Is it legal….?
I have a dobermon and he is very trained. when ever we go walking my dad sometimes lets him of the leash. he doesnt run or anything he just walks beside us. but every now and then the police partrol ride around. ever time they do i get nervous… is it legal to walk a controled dog with out a leash?
p.s i live in america
We have leash laws almost everywhere in the country.
Will your dog stay with you if a rabbit runs by or if I am walking by with my dogs? If not, he needs to be on a leash. I HATE it when strange dogs come up to my dogs when we are out walking, you have no idea if my dogs are friendly, and one is NOT. I carry pepper spray and will spray any dog who does not back off, it is my responsibility to protect MY dogs.
If your unleashed dog gets into a fight (even if he was not the aggresser) with a leashed dog, you will be legally responsible for any Vet bills. And if the other dogs owner should get her hand into the fight to break it up and get bit, they wil probably put your dog down.
I have been teaching obedience classes for 25 years, and have gotten many titles, but my dogs are still all ONLEAD! Yours should be too!
Ginger – “And to MJ, you ought to know that there are other ways to protect yourself and your dogs without the use of pepper spray.”
It is not my responsibility to worry about someone elses out of control, aggressive dog. I will defend my own by any means neccessary. Charging dogs have always backed down from me, but if they won’t, I am prepared. LOL! What SHOULD I do, drop the charging dog???
Ginger – “And if you have all those titles, I assume in obedience, then why wouldn’t you trust your dogs off-leash?”
I do trust some of MINE, when we are working, but I CERTAINLY don’t trust some nasty dog on the street. If some dog attacks my dogs on the street and mine are onlead, at least I have some control of the situation.
I believe that onlead means onlead, why would it be ok for some to allow their dogs to be loose, and not for others. If some are allowed you will have everyone who thinks they have voice control allowing their dogs offlead.
What is the likelyhood that someone on here has a dog that is at the level yours is, or is even at a CD or CDX level? I see owners that think their dogs are under voice control DAILY on our walks, they are usually screaming frantically as their dog charges us.
BTW – not everyone has an easy breed like Goldens either.
Ginger – “if you know about AKC Obedience, that means we do the heel in competition, which the dog walks right beside me no matter the distraction, stops and goes when I do.
Just thought you would like to know.”
LOL! Ya, thanks for the info.
how to protect my dog from unrully unleashed dogs?
i have recently got a standard poodle and im love her loads, she is an even tempered and sweet dog, i walk her several times a day, with one quite lenghty walk, most of the dogs round here are well behaved and on a lead with their owners, however, there are a couple of pitbulls and an alsatian that are left to roam, a local chap told me that last year his border collie was savaged by a crazed pitbull and almost died, i was told i could carry a small pepper spray to disable a monster should it go for my poodle in savage way, is this legal? and where can i obtain such a device? if it isnt legal what other measures can i take to ensure that my poodle dosnt receive any serious injury by loose unattended dogs, i would welcome any suggestions, many thanks.
My suggestion — if there is a persistent problem with a dog at large — call animal control. It is there job to deal with this kind of thing. I might even consider trying to catch the dog myself should it come to that.
Can’t speak to the legality of pepper spraying a vicious dog (personally, if it came to that, I wouldn’t care if it were legal or not). Might be able to pick up some ‘bear spay’ in an outdoor store.
how can i stop a dog in its tracks when its charging at me and my dogs?
mine are on leash of course one dog attacked already with son walking now carrying pepper spray he said that wont help iam looking for best way has anyone ever use fog horn or pepper spray or any other ideas that have worked ive called cops dont want to be bothered to enforce leash law iam going to protect my dogs just trying to do it legal my dog was attacked by a pet dog that owner insisted didnt need to leash her he paid all bills after i insisted also said sorry only after i insisted so iam guessing people who let their dogs off leash to begin with are pretty stupid now thinking of getting hunting lic so if anyone has ideas that have worked please let me know thanks
my son is 6′ 25 while walking in state park yelled for guy to put dog on leash he said no just stand aside his dog will run by but of course it didnt my pitbull who was leashed was attacked by pitbull that wasnt but it happens so fast he couldnt do anything hole in neck just missed juggler she wouldve bled out if it hit needed to be stiched my son refuses to walk anywhere with dogs dog wasnt in attack mode til right next to my dog i also walk tiny boston so any dog that runs up on me iam figuring i have to stop before it gets near if choice it will be their dog i tell everyone to put on leash and they argue with me and this happens most places i go my dog has been attacked in my front yard i make sure theres police reports done ive been studying attacks dogs lives are valued as property so its really up to owners to protect them love all the ideas found site where more powerful pepper spray also gonna carry a few things thank you love this site new to it
Call your local Humane Officer. ALL states have leash laws and ALL dogs are supposed to be on leash when off their own property. If you’re in a large town or city, the Humane Officer has police privileges in regard to animal control issues such as this. Your local police may not wish to but your Humane Officer or SPCA should be able to control the other dog’s owner.
Contact your state’s animal control and get a copy of the leash laws and other animal control laws. If your area is rural like mine, enforcement of leash laws is more challenging, but if you MUST have the assistance of your local police, and IF they are reluctant to enforce the laws, then you need to have a copy of the laws in your possession to back up your request for enforcement.
Your neighbor who does not contain his/her dogs is in violation of leash laws, and is criminally and legally responsible for all harm done by their dogs. The crime they are commiting is “failure to control” their animal. They may also be in violation of the laws that require all dogs to have rabies shots, and if their dogs EVER bite your dog or your son, then they should be reported so Animal Control can check to see if those dogs have a current rabies vaccination, and if not, the dog MUST be quarantined 10-14 days to check for rabies! Was that done when your dog was last attacked? If not, contact animal control and discuss your ongoing problems and recurrent attacks.
Out in rural areas, most people don’t contain their dogs, but country dogs don’t usually attack other dogs, and if they do, you either report them to Animal Control / Humane Office or you get a gun and shoot the attacking dog. While you are dealing with this problem, I recommend not allowing your son to walk the dog without an adult or second person to assist.
As someone else stated, you have a valid case to sue the other owner for all damages, and that’s probably why that person agreed to pay the bills.
On your other replies:
A baseball bat might or might not work.
The paintball gun may be the best option, it hurts to be hit by a paintball but it does not cause harm, and it marks the attacking dog and proves their guilt. -!-
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