As the owners of a “special needs” dog AND a “normal dog,” I can totally understand what you mean. My reactive dog can set my non-reactive dog off and we have a mess on our hands. Rules are rules for everyone’s benefit.
Pit Bulls Make The World Go 'Round
An event last night prompted this. Not a huge, catastrophic event. Just something small and annoying that is happening more frequently. Inara and I were out for a walk with some friends and their dogs. We were getting ready for our final lap around the park when a woman with two German Shepherds unhooked their leashes and started throwing a ball for them. Hardly a crisis, the dogs seemed very well-mannered and focused on their ball. The problem was that this was in an on-leash only park. Inara started barking because, though she’s come so very far, two large sprinting dogs is still too much for her. So we had to cut our walk short. As I dragged Inara back to my car, I called across the park to remind the woman that leashes are required. I found out later from my walking buddies that after I left, she told…
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