|Barked: Tue Mar 9, '10 7:21pm PST |
|I had a similar experience last year.
I took Mikey up to the trails to work on his manners and as we're walking along a woman comes up from behind with two dogs and one of them looks to be a young lab mix. Absolutely going crazy. Going from dog to dog to dog to dog and then kind of harassing each dog.
Her dog runs up this small hill and right as he puts his nose down to sniff something, he lets out this yelp. I say out loud, "Oh. Poor guy must have stuck his nose with something."
Right after the yelp I hear her call him and he goes running and that's when I saw the collar. I look up ahead and I see the "clicker" in her right hand.
Of all of the dogs that were in this accidental pack Mikey and I were walking with, her dog was the absolutely worst behaved. And she had the nerve to give me her opinion on Mikey, telling me that I should just let him off lead and go from there. I politely declined and she says, "well, it's up to you, but it'd be better for your dog". Huh? Uh, lady, you freaking shock your dog and look where it's getting you?
So as we all continue walking her dog is just going bonkers and at one point her dog came running back towards me chasing and harassing another dog and as they passed, Mikey got pissed and lashed out. Luckily I still had his lead on.
Then a mountain biker comes riding by and every single dog is totally cool with the biker except her dog. Her dog starts chasing the biker, nipping at his heels. The biker is going up hill all the while yelling at this woman to get her dog.
I'm pretty sure she was zapping him while she was calling him, but it did no good because her dog was totally in a zone.
The biker finally stops and yells at the woman to get her dog under control and the woman blamed the guy for riding too fast (which he wasn't) and her dog wouldn't have chased him if he'd have gone by slower.
Then, on my way back on the trail I see a guy with a rottie and a GSD. He's put them in a down and has walked away. As I think to myself that this guy is doing a great job training his dogs, I see the collars. A shock collar on each dog.
The guy was so freaking arrogant and I just wanted to bust his ego bubble by saying something, but who am I to do so.
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