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      What the hell does MTA mean??
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        Lol thanks, that was really bugging me haha. I think the loose dog thing must be an American thing - you all have bigger houses and gardens than around here generally and no one in their right mind over here would let their dog outside their house off their lead. Guess that's a good thing for me eh?


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            Two dog stories: I do the charge, yell thing at dogs when they come at me. Once an overweight, tough-thinking (but not actually tough) dog tried to scare me. The owner was in the yard and sort of whining, requesting the dog to stop. She was an older, sweetish woman. I kept hoping the dog would turn around, but it did not. I started to run at it and yelled, "Go home!" The dog turned on a dime and scampered home with tail between its legs. The lady, owner - just about crying, said, " CryBowser, I told you to come home Sad" That one did not make me feel good, but it was kind of funny. I live in a neighborhood that has lease laws, but no one pays attention. We have brought it up. The other owners were appalled. One suggested we put a fence around our place. Another neighbor said they felt sorry for our dog because we hook her up. Anyway, one time I went for a run a neighbor dog decided to tag along. I kept running. I was about four miles from home (and planned to run another two miles before turning around), and the dog was still with me! Maybe I am evil, but my intention was to go the six miles out, and then yell at the dog, run very hard, try to leave it there. Strangely enough, the owner drove by. They looked at me somewhat funny, got their dog in their car, and left. It was wrong. The dog was the one in harm’s way. I hope the owners change their ways.


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              Hatred with the fury of 1000 suns can be turned on and off at will? Who knew? You can assume things about dogs and their owners if that makes you safer (or at least feel safer), but there is no reason to hate.
              Trent...I am assuming Erica's hatred is similar to the hatred that JK has for bikers (maybe even less extreme).. and like you said it comes from those few people who are too stupid to responsibly own a dog and who give every dog owner a bad name.... jburgett - I have never personally had a bad experience with a dog on a run, but if you really like running that route you could do as other people have suggested and just talk to the lady and see if there is a way for her to keep her dog contained in the yard because you don't like being chased. Explain your situation and then explain to her the danger for her dog. I'm pretty sure this probably won't work because it requires extra effort on her part but you could give it a shot. Otherwise you can take the training into your own hands and do like Trent suggested with the more dominant posture and growling back. I guess if I ever came across a dog that chased me like that I would probably try to get them back to their yard and make sure that they knew I was the dominant one in the situation. This may not work for all dogs though as some are truely aggressive due to their lack of socialization (once again an owner problem not a dog problem). I worked at a large pet store for quite a while and found that dogs are easily trained but the owners are not. I hope you can find something that works out for you...or a better route to run. MTA: I might as well add my dog story too....our neighbors (who we label as the white trash neighbors because they have so much junk in their yard they don't have to mow it and they leave their halloween and Christmas decorations up year round) have a scraggly, ugly looking dog that always wandered the neighborhood. He would come and do his dirty work in our yard, antagonize our dog who was on a line and tip over garbage cans. One day I opened up our door to tell him to get out of our yard and our dog slipped passed me. She saw him in our yard and wanted to make sure he got out of her territory. I think she would have ate him if she would have caught him in our yard. I threw on my shoes and headed down to their house to get her back. I was fairly upset and it was about the last straw with that dog so as I was leading our dog back I saw one of their 5 kids in the alley and yelled at him to keep his dog in their yard. It was a little unecessary and I felt bad afterwards but since then...I have not seen their dog off a leash...so it does do some good to yell at talk to your neighbors.
                Man, that's the sort of thing that a person carries their entire life.
                It actually was. I'm an animal lover. And I admittedly was probably doing 35 in a 25 and it was raining. I felt horrible. Cried like a baby, in fact, if (ancient) memory serves. To this day I'm paranoid about hitting animals when I drive. And paranoid about my own dogs getting out (which one of them has suddenly learned to do). Man's best friend generally deserves a better best friend.
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                  Lol thanks, that was really bugging me haha. I think the loose dog thing must be an American thing - you all have bigger houses and gardens than around here generally and no one in their right mind over here would let their dog outside their house off their lead. Guess that's a good thing for me eh?
                  Debbie - I agree. It is an American thing. MTA: Why aren't you a member of the UK runners Group - join now! I order you!
                    Trent...I am assuming Erica's hatred is similar to the hatred that JK has for bikers (maybe even less extreme)..
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                      I am a runner and a guide dog raiser and I agree-I don't like dogs off lead. Suggestion-call your local Animal control and make a report. Now don't worry! First time reports get a notice and it may open the eyes Shockedof the dog owner that their dog is menacing people.I have had to do this twice in all my years of running and it really helped. Good luck. Kathy


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                        I get chased daily by a 3 legged pit bull if I run by my house instead of after work. I keep thinking as it runs into the road it's gonna be knocked off its tripod pretty soon.. Dead

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                          It actually was. I'm an animal lover. And I admittedly was probably doing 35 in a 25 and it was raining. I felt horrible. Cried like a baby, in fact, if (ancient) memory serves. To this day I'm paranoid about hitting animals when I drive. And paranoid about my own dogs getting out (which one of them has suddenly learned to do). Man's best friend generally deserves a better best friend.
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                              I think I supermegaheart you.
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                                I've actually been bitten by a dog that was on a leash. I was running down the street in one direction, and as I passed a guy walking his dog in the other direction, the dog jumped up and sank its teeth into my hip. The owner didn't even pause - he just said "bad dog" in a voice that showed that he clearly didn't care and kept walking. Owners who don't know how to control their pets really are the problem.