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omg the nerve of some dog owners

Discussion in 'Dog Chat' started by lilwolfcub01, Apr 3, 2011.


  1. lilwolfcub01

    lilwolfcub01 PetForums Member

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    I think most dog owner will agree with me here but i find it super annoying when your walking with your dog off the lead and just as your dog goes to say hello to another dog there owner drags them away. Then they put them back on the lead as if your dog is some kind of monster. I've had this on more than one occasion and it normaly ends up with them telling me to keep my mut of a dog on the lead as she barked at the other dog.

    My dog is a purebred beagle called bella and she gets really excited when she meets other dogs but she has never hurt another dog.
     
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    I must admit I sometimes do this with murphy (obviously not telling them to put there mutt on the lead) because murphy gets quite nervous around other dogs especially ones that are over-friendly and I really don't want him to start snapping out of fear , I like to wait till the other dog has calmed down a bit.

    If this post makes no sense its because I'm half asleep :p
     
  3. hobo99

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    There are very much 2 sides to this , why do you think some dogs are kept on a lead , they could have issues of some sort , be a dog new to the owners , a rescue with problems , a dog that has been attacked by another dog , a dog with nervous aggression , there are many reasons to have a dog on a lead , and you should NOT let your dog just go over to another dog , apart from anything else it is very bad manners .:(

    I am pleased i didnt meet you .;)
     
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    Both my dogs having been attacked or scared by an out of controll off lead dog then I have to say, I do wish people would control their dogs.

    It is polite, and I would expect anyone, to ask wether it was ok for the dogs to greet first.

    How am I supposed to know which off lead dogs are going to eat my dog and which ones are going to lick her? With the amount of idiots not capable of training and controlling their dogs, its hard to guess which dogs are ok to greet.

    If my dogs are on lead then I expect the other person to at least recall their dog. Both of my dogs will recal mid way to greeting another dog.
     
  5. lilwolfcub01

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    i don't mean that all i mean is if your dog isn't good off the lead then you shouldn't have it off around other dogs. My dog is a rescue and sometimes she does run off but she always submits before coming next to a dog. I just don't think people should get so nasty over a dog saying hello. Its all a matter of how a dog acts with other dogs and owners act with other dogs. i mean if bella does go upto someone elses dog and they play a little to much i'll say sorry straight away and bella is really good about being gentle with other dogs when we tell her to.
     
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    i can see what you mean some people really over react. I must admit if marley is off lead and i see a dog on lead i will 9 times out of 10 i will put him back on the lead. Marley doesnt really like other dogs jumping on him while he is on his lead it panics him, so i do the same incase the other dog doesn't like to be approched on the lead. Off lead he loves to play :D
     
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    We have a dog who does not like other dogs. (not my dog, my friends dog).
    We walk in an area hardly anyone else uses, she is on a 50ft lunge and is put on a muzzle if another dog comes in.
    The amount of pople who still let their dogs come over is unreal! You can tell she clearly isn't happy about the situ and the owners do nothing about their dog having a good sniff.


    If I have Dave off in the park and there is an off lead dog then I will put him back on because he sometimes goes deaf when he is playing and the park is near a road. I will put Dixie back on the lead because she can be scared of big dogs and run off due to an experience when she was wee.

    I certainly would not be letting my dogs run up to a strange dog to say hello until I had cleared it with the owner, dog on lead or not. That dog could get a fright, or not like in your face dogs, or anything. Not to mention it is quite rude IMO
     
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    I always used to ask people if it was ok for my dog to great them, 8 out of 10 said yes, but the others said no as they were agressive or didnt like other dogs or were fearful etc etc

    Most of them always said how lovely it was to actually be asked so they can say whether its ok, but its just mannors to me, I dont want my dog hurt nor do I want to scare a dog with my dog.

    If dogs come running up to him I used to just stop and shout of they were ok to say hello to him, most were, apart from the time he was attacked :rolleyes: stupid bloody owner never even said sorry, and he was attacked twice by this dog on different days, owner had no control couldnt call him back. That annoyed me! :nono:

    What did annoy me more was people stroking him without asking, he may have been cute but say he was aggressive and bit them? thenr where would I have been?? :rolleyes::
     
  9. RockRomantic

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    this annoys me! Sammy is very wary of people most of the time he's fine with people but i muzzle him incase he's startled if i have to take him to town with me. People who let there kids run up to him throw there arms round him and play with his tail and ears whilst the parents stand a mile away laughing cause it's oh so cute irrtate the hell out of me!
     
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    They may be being cautious because of their dog and not yours at all. Flynn is always on lead as he's fear aggressive of dogs and I wouldn't want an off leader, no matter how sweet to come up to us - don't know what Flynn may do, so don't think of it as an insult to Bella just think they might know their dogs can be a bit iffy. :)

    Added to that you yourself have said "sometimes she may run off" - so surely your statement of "if dogs aren't good off lead they shouldn't be off", applies to you - doesn't it?
     
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    Personally, if you have to apologise to another dogs owner about your own dogs behaviour, then you are in the wrong. No mater what your dog has done.

    If the park looks like there might be too many distractions (and there are only so many distractions Dave can take!) then I don't let my dog off the lead, because I don't want to be in that position where I have to apologise for my dog stealing another dogs ball, or jumping on them to play, or getting in the way of that dog and his owner working on recall etc etc


    For the main reason that most of the dog owners round here are ignorant sods who let their dogs do what they want, even if it is just running over to say hello (I want to walk with my dog, enjoy my dog and not have to bother about wether someone elses dog is following me or going to run off with my ball), I take my dogs to a field that 99.9% of the owners that actually walk their dogs can't be bothered to walk to, because it's pretty much guaranteed that I won't bump into someone annoying.
     
