Skip to comments.Family dog attacks mom and daughter other children hide in closet in fear
Posted on 06/23/2011 3:53:48 PM PDT by Mountain Bike Vomit Carnage
OXFORD, Mich. (WXYZ) - A mother and daughter are being treated for bites after the family pit bull went on the attack.
The Oakland County Sheriff's Department says a mother and daughter were arguing early Thursday morning inside their home in Oxford Township. That's when the family dog attacked the daughter. The mother then tried to pull the pit bull away and was also attacked.
Three other children inside the home locked themselves in a closet to keep to hide from the vicious dog.
When deputies arrived at the home the mother was on the porch and the dog was still inside the home. One deputy approached the animal which started growling and showing its teeth. The deputy was forced to shoot the dog which ran out the door. It was later found outside the home and was put down.
An Oakland County Animal Control officer found a second pit bull inside and removed it from the home.
The 39-year-old mother and 16-year-old daughter were treated at Pontiac Osteopathic Hospital and released, the children inside the home were not injured.
Another “cop shoots dog” story.
“Another cop shoots dog story”
No. Another pitt bull goes crazy story. Happened to a good friend.
No, I am not Chet99. Stop it.
Gee, a pit bull. What a surprise.
Sounds like a messed up family to me. I do know that some dogs get overly excited if there is fighting... not sure if they feel they have to defend the Alpha or what? We only had one incident involving a dog of ours. My teen son was playing with his youngest sister and picked her up to put her on his shoulders. She was giggling and screaming but the dog seemed overly tense at that moment. He was interpreting the screams as one of fear and not laughing. Once I stepped in, it was over but dogs see things differently.
What does it mean when I read a title like this and immediately say to myself, “I’ll bet it was a pit bull” and I am almost ALWAYS right. I catch myself doing it with crimes too. “Bet it was a black man.” for some and hispanic and white for others. And when I read a headline about a teacher having sex with a student I say, “I’ll bet it was a female teacher.” and so far the last five years I’m batting 1000 on that one.
Actually, I’m pretty much at 1000 on all of them. I’ve got stereotyping down to a science. ;-)
You may call it “stereotyping”, but I’m right there with you and I call it “experience”.
My niece has two pit bulls. The last time I visited her(they live far away), the male freaked me out. He stood in front of me and barked the whole time. My sister said, oh that’s odd, Tango never does that to anyone else. I could feel the hair stand up on the back of my head. I tried very hard to just stay calm and not think of what might happen. After I left I thought, I will never go back there again while that dog is alive.
I’m sorry but there are so many wonderful “family” breeds that are terrific pets with children, elderly etc.
Why do people insist on owning a breed with a fairly documented track record of aggressiveness and unpredictability, especially when not trained properly.
You woudn’t keep a loaded gun on the coffee table with kids roaming, the same applies to certain breeds of dogs.
I have a Bull Mastiff.
It is also not advisable to fight around a Bull Mastiff.
They are there to protect and defend and are unsure what to do when two people they are supposed to defend are fighting each other.
But unlike a Pit Bull, they will tackle and subdue - not fight to the death.
My brother was rough housing with his wife. He had done so before and the dog was mostly “Alpha male fighting with Alpha female - I am low raking female and I stay out of it”. Then one day the dog wasn’t having it - she put her mouth on my brothers arm and put herself between them - obviously protective of his wife. Unknown to either of them - but possibly not the dog - wife was pregnant.
New policy was “Pregnant alpha female is protected against all, as the survival of the pack is no longer dependent upon the alpha male.”.
Notice please that the protective response didn’t lead to EITHER of them getting bit.
Pit Bulls are not a good breed of dog for such things as a family environment. More a junk yard dog or a ‘fight to the death’ dog than one that should be around a family that likes to fight.
Totally agree!!! If you want a bigger aggressive breed, you best pay extra and get one from a good breeder.
The female teacher one is “man bites dog” bias.
It isn’t even news when a male teacher does it anymore.
Almost all (over 90%) of sex related and/or violent crimes are committed by men.
That's getting really old.
This is not exclusively pit bull behavior. What happened I imagine to be a combination of factors.
1) There was no clear chain of dominance among the people and the dogs. Dogs have a deep hierarchy order ingrained in them, so if people do not establish they are superior, the dog gets confused, and sometimes, even small dogs will think that they are superior and try to push people around.
2) Many dogs take on the role of “referee” or “umpire” when they see conflict between other dogs or even people. They will try and intervene to “bust it up”. This can become a strong behavior, and people will get bitten.
3) Combine these two and you might get a real problem. Two people argue, and the dog thinks that one is superior to them, and another is inferior to them. They may attack the inferior person for showing “insubordination” to their superior.
It is important for dog owners to be aware of this, no matter if they have a small dog or a big dog. Dogs are pack animals, and domestic dogs are bred to never achieve fully adult emotional behavior. So you end up with an animal that wants to belong, and also wants to know where it stands in relation to others, and it craves orderly, consistent rules.
If you can master this with a dog, you are well on your way to raising a child.