Can’t control it then keep it on a lead

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While out walking this morning I heard a young lady shouting something. When I turned, this young woman was obviously shouting a dog to heel and the dog was taking no notice of her. To make matters worse the dog was bounding towards me from 100 yards away with no sign of stopping.

Now a small dog I can manage, but on reaching me and jumping up its head was nearly level with mine, so you can imagine how big it was. I think this is the only time in my life I thought I was going to get bitten. After jumping up and mouthing my jacket sleeve it ran off back to its owner who quickly put it on a lead and scurried off, no apology, no sorry, no are you all right, zilch.

I hate to think what could have happened if it had been a group of children or an elderly person. What you usually get from the owners is, its all right love it doesn’t bite or it’s only playing.

If you can’t control your dogs keep them on a lead. In fact all dogs should be kept on leads, no ifs or buts. The next time I walk that way I will have a camera with me.


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