I think a lot of people in my neighborhood (outside of my own street) would find it easier to come up with my dog's name vs. mine. We are out and about a lot! And, I tend to meet a lot of people only because they want to meet my dog. That is one of the things that I love about having a dog!
Everyone in my area/county recognizes me by Koda. The police in particular see her and instantly know it's me. I have also had random people who I've never seen message me on facebook saying they have seen me around a lot, and knew it was me because of the dog in my cover photo lol.
Sometimes it's kind of awkward, but as LifeofRiley pointed out it is a great way to connect with people and the community!
I'm sure that once Ash is ok to be out and about people will recognize me for him.
I am very active on several dog groups in my country and a lot of people recognize my dog on the street. i get messages on fb all the time saying i saw you today walking your dog and recognized him. lol but he is very noticeable as working lines are very rare with the public here only k9's and hotel security are working line.
Yeah I'm the "Crazy dog lady" in our neighbourhood. We live in a pretty rural area with lots of livestock. Everyone around here has dogs but I'm the only one that actually takes mine for walks. Most of the people in the neighbourhood have one or two very small inside dogs and then 2-4 outside yard dogs. The outside dogs are frequently allowed to just roam the neighbourhood.
It really annoys me - but on the other hand I am grateful they are all nice friendly dogs that don't cause problems.
Because I keep my big dogs in the house, regularly walk them and regularly load them up and take them somewhere - I'm known as "That weird lady with those dogs." a title I wear proudly!~
i think when you have a go everywhere dog people see you and
your well behaved/trained dog. when you're out and about without
the dog they recognize you. when i'm out without the dog strangers
occasionally say "hey, where's the dog", "i see you in the bank
with your dog", "i see you walking your dog", etc. i also recognize
strangers because of their dogs.
When you own a 170lb Saint Bernard and your yard borders main street, many people know us because of Dolly. Ozzy get attention from people, but Dolly steals the show. We took them to the lake yesterday and Dolly drew a crowd, there were other dogs there, they were allowed space LOL. At one people we had a crowd standing around because it was the first time Dolly was at the lake, they wanted to see her go in - so bizarre. Poor Ozzy bear, he's like a duck in the water, showing off his best tricks and people just cared about Dolly!
However, due to the fact we are super recognizable because of the dogs, we're careful to go out of our way to be good citizens and make sure the dogs are too.
Yep - so many people know me because of Berlin, lol. Pet store people who dont know my name, but know his! People we regularly encounter on our walks as well. Agree with Lifeof Riley, I have met/talked to so many new people, just cause of the furry guy walking next to me. He attracts a lot of attention, and everyone always wants to say hello to him. Plus, he goes EVERYWHERE with me, so I'm that girl with the fluffy GSD.
I'm just glad nobody knows me for my cat. Now he's neutered and a big lazy Tom in the house, but he got out before he was neutered during the season of love, gone three days, I found him fornicating on the library steps. I let him finish his date and took him home - didn't even wait for the low-cost clinic to have another appointment, paid full price the next day.
There's not many shepherds around this area.... and the ones that do own them, have byb very unstable and aggressive dogs.... they are NEVER out in public. When they do bring them out, it usually leads to a very bad name for our breed. Or you have those rare sport homes, and honestly I don't think they bother with bringing them around our ignorant public... I don't blame them in a way. Most of their socialization is done at the clubs, their events, and at our state parks. Our area is mostly populated with small dogs.
So yes... being that I'm one in a few that brings my shepherds out AND they are well behaved... I'm well known here by just my dogs. When you see someone out walking 3 shepherds often, it's hard to forget I guess.
Everyone in the stores know me, and so does everyone in our neighborhood. "Ohh you're the shepherd lady right?" lol. I don't mind it.
Yes, although more people knew my Golden than my GSD because my Golden was around for 10 years and I used to walk around the neighborhood with her a lot with my friends when I was younger.
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