Another awkward situation on a walk

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  1. charlie

    charlie Registered Users

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    These are exactly what I found and am going to order for Charlie. Charlie gets anxious with too many dogs off lead, so hopefully this will help and if not they have had advance warning with a big yellow sign on Charlie's lead :rolleyes:

    Another incident yesterday with people just driving to the park where dogs are NOT allowed off lead, open the car door out jumps a Labrador that heads straight up into Charlie's face and wouldn't leave him alone whilst he is on lead, Charlie becomes anxious barks and is trying to avoid the dog. David called out to them to "please put your dog on lead" only to be ignored by a Dad and two grown up Daughters. Ignorant people galore :mad:
     
  2. snowbunny

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    My two have actually switched from anti-social dogs into the world's most sociable dogs in the space of a week. Shadow is now permanently on either his lead or a long line. He even ran up to a male spanner (his nemesis) the other day and had a whale of a time. Part of me is thinking, "fabulous! no nastiness!" and the other part is thinking "sigh, lots to train in this regard now" :)
     
  3. Phoenix88

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    Hi guys I hope you don't mind me jumping on this thread with a question of my own because I never really know what to do and It actually makes me quite anxious as I don't want the be the ignorant dog walker that doesn't do the right thing!
    Dexter (18 months) is so much better on lead than before but if we get too close to another on lead dog he does pull and try to say hello. My question is what to do when he is off lead? If I see another dog on lead I always call him back before he sees the dog and get him on the lead. If the other dogs are off lead I'm so worried about leaving Dexter off lead because he doesn't always come back when he is called. Should I put him on the lead for every dog we encouter? Surely that's not going to help him learn. If he is on lead and a dog off lead approaches him I generally let him off to play although again he doesn't always come back! For those of you that said you do the same do your pups come back to you or do you have to let them play and get it out of their systems first?
     
  4. Jenny B

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    Here if you are out walking its generally considered that if you see an on lead dog and yours is offlead you should have yours under control. If they are under control offlead and response thats fine but if not its expected to put yours on the lead while you pass the other dog. But that seems tobe the case here - it sounds like the UK may be different as have read a few times about letting a dog offlead if another dog if approaching offlead which is not what would be done in Australia on a walk. Dog parks are different.

    Meeting other on lead dogs if yours is the one trying to go over its usually up to you to ask if its OK especially of the other one isnt sure and to hold the lead short enough that the other dog can back off into its own space if it wants to.
     
  5. Boogie

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    99% of dogs on walks round here are off lead, we have lots of dog friendly woodland and reservoirs. The on lead dogs usually have a reason to be on lead - illness, aggression etc. So if I see a dog on lead (which is rare) I either bring Tatze to heel or pop her lead on :)

    On lead if near roads etc = no saying hello at all.


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  6. JulieT

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    There are no leash laws in the UK. So the vast majority of dogs are off lead. This makes the dynamics very different than in other countries.

    I would let my older dog off lead if an off lead dog approached us - but that is because he would keep his attention on me, avoid the other dog (he might say hello if he feels like it), and then just walk away with me - so the reason I'd let him off lead is because that way we'd get rid of the other dog quicker.

    There is no way I'd let my puppy off lead unless she already had her attention on me. I never let my puppy off lead unless she is focussed on me and likely to keep her focus on me when I take off her lead. I can't think of anything worse, training wise, to let a puppy that is lunging on her lead, completely focussed on another dog, off lead.
     
  7. snowbunny

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    I'm really surprised how good most other dogs are where I've been walking my two. Most dogs are off lead, but most stay really close to their owners. I had an 8-month old GR run up to us today, but that's the first one in the last week. It was Shadow who was the menace for doing that when we first arrived - so now he's on a lead or long line all the time, and gradually getting better. He won't be off the lead or line until I know he's 100% reliable.
     
  8. Beanwood

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    Just bought one of the lead slips for Casper. Hoping it will help people give us a little space. Be interesting to see how this is perceived vs not having the slip on Caspers' lead. :)
     
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    I use a do not Feed collar in the summer or when theres a lot of folk about it does work. We have a problem on one park I use with strange people who think its ok to feed other people's dogs.
     
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