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To: Ditter
God just made him that way but I still have to control him on a leash and keep him fenced in the yard so a car doesn't run over him.

I'm on the road quite a bit and it is so upsetting to see a dog wandering by itself along the road or crossing it.
I can't imagine being so thoughtless with my dog.
If I can I track down the owner and let them know their dog is in danger.

Maintaining control of your dog is one of the pillars of responsible dog ownership.

It doesn't mean your dog can never be off leash
but it must be in a context that is safe for him and for other people.

77 posted on 05/03/2012 4:50:52 PM PDT by kanawa
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To: kanawa

Absolutely! We live on a very busy city street near the middle of Houston and the traffic is awful, either a parking lot or a race track. It is my worst nightmare that my dogs will get out and get hit.

That poster took exception to me saying I had to control my dogs. The small dogs I was talking about that were biters, were small enough that I could quickly pick them up and hold their mouths shut to keep them from biting someone.

I have picked up quite a few dogs on the road myself and may have saved them from being killed. Sometimes you cannot coax them to come to you and I always feel bad when that happens.


108 posted on 05/03/2012 7:17:40 PM PDT by Ditter
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