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Old 01-19-2019, 09:39 PM
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A couple weeks ago we had a stretch of unseasonably warm weather, so I took my youngest kid with me to the little 9 hole course and pushed him around in his stroller. A foursome with a 70+ lb dog let me play through on the first tee. Dog was leashed so thought nothing of it. Well one hole later the dog comes flying at me and my kid, leash dragging behind him, and jumps up at my son in his stroller. I was not a happy daddy, and yanked that mutt off him with probably a little more force than was absolutely necessary. Owner comes up and gives the typical spiel that they all do..."oh, he's harmless...won't happen again I promise...my dog loves kids and is so well behaved..." After the FOURTH time that he ran after us and tried to jump into my kid's face, the owner finally just went back to his car with the dog and drove away.

I'm a dog owner. So I get it, you want to hang out with your furry buddy. But there's got to be a better way of doing it than at a disc golf course. And if you absolutely just can't stand the thought of being parted with Fido for an hour or two, then you better keep that dog firmly leashed at all times. No exceptions.
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Old 01-19-2019, 10:50 PM
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A couple weeks ago we had a stretch of unseasonably warm weather, so I took my youngest kid with me to the little 9 hole course and pushed him around in his stroller. A foursome with a 70+ lb dog let me play through on the first tee. Dog was leashed so thought nothing of it. Well one hole later the dog comes flying at me and my kid, leash dragging behind him, and jumps up at my son in his stroller. I was not a happy daddy, and yanked that mutt off him with probably a little more force than was absolutely necessary. Owner comes up and gives the typical spiel that they all do..."oh, he's harmless...won't happen again I promise...my dog loves kids and is so well behaved..." After the FOURTH time that he ran after us and tried to jump into my kid's face, the owner finally just went back to his car with the dog and drove away.

I'm a dog owner. So I get it, you want to hang out with your furry buddy. But there's got to be a better way of doing it than at a disc golf course. And if you absolutely just can't stand the thought of being parted with Fido for an hour or two, then you better keep that dog firmly leashed at all times. No exceptions.
This discussion is another leg of the argument that there are two general classes of people;. Those whom take responsibility for their actions and those whom think they are absolved from any responsibility.

You showed great restraint. I don't know that I would have been that calm with a threat to a little ones safety.

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Old 01-19-2019, 11:10 PM
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This discussion is another leg of the argument that there are two general classes of people;. Those whom take responsibility for their actions and those whom think they are absolved from any responsibility.

You showed great restraint. I don't know that I would have been that calm with a threat to a little ones safety.
The dog seemed friendly (obviously overly so) and the owner was genuinely embarrassed that he couldn't keep his dog under control. Otherwise I would've been a lot quicker to escalate the situation. Even still, it had me on edge since I didn't know the dog. One second a dog can be jumping into a stroller and licking a kid's face, and the next who knows what it's going to do.
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Old 01-19-2019, 11:45 PM
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Qualifying statement: For several years when I was younger, I travelled the state as a "floating" meter reader for the electric company. I probably have more one-on-one experience with more dogs(at least in the thousands, and possibly tens of thousands) than anyone that anyone in this thread has ever met.

While every dog is an individual and should be treated as such, certain breeds really do have their tendencies. Labs are the nicest. Never once had one even come close to trying to bite me. But those stupid min-pins or whatever they are called are bar-none the worst breed of dog on earth. There were no exceptions. They all had Napoleon Complexes.

Side note- you'd be surprised how many owners have told me to watch out for their dog that bites right after I just finished petting it, or even told me how well-behaved their dog is right after I had to chase it off or at least continually face it to keep it at bay. Dogs are still a somewhat unpredictable animal and especially don't always act the same way when their "alpha" isn't present. Except for min-pins. They truly suck and I honestly think less of people who own them.
Face it to keep it at bay is dead on. Small dogs, for the most part, will only bite you as you are walking away with your back to them. I know by experience because of my job.
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Old 01-20-2019, 07:28 AM
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Proof that entitlement is real and that its shroud is very difficult to see through.
It's a hypothetical, I don't even own a dog. I just don't get all the butthurt over someone walking a well behaved dog off leash.

If my dog stays with me and doesn't bother you, why do you care if it's on a leash or not?
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Old 01-20-2019, 08:24 AM
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Because, despite what you believe, when your dog sees something it wants/to attack any training it has means squat to evolutionary instinct.

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Old 01-20-2019, 08:53 AM
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Because, despite what you believe, when your dog sees something it wants/to attack any training it has means squat to evolutionary instinct.
It also means diddly poo to a dog in the moment.
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Old 01-20-2019, 09:08 AM
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Because, despite what you believe, when your dog sees something it wants/to attack any training it has means squat to evolutionary instinct.
That's completely false. It might be true for your average house dog, but it's certainly not true for any well trained working dog. If that was the case they would be completely useless for hunting.
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Old 01-20-2019, 09:11 AM
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I agree with keeping dogs on leash in public parks. Like everything else in the world, everyone has to abide by this law for it to work. Many dogs get very defensive when they are on leash and they are approached by an unleashed dog.

If both dogs are leashed, or both unleashed, there won't be a problem. But if one is leashed and the other unleashed all bets are off. It isn't a matter of training or not having control, it is a matter of the leashed dog not having an out.

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Old 01-20-2019, 09:27 AM
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Either way, please foster or adapt a dog.

Give him a new leash on life.

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