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Perry
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21/05/2015 : 21:23:26      reply with quote


My son was bitten by a dog in the park yesterday. His trousers were torn and he has a bruise/large bite on his leg. The same dog also attacked our puppy tonight and injured its leg. The dog is called Flynn apparently. It was being walked by a middle aged man. I was not present but my son described it as being a German sheepdog cross.The dog also attacked our juvenile bitch earlier this week. At the time, the dog owner apparently said it was strange because his dog did not usually attack bitches, only dogs.
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21/05/2015 : 21:46:49      reply with quote


do you know if the person lives up top end of bolton road on the left hand side going up? so its ok to attack the male dogs just not the female ones hey hhhmmmm
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21/05/2015 : 22:12:33      reply with quote


Maybe an idea to report it to the local dog warden? I imagine it wasn't on a lead if it's managed to do this,it's a danger to people as well as other dogs.
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21/05/2015 : 22:43:26      reply with quote


Will do. Thanks. The bite was mid thigh on a well built teenage boy and seriously bruised him- exactly face height for a small child. The bitch it attacked was a young rotty on a halty, the pup a terrier only 6 months old. The lads are dog wise, all our dogs have done dog training and been socialised- I am worried about this dog and consequently have told kids they are not to go to park til dog is safely managed.
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21/05/2015 : 23:32:58      reply with quote


I don't often take mine to the park but I think it is a real cause for concern. It's too late when this dog has attacked a young child. As for him saying it doesn't usually go for bitches,he is obviously aware his dog has a problem.
Hope your son's leg is ok.
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21/05/2015 : 23:36:31      reply with quote


Just thought,the dog warden may not be able to do anything,but if your complaint is logged at least they are aware if anything should happen in the future.
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22/05/2015 : 09:23:58      reply with quote


Tell the police, it's a criminal offence. It's coming up to holiday time, and there will be more children at the park.
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22/05/2015 : 11:15:04      reply with quote


Definitely a cause for concern, please report this asap to the police. Did the bite break the skin? if so a tetanus jab is needed.
As a previous poster states, it is coming up to holiday time for the children, a small child could be walking a dog and the same happens again.
Not a pleasant job reporting such an incident but it does warrant attention.
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22/05/2015 : 11:21:36      reply with quote


This brings up the usual argument about dogs being kept under control. I still believe that it should be that dogs should be on leads when in the park. The sign states "kept under control", but I have been in parks where it states "kept on leads" which is much better. I hope your son is feeling better.
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22/05/2015 : 12:24:10      reply with quote


the owner of the dog should be the 1 reported as the dog only goes for male dogs never female ones, yet again its the dogs fault, yet in actual fact its the owner of the dog thats at fault, makes me sick
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jj126
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22/05/2015 : 15:29:47      reply with quote


Totally agree with your post above,I know how my dogs react in certain situations so I try to avoid them. I'm still so surprised at him saying it usually goes for dogs,if it goes for any dog put it on a lead!! Irresponsible man.
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23/05/2015 : 09:46:19      reply with quote


As I said in a previous thread - The parks are there for children and adults to enjoy. They are NOT there as dog exercise areas. Every time I go to the park, there are, on average, a dozen dogs of a shapes and sizes running free! Quite often, their owners are several hundred yards away. How can that be conceived as under control?

The by laws state "All dogs should be on a lead in the park". This is precisely why!

I personally, am not against dogs, I used to have one myself. I quite often went out with him off lead - in the right circumstances. As a working dog, he was under control. Having said that, there was a small number of occasions that he put a rabbit or pheasant up and he gave chase. He was quickly brought back into control. He was not an aggressive dog, but if I saw another dog heading towards us, I would have him back on the lead, to prevent any misunderstanding. This is common sense.
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Perry
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23/05/2015 : 12:29:02      reply with quote


I reported the incident to the police and they have arranged to interview my son, who has tetnus vacc and recovered. Thanks for concern expressed.
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23/05/2015 : 16:27:30      reply with quote


One thing I omitted from previous post, thought about it after. That dog should be muzzled when out and about, if the owner is aware that there is a problem, ie. going for other dogs surely the sensible answer is to have it muzzled and on a lead. A no brainer.

Pleased to hear the laddy is ok, and that police are acting on your info.
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jj126
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23/05/2015 : 16:44:23      reply with quote


Plus if he wants to let it run free,there are plenty of places he can take it. I've just been down to the river fields,mine have both had a good run - no other dogs about.
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Perry
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23/05/2015 : 16:52:06      reply with quote


Is that the field by the round about? Its a good space.
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Perry
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23/05/2015 : 17:44:54      reply with quote


Forgot to say - I also informed dog warden following advice on this site. Have told boys, if a dog attack occurs, not to get between the dogs even though it will be distressing to watch ours being attacked. They are exploring other dog walks.
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23/05/2015 : 18:47:42      reply with quote


Perry if you need flynns owners name and address give me a call on 01535 653176 or mobile 07813 766570 Any time
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23/05/2015 : 19:54:59      reply with quote


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That's the one,Perry,we usually go in the one where the car boots are held,we went in the one on the opposite side today. The grass hadn't been cut and my dogs have short legs,they're shattered now.
Glad you've reported this.
In saying all this,you shouldn't have to be looking elsewhere because of one irresponsible owner.
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23/05/2015 : 21:53:57      reply with quote


word of warning if your letting your dogs of the lead in the boot sale field make sure they are on the footpath,and not running in the field itself, otherwise you may just get a quick visit frm mr jackson
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Perry
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23/05/2015 : 23:17:57      reply with quote


www.nidirect.gov.uk/controlling-your-dog-in-public
I did a little research myself and the site above was the best that I found. It is very clear. I believe the law changed not so long ago. The penalties for loss of control of your dog are significant. There is kit you can buy to help you control your dog. We use a haltey on our big girl; it doesn't hurt but gives greater control. Maybe better than a choke chain. But the part I particularly paid attention to explained; if a dog is allowed to scare someone because the owner is not in control then it is an offence.
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24/05/2015 : 08:45:42      reply with quote


Perry when those incidents happened was Flynn on a lead.
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Perry
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24/05/2015 : 12:06:54      reply with quote


I will check with my son to be sure (he is at his dad's this weekend), but my impression, from his account, was no.
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24/05/2015 : 13:55:09      reply with quote


This topic is now closed

It has become apparent from information I have received this incident may not be as straight forward as it first appeared. The police are investigating and speculation on this forum is not helpful.

If you have information you would like to contribute to the police investigation please contact the police - email

Keighley Neighbourhood Policing Team
Keighley Police Station
Royd Ings Avenue
Keighley
E mail: keighleynt@westyorkshire.pnn.police.uk

Thank you, Peter
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