Friday, 22nd January 2021

Dog sinking its teeth into your ankle 'just playing', owner reassures

THE owner of the dog that is currently biting your ankle quite hard has clarified that her pet is, in fact, ‘really friendly’.

Owner Helen Archer describes her dachshund Tallulah as bouncy, bubbly, and a real sweetheart, overlooking that she has currently locked her jaws into a stranger’s tender flesh.

Archer continued: “Having Tallulah really helps my anxiety. She’s a soothing presence. I used to get so stressed out by crowds, but when she’s with me it feels like they just melt away.

“She’s great with kids too. It’s just that when she jumps up at them and snarls at them they scream and panic, which is the wrong reaction and makes her aggressive. It’s not her fault.

“When you’re frantically shaking your leg like that to try and get her off, begging ‘Please God let go,’ she thinks it’s a little game. If you’d just remain perfectly still and stop sobbing she’d let go in no time.

“No, she’s still hanging on. She doesn’t want to say goodbye. She must really like you!”