Thread: My Pug
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Old April 3rd, 2014, 07:20 AM
Lynne&Co. Lynne&Co. is offline
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That must have been a scary situation but good thing Muffy was not injured. Not all owners are as quick thinking as the one you encountered so you are right to have a plan for future. Unfortunately small dogs are at risk from large dogs whether it is intentional or not. Friendly large breeds can seriously injure the small ones just by playing and of course a lot of hunting breeds have such a strong prey drive the little ones can be in serious danger. You can't predict who you will meet on your walks or at the park so being proactive is all you can do. What I do is use a harness type attachment that clips around the neck and just behind the front legs with the leash attachment located on the back for walking my small dog. When an off leash dog runs at her or even some leashed ones that are "unbalanced" approach I quickly pull her up into my arms. This has worked well for me.
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