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I had a dream the other night that I got it made illegal for dogs to be off leads in public places because I got attacked by one . In public areas I think dogs should be kept on leads almost all of the time.

Some people love dogs so that's cool, but a lot of us don't. Dog owners seem to have this stupid mentality that everyone else loves their dogs as much as they do, and whenever the dog does anything, it's not being aggressive but is only being friendly and affectionate.

This might be true but when a Great Dane chases after you and starts jumping up, a lot of people feel alarmed and don't want a massive dog's mouth around their face. The dog owners generally let their pets do anything at the expense of other peoples feelings.

If this law actually happened, how would you feel?
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Some people love dogs so that's cool, but a lot of us don't. Dog owners seem to have this stupid mentality that everyone else loves their dogs as much as they do, and whenever the dog does anything, it's not being aggressive but is only being friendly and affectionate.

Nailed it. This is exactly why I hate doge owners. I don't want your fucking ugly, slobbering killing machine anywhere near me kthx.
#3
it is illegal to let dogs run free in public places, so if that were the case which it is the world would not change in any way and i wouldnt not care not that i do cause i dont
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#5
I always keep my dog on a lead anyway because otherwise it would just go off and sniff stuff.
#6
Yeah, so I feel the same about children. Should it be illegal for parents to keep them off the leash? Seriously, just stop hating and blaming and get used to dogs.
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Yeah, so I feel the same about children. Should it be illegal for parents to keep them off the leash? Seriously, just stop hating and blaming and get used to dogs.

Yeah, we've got to stop all those dangerous unruly children that keep killing everyone with their powerful jaws.
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Yeah, so I feel the same about children. Should it be illegal for parents to keep them off the leash? Seriously, just stop hating and blaming and get used to dogs.


Children aren't likely to bite you and cause permanent harm.

Old people can easily get knocked over by big dogs which can cause serious health problems.
#9
In most places it is not legal to have your dog off the leash.
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Children aren't likely to bite you and cause permanent harm.

Old people can easily get knocked over by big dogs which can cause serious health problems.


Well, they can run impulsively out on the streets and cause dangerous traffic accidents, trip old people while running around like crazies, spread diseases they caught at kindergarten etc. Shit, I've even seen kids biting strangers. Those muttafukkas are dangerous, I'm telling you.
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In most places it is not legal to have your dog off the leash.


Should I be undertaking tons of citizens arrests?
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#13
When I walk mine I keep them on a lead if on a road or town centre. If in a field I will let them off the lead. If I see kids or other dogs or whatever then I put them back on. It's a case of knowing your dogs and potential threats.

If someone doesn't want dogs up in their face then they shouldn't be walking in fields that have people walking dogs in them. It isn't necessarily your fault, but had you not been in that field, you wouldn't have been slobbered on by a dog.
#14
Sometimes when I'm walking my dog (on a leash) and encounter another guy or gal walking their dog (not on a leash), most of the time they are like 'oh but he doesn't hurt anyone'. Yeah, sure, that's great, but how do you know that mine won't hurt yours if he starts sniffing him all around?
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#15
What kind of idiot dog owner lets their dog off the leash anywhere but in their yard, the woods or a field?

I mean, seriously, a dog on the other side of the road can get them hit by a car in a split-second.
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Sometimes when I'm walking my dog (on a leash) and encounter another guy or gal walking their dog (not on a leash), most of the time they are like 'oh but he doesn't hurt anyone'. Yeah, sure, that's great, but how do you know that mine won't hurt yours if he starts sniffing him all around?

I hate this. Unless I'm in an open space where I can be sure someone else isn't around, I don't let my dog off her lead. She's had a bit of rough background before we got her and as a result she can be a bit edgy around strangers or other dogs. So it really annoys me when some asshole is just walking around with their dog off the lead and not even making an effort to call them back if they see another dog, letting their dog just sniff around.

Also, 9/10 times it's old people.
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If this law actually happened, how would you feel?


I thought that was the law already?
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When I walk mine I keep them on a lead if on a road or town centre. If in a field I will let them off the lead. If I see kids or other dogs or whatever then I put them back on. It's a case of knowing your dogs and potential threats.



This.

People should just be responsible about it. If there are other dogs around or little kids, it's probably best to keep the dog on a lead until it's clear to let them off. But i guess if we want to talk about hard and fast rules, i would say if the dog is in the street or in town, keep it on a leash, but if it's in a park or field, let it roam free for a bit.

Having said all that, i think that if a dog runs up to someone and they are clearly uncomfortable with it, then the owner should try to take control of it rather than just stand there and say "it doesn't bite, it's just being friendly", because i used to be afraid of dogs, and it feels like when they say that, they are basically saying "I don't care if you are afraid of my dog, i want you to play with it".
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#19
We grew up with cats in the house, no dogs so I don't have a comfort level for mid to large dogs. Plus, when I was a kid out trick or treating, I opened a gate to knock on a door and was scared by a big dog suddenly barking and knocking me down. So I pretty much stop and make no sudden moves when a dog comes running up. I will try to "man up" as I'm constantly told and try to be friendly, pet the dog, and be tolerant but I'd be a lot happier if it was on a leash or better yet, in your house.

And honestly, keep your fscking kids away from me as well.

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#20
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I had a dream the other night that I got it made illegal for dogs to be off leads in public places because I got attacked by one . In public areas I think dogs should be kept on leads almost all of the time.

Some people love dogs so that's cool, but a lot of us don't. Dog owners seem to have this stupid mentality that everyone else loves their dogs as much as they do, and whenever the dog does anything, it's not being aggressive but is only being friendly and affectionate.

