Dog Owners: What Is with Some of Them?

By Some of Them, I Mean the Irresponsible

OK, first of all I must say that I am a dog owner, but there are a lot of you out there that are giving the rest of us a bad name. Things can so easily be corrected by easily doing the most fundamental thing you should do with your pet and that is clean up after it. Seriously. Especially if you’re at a park or somewhere that children play or even if on a trail. Grab a stick and flick it off the path; be courteous for once in your life while owning your dog and clean up after it properly and do it always.

You know those bags from the grocery store work rather well in cleaning up not to mention a cheap old sandwich bag works well too if you run out of the other. And that is just one of my current beef’s with lazy, discourteous and simply, well, lets just say not so smart, people that I’ve come across lately.

Another gripe would be those who “think” they have their dog under control when off the leash walking next to them when in fact they do not. I recently had to break up a fight between another dog and mine simply because of this. if a dog is not aggressive it would not jump on another dog simply for being too close… no? Keep your dog on a leash people unless you you really have a dog that is safe for such activity.

If you think you do, try getting an “CGC Certificate” from the AKC and then you will know. And for those of you who are wondering, a certified Canine Good Citizen dog is much more respected by the police in a situation as well as hotels being more courteous in addition to other business that you would not expect otherwise.

Well, I could go on and on and chastise those of you who need it on some other proper doggie owner etiquette, but we’ll save that for another time. So until then – keep them on a leash and for all of us and the rest of us too – pick up after your dog already!

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