(Closed) Ugh, the nerve of some people…..pet problems. What are your thoughts?

posted 9 years ago in Pets
  • poll: Pet person or not....do you have a problem with off leash dogs that ARE trained and under control?

    No, as long as it is well behaved and stays away from me.

    Not a problem, I actually like it when they come up and greet me. They are so cute and cuddly. :)

    Yes, all dogs should be leashed, at all times.

    Yes, all dogs should stay at home and not be allowed in public places.

  • Post # 3
    1966 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    I think dogs should ALWAYS be on a leash, no matter how trained they are. I agree that her dog was the aggressor, but still

    Post # 4
    100 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: February 2014

    People are just stupid. The end.

    My Fiance sister got a little dog about 2 years ago now, she didnt put any thought into owning a dog, did no training at all. if you toke her somewhere it had to be on lead or you might not catch her. she got out the front door once and ran onto the road, almost got hit BY A BUS

    I volunteer at a dog shelter and the condition and past of some dogs is heart breaking

    Post # 5
    1845 posts
    Buzzing bee

    I LOVE dogs, love ’em, love ’em, love ’em. I do think dogs should always be on a leash. How do you dogs are allowed to be off-leash at this trail if they are under control? I doubt there is a sign that says that.

    Post # 6
    1818 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    wow… i think that lady needs to learn to keep her dog under control… so sad. my dogs are not so well trained that they can stay off a lease in public… but they behave and follow commands when on the leash or in our home… i would have been furious if another dog attacked my dog for no reason.

    Post # 7
    522 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    Your dog should always be on a leash period. She could have made up some lie about your dog running up to her dog.


    Post # 8
    3954 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    Well, I usually think dogs should be on leashes but if your dog behaved just as she would have on a leash, I guess it’s ok. I have had so many dogs run up to my leashed dog and she gets realy nervous and I’m just looking around like HELLO, WHOSE DOG IS THIS?! It makes me really angry, but if the dogs are staying within like 6 feet (or however long a leash is) of their owner and being nice, then it’s fine with me.

    Post # 9
    3525 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2018

    I’ve never had a dog, but I’ve been around my aunt’s three quite a lot. One of them is just like yours. He doesn’t need a leash at all, but she always has him on one. He’s an itty bitty little Sheltie so it’s not because he’s intimidating or anything; she just always has him on a leash. 

    A well-trained dog like yours shouldn’t have to be leashed, but sometimes it’s just easier if they are. 

    Post # 11
    1845 posts
    Buzzing bee

    @bmo88:  Oh, then of course you were right. Even if your dog had been leashed, it wouldn’t have magically kept her leashed dog from dragging her over toward your dog. Even on a leash she couldn’t control her pet.

    Post # 13
    8480 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I’d be pissed off too. There is a sign at our dog park that basically says dogs are allowed off leash but must be under voice control at all times. Sadly probably at least half the people there don’t even bother watching their dog once they’re inside the fence. Meanwhile DH and I have to pull strange dogs off of our dogs because they won’t leave them alone…

    Post # 15
    2529 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2015

    I don’t like most dogs, however it sounds like yours is a very good girl! The lady with the stupid dog who bit your dog is to blame for not controlling her obviously ill- or not-trained dog.  I can’t tell you how much I hate it when I see people not controlling their dogs that are doing something obnoxious or just plain bad. It’s the owner’s fault, not the dog’s, if the dog does something bad and the owner is right there and could presumably make their dog behave, if they had trained it properly or knew how to deal with a dog.

    Since it’s a dog park where unleashed, voice-controlled dogs are allowed, I entirely agree with you that the lady with the bad dog was at fault.

    If I’m out doing something, I do expect people to keep their dogs away from me, leashed or not. I don’t like being approached or barked at by dogs I don’t know, but that is because I am afraid of them. Unfortunately sometimes I do get slobbered on by friendly dogs. . . as long as it’s friendly, that’s borderline OK but I prefer to avoid that if I can! Getting jumped on is another matter entirely. . . . I don’t tolerate that, and neither should dog owners, but– some people!!!! 

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