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Old 04-04-2014, 12:23 PM   #71 (permalink)
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If this were me, I would consider talking to an attorney and/or police about what I could do. Or what they recommend. It does sound like the guy may be a loose cannon.
Lol what?

He crosses a PUBLIC street with his dog...and you believe he has intent to cause harm?

I'd love to hear that phone call to a lawyer or a police department.

Thank god I don't live in your area, might get the cops called on me for looking at the wrong thing at the wrong time.
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I think everyone here is overreacting.

Tell him not to approach you. If he continues, go the other way and avoid that area. Letting your reactive dog get rushed by reactive dogs is not going to help. You need to be proactive and not LET him get within 10 feet of you, and if he does you need to SPEAK up, not mace him. Tell him you don't want the dogs meeting, yours isn't friendly, whatever.

I say, "Don't let your dog approach us." That's it. They do and they get kicked.
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Old 04-04-2014, 12:42 PM   #73 (permalink)
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I think everyone here is overreacting.

Tell him not to approach you. If he continues, go the other way and avoid that area. Letting your reactive dog get rushed by reactive dogs is not going to help. You need to be proactive and not LET him get within 10 feet of you, and if he does you need to SPEAK up, not mace him. Tell him you don't want the dogs meeting, yours isn't friendly, whatever.

I say, "Don't let your dog approach us." That's it. They do and they get kicked.


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Old 04-04-2014, 12:44 PM   #74 (permalink)
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Or you can carry a big stick and tell him what my husband said to me many years ago

when I thought it was funny if I slapped his arm my dog barked at him...

"If that dog bites me, the first one I'm going to hit it YOU"

I like the video idea and when he asks why, you can respond that you want proof that he was purposely instigating the situation in order to protect your dog. Then just pull the camera out every time you see him. I bet he knocks it off
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Old 04-04-2014, 01:00 PM   #75 (permalink)
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Or , carry a tactical cat.
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Old 04-04-2014, 01:11 PM   #76 (permalink)
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This infuriates me. If I cross the street and he crossed, I would immediately cross back. The fact that he crosses TWICE means he is unstable or dangerous. I doubt he'd do the same to a male walking a GSD. This is what upsets me because it seems he is intimidating females also.

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Hey I saw dash hound packing heat also!

Not to mention Ginger!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HGpI72vIeJ8

Someone else posted the last one.
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Hey I saw dash hound packing heat also!

Not to mention Ginger!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HGpI72vIeJ8

Someone else posted the last one.
Ginger caught me off guard lmao
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Hahah I can't believe some of the advice is to mace the dog after a warning. In what universe would that work out for you? Especially on a leashed dog.....

Call the cops because some guy chose to walk next to you? Giving you a wide berth is a common courtesy, not a law. If having a reactive dog was breaking the law a whole bunch of people on this board should have the cops called on them.

Instead of complaining about things out of your control, people should concentrate on what they can control. Train your dog to not be reactive. I've had dogs big and small bark and lunge. I've had little kids bark at my dogs trying to get a rise out of it. You can't control these things but you can train your dog to ignore them. The man might be a jerk but he isn't breaking any law. If I was a cop and you called me because a little 8 pound dog was barking at you on leash I'd probably arrest you for wanting my time.
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If the intent is to avoid the man with the small dog, I'd pull the barf card. When I saw him making a direct approach to me, I'd grab a tree and start very loudly wretching. Making sure that if I really did, he'd be sure to see me do it and he'd know it.

If the man avoids you and walks away, he's just being a bully. If he tries to come to your aid and seems really caring, then you know he doesn't really know the problems he is causing.

Edit to add: If the man suddenly stops and barfs, you know he has a weak stomach and he will avoid you in the future.
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