EAST Toowoomba retiree John Jardine wants the dog which mauled his arm to be put down.

The 66-year-old former dog trainer said he was he was helping a neighbour by trimming her mulberry tree shortly after 5pm on Tuesday when he was attacked.

"Before I know it, I've got this dog hanging off my right arm," Mr Jardine said.

He said he knew two dogs were there but didn't think they would jump high enough to reach him as he leant from a step ladder to trim the branches.

He said the dog had bitten down to the bone in his forearm.

"I've got numbness in my fingers."

Mr Jardine said he had contacted Toowoomba Regional Council about the attack.

"I trained dogs in the army and I'm pretty sure I know when I see a dangerous dog."

He said he was also considering legal action over the attack.

A council spokeswoman said the incident was being investigated and any action taken would be done so in accordance with the Animal Management (Cats and Dogs) Act 2008.


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