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    Quote Originally Posted by JorgieGirl View Post
    Well, I've already said twice what I'm referring to and it's something that has never happened to me. Regardless, I would still never feel guilty for kicking something or someone who is going to physically harm myself or my children. If that makes me mean or disrespectful to the vicious creature so be it.
    I've made it pretty clear that it makes sense to defend yourself from something that is going to harm you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KimPossible View Post
    I don't think there is anything wrong with fending off an actual attack. Was that dog little? I can't imagine kicking a big dog being effective nor recommended if its large.

    Trust me my argument is not 'never be mean to a dog'.
    it was medium. But if not kick what on earth do you DO? I'm not reaching in with my bare hands. I can't out run it. I was in a neighborhood- neatly manicured lawns and houses on acre lots- nothing to throw. My feet at least were protected by sneakers. My baby was being snapped at. Kick was very instinctive- and it worked. A kick to the face can be very thwarting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Potter75 View Post
    it was medium. But if not kick what on earth do you DO? I'm not reaching in with my bare hands. I can't out run it. I was in a neighborhood- neatly manicured lawns and houses on acre lots- nothing to throw. My feet at least were protected by sneakers. My baby was being snapped at. Kick was very instinctive- and it worked. A kick to the face can be very thwarting.
    I don't know what else you would do. It would probably depend on how the whole attack was going down. If i felt it was the the only possible recourse, or the only thing i kind find myself capable of doing at the moment out of instinct...sure i'd kick it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KimPossible View Post
    I've made it pretty clear that it makes sense to defend yourself from something that is going to harm you.
    Well, that's obviously what I have been talking about when I talk about kicking a dog. I said right in my first post that I have never been approached by an aggressive dog and any other loose dog situations I have been in were resolved easily by me asking the owner to leash their pet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JorgieGirl View Post
    Well, that's obviously what I have been talking about when I talk about kicking a dog. I said right in my first post that I have never been approached by an aggressive dog and any other loose dog situations I have been in were resolved easily by me asking the owner to leash their pet.
    there were other people besides you talking about kicking dogs.

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    yes, but you kept quoting me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JorgieGirl View Post
    yes, but you kept quoting me.
    Because you asked questions. So i chose to offer up my own answer....each step of the way clarifying that I think its fine to defend yourself from an attacking dog.

    Lets just forget it.

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    It's not that I'm afraid of dogs, it's that dogs should be under an owner's control at all times. The usual reply to, "Please pull your dog in," in my experience is generally, "Oh, it's OK, he's friendly!" I was bitten by a dog on a leash that the owner said, just a moment before, "Oh, he's friendly!" Yeah, sure, it was just a playful nibble between friends -- that drew blood. I was bitten by my neighbor's dog who knew me and generally just flopped at my feet for a belly rub. That time, completely unprovoked, he bit my hand so badly I required stitches. Weston was three weeks old at the time, and that sure was fun, having my dominant hand pretty much unusable for two weeks while trying to nurse, change diapers, clean my post-partum self. I'm still not afraid of dogs but I do like the idea of suggesting that I *would* kick one to let an owner know that they need to control their dog better. Because even friendly dogs do bite.
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    I think owners need to be very sure of dogs actions, and where they are before they think about not having a leash. My parents let their lab out in their front yard without a leash, but she is trained to go stand behind my mom when someone is walking by or approaching the house. I would not try to do this, my male dog thinks everyone wants to play with him and approaches everyone (usually he lays down so they can pet his belly) but I know some people would be frightened if he approached them.
    Our town has a leash law, but I dont think it is very well applied.
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