While running my Rottweiler Mutt through the neighborhood is a wonderful cardio activity for both of us, I have recently noticed that people seem to think its okay to let their tea cup poodles and Chihuahuas out of the house with out a leash on. And as this tiny little snack on legs scurries up to my chainsaw with teeth I always wonder, “should I just let the leash go?”.
Seriously, if its OK for their dog to nip and bite at my dog and me, then shouldn’t my dog be allowed to defend itself (or at least end that incessant yapping)? This encounter tends to really interrupt a brisk morning jog. So the question is posed, should this be rectified by:
I once thought that the answer was to take a different route in town, but little did I know that these inconsiderate people are everywhere! Its like they don’t even realize that anyone lives on the West side of town but them!
Don’t give up running outside however (with or without your canine). Enjoy this beautiful weather before its gone. And with any luck next Spring will yield a new atmosphere of active people and dog awareness.