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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    When should a dog be on a leash?

    I was curious how the membership here feels about dogs and leashes. There will be a poll attached.

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    Re: When should a dog be on a leash?

    I see a lot of dogs without leashes where I live. Though Colorado is extremely dog friendly, particularly Ft. Collins. I don't generally have a problem with it, if your dog listens well enough then so be it. However, I do think the owner is then 100% liable for any damage, injury, accident, etc. caused by the dog. Also...they damned well better pick it's poop off the ground.
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    Re: When should a dog be on a leash?

    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.
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    Re: When should a dog be on a leash?

    Oh...well if we're talking like MBAs...then they should always be on a leash.
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    Re: When should a dog be on a leash?

    MBAs?

    Not entirely sure what that means.

    I read an interesting article written by Malcolm Gladwell that says that the reason why two leashed dogs, while on walk with their humans, begin to bark and lunge at one another is because the dogs actually get the vibe from the opposing dog's owner.
    Apparently, dogs can read human expressions better than chimpanzees. When the owner sees the other dog coming and starts to show any amount of panic about what their dog is going to do in passing, the opposing dog spots the discomfort and reacts accordingly.
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    Re: When should a dog be on a leash?

    Quote Originally Posted by Arch Enemy View Post
    MBAs?

    Not entirely sure what that means.
    It's a joke

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    Re: When should a dog be on a leash?

    Depends. We live on a farm and have a fenced in 3/4 acre area for the dogs. The only time they are on a leash is when they are going to the vet.



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    Re: When should a dog be on a leash?

    I think outside the owner's property dogs should be leases. Just because someone thinks their dog is will trained does not mean it actually is.
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    Re: When should a dog be on a leash?

    My dogs are leashed if we are going to be walking where there is a lot of traffic, foot or otherwise. I generally don't leash them in leash free parks or any park for that matter unless it is posted that they have to be.

    My two dogs are very well behaved, though. I've seen other dogs that should never be allowed off the leash. EVER. It depends on the dog.

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    Re: When should a dog be on a leash?

    Irresponsible pet owners are just about as irresponsible parents to human kids. Would you allow a human child to wonder and stray where they want? Risk them playing in Traffic? Of course not!

    Keep your pets safe and while you are at it? Keep em off my damn lawn if they gonna dig in dirt while trying to plant stuff

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