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Dog Walking Without A lead-Why?

Rain is so good when it lashes down, the dogs pull back,they are not mad about it but I love it and the main reason is that it keeps the nuisances (scallie's) indoors.

You know the ones I mean! Those who have huge frightening dogs which are always off lead and just love to pounce on other dogs who are on leads.

Not the dogs fault as they are trained to be menacing to all around them.

This morning I was out in such weather, and thought this is so great,not a soul in sight. Suddenly a white (sorry) American Bull Dog appeared from nowhere, and two minutes passed, which seemed like two hours, and the white dog edged up to my two Boxer dogs (girls). A skinny bloke appeared and gave some sort of order to his dog which was a second away from scrap mode.

I was glad I had the girl dogs with me as I usually take the two boy dogs ,it could have been a different story. A man with a little pooch came over and told me that the same dog had chased a little girl and jumped up at her knocking her down.

What is so terrible about keeping dogs on leads?

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VinceSummers wrote on November 27, 2017, 1:38 PM

Not certain what this means?

MegL wrote on November 27, 2017, 4:29 PM

In the UK, dog owners are required to keep their dogs under control at ALL times. This means most dogs on leads and only the really well trained ones are not on leads. Owners can be prosecuted otherwise.

VinceSummers wrote on November 28, 2017, 8:05 AM

I get it now. In the country in the U.S., I can see letting dogs run free. In higher-density population areas, it becomes important to leash them. In parts of New Jersey, for instance, dogs would run as packs at night, displaying a mob personality! Then as day approached, the dogs would disperse, returning to their owners, exhibiting their "normal pet" personality.

Secre wrote on December 5, 2017, 4:58 AM

If you're in an open space without cars then dogs adore to be let off leads. Obviously if you have an aggressive dog then this shouldn't be allowed, but most dogs are genuinely playful and don't mean any harm. It would be a pity to deny the many the joy of running free because the few are idiots.

frankie2015 wrote on April 4, 2018, 2:35 PM

I have a tendency to agree that all dogs in a populated area like city and even village should be on a leash. On a leash while taking a walk I mean. Not on a leash all day long in the backyard. If there is a fenced backyard, then go out and play with your dog. Even if he barks a bit, most people won't mind. I have had three dogs in my lifetime and they were all three the love of my life. Unfortunately two of them passed away and another one ran away and I never saw her again. She was a jumper and could leap over a fence even though she was not that tall and big. And believe, she did not run away because she was unhappy. It is just that she was feisty and always on the go. It was nice to be writing and talking about my pooches. Now I miss them terribly.