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One of GhostBuster’s first encounters with an off-leash dog in our neighborhood happened shortly after my lovable Lab mix joined our household. The five of us were strolling along when suddenly a medium sized off-leash dog came around the corner we were approaching.
I wasn’t really sure why she would have her dog off-leash at an unfenced elementary school park, but since no harm was done to any of the dogs I didn’t make a big deal about it.
There’s one dog in my neighborhood who is such a nuisance that I try to avoid walking by his house altogether. The first time I met this dog, I was walking with GhostBuster when the dog (I’ll call him Spot) appeared out of nowhere and started following us.
The next time I saw him I was driving home and he was lying in the middle of the street, beside a parked truck I later learned belonged to his people. The third time I met Spot I was walking up the street with Buster when this dog suddenly left his front yard, where he had been hanging out with his owner. On one of those occasions Spot came out of nowhere and started chasing after and playing with GhostBuster while we were trying to walk. That day I decided to change up my walking route so that we wouldn’t have to go by that dog’s house anymore.
I guess I just never noticed how many people in my neighborhood walk their dogs off-leash until I became a dog owner myself. GhostBuster and I were enjoying a walk with my sister and her two small breed seniors, Sophie the Bichon mix and Carlos the old-man Shih Tzu cross.
It ran at us aggressively; my sister and I had no time to do anything but tighten our grip on our leashes. I would say that for every four leashed dogs we encounter, we find a fifth running along without a leash beside his or her human.
Sometimes this just results in a little sniff circle before everyone carries on with their separate walks, but other times I end up with a stranger’s dog following me and Buster for a half block while their owner unsuccessfully tries to call them back. This dog is beautiful and sweet, but he is never on-leash, and he really should be — for his own safety. I had to swerve to miss the dog, who seemed to be very unconcerned about napping in the roadway.


I soon realized that my attempts to avoid this dog were totally futile, as the owner does outdoor work in various places around the neighborhood and takes Spot with him, off-leash, wherever he goes. Now that I am caring for GhostBuster, the sight of a loose dog on the sidewalk sets off alarm bells in my head.
As the dog charged toward us and nipped at GhostBuster’s face, a woman on a bicycle came racing towards us, calling her dog and apologizing.
A fraction of these dogs are so well behaved that they stay with their owners no matter what, but the majority of these dogs probably shouldn’t be off-leash. I told GhostBuster to sit so that the guy could catch up to us, and the guy actually said, “F–king GhostBuster,” as if it were my dog’s fault that his dog continually leaves his yard to chase us.
I say that because when these dogs end up interacting with my dog, it is not always positive — and sometimes these pups even cross the street to do it.
All I know is that I have a responsibility to keep my GhostBuster safe, a task that becomes a little more difficult when other dogs are running at large. Luckily another neighbor heard me, came out, and secured the dog.Several days later, I was charged by an Akita. Since the dog did not have a collar on, the boy was unable to effectively remove her.However, since the Akita was no longer focused on my dog, I was able to move away, and then Akita Inu finally followed the boy home.Dude! Charged by a DogI frequently get charged by large and small dogs while walking in the neighborhood. Leaving a dog to run loose in the neighborhood is dangerous to the dog, to other dogs, and to people; especially young children and seniors. We consider the different types of leash biters and what are the different techniques for stopping this leash biting behavior. She is very over-protective, of both my husband and I, and she attends a doggy daycare frequently, where she receives excellent care, and is grouped with the mellow males, as she is alpha female, so we’ve been told. I own a dog who used to be reactive towards strangers before working with her and can see just how dangerous it would be for a friendly off-leash dog to mosey up to a reactive strange dog and get into some serious trouble.
I’ve personally had her run up to my on-leash dog while coming home from a walk, sniff, and start growling immediately.
I’ve also heard from another neighbor that when a friend of his came to visit and brought their dog, the other dog ran up to him and started a fight.


I will more often than occasionally walk my dog outside and one of the dogs will be on the treeline in my backyard staring down me and my pup. If your dog cannot be trusted outside (because they wander or for any other reason) and you haven’t got a fence, then you will have to stop being lazy and take them out on-leash to use the restroom.
We have an online neighborhood message board where in the past somebody has called out another dog owner with a similar problem dog warning them that if they saw the dog wandering again, they’ll call Animal Control. A neighbor’s little dog was sent to intensive care by a dog whose owners let it run loose every day. Their response when the little dog’s owner confronted them was to threaten that other neighbors would be mad at her if she reported them to Animal Control. Once out the door, the animal makes a bee-line for my front yard leaving behind feces & urine.
I was once approached by a dog off leash, the owner promised me the dog was well trained and non agressive. This thing is kept on a chain leash on top of the hill across the street from the owner’s actual house. It has broken this chain several times, usually chasing after the owner’s truck as he leaves for work.
Once, it chased after my sister as she was trying to drop off a neighbor friend’s missed school homework. The worst part is that I’m the only one in my neighborhood and household that sees the potential danger! Rounding a corner, I see an unleashed dog that came running toward me as soon as he spotted me.



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