yes, but you kept quoting me.
It's not that I'm afraid of dogs, it's that dogs should be under an owner's control at all times. The usual reply to, "Please pull your dog in," in my experience is generally, "Oh, it's OK, he's friendly!" I was bitten by a dog on a leash that the owner said, just a moment before, "Oh, he's friendly!" Yeah, sure, it was just a playful nibble between friends -- that drew blood. I was bitten by my neighbor's dog who knew me and generally just flopped at my feet for a belly rub. That time, completely unprovoked, he bit my hand so badly I required stitches. Weston was three weeks old at the time, and that sure was fun, having my dominant hand pretty much unusable for two weeks while trying to nurse, change diapers, clean my post-partum self. I'm still not afraid of dogs but I do like the idea of suggesting that I *would* kick one to let an owner know that they need to control their dog better. Because even friendly dogs do bite.
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I think owners need to be very sure of dogs actions, and where they are before they think about not having a leash. My parents let their lab out in their front yard without a leash, but she is trained to go stand behind my mom when someone is walking by or approaching the house. I would not try to do this, my male dog thinks everyone wants to play with him and approaches everyone (usually he lays down so they can pet his belly) but I know some people would be frightened if he approached them.
Our town has a leash law, but I dont think it is very well applied.
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