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I was chatting with my coworkers the other day and the conversationdrifted to pets, and then to stories of people ... to people, and not just by biting. How many here have been injured by dogs, or know someone who has?

Does tripping over a black, sleeping dog in the dead of night count as the dog injuring me? I think it was more of me injuring me. :-)

No serious injury. Just a bump on the noggin from the bedpost and a broken toe. Dog woke up and looked at me like I had three heads. I have learned to not travel through my house in the dark.
How many here have been injured by dogs, or know someone who has?

My MIL had her shoulder dislocated by her 12 lb dog.

Marcel and Moogli
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I was chatting with my coworkers the other day and ... have been injured by dogs, or know someone who has?

I haven't been injured by my dogs. I train them.

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I have been injured by horses. I have been injured doing just about everything ELSE in my life.I've been injured by cats. But NEVER by dog.
I was chatting with my coworkers the other day and the conversation drifted to pets, and then to stories of ... to people, and not just by biting. How many here have been injured by dogs, or know someone who has?

Its a daily occurrence here. Thankfully no hospital treatment required yet! (touching wood!!)
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Jim got an arm/shoulder injury from a combined leash jerk- slip on ice. I'm not sure that was entirely the dog's fault or a fault in her training as she was slipping too. It took him months to decide to get to the doctor. Once he did, several sessions of physical therapy and exercises cured him.
My injuries have been more minor. I get scratches and bruises in all manner of clumsiness from walking and playing with dogs. I do remember the time I reached for a stick at the same time a dog (not mine, a loaner) was reaching for it, and he put a tooth through my thumbnail. It hurt like hell but ultimately required no more than a band-aid.
Lia
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I think it's kind of a silly answer. Accidents happen.

Other than having been bitten a couple of times I've never been injured by a dog. I've gotten some minor injuries while sledding and skijoring but it certainly wasn't the dogs' fault.

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in thread (Email Removed) (Melinda Shore) whittled the following words:
Good Answer..perfect. IAWTP 100%

I think it's kind of a silly answer. Accidents happen. Other than having been bitten a couple of times I've never been injured by a dog. I've gotten some minor injuries while sledding and skijoring but it certainly wasn't the dogs' fault.

I don't understand why you think being bitten is acceptable? My dogs don't bite me. Nor do they fight.
I bet the same at Bethf's house.
I was chatting with my coworkers the other day and the conversation drifted to pets, and then to stories of ... to people, and not just by biting. How many here have been injured by dogs, or know someone who has?

I've had my bare feet torn up more times than I can remember by dogs trampling them on the way out the door. Lots of bruises from being run into, a fat lip or two from a paw or a dog head, a couple of falls when foster dogs (mine know better) wrapped their leashes around my legs (but I've got balance problems), scratches from nails, a few bites. Wouldn't have missed it for the world.
Mustang Sally
I don't understand why you think being bitten is acceptable? My dogs don't bite me. Nor do they fight.

I didn't say that being bitten is acceptable. But I think the notion that whether or not accidents happen is entirely dependent on the level of training is, frankly, stupid.

But I certainly am looking forward to more exaggerated descriptions of water-walking chez vous.

Melinda Shore - Software longa, hardware brevis - (Email Removed)

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