CraigWithaC wrote:There were two dog bites at GSP last night.
(1) The father of one of our lady players (on Birthday Party) was bitten by a dog.
I did not see it, but I was told the dog was on a long 15-foot chain near the field.
(2) One dog bit another dog's ear between field's 7 and 6.
Biting dog was medium-large, black, short hair, and I think had a chain-ey collar.
Bitten dog was small brown short hair, and cried loudly for a couple minutes afterward, clearly shaken.
We asked both teams on both adjacent fields whose dog it was, and nobody claimed it.
So, apparently this dog was just wandering around off-leash.
Obviously those dogs should not be back at an AFDC event.
It's important for people to understand that there's a difference between your dog being trained and obedient to you while you are around and a dog that is capable of being social when you go play 4 points in a row. I know we all love our pooches and want to get them out and bring them along but if you're pup can't behave when only moderately supervised then leave them at home. It's not a punishment to you or your dog to let them stay at home; it's acting with care and respect for your teammates, opponents, and the dog itself. I think the last thing anyone of us wants to do is report someone's dog for a bite and see something terrible happen as a result.
Not to mention it's a lawsuit waiting to happen. Protect your friends, your self, and your dog; it takes time and patience for dogs to be social enough to be on the sideline.
Craig (or anyone else) with info on the owners of these two pups get in touch with any SC member; please.