[QUOTE=Arli;7415586]I personally don't understand people who are scared of dogs.
Seriously? When you have been attacked by dogs, haven't grown up around them, have seen the news, think that gives some people a lot of reasons to be scared. Plus you said that your dogs have almost been attacked by other dogs, next time it could be you, then you may be scared.
Dogs are unpredicatable. They could be a family pet for years and then snap, maybe while your child is patting them.
I completely believe that is how a lot of dog bites happen. DD is completely fearless of dogs and totally in love with them and always wants to pat them.
I always get anxious when other kids want to pat ours. They are sweet and lovely and totally whores for pats, but all it takes is a pulled tail or poked eye and who knows?
Dogs don't bother me much, but their owners sometimes do. I do think dogs should be on a lead unless they are in a dog beach/dog park. They are too unpredictable.
I was bitten by a dog while walking into a newsagents in London. The dog was on a lead, but hidden behind a large advertising sign. It latched on to my thigh as I walked passed, and despite me wearing tights and jeans (it was very cold!) I still have the scars 5 years later. When I went inside to ask whose dog it was and showed the owner the blood seeping from my leg, her response was 'Oh, the poor boy has been so sick.' I really wanted to put a muzzle on her right then!!
I get annoyed by parents with children in off leash areas. Especially when the kids have food! My dogs are going to lick your kids and steal their lollipops.
You can't have a dog within 10 meters of a park where I am. There are signs posted at each playground stating it. In saying that though our domestic animal guys probably wouldn't come out to impound a dog if you called (unless someone was being attacked/the dog was being vicious) :/
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