[nagdu] Dogs Off Leash
cindyray at gmail.com
Tue Aug 16 20:54:19 UTC 2011
I never let my dog off leash outside.
On Aug 16, 2011, at 3:44 PM, GARY STEEVES wrote:
> Hi Wayne
> You make some good points. All the places I take bogart off leash are defined off leash areas be that parks or trails that we hike on. The off leash park we use the most is in a bit of a bowl of a field with 3 of the 4 sides being a short sharp hill. The bottom of the field is our sea walk. The only danger I worry about here is bikes but bogart has also demonstrated his wisdom in not venturing onto the paved pathways. But being sure about trafic safety for off leash adventures is very wise and goes with what I was saying about using ones brain to assess the risks. There will always be a risk but I cannot have my dog leashed at all times since he would never get the exercise he requires. Therefore I identify safe areas for us to do this in.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Wayne Merritt <wcmerritt at gmail.com>
> Date: Tuesday, August 16, 2011 12:24 pm
> Subject: Re: [nagdu] Dogs Off Leash
> To: "NAGDU Mailing List, the National Association of Guide Dog Users" <nagdu at nfbnet.org>
>> Letting your dog be a dog is all well and good, just don't lose your
>> common sense while you do it. For instance, don't let your dog run
>> free in a park, that just happens to be sitting by a moderately busy
>> street. One of the things that they do at The Seeing eye during
>> training is read a letter bya former graduate. The
>> graduate said that
>> he knows the area, knows that there's no traffic where he lives, but
>> in a moment when he assumed that things were fine and there was no
>> traffic, his dog got out, ran toward the road, and there just happened
>> to be a car coming. After you hear one of these letters once or twice,
>> you begin to have seconds thoughts about letting the dog run free.
>> On 8/16/11, Larry D. Keeler <lkeeler at comcast.net> wrote:
>>> I think those program folks don't want you "or them" to lose a
>> valuable dog!
>>> I think its great to let dogs be dogs once in awhile!
>>> Intelligence is always claimed but rarely proven!
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