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You haven't met the right dogs . . .joe bartels wrote:Unfortunately regardless of what some dog purist might think, I don't think it's ever 100%.gringoantonio wrote:only if you have 100% instant and 100% reliable recall on your dog
Are they saying this because your dog was off-leash in an area where it is supposed to remain on-leash? Or are they under the misconception that there is a state-wide leash law? Because if its the first, as a dog person, I gotta agree with them. I think that the reason dog rights are so restricted across the southwest is that people have abused the privileges they had with their dogs. I always have my dog on a leash, and when I see people letting their dogs run loose on a trail where I am abiding the laws and they aren't, I think great, here's some "laws-don't-apply-to-me" person who's going to help get dogs banned on this trail. Sanctimonious? Maybe. But maybe I'm looking out for other dog owners as well.dozersmom wrote:"You're not supposed to let your dog off leash,"
If that ever happened on a very popular trail I understand you. But I mean if you are on a trail that is rarely used its your choice to let the dog loose. If its in the white mountains or pinaleno mountains I generally will not let the dog loose because of all the wild animals. But if Im in Flagstaff on one of the trails no one uses I usually let my dog get some freedom and run around freely. IF a person approaches my dog she will run back to me to get her leash on. So if you have a decently trained dog and can control it you can let it loose.Jeff MacE wrote:Do all the name calling you want. If I ever encountered your dogs off-leash and they bothered me, they might have a bad day...and that's a fact. Guess what? I'm by no means alone...
That's what the fella that ran into Harold Fish had running through his mind, too, I'm sure.charkellyaz18 wrote: But if Im in Flagstaff on one of the trails no one uses I usually let my dog get some freedom and run around freely. IF a person approaches my dog she will run back to me to get her leash on.
Touch'ePageRob wrote:That's what the fella that ran into Harold Fish had running through his mind, too, I'm sure.charkellyaz18 wrote: But if Im in Flagstaff on one of the trails no one uses I usually let my dog get some freedom and run around freely. IF a person approaches my dog she will run back to me to get her leash on.
Point well taken; there's probably a big difference between the White Mountains and canyons near Tucson.azbackpackr wrote:In this part of the state it's pretty much a non-issue, out in the woods. In town, now, that's another story. Loose dogs have caused a lot of problems, and the dog catcher is a pretty busy guy. Being a cyclist, I appreciate the ol' dog catcher, and call him several times a year.
No dogs beyond the Forest Service boundaries anywhere in the Front Range of the Catalinas. I think you can technically have your dog along the county easements into Pima and Ventana, but why bother?azbackpackr wrote: Also, I have hiked Tucson's Pima Canyon Trail ... I assume that is one of the trails where dogs are now banned.
Aug 18, 1:25 PM (ET)
By KATE BRUMBACK
LEXINGTON, Ga. (AP) - An elderly woman killed by a pack of wild dogs had been out for a walk when she was attacked, and her husband died trying to fight off the mauling animals when he discovered the bloody scene near their rural Georgia home, authorities said Tuesday.
Preliminary autopsy results showed Lothar Karl Schweder, 77, and his 65-year-old wife, Sherry, died from multiple animal bites.
Authorities rounded up about 11 dogs Monday and returned to the area Tuesday to find four more spotted by a deputy. The dogs were being held by animal control officials while authorities decide what to do with them, said Jim Fullington, special agent for the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.
"It just appears that a large number of dogs had started living, running together, multiplying and had grown into what I would describe as a pack of wild or feral-type dogs," Fullington said.
Sherry Schweder had told one of her sons that there were several dogs wandering the neighborhood that no one seemed to be caring for, Fullington said.
Authorities said it appeared Sherry Schweder was attacked by the pack of dogs during a Friday evening walk near her home. Authorities believe her husband later went looking for her in the family car.
Investigators found Sherry Schweder's bloody shirt underneath the car, which was about six to eight feet from her body, said Madison County Coroner James Mathews.
Lothar Schweder was then attacked and apparently struggled with the dogs, Mathews said. His body was found on the other side of the dirt road, about 16 to 18 feet from his wife's body.
Evidence indicates Lothar Schweder put up a fight and may have tried to pull out a cell phone before he was overtaken, Mathews said.
Authorities said they interviewed a man at a house down the street where several dogs were staying. Fullington said the man was not staying at the house full time.
Fullington could not say whether anyone would face charges, citing the ongoing investigation.
A family friend told the Athens Banner-Herald that Lothar Karl Schweder was a retired professor who had taught German at the University of Georgia, which is about 20 miles away in Athens. German Department head Martin Kagel did not know of Schweder but said it might be possible he worked there part time or more than 20 years ago.
Sherry Schweder was a bibliographer at the university's library, where she had worked since 1974, selecting books and journals for the school's humanities collection, said librarian William Potter.
Shame on you. Wasting good dog meat. :STP: You barbeque it right and it's very tasty and pulls right off the bone. Tastier than goat IMHO. :A1:jeffmacewen wrote:...If you have a rotty, shepherd, or other aggressive dog that runs up on me or my party, it might just get shot. Yes - I'll actually do it, too; then I'll go make camp and sleep like a baby and never think about it again. . . .