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    What do you think about people who own dogs, allowing them off the leash in public places?

    We like to visit our local glens and beaches and guarenteed, there is always a dog running around without a lead. Numerous times I have had to shoo the animal away as it has leaped onto DD, whilst she screams the place down.

    Now I know they need their exercise etc but I see this as a problem.

    What do you all think?

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    It's against the law here. So I remind the dog owner of that and ask that they leash their dog. They always have (though not always without a sneer or comment that their dog wouldn't hurt a fly, as if I care). Loose dogs drive me nuts.
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    Hmm Jordan that's interesting that there's a law where you live. I might look into it here!

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    Case by case basis for me. Some dogs are fine without a leash and that doesn't bother me. Those who would be jumping on small children, even out of friendliness, belong on a leash.

    What i expect is for the dog owner to be a conscientious dog owner and make the right decision.

    Laws vary here by city and town. I'm not going to get all up in arms about someone violating a leash law if their dog is actually very well behaved. But i do think its good when laws give people grounds to say "Please leash your dog" if someone encounters what you did, Kristi. That dog should be on a leash.
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    My dog is a jumper. In public she is not off of a leash. We have a leash law in town and we do not have a dog park so dogs should be on a leash or contained at all times (doesn't always happen).

    I hate dogs in most public places. I hate going to Target and seeing a dog (not a service dog) being paraded around. Many people are allergic and many kids (and adults) are afraid of them. I have, in those instances, reported to the manager. Unknown dogs make my oldest very nervous. She has the right to come with me to the store without fear of encountering someone's pet.
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    DS is scared of dogs. Not to a screaming crying puddle scared, but wont go near them, nervously watches scared. So I absolutely hate it when people have their dogs off leash, especially in the school yard! I dont mind so much on trails, or beaches as long as they can control the dog, we are past fast and it is done. What I especially hate is people who lecture when asked to put a leash on their dog because a child is scared. Honestly, I dont care how friendly your dog is, or whos fault it is that my son is scared, or what I could do to make him not scared. Bottom line, we cant play on the playground if your dog is illegally running around without a leash, so stop being a jerk and leash your dog.
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    There is no reason for my daughter to be scared. We have a dog, she's been around them, never been bitten. They make her nervous.

    She goes to karate and one day the family brought their black lab into the class. Um. NO!

    Dogs don't belong on playgrounds.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JorgieGirl View Post
    It's against the law here. So I remind the dog owner of that and ask that they leash their dog. They always have (though not always without a sneer or comment that their dog wouldn't hurt a fly, as if I care). Loose dogs drive me nuts.
    Same here. There are legal places for dogs to be off-leash and I generally avoid those places. If a dog is off-leash in another park, I just remind them of the law and most people will either put their dog on a leash or at least call them over & keep them under control. Our local park for about an hour in the evening, dog owners kind of take over the far end of the grassy area even though it's technically illegal, and I'm OK with that because they are away from the play area and there aren't organized events using that space.

    We had two pitbulls run through soccer practice last week. I was so freaking pissed. It's painted on the sidewalks that you have to cross to get to the grassy area "NO DOGS OFF LEASH" and not just dogs but pitbulls. One of the other parents took photos and a photo of the guy's license plate and reported it to the city. Not sure if they can or will do anything but it felt good to at least try, kwim?
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    It's a law here as well. Keep your freakin' dog on a leash, I don't care how friendly it is. I also can't stand people who think everyone wants to pet their dog and allow the dog to approach me or my kid just because the dog wants to.

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    I heard someone today walking down our sidewalk with a small girl, a woman with a dog (on a leash but one that was waaaaaay too long) was walking toward them. The guy said, quite loudly, "My girl kicks any dogs that get too close, you might want to pull yours in a bit." She did. I was wondering if that was true or just a very effective dog-management strategy, LOL!
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