My Dog Was Accused Of An Attack! Please Help!
(Colorado Springs, CO)
I have a 2 year old female Aussie that has been jumping my 6 foot privacy fence into my neighbors yard. I thought I had the problem fixed until my neighbor came over and said my dog attacked their dog (a Cairn Terrier). I immediately went over to examine their dog and found about a 5 inch laceration to her neck. The wound was more of a 'slice', no jagged edges,no tears, etc. (looked to me like an embedded collar was there) anyway, no other punctures, no 'slobber' or wet areas, no dirt in the fur etc.
They insist that I pay the vet bill (which I will if my dog was the cause) of course, but I don't think this is the case. She has NEVER been dog aggressive. She has been over with this dog several times and there has never been a problem.
I exercise this dog ALOT! She is well socialized, she goes to the dog park, I have 3 other dogs etc. I don't want to lose my dog but I can't have this happen again. As of now, she is cabled to my tree when she has to potty. I HATE to do that to her!
Now she seems obsessed with jumping the fence! She won't do it when I'm watching cause she knows its wrong, but what do I do?
I guess my questions are 1) How do I prove this is NOT a dog bite, and 2) How do I stop her from jumping the fence.
ANY and ALL help greatly appreciated!!!