Hey my dog is a little west highland terrier that Ive had since she was 10 weeks old. She is a great dog and loves strangers and other dogs. She weighs about 5 kilo's. Now here is the problem that I've had recently on walks when walking at 6:30pm-8pm in the later afternoon.
A lot of idiot ignorant oblivous dog owners with out of control dogs that are unleashed in dog parks running around everywhere being snappy and aggressive at every other person and dog that walks past. I've also come accross random dogs in the street, most of which have been aggressive to my westie and I've had to pick my westie up and carry her away while yelling like an idiot at a random dog.
I've been threatend with a knife as well at one point. I live in Pascoe Vale, which is an old persons extremely safe suburb in Melbourne but it seems in the recent years these idiots are around. I have started taking my cricket bat on walks. I've noticed people tend to put their dog back on his/her leash when they see me with the bat.
Is it illegal for me to take a cricket bat for my dogs protection? After the random knife threat family members have been telling me to carry a baseball bat/cricket bat and probably should be taking it anyway due to the recent increase in stupid dog owners.
What are your thoughts and do you share any similiar experiences.