Dog walking etiquette...

...reet, having a rant. WTF is wrong with people letting their dogs run radged around fields, unable to recall them, shouting their stupid fucking dog's names who completely ignore them, then have a go at me cos I swing my byeut at their precious fashion accessory when it tries to attack my little derg.
Because some people don’t realise that owning a dog involves more than feeding it and exercising it. ( if they can be arsed to do that )
 

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...reet, having a rant. WTF is wrong with people letting their dogs run radged around fields, unable to recall them, shouting their stupid fucking dog's names who completely ignore them, then have a go at me cos I swing my byeut at their precious fashion accessory when it tries to attack my little derg.
Training mine to be off lead at the minute (only 8 months) and he does run off occasionally. Never attacks any dergs, just wants to great/play with them.

If you've got an aggressive dog it should be kept on lead.
 

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People who let their dogs off in a park where kids are playing need a good shoeing.

As for the OP, what little dog is this? And yes I think you are well within your rights to protect your dog from other dogs if they are being unruly. They're the other owners responsibility
 

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Training mine to be off lead at the minute (only 8 months) and he does run off occasionally. Never attacks any dergs, just wants to great/play with them.

If you've got an aggressive dog it should be kept on lead.
How you training it, any advice...mine is two years old and has no recall at all. I’ve tried taking treats, recalling him but once he’s distracted by something else he just doesn’t listen to me at all (probably just copying off the wife and bairns).

He follows me out the house and just hangs around my feet, but would love to take him off the lead up the fields but would be shitting it that he’d take off and not come back.
...reet, having a rant. WTF is wrong with people letting their dogs run radged around fields, unable to recall them, shouting their stupid fucking dog's names who completely ignore them, then have a go at me cos I swing my byeut at their precious fashion accessory when it tries to attack my little derg.
Mine ran out the house and went for another dog a little while back, bloke kicked him, our lass went nuts and I ended up backing her up. When things calmed down I sat and realised he was bang on to do what he did and I will apologise when I eventually see him next.
 
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Lukas73

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people are clueless.....I let my two off, they just follow me...sometimes they go into a bush for a little sniff or find me an 80's porn mag......anyway....some daft twat the other day brings his dog to the park.....let's it off the lead, and it comes tearing over to my two....it heads for the Cockapoo, which is fatal....I have a 37Kg wirehaired Vizsla which most dogs generally avoid as hes a big bugger...soft as owt, with a beautiful temperament......the little'un is all however and she'll stick a dog in it's place if it's being a twat....she's nailed German sheps, Ridgebacks, you name it...so anyway, I'm scrabbling for her lead as I know she's about to go postal as this thing's coming over a light speed, she give's it a proper telling off.....never bites, just rolls it over and telt....the bloke who owns it eventually catches up the 200meters it's just ran and starts moaning at me....'your dog's not very friendly is it?'....I replied....'If I ran across a field toward you as fast as I could and showed no sign of stopping what would you do?..might want to work on your call back pal'....he had no answer.

this is what pisses me off, I call my dogs and they follow.....if we're walking past other dogs, there'll be a quick sniff of bum and we're off,give them a whistle...offski........people buy dogs and immediately think they'll follow them, they won't....unless you teach them they're fucking hooligans....
 

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How you training it, any advice...mine is two years old and has no recall at all. I’ve tried taking treats, recalling him but once he’s distracted by something else he just doesn’t listen to me at all (probably just copying off the wife and bairns).

He follows me out the house and just hangs around my feet, but would love to take him off the lead up the fields but would be shitting it that he’d take off and not come back.

Mine ran out the house and went for another dog a little while back, bloke kicked him, our lass went nuts and I ended up backing her up. When things calmed down I sat and realised he was bang on to do what he did and I will apologise when I eventually see him next.
What breed is he?

For us it was using high value treats (ours is a golden retriever so highly food driven) and a strong recall word that he instantly responds to. I'm not an expert but that seems to be working for us, he still has moments were he runs off and won't come back whatever you say/do/have. Hopefully that'll become less and less as he gets older/clams down.

You can get long training leads if you are nervous about taking them off lead, gives them the sensation of being off but still maintain some control. We booked specialised dog enclosures for an hour at a time and literally just stood and different ends of the field calling him back and forward.

Like most things with dogs, it takes practice, persistence and time.

A lot of people have told me the earlier you get them used to being off the lead the better.
 
Training mine to be off lead at the minute (only 8 months) and he does run off occasionally. Never attacks any dergs, just wants to great/play with them.

If you've got an aggressive dog it should be kept on lead.
But even if they have their aggressive dog on a lead, it can still take a bite out of your friendly dog, because they feel threatened when approached,and they are nervous.
I've never had a dog, but still know this.
 

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What breed is he?

For us it was using high value treats (ours is a golden retriever so highly food driven) and a strong recall word that he instantly responds to. I'm not an expert but that seems to be working for us, he still has moments were he runs off and won't come back whatever you say/do/have. Hopefully that'll become less and less as he gets older/clams down.

You can get long training leads if you are nervous about taking them off lead, gives them the sensation of being off but still maintain some control. We booked specialised dog enclosures for an hour at a time and literally just stood and different ends of the field calling him back and forward.

Like most things with dogs, it takes practice, persistence and time.

A lot of people have told me the earlier you get them used to being off the lead the better.
Looks like a Border Terrier on picture?
 
...reet, having a rant. WTF is wrong with people letting their dogs run radged around fields, unable to recall them, shouting their stupid fucking dog's names who completely ignore them, then have a go at me cos I swing my byeut at their precious fashion accessory when it tries to attack my little derg.
One of mine can't stand having his willy sniffed by other dogs. If we see a dog we don't know or one I know he doesn't like, I'll put his lead back on. Some people are oblivious though and still let their dog run up to him on the lead, then get huffy because he growls in a "fuck off and leave me alone" kind of way at their dog while it's trying to ram it's head in his undercarriage. I feel like sniffing their crotch to see how they react.
 

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But even if they have their aggressive dog on a lead, it can still take a bite out of your friendly dog, because they feel threatened when approached,and they are nervous.
I've never had a dog, but still know this.
It can be controlled better and should remove the possibility of it charging off towards other dogs or people.
 

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