This might be true but when a Great Dane chases after you and starts jumping up, a lot of people feel alarmed and don't want a massive dog's mouth around their face. The dog owners generally let their pets do anything at the expense of other peoples feelings.

If this law actually happened, how would you feel?


I would welcome the law and completely agree. You hit the nail on the head with that bolded part, half the time the problem is the owners thinking that their dog is always perfect and isnt capable of doing anyone any harm. They forget that its an animal and not a person
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#21
It's all about knowing your dog. I'll let mine off the leash in parks and whatnot, definitely not on the streets or in town. If my dog is off the leash and I see people approaching, or another dog, I always move closer to the dog to make sure, or just grab the leash. It's all about being aware and respectful to your surroundings. Oh, and by "off the leash" I just mean let go of it. It's a lot easier to grab a leash trailing the dog on the ground than it is to grab the dogs collar.
#23
You guys call leashes "leads?" Neat. I learned something today.
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#26
Blame the owners if anything. You shouldn't have a dog unless you know how to train it.
You shouldn't have children unless you are willing to bring them up properly.

The world doesn't need any aggressive or neglected dogs or unruly and spoiled brats.

A good dog knows not to jump up on people.

As for people who are irrationally fearful of dogs because of being bitten, seek therapy.
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Some people love dogs so that's cool, but a lot of us don't. Dog owners seem to have this stupid mentality that everyone else loves their dogs as much as they do, and whenever the dog does anything, it's not being aggressive but is only being friendly and affectionate.



This, so much. I'm not afraid of dogs, but I don't particularly enjoy their company either. I've had dogs jump up at me, and get dirt on my clothes from their paws. Typically the owner gives a half hearted apology, and just laughs it off.

Yeah, not amusing or acceptable to me.
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Blame the owners if anything. You shouldn't have a dog unless you know how to train it.
You shouldn't have children unless you are willing to bring them up properly.

The world doesn't need any aggressive or neglected dogs or unruly and spoiled brats.

A good dog knows not to jump up on people.

As for people who are irrationally fearful of dogs because of being bitten, seek therapy.

But sometimes training just doesn't count for shit.

My family has owned 6 dogs to date. We treated them well, they had healthy and happy lifes. Some of them loved people, other dogs and attention. Some of them could not care less either way. One of them, the only one we still have, just doesn't like strangers. She won't attack but she will bark, growl and bare her teeth if they get to close. We've had her for 10 years and she's been treated the same as every other dog we've owned but that's never changed about her despite our efforts.

I'm not saying that training can't make a difference but sometimes the dog is just like that and asking to keep them on a lead in a public place for the sake of others is a small thing to ask.

And being afraid of dogs is far from irrational.
#29
"No it's fine. I don't mind your ratty little mutt sniffing me up in public. Having his dirty fur all up the legs of my trousers is actually what I wanted to happen when I stepped out the house today."

Dog owners must think that's what we all think if they don't keep their drooling, idiot dogs on a lead
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"No it's fine. I don't mind your ratty little mutt sniffing me up in public. Having his dirty fur all up the legs of my trousers is actually what I wanted to happen when I stepped out the house today."

Dog owners must think that's what we all think if they don't keep their drooling, idiot dogs on a lead

Good dog owners know that people that are scared or uncomfortable around dogs are very capable of scaring or startling the dog and making them bite. Dogs can smell fear, and are easily agitated by sudden movements from strange people.

That's like dog raising 101, don't the people around you guys know that?
#31
Pitbulls are just more aggressive dogs, thats it.
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Good dog owners know that people that are scared or uncomfortable around dogs are very capable of scaring or startling the dog and making them bite. Dogs can smell fear, and are easily agitated by sudden movements from strange people.

That's like dog raising 101, don't the people around you guys know that?

I don't know that that has any relevance to what I posted. But dog owners should assume every single person they see is uncomfortable around their wanky little dogs
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Dog owners seem to have this stupid mentality that everyone else loves their dogs as much as they do, and whenever the dog does anything, it's not being aggressive but is only being friendly and affectionate.

I don't know what the **** you're talking about, most dog owners don't let their dogs out of their houses or off leashes. The only ones who do are the ones who make the news. You don't hear about the 90% that don't make the news.

As a dog owner (6 dogs) I wouldn't let any of my dogs off leashes, and even on leashes not near anyone. Dogs are unpredictable, even if I think my dogs would never bite - they might. If someone wants to approach my dog and I in public, then fine, do so slowly and let them sniff you before touching them. But if they bite you, then that was your fault. That's the only scenario in which my dog even has the capacity to bite a stranger.

You're just generalizing based on what you see on the news and not REAL facts.
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#37
In a public place such as a high street or around town then dogs should be on leads. However open areas such as parks they should be able to roam free. Having said that, at home we have a German Shepheard who can get excited around other people and on occasion tried to jump up at someone from excitement. Ever since then when I'm in an area such as a park or the track I walk him down I'll let him off his lead but once people or other animals are nearby I'll put him on his lead so that he isn't seen as a threat by anyone else, he's big so I can see how if he jumped up at someone they'd think he's going to harm them.
#38
On streets I agree, but saying that people should have to have their dog on a lead in the park, or in the woods, or in a country park, etc, is ridiculous.

However, given that I don't think I've ever seen a dog off a lead in the street anyway, I fail to see where the problem here lies.
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On streets I agree, but saying that people should have to have their dog on a lead in the park, or in the woods, or in a country park, etc, is ridiculous.

However, given that I don't think I've ever seen a dog off a lead in the street anyway, I fail to see where the problem here lies.

I saw at least 2 just yesterday
#40
Dog leashes are for the dog's safety too. They can run into traffic and get hit.

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And honestly, keep your fscking kids away from me as well.


There should be a law keeping kids on leashes.
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