Owner shot by his dog

Maybe teaching your dog to do tricks isn’t the best thing to do…

A man in the United States is recovering in hospital after his dog accidentally shot him in the leg.

It is alleged, Richard Fipps, 46, was hospitalised on Monday after his dog stepped on a loaded rifle in the back of his pickup truck and accidentally fired it.


The Huffington Post reports, the rifle was loaded and in the bed of the truck and the dog hopped up there and either stepped on it or caused something to move and set it off.

The sheriff, who has worked in law enforcement for 42 years, said he’d never seen a case where a dog shot a man.