Last week I saved one of my RIR's from the jaws of death. I had just dropped my dog off at the kennel for a couple days because of a family emergency. (Birth of my daughter) I thought I would let my ladies roam the backyard for a couple hours after dinner. They love catching crickets and grasshoppers. Anyway, I went over to my neighbors to tell him to help himself to my sweet corn because we'll be out for a couple days. I came around the corner and the other neighbors golden retriever had my RIR in it's mouth. When he saw me running toward him he dropped her and took off. Little B-tard just about got my size 11 upside the head. The neighbors saw this happening and just sat on their deck yelling for him. As a beloved dog owner myself I am more ticked at the humans than the dog. My dog is a bird dog and acts very agressively toward my chickens. I am fine with this because she's a hunting dog. Unlike most dog owners I spent about 9 months training my dog. I've actually had my dog jump through my gate and lay down in the middle of the run while the ladies walked around her. Quite impressive! If I wasn't in site though she'd be catching and bringing them to me. So what do my neighbors do... they send their teenage son over to apologize. I was still upset and all I could say was, "that's not going to happen again... Either use the shock collar he's wearing or get a fence." He left with his tail between his legs. He knew I was ticked. Well my RIR had what appeared to be a puncture wound to her head. Also, her crown was torn and bleeding. I cleaned it off with saline solution and applied some neosporin (all I could find). Thought of using super glue. Two days later when I checked on her I couldn't find her because she blended in with all the others. The wound had healed just leaving a little scar to the crown. My son told me that she had a big scab the day before which appeared to have fallen off. My 5 year old son wanted me to shoot the dog but I explained to him that it's not the dogs fault. It's the owners fault. So I made a compromise with my son that we won't shoot him but we'll "buzz the tower". Basically, 12 gauge over his head. Questions: - Do you think I provided adequate care for my RIR? She is back to normal and shows no symptoms. Should I super glue the piece of her crown that appears to be torn at the base. - Any advice besides shooting the dog? The reason I ask is because he was back pacing around my run this morning. Suggestions: - Inform your children to never approach the coop, run or chickens if something is attacking them. Because of this scenario I told my son to never approach the chickens but come looking for me. Whatever is attacking them will either get the 12 gauge or the HMR 17 which ever I grab first.