(Closed) PSA: Put your dog on a leash!!!!

posted 8 years ago in Pets
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I’m sorry you had such a scary experience!!! Our dog is still a puppy but I don’t know that he’ll ever be able to not be on a lead, and we’re putting up a fence ASAP too 🙂

So glad everything worked out and he came back!

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

@Corgi,

I’m glad you found him.

But that is exactly why we NEVER let our dog off her leash. You just never know. Something can attract their attention and off they go! And who knows there can be a car coming etc. There’s so many things that can happen that is out of your and your dog’s control. It drives me bonkers when people walk their dogs w/o leashes too.

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

OH my! I completely understand! We dont leash our dog, well we live out in the boonies outside of Columbus actually 🙂 and I only have one neighbor. We have 5 acres and the land around the house is farmed so theres a mutual agreement that their dogs can go on our land as our dog who is still new to all this space can go on theirs. However, this bit me in the bum one day. I work night shift and was running late one day for work and it was in Jan so it was so dark out! Well he decided that he wanted to chase the garbage truck down the road and then decide to hit the field across the way to chase some deer. Fast forward about 30 minutes of searching he comes stomping up the drive with a rabbit in mouth and jumps on my white scrubs as if it is a present to me! Not only am I know muddy, a complete mess bc I fear my dog is going to get killed by a car or coyote, I now have a dead rabbit at my feat with a lab grinning and wagging his tail like he just hit the jackpot. Dogs are crazy, but I love mine to death!

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Yes! Put your dogs on a leash!  My dog hates other dogs, really just dislikes every dog although she oddly loves cats. Often people don’t put their dogs on a leash around my apartment complex and these dogs will run right up to her face and she tries to take a bite out of them.  I’ve had people yell at me that we should take her to training (oh we have) and I’m like “PUT YOUR DOG ON A LEASH. THIS IS WHY MY DOG IS ON A LEASH”

Post # 8
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Yikes, scary stuff!  I’m glad you guys found him pretty quickly.  The story is the same for my childhood dog.  She was so well behaved and ‘predictable’ we never worried.  But one day she saw another dog and she was OFF!  She lost track of the other dog so she just cruised the neighborhood.  We couldn’t find her but she eventually came back on her own time, and she was just like, “what’s up?  whatcha been up to?”.  She did it a couple more times after that, I guess she enjoyed the freedom.  Then she realized my parents house was much more fun and she was fed regularly so she just sticks around. 

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

That is truly terrifying.  I’m also glad you found him.  We don’t have a fenced in yard so we are always walking our two.  But twice now our foxhound got loose and just took off.  We also live by a very busy road.  I can 100% relate to you.  Let me know what you find for fencing as I’m trying to convince FI we need to get one.

Again, glad your pup is safe.

Post # 11
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Sugar bee

Can you put in an invisible fence?

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

@sahsabahs – OMG I have had this SAME problem! We hesitate to walk our dogs (and that SUCKS) because so many people in our town don’t put their dogs on leashes. TWICE, in only THREE walks, my dogs have been run up on by other dogs, and well, my dogs don’t like it. Annnnnd, my dogs are much bigger.

Post # 13
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

We live in a huge apartment complex on a golf course, so taking Toby off his leash isn’t possible.

However in the evenings we will take him on the course and unleash him.  He has so much fun! Once, he saw a rabbit and took off running.  He ended up falling in a shallow creek and getting stuck in the mud.  LOL – It wasn’t funny at the time.  I was just very grateful the water level wasn’t very high and he didn’t drown or break his leg.

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2000

That is scary! My dog takes off once in a while after a rabbit or a deer (he’s ambitious!) but we only let him off leash in the area behind our apartment building, which is a field, river bed and wooded area. And now and then on trails when we are hiking in more remote areas, but he’s right by our sides then. He is a very non-interested dog, and rarely cares about the people/dogs we meet.

Post # 16
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2010

our dog would take off in a second. he sees a squirrel and he’s gone. and we live right off of a really busy street, so it’s always really scary to think about.

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