I’m surprised I haven’t done a post of this before because it’s one of my BIG pet peeves. I know I will offend some people but I really don’t care.
KEEP YOUR DOG ON A LEASH when in an unfenced area!
#1. It’s the law in most places
#2. Safety of humans and other dogs. True story – someone I know let their 6-year old daughter take their tiny toy dog out to use the bathroom. She opens the door and the dog runs out off a leash. A BIG dog being walked on a leash is nearby and lunges at the tiny dog knocking the woman down and busting her two front teeth out. Not to mention the big dog snapped the neck of the little dog and killed her. In front of the 6-year old child.
If the dog had been on a leash it might have been a different story? I don't know but they weren't able to file any charges because their dog WASN'T on a leash and it's the law here in NC.
Buddy is always on a leash when not in a fenced in area. I would never just open the door and watch while he uses the bathroom with people walking by, cars driving by and who knows what else.
This morning I was walking Budster and all of a sudden there is this big black dog right on top of us jumping on me while I’m in my work clothes, and distracting my dog from using the bathroom while I’m under tight deadline to get to work.
The owner? At the door yelling for the dog to come back.
Get off your lazy butt and walk your dog.
It’s just rude.
I have experienced this time and time again and it totally drives me crazy.
One time I was enjoying a walk around my parents neighborhood in suburban Atlanta and a door pops open and a pit bull runs up to Buddy. The owner proceeds to yell and tell the dog to come back. Are you freaking serious? I was PISSED off.
That’s my rant for today. What are your thoughts on people letting their dogs out without being on a leash?
Later tonight I’ll try and post an update on our gas spill in the JEEP. Interesting indeed.
And yes, note this picture below. Buddy IS on a leash.
I ALWAYS.ALWAYS have him on a leash when hiking as well. I should have mentioned that at the top of this post.
It's really risky to not keep them on a leash when on trails. I heard of one person's dog jumping off the top of the summit at Crowder's Mountain in Gaston County.