- Someone else has their dog off leash: turns out the two dogs don't like each other: fight ensues.
- Your dog chases after a cat then gets flattened by a truck.
- A cranky stray dog wanders up, picks a fight with your dog. You try to break it up and get severe bite wounds from both dogs.
- Your dog becomes bizarrely agitated by the unfamiliar site of a toddler on a swing and attacks ("he's never done that before!")
Dog Attack: Sydney mum tried to save baby from dog
A mother tried in vain to stop a dog from repeatedly biting her toddler in a vicious mauling at a western Sydney park.
Asma Rashid's 16-month-old son was playing on a swing in Macquarie Fields about 7.30pm (AEDT) on Monday when the Alaskan Malumute attacked.
"He was using the swing and suddenly the dog came ... I tried to save my baby, but the dog was so big," the distressed woman told the Seven Network.
It took half an hour for the dog to be brought under control despite a neighbour trying to fight it off with a chair.
"He kept biting and biting and biting," Ms Rashid told Channel Nine.
The toddler was left with bites to his head, arms and neck.
Police officers gave him first aid before he was taken to Liverpool Hospital and later transferred to Westmead.
A 40-year-old Macquarie Fields man has been charged with owning an attacking dog, keeping an unregistered dog and being the owner of a dog in a prohibited area.He was given a Future Court Attendance Notice to appear in Campbelltown Local Court on April 20.