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    On our walk yesterday I saw a jogger approach. I don't know how my dog would react to joggers, but I do know that lots of dogs cannot resist interacting with such an interesting moving target.

    So as usual, I called the dog to me when the jogger got close to us and then rewarded her for focusing on me.

    As the jogger ran past she said: "Thanks for being a responsible dog owner."

    It is nice to get a compliment from someone who is probably not a dog owner. Most people who do not own dogs have no idea about the effort it takes to teach a dog manners.

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    It's nice when training and dedication pay off and get noticed. Good job to you

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    Great work to you and You Poochie!!
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    I get that quite a bit. My dog mostly ignores joggers but every now and again forgets herself and its very embarrasing. I feel for the joggers. And I put my dog on lead if the jogger is a noisy breather - ie sounds like a possum - cos that can be beyond my dog's ability to ignore.

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    Ruby does the worst, she piss bolts toward them but stops when I call her. Doesnt come back to me just stops and sits there bum wagging! Its still bloody scary for some people seeing a bulldog sprinting at you 100 miles an hour! I usually end up screaming out its ok she's friendly as i am running to get her! YOu can pick the most empty, parks that you never see a soul and there will always be that jogger!
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    Dogs running at me - it's not the bite I'm worried about. It's the bowling ball / crash tackle effect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hyacinth View Post
    Dogs running at me - it's not the bite I'm worried about. It's the bowling ball / crash tackle effect.
    Yes! I go and stand with my back against a tree or wall when my dog starts running around like mad. Especially if she's playing chasie with something big and/or dense like a big labrador or a staffy-on-steroids.

    My old dog was a very fast runner. She only bashed into me twice. Once she hit me right on the back of the knees so I had no chance of staying upright.

    Eventually she always watched where she was going but then she just tried to scare me for the fun of it. If she ran straight at me I'd scream at her and then she swerved and grinned.

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    My dog is quite good at running like a looney and looking where she's going, doesn't like crash tackling things bigger than her.

    However she will happily let smaller dogs bounce off her and herd bigger dogs into running like loonies and they mostly don't look where they're going at all... my dog breaks off and goes around leaving her doggy friend to do the crash tackle. And if it's a big lab skittling their owner - scary stuff.

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    I am affraid that when people say don't worry my dog won't bite makes no difference to me.
    I only ever trust one dog and this one is alway mine.
    Any other dog I will not trust.
    Though what you done was a great thing to do, as it has now made it way better for those who don't own dogs.

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