Tonight we were walking our dog, Pip. Things were going well until suddenly these two dogs come and attack her. One of them had her and was shaking her, I was beating that dog about the head until he let her go. In hindsight, it wasn't the smartest move as I could have been bit, but I was acting on instinct. Their owners managed to call them back and they apologized.
The thing though is this isn't the first time they have attacked our dogs, though the first time they attacked Pip. The first time they attacked, they just tore up Scarlet pretty bad, the second they broke her hip. They attacked another neighbor's dog, and have caused continuous trouble with other peoples dogs.
About the only GOOD thing is that they have never attacked people, they are purely dog aggressive. They are in a fence the majority of the time, but accidents have a tendency to happen. Like this time, the husband had just gotten home and had forgotten to secure the gate.
They need to do SOMETHING with those dogs. Just a gate has proven to not be enough. They either need to hand them to someone who can rehab and/or handle them, build a run to keep them in. Hell, I don't usually advocate such things, but I don't think I would be upset if they were put down.
The problem is is that none of us are confrontational enough to push the issue.
Anyways, just posting this to vent. I'm really wound up and needed somewhere to blow off some steam.