Please, Put Your Dog On A Leash – Part II


I did not think I was going to write about this again, but I was proven wrong today.  So, here it goes.  I went out walking with Luca and we must have walked barely 5 minutes when another dog came at us full speed, yes you guessed right, without a leash.  Luca barked at the dog twice and pulled me a little bit, but listened to me for the most part, and boy was I grateful about it.  Luca is a big dog, maybe a mix of German Shepard and Rottie, not sure.

Anyway, this dog kept barking at Luca and me, and his mom seemed not concerned at all while she was rummaging through her purse.  I guess she was too busy to come and get her dog so I decided to utter these magic words, “If your dog bites my dog or me, you are legally liable”.  Wow!  She got her dog in a matter of seconds.

Yes, our society is a very litigious one, in my opinion, but I had to get her attention one way or another.  Pet parents, please, put a leash on your dog.  He can either hurt others or hurt himself.  Cherish the time you have with your dog, and don’t put him in harm’s way.

9 Comments Add yours

  1. fro3enfire says:

    I will share my experience with off leash dogs on the blog with you guys. Because where I live people take pride walking their dogs off leash. Worst part is their dogs are not even trained for sit and stay.

  2. The Barking Bunch - A blog about everything DOG says:

    Could not agree with you more!!! Funny I was gonna write about that tomorrow – one of my clients dogs got attacked by a loose dog the other day – ugh!

    1. Marcela says:

      Omg. I’ll probably continue with my, Please, Put Your Dog On A leash, because I have a feeling I’ll have a lot to write about this subject. I really wish pet parents would take more responsibility. I am sorry that one of your client’s dogs was attacked. This could have been prevented if the pet parent of the loose dog would have put more thought about protecting his dog and your client’s as well.

  3. Christine. says:

    Even though I have a fear of dogs, and your blog being about them, I agree totally. I seem to have them run at me like that. Could be they sense my fear but they should be on a lead in the first place. At least you’re a sensible dog parent. Good for you. 🙂

    1. Marcela says:

      Christine, I am sorry you are afraid of dogs. My mom is also afraid of dogs even though I grew up with cats, dogs, ducks, chickens, etc. Somebody forgot to tell my grandmother that Noah’s ark was already done by someone else:) Anyway, dogs can sense a lot of things, including fear. That is why many times a dog will gravitate towards a fearful person because the dog wants to know why the person is fearful and this makes the dog distrustful of this person. This is also why the dog will become aggressive.

      1. Christine. says:

        Thanks for that Marcela. I do try not to show my fear but it tends to make them worse. I was bitten by 2 dogs that were out with more dogs whilst on my way to school as a child. They were trying to get their way with a bitch that lived near me. It has left me really fearful whenever I know one is nearby. I won’t go into parks or anywhere where there may be any walking. I wouldn’t hurt one though. Thanks for replying. Hope you don’t have any more problems with unleashed dogs yourself. 🙂

      2. Marcela says:

        Ok. no wonder you are fearful of dogs. I am sorry the bad experience you had as a child, and yes I hope I don’t have to continue writing about dogs off leash:)

      3. Christine. says:

        Thanks Marcela. 🙂

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