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Old 05-19-2005, 07:14 PM
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I understand about irresponsible people who let their dogs off leash. I don't mean the people who have dogs that stay with them and don't go straight up to every dog, I'm talking about the people who let their dogs offleash and their dogs don't listen to them. It really annoyes me so much when someone's dog comes straight up to my dogs on my walks. Lucas isn't real aggressive, but he doesn't like dogs that run straight up to him while he is onleash. I guess that's leash aggression?. Anyways it just upsets him and I usually have to ask the person several times to come get there dog after them telling me it's not aggressive. It's hard to get it through some people's heads that not all dogs are going to love their dog.
I think it's just important to know your dog and how it reacts to situations. Like some dogs can't handle being on the beds and couch's. But I know my dogs can handle it and get off when ever I tell them, so they are allowed up.
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Old 05-19-2005, 07:37 PM
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And I can see how intimidating it can be to a dog who's ON a leash, only to have a dog OFF leash run up to mess with them. It's probably a dominance thing in their mind. The dog off leash is probably telling the dog on leash "look at me! look at me! I'm better than youuuuuu aaaaaare!" Meanwhile your dog on the leash is saying "you suck." Lol...
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Old 05-19-2005, 07:39 PM
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And I can see how intimidating it can be to a dog who's ON a leash, only to have a dog OFF leash run up to mess with them. It's probably a dominance thing in their mind. The dog off leash is probably telling the dog on leash "look at me! look at me! I'm better than youuuuuu aaaaaare!" Meanwhile your dog on the leash is saying "you suck." Lol...
Heheehehe....Yeah that's a good way of putting it...LOL
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Old 05-19-2005, 09:31 PM
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All four of my guys are leashed, it's the law for one, and they are curious to the point where they might wander, it's especialy hard to watch four unleashed. THey are very well trained, and I mean VERY well, but you just never know what might happen, and I am not will to gamble their lives and saftey. They sleep in my bed, and they are treated better than most parents treat their kids haha
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Old 05-20-2005, 05:16 AM
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Well I guess i'm the irresponible dog owner!! Gus is very rarely on a leash (i think the only time I out him on a leash is when crossing a busy road or going to the vets and this is just incase!!) I put his harness on just incase but he will walk to heel perfectly on command and I think in the 3 years of living here we have only ever seen 2 other dogs whilst out walking!!
Although him not being on a leash does have it's downsides, like the whole dancing for food from the fishermen!! lol!
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Old 05-20-2005, 08:36 AM
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You're in a different situation with Gus, and he has manners! It's a completely different story when people let their dogs run loose where they know there is a good chance of encountering strangers and strange dogs, especially when the loose dogs aren't completely reliable on recall!

I still say Gus has the best manners - dancing for his supper! Shiva or Kharma would just have bullied it away or rogued it while backs were turned, lol!
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Old 05-20-2005, 10:19 AM
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A lot of the dog owners in Germany don´t understand that a dog is a dog and not a human... The problem is that most walk their dogs without a line and although yes, I think thats great for a dog to have that freedom, you have to be prepared for the responsibility of what your dog does.
I think I know what you mean. We all idealize our pets, but some people are utterly irresponsible. It's one thing to forget that not everyone appreciates being licked by your dog when they come into your house, and another altogether to let your dog romp freely across a public space such as a park. It drives me crazy here in the US too. Try to take a walk in any open space -park, beach, field, etc. - and there's someone with dogs running loose. At the very best, they do the whole stand-off-and-stare-tauntingly at your leashed dog, who freaks out in sheer frustration. At the worst, they attack freely while their owner meanders up to retrieve them. My dog was nearly killed by a loose dog last year, and I hate, hate, hate people who are careless with their behemoth pets. It's enough to make me go for breed bans. Though the only dog I've ever tried to kill was a teeny dog, who danced around me and my leashed dog for five minutes as we walked down a busy street. The owners watched as their dog's taunting drove my dog so wild she nearly dragged me in front of a car, never moved to retrieve their pet. I was so mad I crossed the street and whistled for the little monster just as a car came down the street. The dog was nearly squashed, and the placidly observing owner suddenly came to life, rushing forward in a panic. Thinking about it, I realize that the problem isn't that people are treating their dogs as if they're humans - it's that they're treating other humans as if they weren't anything. It's the social contract that's missing here, where you agree that to live peacefully together you will compromise your freedom for other's safety. Too many people are behaving as if that only applies to their nuclear families (and pets).
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Old 05-20-2005, 11:54 AM
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I was so mad I crossed the street and whistled for the little monster just as a car came down the street. The dog was nearly squashed, and the placidly observing owner suddenly came to life, rushing forward in a panic.
Omigosh! I can't believe you did that! How COULD YOU?! It's not the DOG'S fault! How would you have felt if the dog got hit and layed there suffering and dying all because you did that???!!! GRRRR!!!!!!
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Old 05-20-2005, 12:15 PM
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Omigosh! I can't believe you did that! How COULD YOU?! It's not the DOG'S fault! How would you have felt if the dog got hit and layed there suffering and dying all because you did that???!!! GRRRR!!!!!!
DITTO. It's not the dog's fault--it's the owner's for failing to properly restrain and train their dog. My neighbors have a black lab mix that they allow off-leash all the time. My dog has almost bitten him before, but his owners think it'll teach him a lesson. One of these days, I think I'll find myself screaming, "PUT YOUR FRIKKIN' DOG ON A LEASH!" I think that's a bit better than trying to have a dog squashed by a car. And it's a nice way to vent, too.
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Old 05-20-2005, 01:07 PM
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Did you just growl at me? I didn't realize we were identifying that strongly with the dogs. I felt bad about doing it, and I would have felt worse if the dog had been hit - because I'm an idiot who likes dogs. The reason I did it was to force the owners to snap out of their indolence and come get their dog. I'd asked them to, they'd watched the problems it was causing me to have their dog run loose, they'd seen my dog nearly run into traffic trying to lunge at their loose dog - they clearly weren't going to do anything solely for me or my pet. When I helped put their property into jeopardy, then they reacted. With owners like that, any way the story played out would have had a 'greater good' outcome. If the dog's killed, no more problem from him. If he's not, the owner's at least aware that sometimes other people can be a danger to their loose dog, and are motivated to control him. A moment of fear was worth a thousand words to those people. I never saw that dog running loose again.
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