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10/9/12 3:08 P

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i believe in leash laws for the dogs safety.

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10/8/12 10:12 P

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It not a matter of how good a dog is the fact is that the law says leash all dogs regardless. No exceptions. I follow the law. Lorraine P.S. I carry a pocket size stun gun just in case.

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10/7/12 11:33 P

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I think I would contact the police and politely ask them to make a stop now and then, and remind owners of the posted law. And then I might carry my camera and take pictures of the dogs off-leash, so when their owners swear that they never let "Poopsie" run off-leash, you can produce proof. And I always walk with a big, stout walking stick.

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10/7/12 6:59 P

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If some dog was off leash and approached my Isha, I have no idea how scared I would be. And I really don't know how Isha would react. She is a pound puppy and is not a big other dog fan. That is why I do not take her to off leash parks, and I expect all the dogs around her to be on leash also so that I can take a wide berth around them.

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10/7/12 6:19 P

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WE need to fight back. Our dogs rely on us as the pack leaders to defend them. If we don't we force them to be aggressive. That's why I recommend the citronella spray.
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This bugs me so much!! I have been told so many times, "oh, don't worry he's friendly" when a dog is lunging at my Lenny! The hair on their back is on end and teeth are showing sometimes and I STILL get that!
Lenny has been bitten by a "friendly" off leash dog more than once and it drives me crazy. He loves other dogs and is a total sweetheart.

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10/7/12 3:12 P

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Thanks to everyone who replied! That encounter had me questioning what else I could do to help my dog "get over" being unfriendly to other dogs, whether I was a bad pet owner, whether I was just crazy rude...yeah, I know, I take things too personally sometimes! Anyway, thanks for the tips and just for letting me know that I am not the only one this ticks off.

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10/7/12 12:56 P

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I would give the person one warning: "Please call your dog back, mine is scared." Then pull out a can of citronella spray and spray the other dog. It will not do any damage but most dogs dislike the smell. Pepper spray is not advised because it can blow back on you and your dog and it causes pain which can cause aggression.


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10/7/12 12:35 P

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Ugh, I think this is a pet peeve of dog owners everywhere! That attitude is why we have so few areas where dogs are allowed!

I've had a couple of runs ruined by similar experiences. (My super-friendly lab was also called vicious... don't take it personally!)

I think that the only thing you can do is report it to the local police and hope that people get ticketed.

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10/7/12 11:40 A

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It is a lovely nature conservancy with a 3+ miles loop, that is about 3/4 of a mile from our place. About a perfect distance for us on weekdays is 4 1/2 miles, and we have discovered about 7 1/2 miles is about as much as Bebe can do on the weekends. In other words, it is perfect, and the leashless aren't usually a problem. When I do have to deal with them, however, I often end up upset and frustrated, and insulted as well. Yesterday when someone called my baby vicious, I was (unsuccessfully) fighting tears the rest of the run. We have never had any fighting incidents, because I am always on the lookout for any potential problems. It really is a nice place where Bebe can see other dogs (because she gets lonely, even with being afraid of other dogs) without really feeling threatened by them. Anyway, she is getting restless, and it is time for a long run, so we will go off once more into the park!

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10/7/12 11:20 A

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Shadow is also a rescue dog. Unfortunately some people are really arragant(sp) and don't give a hoot about others. Could you find a different place to walk yours?

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10/7/12 10:45 A

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I often feel like I don't have enough time to explain to them that my dog is a rescue dog who is afraid of other dogs, and who exhibits fear aggression at times, and that she really is getting better about it. The law is obviously posted around the park, and I don't feel this would sway them. Mostly, I just feel bad making Bebe stay near another dog that is making her nervous, and a human that is insulting her and me.

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10/7/12 9:32 A

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I am in total agreement. Sundance is dog reactive. It really upsets me when people ignore the leash laws. They endanger themselves, their dog and others by doing so.

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I'd tell them bluntly that they are in the wrong, remind them they might lose the rights to the park. My dog was 'attacked a couple of times when she was younger and on a leash and the other wasn't. Now, if she meets a dog and it growls at her, she gives back. Can't blame her. I take her into the woods alot and un leash her but If I see others with or without dogs I immediate leash her so she doesn't trouble them.

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I am sure this is a controversial topic. At least, it seems it must be, because when I remind people whose dogs are off leash in a public park where it is clearly posted, I am usually snapped at and told that my dog must be a monster to react the way she is (slight exaggeration for effect, but she was called "vicious" yesterday). My dog is scared of most dogs, and has a strong fear aggression reaction. Anyway, the question is this: is there any way to politely ask someone to leash their dog? Am I just crazy and rude to try and explain that there are leash laws, and the park has threatened to not allow dogs in certain areas if people continue to ignore them? Here are the ways I have tried: "could you please leash your dogs? There are signs nearby describing the leash laws" and "they have threatened to not allow dogs into certain areas of the park at all if people don't obey the leash rules" In both instances I was told that at least THEIR dog behaves, and yesterday I was told that HIS dog would never lunge and growl like that (his dog was a good 3 or 4 times the size of mine). Any help would be greatly appreciated!

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