View Poll Results: When should a dog be on a leash?

Voters
66. You may not vote on this poll
  • At all times while outside his own property, except in a leash free dog park

    28 42.42%
  • The dog should be either very well trained or on a leash

    5 7.58%
  • It depends on the dog and the locality

    23 34.85%
  • Dogs are happiest when they roam free!

    2 3.03%
  • I hate dogs, they're noisy, annoying, useless creatures

    2 3.03%
  • I hate leash Nazis, they are rigid, control freaks

    5 7.58%
  • Other, please explain

    1 1.52%
Page 5 of 8 FirstFirst ... 34567 ... LastLast
Results 41 to 50 of 76

Thread: When should a dog be on a leash?

  1. #41
    The Almighty
    Kelzie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Denver, CO
    Last Seen
    10-21-17 @ 11:47 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Liberal
    Posts
    13,534

    Re: When should a dog be on a leash?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    What animal is predictable? The goldfish? Swim swim swim, nothing more. We're unpredictable. But you can know a dogs temperament and personality well if you're the owner. You'll know if you can keep your dog on leash or if it's safe to let him roam.
    You're free to try it. Just as a police officer is free to give you a citation when they catch you.

    I believe every case of dog mauling is followed by their owner insisting it was completely out of the dog's character. They're animals. We tame them, we think we know them, but if you have any dogs, you should know they're can't be trusted all the time. One of my dogs is a huge jerk. Every once in a while though he surprises me and obeys.
    be humble for you are made of earth; be noble for you are made of stars

    Serbian proverb

  2. #42
    Banned
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    Los Angeles, CA
    Last Seen
    02-16-11 @ 08:57 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Centrist
    Posts
    36,915
    Blog Entries
    2

    Re: When should a dog be on a leash?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    What animal is predictable? The goldfish? Swim swim swim, nothing more. We're unpredictable. But you can know a dogs temperament and personality well if you're the owner. You'll know if you can keep your dog on leash or if it's safe to let him roam.
    Exactly. If you just pay attention to your dog's demeanor, you know when it's time to leash him and when it's ok to let him off.

    But that's for responsible pet owners. Some pet owners are not so responsible.

  3. #43
    Stigmatized! End R Word! Kali's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Last Seen
    08-19-12 @ 12:29 AM
    Lean
    Very Liberal
    Posts
    13,334
    Blog Entries
    7

    Re: When should a dog be on a leash?

    I live in the country and cannot tell you how happy I was when they annexed my ass into the city: it meant leash laws. No more dogs running all around my yard digging in dirt, digging up my plants, etc. No more cats walking all over my rides and peeing all over the place No more being scared to walk around the block in fear of dog attacks.

    I will say on my block before the leash laws? It was the little dogs that were more of a threat to me than the big, burly type dogs. I could not walk around my block in peace due to the little snippy, yappy at your pants or shoe dogs.

    And what kills me are the petowners who act as if their furbabies do no wrong. Reminds me of parents of human kids that let their little brats run willy nilly while out to eat or when trying to watch a movie.
    ~Following My Own Flow~

  4. #44
    Sage
    Ikari's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Colorado
    Last Seen
    12-08-17 @ 01:05 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Libertarian - Left
    Posts
    54,124

    Re: When should a dog be on a leash?

    It's called a squirt gun or a hose. Gets animals off your person or property fairly well. For the aggressive animals, get a gun. Problem solved.
    You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo

    Quote Originally Posted by A. de Tocqueville
    "I should have loved freedom, I believe, at all times, but in the time in which we live I am ready to worship it."

  5. #45
    Goddess of Bacon

    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Charlottesville, VA
    Last Seen
    05-28-12 @ 09:35 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Undisclosed
    Posts
    13,988

    Re: When should a dog be on a leash?

    Quote Originally Posted by jallman View Post
    Exactly. If you just pay attention to your dog's demeanor, you know when it's time to leash him and when it's ok to let him off.

    But that's for responsible pet owners. Some pet owners are not so responsible.
    The bold is the reason for leash laws.

  6. #46
    Passionate
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Last Seen
    03-07-11 @ 04:35 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Liberal
    Posts
    15,675

    Re: When should a dog be on a leash?

    Quote Originally Posted by Crunch View Post
    #1. Why should I have to put up with your dog off a leash? Just because you know your dog is safe, do I? Does my leashed dog? My child that is walking with us?
    My nephew was bitten in the face by a supposedly well-trained dog who was not on a leash. He has a serious fear of them. Putting the dog on a leash allows him to feel safer. Dog owners should think of others when they are off their property.

  7. #47
    Banned
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    Yop
    Last Seen
    06-27-16 @ 05:35 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Socialist
    Posts
    2,366

    Re: When should a dog be on a leash?

    The last dog we have had was a Beagle. He was so friendly my parents would let him go out of the house on his own. He never bit anyone as far as I know, but instead was often abused by stupid human youngsters as some of my friends reported to me. He eventually died after being ran over by a car. His name was Steed and I loved him so much. So, yes, I think dogs should be on a leash outside no matter what
    Last edited by paris; 04-21-10 at 12:49 PM.

  8. #48
    Traditional
    hiswoman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    Cypress, TX
    Last Seen
    04-04-13 @ 05:01 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Conservative
    Posts
    3,051
    Blog Entries
    10

    Re: When should a dog be on a leash?

    Quote Originally Posted by aps View Post
    My nephew was bitten in the face by a supposedly well-trained dog who was not on a leash. He has a serious fear of them. Putting the dog on a leash allows him to feel safer. Dog owners should think of others when they are off their property.
    The exact same thing happened to my little sister when she was about five. The dog was with it's owner when it happened. It chased her down and bit her in the face.





    Gestures, in love, are incomparably more attractive, effective and valuable than words.
    ~ Francois Rabelais

  9. #49
    Sage
    UtahBill's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    Utah
    Last Seen
    12-03-17 @ 01:39 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Moderate
    Posts
    17,687

    Re: When should a dog be on a leash?

    In the news last night, a 5 year old girl went into the neighbors yard where a pit bull was chained up. She had previously played with that dog, and everyone thought it was a nice dog. It ripped off a major portion of her lower face. Owner says that the little girl threw rocks at the dog. I doubt that, not that it matters. A proper reaction from a dog in that case would be to run away, not attack the rock thrower.
    There is a reason that home insurance companies charge extra to dog owners.....
    Oracle of Utah
    Truth rings hollow in empty heads.

  10. #50
    Matthew 16:3

    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Everywhere and nowhere
    Last Seen
    06-24-17 @ 05:05 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Progressive
    Posts
    45,603

    Re: When should a dog be on a leash?

    Quote Originally Posted by UtahBill View Post
    A proper reaction from a dog in that case would be to run away, not attack the rock thrower.
    If it was chained up, the fight or flight instinct is limited to a single option... and it isn't flight.

    The story you shared is a terrible thing, and I hope th egirl comes through as well as possible, but there's no such thing as a proper reaction with a dog.
    Last edited by Tucker Case; 04-21-10 at 02:36 PM.
    Tucker Case - Tard magnet.

Page 5 of 8 FirstFirst ... 34567 ... LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •