My Dog is Friendly! A Public Service Announcement

06 Dec

I am so glad that Louise is not alone. I wish more people would understand to keep their distance when we are out in public. That would make our walk so much easier. – Lorian of

notes from a dog walker

There is epidemic happening across the country and no one is safe.  It’s occurring on crowded city sidewalks and spacious country walking trails. It doesn’t discriminate based on race, age, or economic status.

Innocent dogs and their owners are being terrorized, chased down the street, pinned into corners by…other dog owners.

But, you ask, don’t all dogs like to meet, greet, and play with other dogs, even unfamiliar ones? How rude of them not to greet me and my dog!  Not so, kind hearted dog lovers, not so at all.

In every city, town, and suburb, loving, law abiding families share their lives with dogs that, for a variety of reasons, cannot or would rather not, socialize with other dogs.

Today I call on all dog lovers to take a stand on behalf of dogs that walk in public while they simultaneously cope with one or more of the following:

  • contagious diseases
  • leash reactivity
  • service or working…

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Posted by on December 6, 2015 in Dogs


2 responses to “My Dog is Friendly! A Public Service Announcement

  1. Groovy Goldendoodles

    December 10, 2015 at 09:35

    I agree. So many people with and without dogs always run up to my two thinking this is what I want. NOT! At least ask before you come into their private space. All dogs are not always feeling like they want to be social #Harley

    • dogdaz

      December 10, 2015 at 09:50

      Having 2 dogs both with different needs for space, I sometimes am amazed at how much I dread when seeing others coming toward us on a walk. Wish people just knew to keep their distance until they were sure it was ok.

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