Monday Mischief – we’ve really stepped in it today. Dog fight at Casa de Pulga!
I don’t condone or sanction dog fighting in any way. What you are about to see happens in my back yard on a regular basis. I do not stop it.
Y’all, this is my first time trying to upload a video. Here’s hoping this worked. Ugh.
Aren’t they the cutest things ever? Seriously, though – don’t ever get in the middle of a dog fight. Flash and Patches are obviously playing, and they do it all the time, but you’d know a real dog fight if you came upon it. DO NOT GET IN THE MIDDLE OF A DOG FIGHT OR TRY BREAKING IT UP WITH YOUR BARE HANDS. People get seriously hurt that way.
So what do you do if two dogs are really going at it, trying to kill each other, especially if one of them is yours?
- The quickest and easiest way, if it’s possible, if to turn a hose on full blast and douse the dogs. Soak ‘em good.
- According to one kennel owner, the best way to stop a dog fight is with two people, each grabbing the hind legs of a dog and pulling them backwards. If you click over there, you’ll see puncture wounds on someone who tried grabbing the dogs’ collars. Very bad.
- Paw Rescue recommends a squirt bottle filled with vinegar. Aside from your dog smelling like pickles, this should work. If you have a squirt bottle filled with vinegar.
Here’s the deal – of all the three above, the water hose turned on high is probably your best bet. Your body parts aren’t compromised. The dogs are startled out of the fight without being hurt by your actions. You get the satisfaction of totally hosing someone else’s ornery dog. Heh.
Give your dog a treat. Tell them they’re a good dog for staying out of trouble and keeping their nose clean. Good dog! Woof!
Until I write again …