I was out fishing the other day with my dad when two dogs came running up to us growling and barking. When the female got too close and nippy to me, she got a rod up-side the head. I didn't beat her by no means, just let her know she is not welcome in "my bubble". I kinda blew the whole deal off, because I grew up around animals alot meaner than dogs on our ranch. Anyways, I went back to the same spot later in the week with my better half. She doesn't fish, but likes to walk around. It is on public land. I am in the water when I hear a couple of dogs bark. This huge Boxer comes running up to her with his scruff raised up and growling. She freezes and lets the dog approach. The dog sniffs her and starts to growl again. She tries to walk away but the Boxer blocks her. This went on for about 30 seconds (I am still trying to make it to her) when the owners of the dogs finally call him off. They watched the whole time! I was so pissed. This was totally aviodable, and will not happen again. If this would have happend during duck season, those lazy fat arses sitting on their deck, watching a girl get the crap scared out of her, would be picking up pieces of a Boxer....courtesy of some 3" Nitro Steele Magnum 12 gauge rounds. I am gonna talk to the owners and try and work it out. I have never put up with a mean dog threating me or a loved one. It's kind of a family thing, my grandfather was the same way. I whole heartedly believe this dog would have done something if the owners were not there.
How would you handle the situation???
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