Pet "Leash Laws"

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    Dec 31, 2012 8:56 AM GMT
    Does your area have them?
    Any thoughts on them....are they enforced?

    Columbus has a leash law ...but it really pisses me off that my dog is on a leash and well behaved, but others think every park is a "bark park" and just let their animals run free. I LOVE animals, but not every one does and not all animals are always friendly,,,,,icon_eek.gif
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    Dec 31, 2012 2:00 PM GMT
    There are a lot of really bad pet owners out there that think the rules don't apply to them.

    I was bitten by someone's dog 2 weeks ago while cycling on a cycling path that dog owners have decided is an "unofficial" off leash area. I've been chased multiple times, but this was the first time I've been bitten. Luckily it was a little foofoo dog and I was wearing my winter gear so it barely grazed the skin.

    I have to wonder too how these off leash owners find all their dogs crap or if they just leave it as a surprise for summer park users.
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    Dec 31, 2012 2:06 PM GMT
    Like my grandmother has always said, "A little bit of rat poison wrapped in hamburger meat will go a long way to keep peace in the neighborhood."

    She's a sweet thing.
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    Dec 31, 2012 2:09 PM GMT
    deltalimen saidLike my grandmother has always said, "A little bit of rat poison wrapped in hamburger meat will go a long way to keep keep peace in the neighborhood."

    She's a sweet thing.


    That happens a lot here, except in hot dogs. Bad pet owners probably contribute to these wackos doing such terrible things.
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    Dec 31, 2012 2:51 PM GMT
    poison their pet they might poison yours...

    Just feel good that you're doing your part to combat the problem.
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    Dec 31, 2012 3:26 PM GMT
    What a bunch of haters. Take your small minded hate somewhere other than RJ and be embarrassed we all know who you are and how your minds work. Not cool. Not funny. The reason dog lovers like to take their dogs off-leash is to let them run and explore and just be dogs in nature, as opposed to having their every move controlled. It's good for the dog; it's amazing to watch.
  • Whipmagic

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    Dec 31, 2012 4:39 PM GMT
    Not big into dogs here, more a cat person... but dogboys, that's a different matter. And they do belong on a leash.
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    Dec 31, 2012 4:42 PM GMT
    A dog who is never allowed to run free is a tortured dog.
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    Dec 31, 2012 5:43 PM GMT
    Well, I can't begin to tell you how many times I've gone jogging in my neighborhood only to have someone's unleashed dog in their yard come after me as I pass, lol. Fortunately they've mostly been little dogs that just bark like little bitches and nothing more.

    I once had the idea of carrying a little toy water gun that would fit in my pocket to combat the doggies that get too close icon_lol.gif
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    Dec 31, 2012 5:45 PM GMT
    Destinharbor saidWhat a bunch of haters. Take your small minded hate somewhere other than RJ and be embarrassed we all know who you are and how your minds work. Not cool. Not funny. The reason dog lovers like to take their dogs off-leash is to let them run and explore and just be dogs in nature, as opposed to having their every move controlled. It's good for the dog; it's amazing to watch.



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    Dogs behave a lot better than kids in parks !!!!
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    Dec 31, 2012 5:52 PM GMT
    Destinharbor saidWhat a bunch of haters. Take your small minded hate somewhere other than RJ and be embarrassed we all know who you are and how your minds work. Not cool. Not funny. The reason dog lovers like to take their dogs off-leash is to let them run and explore and just be dogs in nature, as opposed to having their every move controlled. It's good for the dog; it's amazing to watch.


    The OP is talking about Columbus, a city, as was I. Thats not nature. Grow a damn brain. If you love your dog you'll take the time to take it somewhere it can run free safely and without chasing or biting people trying to use limited free space in a city. Or you know, an official off leash park?
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    Dec 31, 2012 5:53 PM GMT
    Sorry to the guy that got bit (dog needs some more socializing & training), but dogs off-leash is pretty flipping awesome.

    Just got mine to socialize better at the park. Other than his penchant for picking up tiny Paris-Hilton-sized toy dogs (yikes! he wants to eat that squirrel), watching him sniff and chase and get humped by Boxers must be pretty close to doggie heaven (except for the getting humped part).

    The owners are pretty watchful, nervous. Mostly the dogs who've had socialization like this are only interested in the other dogs. People are nearly invisible to them.
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    Dec 31, 2012 8:11 PM GMT
    By far the worst offenders of leash laws are cat owners, not dog owners.

    Mostly the worst generally experienced situation with a dog owner is a dog who escaped his yard a few times a month or an inconsiderate neighbor walking his dog and not picking up their own shit from near the sidewalk. And those items can usually be corrected fairly easily.

    But in my experience most neighbors don't give a rat's ass about letting their cat out without its leash to crap and piss and spray all over their neighbors' property, not just down by the curb, but right at your front door, under windows, along pathways at the sides of the house, where ever the fuck they want to leave that smelly as fuck shit or the shredded carcass of a bird they just killed. Oh, is that your cat? It's charming.

    A dog off the leash in a park? Oooooo, how terrible. I like to see the occasional dog off the leash, at least they chase the innumerable unleashed cats away.

