Would you tie your dog outside a school or shop?
September 18, 2012 8:02am CST
My little girl goes to a nursery school and a lady ties her spaniel dog to the railing whilst she collects her son. At my disabled sons school some people tie their dog against the fence. I wouldn't be able to do that with my two miniature poodles. How about you?
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20 Sep 12
This discussion's results are very surprising for me. Most of your respondents say they would not let the dog wait for them outside when they have to enter some place where the dog isn't allowed. I wonder if they ever heard about dog training. The dog should be always with his master. I wouldn't let my dog home to go to the market to buy a few items. It takes me most than a half an hour to get to the market and it takes me only one or two minutes to buy the items. So the dog will be with me for as long as it takes me to get there and to get home (this means an hour or so) and he will wait outside for a minute or two. If the dog is well trained, it won't be any harm for him to wait outside. If he is tied he won't scare anybody. People who are afraid of dogs should only walk two steps away from him.
18 Sep 12
It depends on the time you expect the dog to be tied outside. I usually let my dog wait outside if I need to buy a certain item from the grocery store. It only takes me a minute to be back at her and she usually waits without any problems. I wouldn't trust her for longer time because she could become bored and she would start searching for something more interesting.
• United States
18 Sep 12
I definitely won't do that to my dog, I think it is dangerous if he takes off and it can also be stolen by strangers. I don't wnat to lose my dog. If I hav eto put my kid sto school or go in the grocery store, I just won't bring my dog out and leave him home.
• United States
21 Sep 12
No, I wouldn't do that. Not only is it dangerous, it is irresponsible as well. There are just too many what if's that can happen. What if the dog got stolen? What if it bit someone? What if it escaped or tangled itself up? I'd rather take my dog inside with me. If that isn't possible, I'd leave her at home. But that's just me. Happy mylotting!
• Nelson Bay, Australia
19 Sep 12
I was shocked the first time I saw a mother leaving her baby outside on her pram in the cold, while she went inside to buy whatever she needed! She would have found no baby when she returned had she been in some other countries!