So on Sunday, Range and I went for our daily, after work walk around my condo. Then as we were walking, Range see's another dog, a Jack Russel being walked by his owner. So as we catch each others eyes, (the dog owner), I ask her if Range can say "Hi!" because he loves to say "Hi!" to other dogs all the time and I've never seen her before with her Jack Russel. So she asks, "Is he a boy or a girl?" and I answer, "He's a boy." and she says, "Okay."
So as I get closer, and Range starts to smell the Jack Russel, the Jack Russel starts back up a little bit, then lunges at Range's left ear and gets a good hold of it and starts wanting to rip his ears off shaking his head side to side.
OMG!! I try not to panic while Range is yelping his lungs out. But I try not to pull on Range or else that dog will have a chunk of Range's ear and cause more damage. So the lady starts hitting her dog's mouth to let go and after a minute, the Russel finally let's go.
Range hides behind my leg, and I check his ears and it's not bleeding, but has bite marks. His ears are pretty thick, so I stand back up and ask the lady, "The hell? Does your dog do that a lot?" and she replies, "Sometimes. Is he okay? I didn't..." I interrupt her and was like, "NEXT TIME, just say NO! when someone asks you if their dog wants to say, hi! (I wanted to say STUPID! But I wanted to stay civilized.) I can report you and your dog and you can get in trouble for letting your dog bite other dogs. Especially if this isn't the first time. I think you need to even put a muzzle on him." I told her. And she apologizes some more, but I just walk away with Range. Range of course forgets about what happened and starts smelling his normal route in our walk. But when we got back home I cleaned his ears.
The hell? That's never happened to me with any dog owner before. USUALLY, if a dog Owner knows their dog is aggressive, they would never let their own dog try to harm another dog. Even if it was my own Range. SO STUPID!! I was SO mad!! I totally learned my lesson not to trust ALL dog owners to not be stupid!! Sorry, I know not all are, but this one was!! I just needed to vent! What that Russel needs right now is some therapy and good training. I almost feel sorry for him.