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Katiesnowflake
02:10:14 Mon
Dec 26 2005

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Pavement walking

Hi
We had just left the house yesterday to go for our walk when I noticed two women on the other side of the road with a small Cairn mix. This little dog was not on a leash and was repeatedly making to come over to us. Despite this they did not attempt to put her on a leash but just relied on calling her back.

Further up the road round the corner came a man with a Westie mix. He saw me with the girls and made a beeline diagonally across the road - why folk always assume big dogs are agressive beats me! The little Cairn immediately started out onto the road - this I might add is a busy main road that runs right through the village and is notorious for cars not slowing down.

At this point I kept on walking - the man didnt appreciate the Cairn and was rude in chasing it away. Its owner was quite hysterical at this stage, coming out onto the road to get her dog who decided that whilst she was on the road ignoring her " mum " she might as well make her way over to us.

I could have kept walking and if I had the dog would assurdedly been killed as there was cars coming but seeing the danger I stopped so that she could come to us. Her owner's plight was now that her little dog would either be knocked down by a car or potentionally "eaten" by two big Boxers! The owner was dodging cars half way across the road so not taking my eyes off her dog I said calmly "Let her come to me, my dogs are friendly". Of course it came right up to Rosie who gently touched noses with the little dog and they had a doggie get to know each other. Katie was over excited but I kept her well back. Even at this stage the owner did not produce a lead [dont think she had one]. Highly relieved to get her little dog back safe and sound. I did comment midly it was better to keep them on a lead on the pavement but I dont know if it did any good or not.

Im really posting just to say that no matter how confident or how much you trust your dog you can never be 100 per cent sure that something on the other side of the road wont catch their attention and they will be off. This wasnt a young dog, she was 5 years old. When road walking, for their own safety dogs should be kept on leashes.

I know everyone on this site does so but perhaps we should spread the word........

HAPPY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE.

Helen


  
jilldemo
12:56:43 Mon
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Very true Helen. Safety can not be taken too seriously.

  
kerrigan
21:39:07 Mon
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People around here seem to have a problem putting their dogs on a lead, anywhere near a road ours are on the lead, as for pavement walking we usually tell our three to sit & wait when other dogs are about to pass or approach them, we usually have to ask the other owner to put his dog on its lead, some people just do not think



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