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Re: Dog bite - personal injury damages

PostPosted: Mon Oct 30, 2017 7:42 am
by atticus
I have a dog. She is lovely, but we always keep an eye.

We walk in the country. There are signs everywhere warning about dogs worrying livestock. It appears that some dog owners do not care or recognise their responsibilities, and I find that shocking.

Re: Dog bite - personal injury damages

PostPosted: Mon Oct 30, 2017 8:03 am
by shootist
3.14 wrote:As a dog owner, I understand that my animals are essentially wolves with all of its instincts intact and only training and their good nature prevents them biting people or indeed myself.


One of the very competent dog handlers I used to work with related how when training a new dog the most difficult part was actually training them to bite a person when required. He said that for the many thousands of years that dogs have associated with humans they have had the crap kicked out of them for biting people and a reluctance to do so is almost part of their DNA. There is a little more that training and 'good nature' that prevents them biting people. They are a pack animal and instinctively do not bite the leader of the pack, or another animal higher in the pecking order. It goes to hell a bit when people do not train and control their dogs.

Re: Dog bite - personal injury damages

PostPosted: Mon Oct 30, 2017 8:05 am
by shootist
atticus wrote:I have a dog. She is lovely, but we always keep an eye.

We walk in the country. There are signs everywhere warning about dogs worrying livestock. It appears that some dog owners do not care or recognise their responsibilities, and I find that shocking.
And when their dog is shot for worrying sheep they complain bitterly that the dog was only playing with them. Bloody idiots.

Re: Dog bite - personal injury damages

PostPosted: Tue Jan 16, 2018 11:07 am
by BoJangles
greedy claimant, I am on the side of the dog :) a bunny can literally bite a childs finger off but they are still selling bunnies in petshops

Re: Dog bite - personal injury damages

PostPosted: Tue Jan 16, 2018 3:16 pm
by shootist
BoJangles wrote:greedy claimant, I am on the side of the dog :) a bunny can literally bite a childs finger off but they are still selling bunnies in petshops


By way of nothing more than conversation, I find the point you make about rabbits interesting. One of my lads kept ferrets as pets. They have a very bad press when it comes to their bite but a ferret bite to a human is usually trivial by comparison the a serious bite from a rabbit. (No comments please about ferrets down trousers. Even there, a rabbit bite would be more serious, although neither would be trivial).

Ferrets, once trained to hand, are amazing pets, full of character, courageous, charming, playful, and friendly. OK, there is a definite niff but it's not unpleasant, unless they are frightened, in which case it can be, briefly, appalling. Easy to look after, and can be house trained with a bit of effort. OTOH, rabbits taste nice in a pie.