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Old 01-21-2019, 07:08 PM
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Then you're the exception. Most hunting dogs I see are in way-too-small wire cages in their owners backyards, with crappy lean-tos built inside as shelter. And the only time they leave those cages is to go hunting. Basically, several forms of animal abuse jumbled together and labelled a "sport".
Everyone I know with a hunting dog, it's essentially the family pet, other than the fact that's it also been trained to go hunting.

I'm curious how you think letting a dog hunt is abusive. Dog's were born to hunt. If anything, it's inhumane to domesticate them for your own pleasure without ever letting them get a taste of of their true nature. As far as the second connotation of your abuse statement, if you're a vegetarian, I respectfully disagree and cede you the moral high ground, otherwise you're just being a total hypocrite.
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Old 01-21-2019, 08:20 PM
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I can't believe no one has complained yet about the real problem posed by the OP: joggers on the course! They are a plague that must be stopped.

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Old 01-21-2019, 08:40 PM
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screw leashes... I'd ban them

If I have to fight a dog to save my lil lap dog thing...I'm ready...

bring on your pitbull...I'm punching my fist down it's throat, ripping out it's intestines... then going to the ER...

no problem

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Old 01-21-2019, 09:09 PM
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I'm just going to say leash your dogs, especially after that post from the insurance person.

I have a big Rottweiler, close to 150 lbs. and a well-behaved giant baby.

When I used to bring her to parks, we would inevitably get a few off leash dogs coming over by us.

Most of those types of owners don't follow their dog closely enough to intervene if needed.

I never had an issue, as my dog is well trained, but I would usually become a strange dog sitter for a few minutes until the owner/s grabbed or called their dog away.

In these situations, I was always concerned that the off leash dog would attack my on leash Rottweiler, but we would end up being to blame after she killed their dog.

Same goes for our neighbors who let their dogs come in our yard off leash while our girl is on her lead.

My dog kills their dog in our yard and we would still have blame on our end because of her breed.

So leash your dogs, it's not just about you.
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Old 01-21-2019, 09:20 PM
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all good stuff in this thread... everyone has a good point.

here's the thing though...

I'm not going to leash my dog... I sometimes don't even own a leash. I enjoy it this way, so... maybe it will go south or won't (like all 11 years of having this dog has gone... all good).

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Old 01-21-2019, 09:31 PM
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Years ago, before dog parks, we had a dog play group that met after dark at a city park. Park was generally deserted at this hour but there were no fences so the dogs had to be really well trained. Our main worry was bicycle cops - they could appear out of nowhere and hand out hefty fines.

One day the dogs were playing off leash as usual and a bicycle cop appears out of nowhere. We say "oh crud", call our dogs, and put them on the leash. Cop walks up and asks to talk to us. "Sure, officer."

Cop says, "I just got a dog and I'm having a hard time training him. I noticed that your dogs were well trained and wondered if you could give me some tips."

Us: "Oh gosh yes sir we'd be delighted to help."

Enforcement discretion at its finest.

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Old 01-27-2019, 05:18 PM
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TL;DR--Put your dog on a leash

I was playing disc golf today and there was a couple with their dogs sitting at the end of a teepad. One of the dogs was barking at me while I was at the previous hole.

As I chained out and approached the teepad that they were on, I noticed there was one, bigger dog not on a lease that was approaching me. Here's our conversation

Lady: He is a friendly dog

Me: Yeah, until he bites me

Me: You need to have your dog on a leash.

Lady: The park allows to have dogs without leashes (and some other things about not having the dog out there if it was mean)

Me: Ok (said in a way that was dismissive)

Played through the hole. They did have onr dog on a leash but I couldn't tell if the other dogs were on a leash because I was making sure the one dog that approached me was going to do anything.

Regardless if you think your dog is nice or not, you need to have them on a leash in a public setting. Dogs can be defensive while they are with their owners especially if a stranger approaches.
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Old 01-27-2019, 06:17 PM
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Me: You need to have your dog on a leash.

Lady: The park allows to have dogs without leashes (and some other things about not having the dog out there if it was mean).
Just curious - Was the lady correct or not that the park allows off-leash dogs?
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Old 01-27-2019, 07:27 PM
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I can't believe this is even a discussion. Laws are laws, weather you think they are warrented or apply to you. I can think of lots of laws that I think are stupid, but guess what I follow them. Why? Because if ignorance of the law is no excuse, do you think the court is gonna take " well, I knew the law, but didn't think it applied to me, so I chose not to follow it" as a viable excuse? Umm no.

Laws are laws people. Regardless of the situations.

And I have two dogs. Love all dogs. Still wouldn't chance letting one of them out in public off leash where they weren't allowed to be. Both are awesome, well behaved creatures. But, weird @#$& happens.

Also, if one of your off leash animals jumps up on my son's stroller, I'm punting it into the next zip code. No hesitation, no questions. Call authorities if ya wish. I don't know if it's being friendly. And even if it was, those paws have claws, that are sharp, and need to be no where near my littles face.
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Old 01-27-2019, 07:39 PM
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Just curious - Was the lady correct or not that the park allows off-leash dogs?
Arkansas doesn't have a state law on leash laws, so it is left up to the counties and cities. From what I have gathered and believed to be accurate, the park that I play at is part of the county which allows tagged dogs to be unleashed. The city, which is only a few minutes away, requires dogs to be on a leash.

While the lady may be technically right, the dog should have been on a leash out of respect and security of others. I would do that with my dogs even they are allowed to be unleashed in the park.
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