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What should I have done?

I was walking Baxter today, and as we passed by someone's house, a dog who was sitting in the front yard off leash bolted out at Baxter---barking in a not so friendly manner. We had passed this dog before, but last time, he came over to us in a non aggressive manner, and his owner was right there, so the last time, I let Baxter say "hi." The owner looked worried though, and after about a minute, the dog became a little overly aggressive in his playing and the owner started screaming at him. So, this incident was in the back of my head and as soon as I saw the dog coming over in a not so friendly way I panicked and literally lifted Baxter (all 8 lbs. of him) up into my arms. The owner ran out and yelled at the dog like a crazy person (same way he did last time.... doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out why the dog has issues) Anyway, I'm still shaken up over it, worried that I hurt Baxter's neck (although he seems fine and it was over 2 hours ago) and just thinking through the situation to see how I could have handled things differently. If I had taken the time to bend over and lift him, it would have been too late. I literally swooped him up just in time. Have any of you been in a similar situation? What do you do when I loose dog runs out at you like that?
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Sometimes you just need to react fast. Not the best way to get him up out of harms way but you did what you needed to do. I am sure he's just fine. Better safe than sorry. He's a really cute chocolate and white like my Mikey. After having my female in a rotweilers jaws I have to tell you just getting him out of harms way was the right thing to do. Nanfis
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Joanne, I would have done the same thing you had done and I have. I have no idea if it's the right thing to do or not but we have several dogs in the neighborhood that scare me half to death. Two boxers are often out in the front of their yard, off leash, and owners no where to be seen. I do not know if they are friendly of not but I avoid the street. The times we have even got close, I picked the dogs up and carried them...probably the last thing I should do. I know they are probably feeding off my fear of big dogs but I feel it's better to be safe than sorry. Another street has 2 labs with an electric fence and I am not so sure how trust worthy electric fences are, again owners no where to be seen. I will watch this thread to hear what others suggest.

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Sometimes we react quickly without thinking and what you did was right! There could of been a nasty dog fight.



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Oh! Another thing, after picking up your pup, I would of turned my back on the approaching dog and avoided eye contact. I might have reported the dog for not being on a leash too!



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You did the right thing, I would've done the same thing. You got him in him up in time thats what matters.

My grandparents have a vacation home in the country. Middle of nowhere actually! Our whole family is usually down there around the fourth of July. We're the only ones who keep our dogs on leashes while down there. My aunt has an older lab mix but he's not much of a threat. My uncle & kids had an older lab pup (8-10 months) who I learned was a bit psychotic. I learned this when I had taken all 4 dogs (2 Hav adults, 1 Hav pup & 1 Papillon puppy) on leashes taking them to go out. All was going well until the psychotic lab came over and started lunging towards the two pups trying to bite them. He wasn't growling or anything but it did not look like friendly play. He didn't pay any attention to the older ones. I got the two pups up as soon as I could. Kinda hard to run up steps with two on a leash and two in a hand. Its a bit of a step up too. He was still trying to harass them while they were in my arms. I got to the point where I was truly pissed off and was about to kick him in the face if he didn't stop. Oh, and all the while my cousins mom walked by and I asked her if she could get THEIR dog and she's thats my daughters problem and just kept on walking and went inside the house. Wth?! I think that part pissed me off the most. Anyways, my cousins friend came to the rescue just in time as I was seriously thinking about kicking the freakin dog.
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We have a neighbor who lets his two big dogs out in the yard when he isn't out there and they've run out at me twice when I've been walking with our dogs on the leash! He comes flying out of the house screaming and the dogs are barking. I mentioned it to another neighbor and she said he's been reported before. If it happens to me again I'm reporting him, scares me to death! Two big dogs against me with two little ones is not something I want to happen! Really makes me angry!

I would have done the exact same thing you did Joanne.

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Holy cow! I can't believe she did not help! They should not be allowed to have a dog. Some people are just too stupid for words.

You did the right thing. I'm sure he is fine.

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i would and have done the exact same thing. i always assume every dog that' not on a leash can charge me and django at any time. and it's happened. don't assume every dog is as nice as yours, unless you know them. i don't understand why people don't keep their dogs on a leash even if they are in their front yard. screaming also helps! ha ha
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Have any of you been in a similar situation?
Yes, and I posted about it somewhere on here. I did the same thing you did. It was with my pom years and years ago.
Since this is in your area I'd call animal control.

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