Irresponsible dog owner

CHL discussions that do not fit into more specific topics

Moderators: Charles L. Cotton, carlson1


Topic author
striker55
Senior Member
Posts in topic: 12
Posts: 616
Joined: Fri Aug 24, 2007 10:27 am
Location: Katy, TX

Re: Irresponsible dog owner

#31

Post by striker55 » Tue May 28, 2019 6:37 pm

Went to see a judge today he agreed to impound the dog and have a hearing. First thing he asked "did anyone get bit?". Why does someone have to be malled before something is done? Hopefully the hearing will go in our favor then I'll have to deal with the unfriendly neighbor.

User avatar

Paladin
Senior Member
Posts in topic: 4
Posts: 2587
Joined: Thu Dec 23, 2004 4:02 pm
Location: DFW

Re: Irresponsible dog owner

#32

Post by Paladin » Tue May 28, 2019 8:40 pm

striker55 wrote:
Tue May 28, 2019 6:37 pm
Went to see a judge today he agreed to impound the dog and have a hearing.
:cheers2:
NRA Benefactor Life, TSRA Life, GOA Life Member
Texas State Guard


TreyHouston
Senior Member
Posts in topic: 1
Posts: 1609
Joined: Fri Feb 19, 2016 5:00 pm
Location: Tomball

Re: Irresponsible dog owner

#33

Post by TreyHouston » Tue May 28, 2019 9:44 pm

Good news!!
"Jump in there sport, get it done and we'll all sing your praises." -Chas

How many times a day could you say this? :cheers2:

User avatar

Middle Age Russ
Senior Member
Posts in topic: 1
Posts: 1311
Joined: Tue Sep 14, 2010 11:44 am
Location: Spring-Woodlands

Re: Irresponsible dog owner

#34

Post by Middle Age Russ » Tue May 28, 2019 9:51 pm

Sorry to hear that you are going through all this hassle because someone else failed their responsibility test. If you were in a more rural setting, I'd suggest the three S solution -- Shoot, Shovel, Shut up. As it is, that may not be a good answer. When it is a good answer, a suppressor would help provide a little of the Shut up component right up front.
Russ
Stay aware and engaged. Awareness buys time; time buys options. Survival may require moving quickly past the Observe, Orient and Decide steps to ACT.
NRA Life Member, CRSO, Basic Pistol, PPITH & PPOTH Instructor, Texas 4-H Certified Pistol & Rifle Coach, Texas LTC Instructor

User avatar

RPBrown
Senior Member
Posts in topic: 1
Posts: 4441
Joined: Sun Mar 27, 2005 11:56 am
Location: Irving, Texas

Re: Irresponsible dog owner

#35

Post by RPBrown » Tue Jun 04, 2019 8:28 am

I am so sorry that you are having to go through this ordeal. It is sad that someone adopts a dog and then either through training or neglect, allow them to become aggressive toward others other than for protection purposes. That is the definition of irresponsible.
Couple of side notes here:
(1) we have a pit bull puppy now and have had several pit bulls over the years. All have been trained properly, i.e. do not attack anything or anyone unless they are protecting one of us or their property, and yes you can train any dog like this. None of our dogs have been aggressive towards any other animal (except squirrels in our yard) or another person unless that person was either somewhere they shouldn't be or they were confronting one of the family. Our puppy goes to the groom shop and plays with all of the dogs there, large and small. However, my wife was in the yard last week with him "helping" her do some planting. A man came to the gate and started acting as if he was selling something. My wifes spidey senses came alive as did our pups. When she told him she was not interested and he needed to move on, he started to open the gate to come in the yard with her. Now I am not sure if it was this 45 lb. pit puppy headed his way barking or the 9mm she had drawn on him but he backed out pretty quickly. 20 minutes later the next door neighbors 2 grand daughters come over to help her plant flowers and they had no problem walking through the gate.

