Off lead walks with scary dogs

@l33tgirl (289)
New Zealand
September 27, 2009 1:03am CST
So this lady in my neighbourhood walks her massive untrained dog down the street. He barks the whole walk long and runs along a few metres ahead of her. He goes down into peoples yards, I have even seen him standing at a neighbours glass window looking in. One time I was sitting in my car waiting for someone and the dog walked by saw someone was in the car and body slammed it. It's against the law here to walk dogs off lead so I know it's not something you're supposed to do and it makes me wary taking my dog out for a walk when this one is around. Is this something that would concern you if you are a dog owner? Is it ok and I'm over-reacting or do you think the owner is irresponsible? Note I don't actually think this is a bad dog or scary as such, it's just untrained.
1 response
@horsesrule (1960)
• United States
27 Sep 09
I think it sounds scary because a dog that is out of control can hurt someone. I'm not saying he's a bad dog either but untrained dogs are hard to control and can endanger other animals, small children and even adults. No, you are not over-reacting. It is against the law for a reason, because it is dangerous for a dog to be off its leash.