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    Default Unleashed dogs

    Is it really too much to ask that dog owners follow the law and keep their dogs on leashes when out in public, especially if it's in parks and playgrounds?

    We have had a lot of development around us recently and now live close to parkland and a playground and every day we have people walking their dogs that are not on leashes. It's not uncommon for a dog to come bounding over to you in the park area or in the playground. I don't like dogs, especially dogs I don't know. I don't care if the owner thinks that fluffy or fido won't hurt me - I don't want a strange dog coming near me or my children!

    We have fenced off leash areas about 2 blocks away!

    As for the bloke who doesn't clean up after his dogs when he takes them for a walk, well, I am hoping that the forces of the universe combine and make him step in his dogs' poo whilst barefoot.

    *deep breath*

    That feels better now.

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    I totally agree. I don't care how "nice", "friendly", "loving" you think your dog is. Keep them on the leash until you get to the off leash area. It really isn't that hard. I met a very cute dog the other day - off the leash in a leash area of course - and yes he was lovely and friendly - and left muddy paw prints all over my clothes because he was so excited to meet me. Gah!

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    Yep, I hate meeting unleashed dogs too.

    We have a neighbour several doors up that lets his German Shepherd wander the streets, pooing on everyone's lawns

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    Totally agree. I never let my dog off a leash except for at a dog park or in our yard!

    Im too nervous that they would run away lol (beagles)

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    I agree, I get very nervous when I see an unleashed dog!

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    My dog is always off leash, but is so well trained she just walks beside me, nobody would know she isn't on a leash. Untrained dogs annoy me so much, they annoy my dog too - it's like she gives them foul looks when they come up to her, she is totally disinterested it is very funny.

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    I worry about the what-if scenarios. What if something spooked it and it ran out into traffic or got spooked by another dog and snapped? Or accidentally approached an antisocial dog and the antisocial dog starts a fight?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MummaOJ View Post
    My dog is always off leash, but is so well trained she just walks beside me, nobody would know she isn't on a leash. Untrained dogs annoy me so much, they annoy my dog too - it's like she gives them foul looks when they come up to her, she is totally disinterested it is very funny.
    Im sorry but this is the attitude that annoys me with dogs. Yes you have a trained dog, but its a dog, you have no idea what it is going to do in any given situation.

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    Agree, we love our dogs and they wouldn't hurt a fly but we would never let them off leash in a public place - partly to protect the public and partly to protect our dogs! We hate when walking our dogs through the neighborhood when someone has left their gate open and their dog comes charging out at us! MIL's dog was also killed by 2 dogs that were off leash walking through a park. They mauled her dog that was on a lead (and bit mil also) - owner was no where near. I LOVE dogs but hate irresponsible owners!

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    I have a well trained dog but she's always on the leash unless at dog obedience and the off leash parks and all poop is picked up....its the law!


 

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