(2) I have been in the A/C business for 45+ years and have gone in yards with all types and sizes of dogs. I have been bitten exactly twice. Both times in the backside when I was kneeling down and both tomes by a chihuahua. Now those dogs are vicious

Also, I always hear on the news they were bitten by pit bulls and then they show a picture and it a Lab, German Sheppard, and even once it was a Golden Retriever. Any dog and and will attack for self preservation if not trained.

Now, after saying all of that, if one of my family, myself or one of my animals was being attacked by a vicious dog, hog, cat or even squirrel, I would not hesitate to shoot the attacker.
NRA-Benefactor Life member
TSRA-Life member
Image


Shinesintx2
Junior Member
Posts in topic: 1
Posts: 1
Joined: Sat Jun 08, 2019 11:42 pm

Re: Irresponsible dog owner

#36

Post by Shinesintx2 » Tue Jun 11, 2019 12:17 am

A few years ago, I was over at my BILs loading something into my truck bed...when the neighbors dog came running up from out nowhere. The dog didn’t seem friendly and was growling. I screamed stop loudly at the dog right before the neighbor came running from where the dog came. The neighbor said he was sorry and he took the dog home. A few minutes later, here comes the dog, again...but this time I drew. I wanted to shoot the dog, I really really did...but was worried about hitting the owner, who showed up a few seconds later, who had followed the snarling dog, again.

The neighbors expression was priceless when he saw the gun pointed downward at the dog. I casually mentioned that the next time, I’d shoot the dog. My BiL hasn’t been bothered by that dog since the incident. No cops were called, neighbor didn’t threaten to shoot me back...I can only assume he was from California.


Topic author
striker55
Senior Member
Posts in topic: 12
Posts: 616
Joined: Fri Aug 24, 2007 10:27 am
Location: Katy, TX

Re: Irresponsible dog owner

#37

Post by striker55 » Fri Jun 14, 2019 5:25 pm

Had our day in court, dog was declared dangerous!

User avatar

Mel
Senior Member
Posts in topic: 1
Posts: 415
Joined: Fri Jun 11, 2010 5:47 pm
Location: Farmersville, TX

Re: Irresponsible dog owner

#38

Post by Mel » Fri Jun 14, 2019 5:34 pm

striker55 wrote:
Fri Jun 14, 2019 5:25 pm
Had our day in court, dog was declared dangerous!
So just what does that mean? i.e. We already knew that it is dangerous.
Mel
Airworthiness Inspector specializing in Experimental and Light-Sport Aircraft since the last Century.


WTR
Senior Member
Posts in topic: 1
Posts: 1824
Joined: Mon Nov 16, 2015 10:41 pm

Re: Irresponsible dog owner

#39

Post by WTR » Fri Jun 14, 2019 6:11 pm

Once you have been put on notice that you own a “dangerous”dog, you are more easily held accountable for the dog’s actions.

User avatar

C-dub
Senior Member
Posts in topic: 1
Posts: 12570
Joined: Sat May 16, 2009 7:18 pm
Location: DFW

Re: Irresponsible dog owner

#40

Post by C-dub » Fri Jun 14, 2019 6:18 pm

And it is more likely to be put down on the next incident, which hopefully won't be too harmful to the victim. I just sucks that they may have to wait for there to actually be a victim! A responsible owner would take of that themselves before there ever is a victim.
I am not and have never been a LEO. My avatar is in honor of my friend, Dallas Police Sargent Michael Smith, who was murdered along with four other officers in Dallas on 7.7.2016.
NRA Patriot-Endowment Lifetime Member---------------------------------------------Si vis pacem, para bellum.................................................Patriot Guard Rider


Topic author
striker55
Senior Member
Posts in topic: 12
Posts: 616
Joined: Fri Aug 24, 2007 10:27 am
Location: Katy, TX

Re: Irresponsible dog owner

#41

Post by striker55 » Fri Jun 14, 2019 6:27 pm

Mel wrote:
Fri Jun 14, 2019 5:34 pm
striker55 wrote:
Fri Jun 14, 2019 5:25 pm
Had our day in court, dog was declared dangerous!
So just what does that mean? i.e. We already knew that it is dangerous.
Dangerous dog license $50
100,000 liability insurance
Neutered
Secure enclosure to be approved by animal control
A sign on your house
Chipped

All has to be done before the dog can be released, dog has been impounded since I was granted a hearing. Plus they pay the impound fees.

