I have had enough of irresponsible dog owners. Some may know Bubba has been getting aggressive on lead, especially with dogs that come running over with no real control, since being attacked 3 times over the last 2 months by little terrier cross breads that have been off lead that have basically run off from their owner. We have since been baking his favourite treats (heart with a dab of peanut butter) and sitting on woodland banking watching dogs from a distance, walking alongside the paths when seeing a dog gradually decreasing the distance and going on group walks with 4/5 dogs he gets along with. He has been doing great and yesterday we went to the Whitby area on a 8 mile walk, saw lots of people and dogs that were on leads that were kept under control and apart from one little bark he was great. Then this evening walking along the woods I heard a guy trying to shout his dog, as its narrow I retreated a good way round a wall and back up the path by about 500m, got Bubba into a sit and held his lead pretty tight and started the watch me routine. All of a sudden the dog (large terrier) came out from the cow field, ran up to Bubba and bit him on the ear. Unfortunately Bubba got hold of it and shook it around and then released it. It came back at Bubba but managed to kick it away whilst holding Bubba behind me. The dog ran off, back to his owner who initially shouted sorry then realised that there had been a fight, shoved his dog in the car then drove off whilst shouting something. I carried on to the end of the woods, where he was parked up having taken the dog home demanding my details which I refused to give him seeing as my dog was on lead, and he could basically get lost if I was going to pay his vet bill. As I walk round their on a regular basis and most people know me and Bubba I gave him my work details and said he could pass my details on to the police if he wanted as I would tell them what happened. Anyway I just think that people want a dog but dont put any real effort into it. A licence costing a real amount of money, £150 per dog, would deter the idiots and only the dedicated people who have thought about it all would go for it. Employ a team of people per council to check up on dog owners, make it legal to carry round with you when with a dog, if caught without it you have 7 days to produce it, failure results in a £10k fine, end of with no let offs. Easy money really. I am just sick of people letting their dogs run around with no recall training, bothering other dogs, then blaming others for their lack of control and general common sense. Anyway rant over, sorry people. On a plus note, least it wasn't raining and my new wooden flooring is a dream to wipe up after the little toad has trampled all over it.