    Oh, and PS, I'm not a cat hater. I simply respect cat owners who respect others by not allowing their cats to interfere with a neighbor's enjoyment of their own property.
  • Suetonius

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    Dec 31, 2012 8:24 PM GMT
    I can think of a few 2-legged pets for which we would be better off if their keepers kept them on a shorter leash.
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    Dec 31, 2012 8:54 PM GMT
    My two dogs go everywhere with me, including work. I trained them very thoroughly immediately after I rescued them. They walk by my side everywhere I go without a leash. Only when I say "go play" do they leave my side. They're so well behaved, people often ask me if I give them Xanax, LOL. But they're never on a leash (almost never), so they don't go crazy when off leash like most dogs. It really has a profound effect on their happiness. But of course, I realize that most people won't take the time to train their dogs properly, so I think a leash law is probably a good idea.
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    Dec 31, 2012 9:56 PM GMT
    Dogs need to have room to run and opportunities to socialize. (Especially border collies - who also need a job to do.) They belong on a farm. Really, I can't imagine keeping a dog in the city.

    When we go to town, my dogs stay in the truck or at heel, with or without a leash. The only place they really range very far in public is at the beach. When they were young and fast(er) they could be half a mile down range in a blink of an eye - too far to hear me call. It was a problem once or twice.
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    Dec 31, 2012 10:01 PM GMT
    mindgarden saidDogs need to have room to run and opportunities to socialize. (Especially border collies - who also need a job to do.) They belong on a farm. Really, I can't imagine keeping a dog in the city.

    When we go to town, my dogs stay in the truck or at heel, with or without a leash. The only place they really range very far in public is at the beach. When they were young and fast(er) they could be half a mile down range in a blink of an eye - too far to hear me call. It was a problem once or twice.


    I grew up in a small town and a house with a sizable, fenced in backyard. It was a great place for my dog, a White German Shepherd, to spend most of his day. The entire yard was his to claim as his own, and he had plenty of space to keep active chasing all sorts of critters.

    Now I live in an urban area full of apartments and townhomes, yet all the time I notice people with large breeds (and some with two or three of those big dogs in one place!). I can't help but feel sorry for those dogs because such big dogs don't deserve to spend all day and night in such a cramped space. While I'm sure most owners take their dogs out regularly, I feel most of those breeds deserve a lot more space and freedom than they currently have.
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    Dec 31, 2012 10:34 PM GMT
    I've been to progressive cities like Charlotte or Asheville where there really are no leash laws and everyone gets along just fine with the dogs in the parks. Sure, if you have a dog with a behavioral problem then it is your responsibility to control your dog. And certainly to clean up after it. But the only people I see who have a problem are the ones who squeal like a little girl when a dog gets within ten feet of them, whether the dog even notices them or not. Grow a pair and try to lose your narcissistic attitude that only you inhabit this earth.
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    Jan 01, 2013 12:09 AM GMT
    theantijock saidBy far the worst offenders of leash laws are cat owners, not dog owners.

    Mostly the worst generally experienced situation with a dog owner is a dog who escaped his yard a few times a month or an inconsiderate neighbor walking his dog and not picking up their own shit from near the sidewalk. And those items can usually be corrected fairly easily.

    But in my experience most neighbors don't give a rat's ass about letting their cat out without its leash to crap and piss and spray all over their neighbors' property, not just down by the curb, but right at your front door, under windows, along pathways at the sides of the house, where ever the fuck they want to leave that smelly as fuck shit or the shredded carcass of a bird they just killed. Oh, is that your cat? It's charming.

    A dog off the leash in a park? Oooooo, how terrible. I like to see the occasional dog off the leash, at least they chase the innumerable unleashed cats away.

    Oh, and PS, I'm not a cat hater. I simply respect cat owners who respect others by not allowing their cats to interfere with a neighbor's enjoyment of their own property.


    Someone's had bad luck with loose cats in the neighborhood icon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gif
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    Jan 01, 2013 12:11 AM GMT
    While I've seldom seen a cat on a leash, most outdoor cats I've seen, both strays/ferals and pets, either run away from people or mind their own business. I've never had any problems with loose cats.
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    Jan 01, 2013 12:12 AM GMT
    I've always liked seeing my dogs running full blast and having fun. You can actually see the exhilaration in their faces when they run. There is a school with fenced grounds that I use on weekends. The dogs run free and socialize, and the owners stand and chat with each other as well. There is a dispenser of plastic bags and we are on our honor to pick up any droppings. No issues or problems!
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    Jan 01, 2013 12:35 AM GMT
    Have a park near me where digs can go off lead after 630.
    Younger dog enjoys the play equipment - especially the slides.
  • imbrad

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    Jan 01, 2013 1:03 AM GMT
    There's a guy in Denver who walks his pig on a leash. Its too cute.
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    Jan 01, 2013 1:09 AM GMT
    deltalimen saidLike my grandmother has always said, "A little bit of rat poison wrapped in hamburger meat will go a long way to keep peace in the neighborhood."

    She's a sweet thing.



    Your Grandmother seems like a Bitch!
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    Jan 01, 2013 3:49 AM GMT
    Whenever I hear stories of unleashed/untrained dogs, this comes to mind: