>General Running>Mean dog
Why should I have to run (potentially) 18 - 20 miles carrying poultry?
Next time I will kick them in the throat and then stamp on their heads if they get close to my baby.
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.
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Then you should love dog owners, since they will be providing you business in the future.
Nope, and that was neither stated nor implied. I was just curious, given that you live a stone's throw away.
As they have everywhere I've worked. Including in EMS, where taking a header over one's dog appeared to be a much more widespread problem than I would have previously thought.
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Anyone who hates kids and dogs can't be all bad....
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Keep in mind that this was your first time trying out a new route....if the owner had no reasonable expectation that anyone would be running by, they probably thought it was OK for the dog to be outside off-leash.
Getting back to the original post, I recommend that you stop and talk to the owner and ask that she introduce you to the dog so that the dog is familiar with you--that alone might stop it from chasing you. At the very least, it won't perceive you as a threat so it probably won't bite you. I wouldn't jump to calling the animal control people unless it's a continuing problem. And I would NOT recommend taking treats with you unless you want the dog to follow you home too.
Again, my perspective is somewhat different because I come from a place where it's commonplace to have dogs off-leash, both in their yards and out walking them too. We even have a couple of dogs that sleep in the middle of Main Street. But don't hate all of us dog-owners, when you're running or any other time.