@Jezika: that is super sad =(
Thanks everyone for all of the thoughtful responses! A lot of you have mentioned leash laws, and how we should abide by them. We do actually always take him out on a leash, to my knowledge he has never gone out with me or my Fiance without one on him and his harness or collar.
oh girl, I was furious ( at the woman, at the dog, etc) it was better to keep my mouth shut at that point lol
hey TN buddy! ( we live in the Boro ), my parents had a German Shepherd years ago that learned to scale a fence, so I have seen that happen!
we are working towards him being completely trained like that, I am sure it will loads of time/patience
haha, I love your response to that guy, what a jerk! I think what really gives me the red ass on this one, is that ( the woman for example), only saw a snippet of the situation and started beast mode yelling at us.
pointed out, she DOES live there, too… and she does have a right to come out of her apartment any time she pleases, but it doesn’t mean it is
right to yell at strangers who have obviously ( by that point) gotten the situation under control. I could see if maybe we were just standing by, or not taking actions to grab the dog. I was in a bathrobe with my hair in a towel and Fiance was still in work clothes so we were obviously not just out for a joy walk with him!
I think if she came at us differently, I would have been more than happy to explain our situation. Unfortunately- she didn’t snd therefore she may never get an explanation from me, because it is between me, my Fiance, the lady in the first place who was out with her dogs and the landlord.