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    I know exactly how you feel. I had an off lead Weimy bitch come running over to my two (who will only approach another dog if I give permission) so I said they could say hello. The owner came marching over and grabbed his dog (because it weas ignoring his attempts at recall) and started dragging it away ranting that 'those nasty dogs will attack you' & had a go at me telling me I should control my dogs. I told him 'they are not devil dogs' and he said 'so you say, but what if my dog is aggressive?' So I said 'she approached us not the other way around and is she aggressive?' and he said 'no she's really friendly'. :eek:

    I'm of the opinion that most dogs will sort themselves out unless they have serious behavioural issues. In which case Double Trouble will provide the owners of these highly reactive dogs with high vis jackets and a bell. :lol:

    A lot of people on here think very differently to me and I respect that. But on the park where I walk my dogs we let all the dogs socialise together and most of the ones who used to be a bit reactive aren't any more.
     
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    My dogs stay on flexi leads as being whippets there is always a chance they will chase anything they see. Also on the footpath we walk on there is a busy main road at both ends.

    I'm sorry but I dissagree one of my pet hates is people with dogs off lead allowing them to run straight up to my dogs. Simba is scared of other dogs after a newfie pup bounced on his head this time last year. He is on a lead as he would bolt if another dog did this and he was off lead. If my dogs are on leads and are playing happily together why should I have to put up with other peoples dogs running up to them.

    With being whippets and also siblings the twins play hard and rough their idea of a game is to chase and barge into each other then grab each others neck its just how they play they aren't fighting but to people who don't know them they are. If anyone allows there dog to come to them when they are playing like that their dog could end up getting hurt my 2 have been together since being born and knpow how far they can go with each other but how they play could hurt another dog.

    If I see another dog approching I always get my dogs to heel and stop their rough games.
     
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    My OH was walking Makita over the weekend. A young man (In his early Twenties) approach Makita (Didnt say anything to my OH) said 'Your a big un' whilst clicking his fingers and holding his hand out. My OH pulled Makita closer to him and asked the man not to stroke him. He returned by saying 'Oh those breeds arnt nice innit' to which my OH replied 'He's nice to the right people!'.

    It drives me mad when people think its ok to stroke your dog without asking. :mad: I am quite sure Makita wouldnt do anything BUT he doesnt know us well yet let alone want lads like this fussing him.

    TBH though I think my OH mainly reacted like this because of the man in questions dress sense and inability to speak the queens english! In my OH's words it wont hurt for people like him to not know Makita is a cuddly teddy bear!
     
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    I would say that it is more you that are in the wrong allowing your dog to approach another dog. It is not the other owners who should not have their dogs off the lead as obviously they are under control as they can get them back when your dog approaches uninvited.

    Sorry, but unless you know the other dog and owner your dog should not be going up to them and if it happens then apologise, dont blame them for not liking it.
     
  16. rona

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    It would be no good saying sorry to me once your dog had played "over the top" with mine and damaged further his already damaged leg.
    I would be one of those that would allow my dog to approach yours as you say she submits initially but as soon as play was instigated I would grab him and continue on, expecting you to be able to do the same if your dog is off lead
     
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    Do you mean that both dogs are off-lead to begin with, then just as they greet the other owner drags their dog away and puts them on-lead? If this is what happened, I wouldn't take it personally. If the other person never meant for their dog to interact with other dogs, it should have been on-lead to begin with, so they probably just had a lapse and were hurriedly trying to prevent an incident.

    If on the other hand you mean that both dogs are off-lead, your dog barks, and the other owner grabs their dog away because they think it's aggression, then they're obviously just very nervous owners or know their dog will react aggressively to barks - who knows! Other people have their reasons. As long as your dog isn't rushing up harrassing on-lead/old/muzzled/etc. dogs, it's not something to bother worrying about.
     
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    have to admit i do this not the shouting to put ur dog back on lead but if i see another dog buster is straight back on a lead and i have to admit i get really peeved with owners who s off lead dogs come running up to me when they can see i have had to pull buster in really close and sit him down , if i see someone do this i autamiticaly asume there dog is not dog freindly so wouldnt dream of alowing a dog of mine aproach them. buster gets agresive around dogs as he was never socialised with his previouse owner . i have no isues when other dog owners try and introduce there dog to buster whitch has happened a few times this has bn really nice and once just the once he eventualy accepted the dog and made a freind, but some offlead dogs make for a verry stressfull walk :(
     
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    The nerve of some dog owners indeed - twice in the last week I've had to physically block dogs from trying to approach my nervous aggressive rescue Jack Russell AFTER I've called out to the owners that he's not at all friendly and will go for their dogs....I can't understand why they don't care about their dogs being bitten by him to be honest. And I don't overreact, I take the view that calmness and politeness are more useful in these situations, but if they knew what I was thinking of them...
    It's basic politeness not to let your dog charge over to people/dogs uninvited. If you can't prevent that, probably your dog is the one who shouldn't be off the lead.
     
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    It's a good point, and also that you don't know what those reasons are, so you have to respect them. If you saw me with my soppy lookining, big eyed old terrier telling you not to let your dog approach him, you might think I was being over anxious or protective...until he latched on to your dog's face!
     
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