(Closed) Oh No She Didn’t Just Come At Me and My Puppy!!!!

posted 6 years ago in Pets
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

Eh, she sounds old and crotchey, and shouldn’t have said anything. But you should really try to train your puppy not to run out like that… “It’s Me or the Dog” has a lot of clips with how to trian your dog not to run out the second the door opens. He could get hit by a car, attacked by another dog, pepper sprayed (trash guys and mailmen carry pepper spray on them to use if they feel threatened), or heaven forbid, get too excited and bite another dog.  🙁 I know that if a bigger dog came chasing out at my smaller dogs and making them run and yelp, I would do absolutely anything to protect them.

I really don’t mean for this to come off as preachy! But running out the door without a leash on is a pretty serious thing to train him out of. We had to train my dogs forever to stop doing that.

Post # 4
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

Worst part of dog ownership is the other people! We have the “shit police” where we live. People clap, and slowdown, honk etc when they see you pick up your dog poo. And if they think you didn’t they pull over and rip you a new one.

Also most people can’t control their dogs and they are completely unsociable-causing a disaster for a young hyper pup!.

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

Coming from a dog owner whose (FH’s) dog has escaped like this several times, I don’t think it would have hurt to have just said ‘I’m sorry, he escaped and we’ll try not to let it happen again.’ rather than just ignoring her and walking away. A genuine apology goes a long way.

Maybe she heard the commotion and didn’t realize that he had escaped from your apartment and how frustrated you were about it. There are a lot of irresponsible pet owners in my area that allow their dogs to run free (including puppies) and there have been times when they have come running across the road or something to see my dogs that are leashed. It’s very frustrating and sometimes I tell them that this is why there are leash laws…so people and dogs don’t get hurt. I know this is not why your dog was loose but honestly how was she to know?Maybe this is a common occurrence with other dogs there and she was just showing her frustration?

Post # 6
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Oh the puppy phase.  If you see her again you should apologize and say “he just slipped by us out the front door, sorry, we’re working with him on it.”  If she has dogs she should understand.  Our neighbor has an escape artist.  Starting pulling boards off the fence.  Jumped off the deck over the fence.  Came to my house. (Our dogs have a thing going on)

Ours never sneaks out but the other day he ran out the back door past me (to the fenced in yard) when he saw his friend next door outside (they like to chase each other).  He NEVER does that.  Then again he knew I wasn’t taking him out with me.  The front door in a different matter.  Ever time we opened it, when he was a puppy, we made him sit and stay.  He learned quick.

Post # 8
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Helper bee

I’m would have yelled at you as well. I have zero tolerance for dogs off leash. Even if it was a mistake. Leash him up before you open your door. Everyone thinks their dog is so friendly until they bite someone.

Post # 11
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 1992

It is a good idea to have him on a leash when one or the other is about to leave the house. Or stick him in another room. It’ll take some time to get used to, but it’ll save the headache down the road.

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

@Mrs_Amanda:  I went back and read your post, your puppy is ADORABLE! And he sounds like quite a handful too, haha! It’s good you’re working with him at petsmart. I’m sure you guys are great puppy parents, and I know how stressful puppies and training can be. I know it’s not the best advice, but he will eventually calm down and be better 🙂

Post # 13
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

Honestly…I would have been really annoyed too. I’ve had my dog charged by off leash dogs, and even if they are friendly it totally freaks him out and he will be reactive for days afterwards. I’ve heard the “oh he’s friendly and just wants to play” line about a million times too, so it just gets old after a while.

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

@Mrs_Amanda:  She may not have been personally harmed but I know how I feel as an animal lover when I see dogs off leash (or any animal that might get hurt). It infuriates me and I might have come across the same way…not necessarily intentionally but out of fear for the animals themselves (yours and the other dogs). It’s easy to say a dog is friendly but I’ve seen disasters happen (put down a dog because of one-long story) and don’t want anything to happen to any animal. She was still involved as a witness…if your dog had been attacked by the other dogs and hurt would you not have wanted her help as a witness to it?

I understand your frustration…Iactually ended in the back of a police car for a ride home with FH’s dog! He ran downtown and stopped traffic all down main street when he got loose once and then I had an asthma attack from chasing him. I couldn’t stop apologizing topeople…even though I could barely breathe!

Post # 16
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Helper bee

@Mrs_Amanda:  Just giving you another view. Some people dislike dogs as much as you like them. I guess the title of your post made me cringe and want to offer my view.

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