Do you let your Dog run without a lead? (1 Viewer)

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Coolcats

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This seem controversial but, do you let your dog run free in the country side. When out walking we often see people do this and at times the owners seem to have little or no control. Have to say we do get a bit miffed when a loose muddy dog runs up and get covers our Clothes in mud (ooops sorry says the owner he is just excited to meet you.).

For those who just let dogs run wild here is an interesting article on why your Dog should be kept on a lead from the 1st March to the 31st of March to the end of July why your Dog should be kept on a lead as it’s carnage to wildlife not to do so. We can live with muddy trousers

Can’t seem to embed the link so https://www.theguardian.com/environ...keep-pets-in-check-aoe?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other
 
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You wouldn’t believe the amount of times when working in fields I’ve had to point out the dangers of a dog off lead in the field I’m working, especially spraying!!
 

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Taking Jake the idiot spaniel for a walk he was rarely on the lead unless someone else was coming. Too busy with nose on the ground to be interested in boring people anyway but also had brilliant recall (failed gundog)

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Depends on the where and what’s around, certainly not near livestock such as sheep etc. Some places around here mark out protected areas to protect wildlife such as ground nesting birds etc. Unlike our previous lurcher (rescue), thankfully our current lurcher (rescue, thought to be saluki/collie cross), lab and JR terrier don’t have high prey drives.
 
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Yes,but we have immediate recall. If we didn’t,we wouldn’t.
 
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We only let our dogs off lead in our garden after we lost one for a long time down a rabbit hole also their recall is iffy😄
 

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We only let our dogs off lead in our garden after we lost one for a long time down a rabbit hole also their recall is iffy😄
One of our Jacks got stuck in a rabbit hole about 50’ down Beachy Head……the fire brigade dug her out……! (y)
 

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Depends on the where and what’s around, certainly not near livestock such as sheep etc. Some places around here mark out protected areas to protect wildlife such as ground nesting birds etc. Unlike our previous lurcher (rescue), thankfully our current lurcher (rescue, thought to be saluki/collie cross), lab and JR terrier don’t have high prey drives.
Your labrador is a danger to ducks though :whistle2: :rofl:

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We are both from farming background and conservation. ANYONE who lets there dog off a lead, should be ..... It's irresponsible to others walking, wildlife and farm animals. Leaving your gog s...t is just as bad and I do not even like the long leashes. I do like dogs though, and am not against them at all just the few idiotic owners who ( well don't care or don't think) are numpties.
We have 2 cats and they go out on a leash as well, and use a litter tray inside the van.
 

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We have 2 cats and they go out on a leash as well, and use a litter tray inside the van.
What about when you're at home?
 

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At least my dog doesn't litter or crap in the sea.

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Can I suggest further replies are posted on the other thread.

 
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Mmm. Some strong views from the anti dog brigade. I wouldn’t have a dog if I couldn’t let him have a run.
We cancelled planning our trip to Norway when we found out that our dog would have to be on the lead all of the time.
I do spend a lot of time training Rufus. However, he is a young dog.
I wouldn’t let him off the lead near livestock or in sensitive areas during the breeding season. Other places I will let him have a run.
 

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We are both from farming background and conservation. ANYONE who lets there dog off a lead, should be ..... It's irresponsible to others walking, wildlife and farm animals. Leaving your gog s...t is just as bad and I do not even like the long leashes

Why arnt farm dogs kept on leads?

Do farm dogs have designated areas at the farm to crap?

I do agree long leashes should be banned, spawn if the devil 😡


Depends on the situation if our Patterdale is on the lead.
She has no interest in livestock or horses etc.
Recall is good for a terrier as well 😊
 
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I find retractable leads useful. They can be locked to any length depending on the situation. I think the nuisance value is because the owner on the dim end of the lead doesn't know how to operate them.
Used properly they are not a trip hazard and usually have a comfortable handle.

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This seem controversial but, do you let your dog run free in the country side. When out walking we often see people do this and at times the owners seem to have little or no control. Have to say we do get a bit miffed when a loose muddy dog runs up and get covers our Clothes in mud (ooops sorry says the owner he is just excited to meet you.).

For those who just let dogs run wild here is an interesting article on why your Dog should be kept on a lead from the 1st March to the 31st of March to the end of July why your Dog should be kept on a lead as it’s carnage to wildlife not to do so. We can live with muddy trousers

Can’t seem to embed the link so https://www.theguardian.com/environ...keep-pets-in-check-aoe?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other
I always do unless its busy..I have 4 jack Russell who do have instant recall tbh...but am with you 100%

Oh he's just saying hello...(no he isn't he's muddying someone trousers).
It's ok he's very friendly....(no he isn't cos that other person could be shit scared of the smallest dog)
And dont forget...some people may kick or harm your pet if they are scared or annoyed which can result in escalation.

Keep em.on a lead if you don't have full control
 

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PLEASE CAN WE ALL POST ON THE OTHER THREAD ... it's getting very confusing with alerts from both! :giggle: 🤪

 
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We use a rule which seems to work, in right conditions we let Faye off the lead but if someone close by has their dog on a lead then we do the same, if a dog is off the lead and approaching, we let her off as she is terrified if she is on the lead and can’t escape the other dog
 

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We cancelled planning our trip to Norway when we found out that our dog would have to be on the lead all of the time.
There will be areas set aside for exercising dogs yy
How common those will be, I don’t know 🤔

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