At all times while outside his own property, except in a leash free dog park
The dog should be either very well trained or on a leash
It depends on the dog and the locality
Dogs are happiest when they roam free!
I hate dogs, they're noisy, annoying, useless creatures
I hate leash Nazis, they are rigid, control freaks
Other, please explain
The dog should be on a leash when it looks like this.
Last edited by bicycleman; 04-23-10 at 06:47 AM.
The £1000 is not a one and only punishment for all dog related offences.
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....
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.
Last edited by Coronado; 04-23-10 at 10:01 AM. Reason: Spelling.
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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