GatewayRedbirds.com

A Message Board Dedicated to Discussing St. Louis Cardinals Baseball!
It is currently June 18 19, 12:38 am

All times are UTC - 6 hours




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 27 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3  Next
Author Message
 Post subject: Re: Off-Leash Dogs
PostPosted: May 29 19, 9:25 am 
Offline
Perennial All-Star
User avatar

Joined: October 15 06, 4:40 pm
Posts: 4874
Location: Knoxville, TN
People who leave their dogs off leash drive me nuts as well.

My dog is EXTREMELY friendly, but other dogs don't always respond well to his in your face greeting approach (and though he's not huge at 65 pounds, he's strong as hell). As such, even when I'm walking him on leash, I don't immediately assume that other people with dogs want to say hi. If someone is approaching us with another dog and they look like they want to talk, I always ask if they'd mind Gibson saying hello and note that he's a bit of a personal space invader. The second things look uncomfortable, I pull him away. Nine times out of ten we make a new friend and have a great chat, but it's not all that unusual for a bit of growling to occur.

It's really not that hard. You know your dog, but you don't know every other dog you're going to encounter. The best way to keep things in order is to put your dog on a f*cking leash since you don't own all of the public space in the city.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Off-Leash Dogs
PostPosted: May 29 19, 11:16 am 
Offline
likes to grate his own cheese
User avatar

Joined: May 9 06, 12:41 pm
Posts: 11339
Location: Drunk
This is a great rant. Sorry to hear about your dogs getting attacked Geen.

My dog is always leashed because he does not tolerate other dogs. He loves people, but not dogs. Yet, my neighbors let their dogs run free and in my yard when I keep my own dog on a leash in my yard. One of these days he's going to destroy one of their smaller dogs. My 12 year old daughter often takes him out to go and she's going to have a hard time restraining him one of these days.

I just hope they don't try to hold me responsible.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Off-Leash Dogs
PostPosted: May 29 19, 11:48 am 
Offline
has a link from 538 to share
User avatar

Joined: December 31 69, 6:00 pm
Posts: 34604
Location: Chicago, IL
I have two bratty fur babies that are under 15 pounds. Sometimes I take them off lease in a public park across the street.

Image


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Off-Leash Dogs
PostPosted: May 29 19, 11:52 am 
Offline
likes to grate his own cheese
User avatar

Joined: May 9 06, 12:41 pm
Posts: 11339
Location: Drunk
Michael wrote:
I have two bratty fur babies that are under 15 pounds. Sometimes I take them off lease in a public park across the street.

Image


What kind of animals are they? Anything under 15 pounds isn't technically considered a dog.

And don't get mad when my leashed 60 pound bulldog eats your foo foos.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Off-Leash Dogs
PostPosted: May 29 19, 11:55 am 
Offline
Sucking on the Rally Nipple
User avatar

Joined: April 16 06, 6:03 pm
Posts: 21293
Location: Chicago
Michael wrote:
I have two bratty fur babies that are under 15 pounds. Sometimes I take them off lease in a public park across the street.

Image


It's gonna end in tragedy one day man. Just don't do it. You are only endangering them.



Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Off-Leash Dogs
PostPosted: May 29 19, 11:59 am 
Offline
has a link from 538 to share
User avatar

Joined: December 31 69, 6:00 pm
Posts: 34604
Location: Chicago, IL
I know. I'm super careful about it. For dogs their size, dog parks are way worse. The worst dogs go to those.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Off-Leash Dogs
PostPosted: May 29 19, 12:05 pm 
Offline
Sucking on the Rally Nipple
User avatar

Joined: April 16 06, 6:03 pm
Posts: 21293
Location: Chicago
Michael wrote:
I'm super careful about it.


What every off-leasher tells themselves until its too late. I am in control of the situation. You are not.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Off-Leash Dogs
PostPosted: May 29 19, 12:41 pm 
Offline
has a link from 538 to share
User avatar

Joined: December 31 69, 6:00 pm
Posts: 34604
Location: Chicago, IL
I put them in gated garden or tennis courts if no one is playing. It's more like a gated backyard. My post was mostly a troll.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Off-Leash Dogs
PostPosted: May 29 19, 12:49 pm 
Offline
Sucking on the Rally Nipple
User avatar

Joined: April 16 06, 6:03 pm
Posts: 21293
Location: Chicago
Michael wrote:
I put them in gated garden or tennis courts if no one is playing. It's more like a gated backyard. My post was mostly a troll.


I am coming to that park to kidnap Scout. That'll teach you!

If they are in a fenced off area that keeps them off leash but enclosed and safe from other roaming dogs that could attack them, that seems fine.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Off-Leash Dogs
PostPosted: May 29 19, 1:49 pm 
Offline
Hall Of Famer
User avatar

Joined: May 4 06, 8:44 am
Posts: 16882
Fully supported rant. Unleashed dogs are a nuisance, and I love dogs.


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 27 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3  Next

All times are UTC - 6 hours


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Google [Bot] and 5 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum

Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group