What a dilemma. Call the animal police to advise them of the dogs? I don't like the animal police but understand dogs running loose can be dangerous. |
Are there specific times when these dogs are around or is it all the time?
I wish I could offer better advice.
Reply #1. Sep 23 11, 1:41 PM
The dogs seem to walk the school kids to the bus stop, which is one house down from me.|
Maybe if I give it a little time after the bus picks the kids up? Then the dogs will have walked home.
I don't think the dogs are bad. Maybe I'm even a little unsure if my dog might charge them. I have a nice walking stick I could carry, but would people think I might hit their dog?
People have called the dog police on me, because my dog was walking to the bus stop! what a double standard.
But that's the difference with having a "fierce" breed or a weiner dog.
I will experiment over the weekend. My car is in my fenced front yard. Mickey, my dog, stays behind the fence too. But she needs more socialization.
Reply #2. Sep 23 11, 4:31 PM
Alternatively... and perhaps less stressful... you wouldn't be the first person to put the dog in the car and drive to the park! |
Reply #3. Sep 23 11, 4:38 PM
Some dogs do enjoy car rides. Several people in our area drive to our little strip of a park and walk their dogs. We also have 'dog parks' where the dogs can romp and sniff and bark and the other things dogs doodoo...lol|
Good luck with dog walking.
Reply #4. Sep 23 11, 4:42 PM
In most places it is unlawful to allow pets to run loose, off a leash, or outside a fence, so if you have that problem you should talk to the owners of the pets or report them to the proper authorities. Or you could try to find a time in the day when not many pets are out and about. |
Reply #5. Sep 23 11, 6:00 PM
This is my first dog in years that can escape the fence.|
I have secured it now, after speaking to the officer months ago. I just wish they could have felt comfortable enough to speak to me about it.
On our last vet visit I noticed Mickey was more skittish than I like my dogs to be. I could do some preliminary training in my yard first. She does ride well in the car, loading up was a problem.
I'm only good for about 20 minutes, it's ben a long, hot, confined summer. We both ned to shed a few pounds. Mickey is at 55, I'm not telling mine---my user name is not a hint!
Thanks for the suggestions, I'll report back.
Reply #6. Sep 23 11, 8:28 PM
It went pretty well today at least. I waited until about 10:ooam my time.|
One or two random dogs, but no roaming packs. If we get a couple days of peaceful walks. maybe that will be what she expects.
It seems the most dogs out on a non-school day were out just at daylight.
Reply #7. Sep 24 11, 11:34 AM
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