User avatar

joe817
Senior Member
Posts in topic: 2
Posts: 8919
Joined: Fri May 22, 2009 7:13 pm
Location: Arlington

Re: Irresponsible dog owner

#42

Post by joe817 » Fri Jun 14, 2019 6:42 pm

Congrats on your victory striker55! :thumbs2: :thumbs2:

Sorry you had to go through all of that. You did what you had to do.

It's going to cost the owner of the dog a pretty penny to keep it around, as well it should. I pray that this is the end of the story.
Diplomacy is the Art of Letting Someone Have Your Way
TSRA
Colt Gov't Model .380

User avatar

Jusme
Senior Member
Posts in topic: 3
Posts: 5023
Joined: Tue Jan 19, 2016 4:23 pm
Location: Johnson County, Texas

Re: Irresponsible dog owner

#43

Post by Jusme » Fri Jun 14, 2019 9:06 pm

striker55 wrote:
Fri Jun 14, 2019 6:27 pm
Mel wrote:
Fri Jun 14, 2019 5:34 pm
striker55 wrote:
Fri Jun 14, 2019 5:25 pm
Had our day in court, dog was declared dangerous!
So just what does that mean? i.e. We already knew that it is dangerous.
Dangerous dog license $50
100,000 liability insurance
Neutered
Secure enclosure to be approved by animal control
A sign on your house
Chipped

All has to be done before the dog can be released, dog has been impounded since I was granted a hearing. Plus they pay the impound fees.

It would be cheaper to put that dog down, and buy a cocker spanial.
My dogs are just my alarm system. I don't expect, nor have my dogs, been trained to protect me, or mine. My grandchildren play with my dogs. The worst thing that may happen, is that they get too many "sugars" because my dogs think my grandchildren taste good. :thumbs2:

I hope this convinced your village idiot, that a vicious dog, does not make you a tough guy, but based on his reported attitude, and arrest record, he may be a slow learner. Keep your head on a swivel, and your carry gun within easy reach.
Take away the Second first, and the First is gone in a second :rules: :patriot:


EastTexasRancher
Member
Posts in topic: 1
Posts: 193
Joined: Sun Jan 24, 2016 5:44 pm

Re: Irresponsible dog owner

#44

Post by EastTexasRancher » Sat Jun 15, 2019 6:50 am

Unfortunately I had to shoot a pit at the gate to my ranch. Pulled off the highway, got out to open the gate, and the dog flew across to confront me. (It had done this before). This time he got too close, so I popped him twice with my .45.

The dog rolled over and died where the grass meets the asphalt. A couple of days later I finally had to drag the thing off into tall grass and dump two bags of lime on it.....that’s how much the jack wagon owner cared about his dog.

Dogs can be great companions, or not. Kinda like people, right?

User avatar

The Annoyed Man
Senior Member
Posts in topic: 4
Posts: 24824
Joined: Wed Jan 16, 2008 12:59 pm
Location: North Richland Hills, Texas
Contact:

Re: Irresponsible dog owner

#45

Post by The Annoyed Man » Sat Jun 15, 2019 10:11 am

striker55 wrote:
Fri Jun 14, 2019 5:25 pm
Had our day in court, dog was declared dangerous!
So the judge wasn’t this guy:

Image
Give me Liberty, or I'll get up and get it myself.—Hookalakah Meshobbab
I don't carry because of the odds, I carry because of the stakes.—The Annoyed Boy

Post Reply

Return to “General Texas CHL Discussion”