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January 6, 2013

I thought that the dog owners were supposed to have their dogs under control at all times when they are walking them....

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Jan-06-13 8:13 PM

That's "leashes" not leases, Lassie!!

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Jan-06-13 8:11 PM

Too many dog owners, have pooches who are smarter than the master. - case in point: Ms. Snootiebaker, honestly believes her miniature "rat-dogs" are her kids; so longer leases mean she not only can't SEE where they are crapping, she doesn't actually believe they are Capable of such an act. - Mr. Crackline; otherwise known as the 'coward of the county', lets His "Mankiller" take him out for a drag when the sun is down, and the view into your windows are maximized. You know he's been on the prowl, because you step into a pile - before you step into your car in the morning.

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Jan-06-13 11:26 AM

He said furry bundle. :)

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Jan-06-13 11:25 AM

Mace is a bit of overkill. What about citronella? Or vinegar water? It's too bad, but many folks don't realize that their little furry bundle isn't what others want to confront in a public setting.

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Jan-06-13 10:40 AM

Hitting them in the face with water is the recommended deterrent by trainers.

I agree leashes should be required when in public places even police dogs are held in check by a leash and they are well trained dogs.

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Jan-06-13 10:36 AM

Don't be surprise if you have to mace the owner after you maced their dog.

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Jan-06-13 10:06 AM

I agree also. I walk about 5 miles a day on the bike trail and free roaming dogs are far too common.

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Jan-06-13 9:00 AM

David, I could not agree more, but it is not just off the leash that is a problem, it is also those long leashes. Do these dog lovers not understand that their precious pooches could get hurt too? (They obviously don't care about humans.)

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Jan-06-13 8:44 AM

Exactly...jeff...I recently purchased a can myself after being 'snagged' by a dog while biking...that won't happen again!

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Jan-06-13 8:25 AM

Buy a can of mase and give them a shot, they will not chase after you the next time.

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