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

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  • 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%
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Thread: When should a dog be on a leash?

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    Re: When should a dog be on a leash?

    Quote Originally Posted by Arch Enemy View Post
    When the dog and the owner share little common sense.

    If the Dog is smarter than the human, which is normally the case, then the human should be leashed.
    What color is your leash?
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    Re: When should a dog be on a leash?

    The dog should be on a leash when it looks like this.



    or this.

    Last edited by bicycleman; 04-23-10 at 08:47 AM.

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    Re: When should a dog be on a leash?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
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    -- it is illegal for the dog to be off the collar on a public street and can be fined up to a 1,000 for breaching dog control orders
    That's retarded right there. Completely excessive. A couple hundred bucks at most...at most. 1000 pounds? That's just stupid.
    The police use judgement before making such calls. If it's a first offence you get a warning. On the other side of the scale if you repeatedly allow a nuisance dog free and there have been complaints, you'll get the full fine.

    The 1000 is not a one and only punishment for all dog related offences.

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    That's the UK for you. How do you think they fund sting operations to pet shops to make sure they don't sell goldfish to minors?
    If you're going to quote Daily Mail stories or Republic of Public's threads- I advise you to read up on the whole story.

    1) There is a law preventing the sale of animals to youngsters and children.

    2)There is no law preventing kids looking after an animal (i.e. family pet).

    3) The Manchester woman in the goldfish story had repeatedly sold animals to juveniles AFTER her first warning for selling a hamster to a mentally retarded 14 year old girl who drowned the hamster in a cafe in Manchester city centre.

    4)The shop keeper continued to sell animals (despite warnings) to underage buyers and so the local trading standards office carried out the sting operation. Now tell me you still have a problem with the treatment of the shopkeeper....

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    Re: When should a dog be on a leash?

    Quote Originally Posted by bicycleman View Post
    The dog should be on a leash when it looks like this.



    or this.

    That bottom one is a Tibetan Mastiff, right? I'd love to have one of those.

    FWIW, I like most dogs more than I like most people. In my humble opinion, dog attacks on humans are more the responsibility of the humans than the dogs, either the owner, or the victim, or both. We can control our actions a lot better than they, and most dogs I've been in contact with communicate their intentions pretty well before they bite. That's one of the big reasons I own dogs right now, is so that my daughter can learn to understand how to act towards a dog and how to understand what they are communicating.

    I always feel bad when I hear that a dog has had to be put down for biting someone. Whether it was the owner who failed to keep the dog under control or the person that knowingly or unknowingly provoked the dog, somewhere along the line, a human failed that dog.

    On a related note, I saw an article about this place a while back. I wish there were more places out there who did what this guy does. Dogs as a species wouldn't exist but for humans, so I believe we have an obligation to do what we can to look after them.

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    Re: When should a dog be on a leash?

    Depends on the dog and location. A good ol' country dog has no reason to be tethered.

    But in a city or in a close community, I'd have to go with number 1. When you're dog is on your property, do as you seem fit.

    The minute the mutt comes on my property I want him leashed and you better have a poop-bag.

    I love dogs though.

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    Re: When should a dog be on a leash?

    Quote Originally Posted by bicycleman View Post
    The dog should be on a leash when it looks like this.



    or this.

    No ****. I remember one afternoon going up to the dog run with my little one and I walked out to a dog like the top one. Standing flat footed it was face to face with me and being aggressive. The only thing between it and making a dinner of me and Vesta was a tiny little Asian girl holding it back. I quickly put several floors between us, too. No one at home believed me when I told them there was a fanged pony up on the dog run that day and of course they were gone by the time I talked them into going to see. Everyone still jokes that I have my own Snuffleupagus.

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