View Poll Results: Off The Leash or On The Leash?

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  • My dog is almost always on the leash. I don't feel comfortable letting him/her off-leash.

    20 32.79%
  • My dog is off-leash sometimes, say in fenced-in areas, otherwise on-leash.

    28 45.90%
  • My dog is almost always off-leash.

    11 18.03%
  • My dog has special training which requires that he/she be off-leash.

    2 3.28%
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  1. #11

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    i have a great dane, even through she is well trained and comes when she is called. i think other people will feel much better if she was on a leash. but i always take her walking very late at night, cos we dont scare people.

  2. #12

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    I try to let him walk off leash as much as possible, but if there are people, dogs, traffic, bad weather... anything thats risky he's on the lead.

    I have learnt it's much safer to jog with a 40kg dog OFF LEASH, cause when he decides to stop and smell something while on leash, I'm in for grazed knees and sore joints.

  3. #13

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    I voted My dog has special training which requires that he/she be off-leash.

    My dogs are on remotes when outside in my yard or we go to the park to play with others.

    During street walks and training however they are on prongs and wide leather agitation collars (with handles) which I had custom made. I also had another wide collar made for my female seen here in this picture.


    and my boy has a leather harness for work.

    Last edited by deniseG; 09-14-2008 at 01:14 AM.
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  4. #14

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    I have my GSD on leash most of the time. But that's because it's the local council regulations.

    If I'm out at a dedicated off-leash park/zone then he's off the leash unless I'm doing training with him there.

  5. #15

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    i can't trust my beloved husky Dakota off leash!!! She comes when I call her and stuff but the moment another animal appears or an interesting smell comes up, its all over.

    If she's off leash she'll bolt to it and having a sled racing in her bloodline she's a fast runner and super stamina!

    i wish i could!!! i'll wait till i get a golden retriever! haha

  6. #16
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    Quote Originally Posted by lulu View Post
    i have a great dane, even through she is well trained and comes when she is called. i think other people will feel much better if she was on a leash. but i always take her walking very late at night, cos we dont scare people.
    Aww. Why should people be scared of danes?! Just because they're huge.... they are so cute!

  7. #17

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    Hi all,

    My two are on leash anywhere near roads, or in areas where there are a lot of people around, but otherwise they are pretty much off leash. They are usually pretty good at staying close, and coming when called.

    It's getting harder around here as the Council has really tightened up on enforcing the rules, and I think it's now a $250 fine. We have a park nearby that's only off leash during certain hours, and a friend was ticketed by the Ranger for having her dog off leash at the wrong time, even though nobody else was there.

    Best wishes,
    Linny

  8. #18
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    Yeah around roads dogs should always be on the lead doesnt matter how obedient they are.

  9. #19
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    Sep 2008
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    Adelaide
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    my border collie does not like other dogs so i make sure she have her head collar on!

  10. #20

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    I have sighthounds so on leash is a must unless there are good fences around.
    They have different ideas than I do of what constitutes staying close...

    Plus they are sooo fast, and I'd never forgive myself if they got hurt.

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