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    Default Grrrr I Hate Irresponsible Dog Owners.

    Hi guys,

    just a bit of a rant. Our daily walk to the park has been cancelled indefinately (we will have to find somewhere else to take her). This afternoons walk was a disaster!!! sasha and I got to the street the park is on, the only entrance to the park through this way, and this american staffy/ pitbull looking thing comes bolting towards us. These two boys across the road were calling it "boss boss come here" so i asked them to come take him to which they replied it lived in the house over there *pointing*, the house right adjacent to the park. No owner in sight, and no car in the driveway, so i decided best thing to let him have a sniff and do what he needed to do as to not cause any anxiety or friction ( i have no idea of this dogs temperament.) He had his sniff and sasha was freaking out, doing zig zags between my legs to get away from it, it then tried to MOUNT HER!!!! i freaked out and yelled no at the asshole thing and it jumped back so i picked her up and decided to just go home. ( this thing was not desexed also.) i began walking home, holding her, and it is about half a k'm. it followed me nearly the whole distance (stopped at the entrance to my driveway and turned back ) jumping up behind me sniffing her bum and being a real pain in the backside. Assholes whoever owns this dog i feel like getting the rspca on it. what if she happened to be coming in??? i dunno... i wanted to kick it in the head. Wont be doing our daily walks that way anymore...

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    With our other dog Lacey we would walk along the main road in out home town. Reason why was because it was full concrete footpath and we knew this would be so good for the dogs nails.
    And we have done this walk a number of times and had only an issue once where this dog came running up to the fence barking madly. That was easy enough to get by.
    Then on this day we were doing our normal walk I was walking Lacey (Heeler) the Boss had Bundy (Westie). Now to set the right scene. I have got batter control over Lacey off the lead than the boss had over Bundy on the lead.
    But this day I just happened to have hold of Lacey by the lead. When from no where and I really mean nowhere came this dog. It made a bee line for Lacey and left Bundy alone. It was doing its best to fight my girls.
    I have to say that until this day I had never kicked a dog. But I had to do it to save my girl. I planted my foot into the belly of this mixed breed medium sized dog.
    It worked as it took off and we never seen it again on that walk.
    I know what I done wasn't a very nice thing to do. But I was abiding by the law and had her on the lead. This dog that was roaming had open slather to anyone who was walking. I had no other choice in line to follow as Lacey was way too big to pick up and she was doing that circle work to get away.
    So I really think there are owner and then there are owners.
    I rest my case.

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    Sorry to hear it wrecked your walk, but she may be coming in season and it could be an early warning. Though some boys are interested in all other females.
    We have so many loose dogs in our village nearby, that I have become accustomed to just ignoring them. My dogs are good with it whilst they are with me on lead. Loose dogs do seem to part and parcel of our small village and so far no real fights or such and I just let things be. I Just ignore dogs if they are not aggressive. I kinda feel we are so over-lawed. Can't do this, can't do that. I remember the days when we as kids used to walk everywhere with our dogs loose........Those were the days and no dog fights or aggression
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    I actually remember those days when as kids we would have the family dog walking to my mates place and never had them on leads.
    What happened to make dogs all of a sudden become the fighter that they were never back then. It really does beat me what happened to make this happen.
    We had no fences penning in our dogs. And like you have just said they really was never any fights between dogs. I can't remaber one at all when these were the days of freedom for our dogs.

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    It is called socialisation........All dogs were socialised
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rid**** View Post
    I actually remember those days when as kids we would have the family dog walking to my mates place and never had them on leads.
    What happened to make dogs all of a sudden become the fighter that they were never back then. It really does beat me what happened to make this happen.
    We had no fences penning in our dogs. And like you have just said they really was never any fights between dogs. I can't remaber one at all when these were the days of freedom for our dogs.
    We were the same. We had a pack of dogs with us always, no leads, no fences (although Snoopy, the Sheltie next door was sometimes chained up). The dogs did fight though. In fact, we had two entire males, Baccus and Prince and Snoopy was also entire. Ollies was bitch (not desexed) and Rags was entire (male).

    The battles were usually resolved with us throwing buckets of water on the dogs or the hose!

    Most often though they got along. But still, that was in the day when you were told a dog was "nasty so don't go near it" and you didn't. If you did and you were bitten, you were told "I told you not to go near that dog didn't I!"
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    Ll I remember those days.

    Our brder collie, Missy, used to seem t know what time school finished and she would always meet me in the same place every day after school, about half way home. This is after lettign herself out f the yard LOL.

    I dont know that we can assume the owners in this case are irresponsible. Perhaps the dog is escaping and they do not know yet???

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    well if this is the case, they would be stupid not to know. this dog was huge ( i think it was am staff x maybe a mastiff of some sort, head was way too big for a pure and too tall) and the gate and fences would come up to his head. i am sure if they didnt know the family pointing out where he lived would have put him away? they lived directly across the road. and i think they are also irresponsible for having an adult dog entire so it can terrorise other dogs and make their owners have panic attacks about it mounting their dog. im sorry but yes i find them irresponsible whether they know or not. wouldnt you take every precaution to stop your dog POTENTIALLY getting out. I know for a fact that sasha would have to grow wings to get out of our yard as we have put things in place to ensure she does not get out.

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    Unless you personally know them you can't assume anything.

    My old neighbours dog would get out an hour after they left for work, spend the day playing with the neighbourhood kids, visiting other people etc & let itself back in the yard before they got home. They knew nothing about it.

    Also, unless you called the council about it, you are equally irresponsible. What happens to the next person who comes along?

    I love all these rants, how it ultimitely ends with no-one actually doing anything about it....

    If you've been walking that way for so long and this is the first time that you've come across the dog then guess what... evidently it hasn't been out!! It is possible that the owners don't know anything about the dog getting out & you've just enabled the dog to continue getting out because you did nothing. Hell you could have said to the kids to take him home too!

    ETA: There are dogs who are so intent on getting out that nothing will stop them too. They will go through windows, over & under fences etc to get out. Some will even go through electric fences.

    Just because a dog is big doesn't mean the owners know where it is at all times.

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    First you said the dog was this -
    this american staffy/ pitbull looking thing
    Then you said it was this -
    i think it was am staff x maybe a mastiff of some sort
    This clearly shows you actually have no idea what breed or crossbreed the dog was. Unless you are 100% sure of what sort of dog it is please do not name breeds.
    People do the same thing you have done here in the case of dog attacks etc and this is why certain breeds have bad names. Because the person who "identified" them actually has no idea.

    How Rid**** stated it is exactly how you should have also
    I planted my foot into the belly of this mixed breed medium sized dog.
    This is a correct description of a dog who is of unknown origins.

    In this case all in all the dog seems like it was quite friendly and you seem to be overreacting a little. The dog didn't rush at you or snap/bite at Sasha and it even turned back at the boundary of your property. It could have been a lot worse. I do understand why you are upset though as dogs shouldn't be loose but as Angela has stated the owners may not be aware the dog was able to get out. Maybe you could take a walk back down and either leave a note in the mailbox or speak to someone and let them know their dog is able to get out, they may be very thankful that you have let them know.

    As Newfie also suggest Sasha may be coming into season (hence the dog following you all the way home.) so might be best to keep her home for a while now.

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