Michael Brown
                  Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Just been attacked by a Guide Dog!19/09/14 20:12:00 Lynne Bruce
         Re:Re:Re:Just been attacked by a Guide Dog!19/09/14 20:05:00 Carl Wynne
      Re:Re:Just been attacked by a Guide Dog!19/09/14 20:05:00 Brian Coyle
         Re:Re:Re:Just been attacked by a Guide Dog!19/09/14 20:42:00 Claire Moran
            Re:Re:Re:Re:Just been attacked by a Guide Dog!21/09/14 11:09:00 Carol Burge
               Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Just been attacked by a Guide Dog!22/09/14 09:41:00 Brian Coyle
                  Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Just been attacked by a Guide Dog!22/09/14 09:49:00 Russell Pearson
                     Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Just been attacked by a Guide Dog!22/09/14 10:59:00 Cindy Carloss
                        Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Just been attacked by a Guide Dog!22/09/14 11:31:00 Ann Williams
                           Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Just been attacked by a Guide Dog!22/09/14 11:56:00 Carol Burge
                        Dogs have etiquette.22/09/14 11:34:00 Oliver Gibb
                           Re:Dogs have etiquette.22/09/14 12:36:00 Brian Coyle
                           Re:Dogs have etiquette.22/09/14 12:47:00 Charlotte Kasner
                              Re:Re:Dogs have etiquette.22/09/14 13:39:00 Brian Coyle
                              Re:Re:Dogs have etiquette.22/09/14 14:04:00 Keith Iddon
                                 Re:Re:Re:Dogs have etiquette.22/09/14 14:10:00 Brian Coyle
                                 Re:Re:Re:Dogs have etiquette.22/09/14 14:19:00 Kim Rugg
                                    Re:Re:Re:Re:Dogs have etiquette.22/09/14 16:12:00 Carol Burge
                           Re:Dogs have etiquette.22/09/14 16:30:00 Loraine Pemberton
                              Re:Re:Dogs have etiquette.22/09/14 17:35:00 Brian Coyle

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