NSW man unconscious as dogs mauled police

Tom Rabe

A man whose dogs allegedly mauled a police officer and a couple in Sydney's west says he was passed out in his kitchen during the attack after undergoing methadone treatment.

Police say they used a Taser and OC spray to defend themselves from three dogs during the November 2016 attack during which an officer was bitten to the bone.

Kirk Wake, 29, told the Penrith Local Court on Thursday he had passed out on the floor of his kitchen while he was playing with his three dogs after returning from hospital, where he had been given methadone.

"I must have passed out and the next thing I knew the police were jumping all over me," Wake told the court.

A 48-year-old man suffered severe bite wounds to both arms and legs in the attack, while his 43-year-old partner was bitten on the leg and hip, according to police.

Constable Kim Hilly, who was bitten in the November 23 attack, told the court she had not been able to resume full police duty until the middle of April.

Wake pleaded guilty on Thursday to intimidating a police officer in the hours after the incident.

He had previously pleaded not guilty to charges stemming from the dog attack in Penrith.

He was granted bail under strict conditions, including reporting to police each day, as well as not drinking or taking drugs.

Senior Constable Kevin Boyle testified he and an animal officer found Wake unconscious on his kitchen floor, with one of the dogs on top of him, after being called to the home following the attack.

Const Boyle said there was a syringe next to where Wake was lying.

Wake told the court the dogs were his "best mates".

The matter was adjourned to August 30.