A "vicious" assault on a woman, and her dog, has landed a man with a drinking problem in jail for 12 months.
Magistrate Ian Watkins said it was clear that Brian Torpy, 27, has issues with both women and alcohol.
Torpy was arrested in February after multiple assaults on his then partner, at one point grabbing her throat to the point she started convulsing.
On another occasion, he threw the woman's dog Rocco against the wall in her Wodonga home when he saw the animal lying on the bed with her as she ate dinner.
He then assaulted the woman, saying he wanted "to splatter your face all over the floor".
Torpy squeezed her breast and punched her vagina, causing injuries, before punching her in the head and again choking her.
"You somewhat bizarrely said it was all her fault," Mr Watkins told Wodonga Magistrates Court this week.
"This incident in particular is extreme family violence ... It was a vicious and nasty assault on a woman who was entitled to privacy and safety in her own home."
He will be placed on a 12-month community corrections order when he is released from jail and will be banned from entering Wodonga.
A pre-sentence psychological report revealed Torpy had an alcohol addiction and recommended he abstain from drinking in the future.
Mr Watkins agreed, saying "for you, one drink is too many".
"It also details that you have an appalling attitude towards women," he said.
"You attempted to intimidate a female Corrections officer who was interviewing you."
The court heard he had a history of family violence crimes.
Barrister Sally Wilson said Torpy had already served more than 100 days in custody and the sentence will be harder on him because of mental health issues.
She asked for the sentence to include a longer Corrections order so he could get ongoing treatment, which was not available in custody.
He planned to move to Wangaratta on his release.
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