A Public Service Message: Control Your F____ing Dog.
Today, as I walked my five month old puppy in the park, on a leash, two large unleashed dogs ran up and attacked her.
Let me explain. My pup just turned five months old. She weighs forty pounds. She is a tall, almost solid black, German Shepard. But she is just a puppy.
Two dogs, a full grown Golden Retriever, and a black dog that looked like a Lab, ran around a large fenced in Bocci Ball Court, to where we were watching squirrels. Yes, we were just standing by a tree watching squirrels. Then the Golden Retriever ran up and attacked my puppy. Yes, I had my pup on a short leash when the other dog jumped her. Of course my pup started to fight back. She is a German Shepard – a baby police dog. But no matter what breed my dog is, she was being attacked by an aggressive older dog. I yelled, and kicked, and screamed at the other dog. The beast wouldn’t stop. I told the kids to get away because I didn’t want anyone to get hurt.
Yes, I could have easily done great harm to the other dog. I could have easily killed it. Had there been blood I would have. I’m not kidding. I’m not going to have some asshole dog tear into my pup.
When the owner of the unleashed dogs came running up I gave him a few choice words. Yes, I dropped a big F bomb, and after scolding him for having unleashed dogs who attack puppies, I said “SHAME ON YOU.” The man said nothing. I’m sure I put the fear of God into him, and the fear of pissed off women with puppies.
I’m sure the owner was a nice guy – but seriously dude KEEP YOUR DOGS ON A LEASH.
My message for today is:
If you are at a crowded park, or a park with other people and dogs, or any public place with other people and dogs then KEEP YOUR DOG ON A LEASH.
Or if you don’t understand the meaning of that how about KEEP YOUR FUCKING DOG ON A LEASH.
Or I WILL KILL YOUR DOG OR SERIOUSLY HURT IT IF IT HURTS MY PUPPY OR MY CHILD.
My pup adores the grown dogs on my street (except the nasty unsocial rescue Pit Bull with the embarrassed owner.) If a dog wants to play she won’t show aggression. But if another dog shows aggression of course she’ll fight back. And so will I.
I’m all for dogs. I love dogs. Dogs are great. But if you’re going to have a dog in public you have to keep it under control. You can’t have it attacking other dogs, chasing cats, or knocking down small children.
My old dog Jasmine was always aggressive around other dogs she didn’t know. So I NEVER let her go around other dogs in public. Come on folks, if I can be responsible with my dogs so can you.
I once had a 125 pound female Alaskan Malamute I adopted as a rescue dog. She LOVED all people and cats. She was aggressive towards ALL OTHER DOGS. I always kept her on a leash. I ALWAYS warned other dog owners to keep their dogs away from her. So what did owners of other dogs do? They insisted that their dog would love to play with mine. NO NO NO. What is it with stupid people who don’t believe me when I say “KEEP YOUR DOG AWAY.”
Keep your dog on a leash around other dogs. No matter how friendly you think your dog is, you never know how it is going to react around a new dog. Don’t be an asshole owner. LEASH YOUR DOG when other dogs or people are around.
I don’t want my pup to learn that other dogs are assholes. So don’t be an asshole owner. Keep your dog under control.
~ Juliette aka Vampire Maman