Monday, June 16, 2008
How many of you have to pass roaming dogs along your morning walk? I live in the country, and most of the people here have dogs, and many of those people let their dogs roam free. Not all of them, but most. (My Germand Shepherd lives indoors)
When I first started walking I took a different route than I am taking today. There were dogs all along the way, and my dogs didn't like them, to say the least for me.
Then I started going a different way. There was only only two houses that had dogs that were free roaming. The one house usually had the owner outside with the dog and kept him under control. The other house has about five or six dogs and they all ran out to meet me.
At first I was very cautious. Then I decided to start bringing doggy treats with me. They loved that!!!
Now I no longer bring doggy treats with me, I start talking to them. They act like it is no fun to come and see me if I don't cower in fear, so they go back into the yard.
So I no longer have trouble per se with dogs on my morning walk.