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    Dogs and Techs

    I helped my cousin out on friday , no air ,hot as hell , and he is unwell , needs constant oxygen etc etc , called there , needed a comp capacitor so i picked 1 up all done just pay for cap only , say goodbye , packing my tools up and saw 2 pit bulls coming for me , well they got me a battle they won , hard to fight off 2 agressive dogs at once , 12 stiches in stomach and legs , and many bruises and not to deep bites scratches etc , and i consider my self lucky to get away that lightly , a scary situation .
    I knew of the dogs and was assured they were all locked away , there were 4 more that never got out .
    Are dog attacks a problem, for sevice techs

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    I don't do all residential but I have found with dogs you need dominence. I go right at them hand out first with a quick fist if they snip. If you tuck and run against the dominent species they bite.

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    A steel toe to the chest always worked for me. I was "charged" twice in my career when I worked for Sears, luckily they never got close enough to get a piece of me. Glad to hear you walked away from all of it.

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    I have no fear for dogs and can usually read them well.
    As was written, they will know if you are scared or the boss.

    In your situation, if they were loose on the street, I would have beat them with tools or whatever. Throw something at them, yell for the owner or if you carry fire off a round. You could also carry pepper spray.
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    never had a dog attack me but i did survive a cat attack, them suckers move quick!

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    Quote Originally Posted by COOLJIM View Post
    I helped my cousin out on friday , no air ,hot as hell , and he is unwell , needs constant oxygen etc etc , called there , needed a comp capacitor so i picked 1 up all done just pay for cap only , say goodbye , packing my tools up and saw 2 pit bulls coming for me , well they got me a battle they won , hard to fight off 2 agressive dogs at once , 12 stiches in stomach and legs , and many bruises and not to deep bites scratches etc , and i consider my self lucky to get away that lightly , a scary situation .
    I knew of the dogs and was assured they were all locked away , there were 4 more that never got out .
    Are dog attacks a problem, for sevice techs

    Were these your cousin's dogs?

    If so, how can he afford and care for six dogs but not a service call in his condition?

    D15 is right: you cannot show any fear or the dogs will sense it and attack. Easier said than done.

    Glad you weren't seriously injured. Thank God.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bobboan View Post
    Were these your cousin's dogs?

    If so, how can he afford and care for six dogs but not a service call in his condition?
    I would also love to know this....
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    12 dogs in total , crazy family situation , working mom, sick father, and 32 stay at home live in basement son and current live in girlfriend , manipulating every one to get his own way , sickening it is, family have tried and tried to help and advise , but the son hangs on in there at the parents great expense , his sister will not go to the home for the past 4 motnhs because she was attacked by dogs .
    Some changes the 2 attack dogs have been put down , 6 pit bull pups where placed today with a dogs charity , that will work with pit bulls pups , 3 more 11 month old are suppose to leave to morrow , they may be put down because we can find no one that will help with older unsocialised pit bulls , that leaves a neurotic german sheperd, the son is trying to hang on to one of the 11 month old pit bulls , the ailing father wants them all gone . My hope is that my experience does some good for the family , a stranger would have sued and involved the police,
    As for fear , i just glanced behind me as i picked up my tool bag and they were just running in attack mode , no barking etc , tool bag and swinging guages helped me escape , [ will need to check calibration of guages ]

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    Trashy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pacnw View Post
    I have no fear for dogs and can usually read them well.
    As was written, they will know if you are scared or the boss.

    In your situation, if they were loose on the street, I would have beat them with tools or whatever. Throw something at them, yell for the owner or if you carry fire off a round. You could also carry pepper spray.

    PLEASE, don't do that. I don't know where you live, but randomly discharging your weapon or firing a "warning shot" is a major offense in most states. If your going to discharge your weapon, kill the dog(s)........period.

    Pepper spray is a better idea anyway, you don't even need to conceal it.
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    Only had a dog come after me once when I was doing change outs. Happened to be carrying a cordless sawsall at the time with a demolition blade. Blocked a bite with the blade in the mouth but didn't need to pull the trigger. Owner saw the whole thing and locked the dog up after that.
    Glad it wasn't a pitbull because those things go freaking crazy and don't stop with one attempted bite.Some are nice as any lab and just want to play. Others slink around and you know they're on the edge of attack mode just from body language. Those pits flat out scare me.

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    been bit once by a doberman, he got one tooth in me. he didnt know I was suppose to be there. once he knew that his master had me there he was my buddy forever. the only other dog problem I had was a puppy scattered my tools all over the back yard.

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    I tell people with dogs, the animal is their responsibility, if the dog "gets out" it's their problem. I ain't chasing no undisciplined dog around the neighborhood. If you can't be bothered to train your pet, Im not doing it for you.

    If I get bit, they better have insurance.
    BEING AN ADULT

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