Thursday, February 9, 2012


I love walking the dog. He loves walking. Unfortunately, he gets aggressive when on leash. Aggressive or protective. Or some kind of combination. Off leash, at Camp Bow Wow he is fine. On leash he will be good nose to nose and then he gets a snappy (at the air by them not at them directly). Grizzly was really head shy when we first adopted him and although he has gotten better about it he is still defensive. So, I always warn other dog walkers and there has never been a problem ... with other dogs on leash.

It is the dog mooks who insist on letting their dogs off leash in areas that are NOT designated off leash that are a problem. It is nice that your dog is good off leash and you know he is friendly. MY dog gets upset when strange dogs rush into his space and face.

I had a run in with a DoOok the other day. His dog, a big shepherd, was off leash and came charging up the path. He yelled for it to come back and the dog didn't listen. My dog saw this big fella running at him and was ready to fight. I had to control Grizzly and at the same time get between the dogs, which isn't a good place to be.

Needless to say I yelled at the guy to get his dog under control ... or else. He managed to get his dog and back off. Then he made the mistake of getting chirpy with me. "My dog is friendly." "There was no harm." "Nothing would have happened." "No need to yell at me I know how to handle my dog." Stupid fucking mook.

I told him off in no uncertain terms. He didn't seem to appreciate that. When I pulled out my cell phone and called Animal Control he decided it was time to shut up and leave.

All of this happened pretty much under one of the several signs in the park that say pets must be on leash at all times. Fucking DoOoks.

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