Why can't dog owners be more responsible? This is the 3rd time in a week I have come in contact with loose dogs. It is a frightening experience. I have 3 dogs and walk them 2 at a time. I love to walk my dogs and they are always on a leash. People just put their dogs out in their unfenced yard unattended. I am tired of being fearful to walk my dogs. I just purchased an air horn. I had to use it today because 2 labs started to approach me from their yard. I guess the owner heard the air horn and came out to see what the noise was. His response was "they are friendly". This is not acceptable.
According to Animal Control, ARTICLE IV: OWNER RESPONSIBILITIES: No person shall intentionally, or by failure to exercise due care, allow a dog to run at large, stray or therwise be off the owner's premises unless held on leash, subject to the exceptions found at MCL
The other day, I had a Rott jump a fence and come charging at me. A few days after that a Blood Hound followed me home. I was lucky both of these times. I don't want a dog fight or to get bit!
You never know how an animal is going to act. My dogs are very protective when on a leash. I just want people to be more responsible owners and realize the safety risks of unattended dogs so no one gets hurt! Not only can there be a dog fight or animal bite, but the dog can get hit by a car.