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    Me and my malamute go for bike rides late at night like outcasts too!! Much easier no fear of bumping into anyone and he gets a really good gallop up!

    I treat the early morning walk as a leaving notes and taking messages session. A few quick sniffs and say hello just to get him through until the evening! That way I dont have to deal with too many panicy people.

    Especially as now I have changed his food hes going through second puppy hood!

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    LOL...........oh yes know where you are coming from, but then again our dogs are at least enjoying themselves, it is the perfect temperature for them.....whats two layers of clothing, gloves and a beanie, to start, plus the back pack you carry to place items that are being removed the further you get into the run..........we have become "the pack horse" for the love of our breed! LOL

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    LOL I gotta add a couple of stories to this.

    I was riding my bike and I was doing the wrong thing by having my two dogs off lead. They spotted an old wierdo walking two whippets off lead as well. But ones again my fault as my dogs ran up to his dogs for a friendly hello can we sniff you guys. The old prick started abusing me and telling me to get my dogs away from his. I stopped and went up to him and asked him why? What are my dogs doing to your dogs? He replied you never know what can happen. I kind of agree with him that you never know what can happen, but if he was assuming that his dog might take a chunk out of mine than my dog might retaliate, well thats his issue. But in these cases its always hard to judge the situation who is right and who is wrong. Always the dog with more injuries is in the right I guess.

    Other one

    I was at the beach walking my two dogs ON LEAD and 200 metres in front of me there was a pumped bloke walking his massive american bulldog. LOL the bulldog spotted my dogs and started dragging the 100KG bloke till he fell over and dragged him in the sand for about 4 metres till he let go and the dog started running straight at my dogs. I got a little scared but I knew my dogs aren't dominant so all they will do is lay down and let the big bulldog dominate them. Luckily the bulldog was quiet friendly and did nothing. But when the owner got there his glasses were busted and he had sand coming out of his mouth. That was a kodak moment )

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    With Rosie I am very blessed as her lead manners are impeccable.

    We spent so much time doing obedience and other training (whatever the tunnels, jumps etc are called!) through her puppy and young-medium adulthood that she is so well behaved, she is an absolute treasure to take out in public; she stays at your side, never pulls, just really lovely.

    She also knows not to pay any attention to other pooches when out and about. If they are same side of street, we will sit/wait or drop/wait and wait for them to pass (reinforces her OT). 8 times out of 10, the other dog owner will stop and chat about how I manage to get her to do it, or how well mannered and well behaved (and calm!) she is... and normally those other dogs have just about dislocated their owners arms trying to get to her to say "howdy"...

    The other walkers are unfortunately SWFs... and their owners rush past us as if by being polite and keeping Rosie calm and under control I am somehow going to jump them and feed the SWF to R for afternoon tea. I get muttered curses, swearing, foul looks, the whole box and dice.

    It's almost like the SWF owners around here have "big man syndrome" - who knows, maybe they have all had bad experiences and tar every other dog with the same brush.

    For me, dog walking is serious time for owners to pay attention to their dogs, reinforce OT, teach new parts of OT, and exercise and destress their dogs... it's not time for worrying about dogs off lead (big or small) having a go because their owners are too dumb-witted to figure out that off-lead on the street is a big no-no.

    Bad mannered dogs, just like humans, come in all shapes and sizes.

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    I guess the bottom line is that no dog should be off lead anytime. Unless its a designated area for them to be off the lead. But even there the same issue can arise. My dogs have been attacked by other dogs at doggy parks. That just comes down to stupid unfriendly dogs let loose when they shouldn't be. Boxers should always be on lead.
    Last edited by prince; 05-26-2010 at 06:32 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by prince View Post
    I guess the bottom line is that no dog should be off lead anytime. Unless its a designated area for them to be off the lead. But even there the same issue can arise. My dogs have been attacked by other dogs at doggy parks. That just comes down to stupid unfriendly dogs let loose when they shouldn't be. Boxers should always be on lead.
    Disagree.
    If there is a sign saying put your dogs onlead, then I will. If not, then I leave them off.
    I won't ever let my dogs approach anyone or anything without me telling them to 'go on'. When a person or dog is in sight they are both at my heal.
    Why should Boxers always be on leads?
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    Quote Originally Posted by prince View Post
    I guess the bottom line is that no dog should be off lead anytime. Unless its a designated area for them to be off the lead. But even there the same issue can arise. My dogs have been attacked by other dogs at doggy parks. That just comes down to stupid unfriendly dogs let loose when they shouldn't be. Boxers should always be on lead.
    I don't think that's fair. Why have you singled out Boxers?

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    Quote Originally Posted by prince View Post
    Boxers should always be on lead.
    I may be new to this forum, but that is just uncalled for.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aussiemyf7 View Post
    Disagree.
    If there is a sign saying put your dogs onlead, then I will. If not, then I leave them off.
    I won't ever let my dogs approach anyone or anything without me telling them to 'go on'. When a person or dog is in sight they are both at my heal.
    Why should Boxers always be on leads?
    If you knew that your dog might take a chunk out of another dog if the other dog comes up tp your dog to say hello at an off leash area would you still let your dog off the lead??? I am reffering to an incident when I was at the doggy park (leash free zone) and a stupid dog attacked my labradore. I think he should not be coming into the doggy park with that dog.

    I always walk my bulldog on a lead just because people think its a nasty looking dog and generally people are scared of those types of dogs. Thats all. Same goes for the boxer. But its not a rule. I base this comment on the general public being scared of those bully looking dogs. Get my point??? Not being personal
    Last edited by prince; 05-26-2010 at 09:53 AM.

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    Yes, you are being personal, because you specifically said "Boxer". You did not say "all dogs that appear threatening should always be on a lead".

    Ignorance is bliss I guess.

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