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    Reading this thread reminds me of when I was in college I worked summers for the health department checking clorine levels in pools and doing visual inspections/quarantining dogs that had bitten people. Almost every time you'd knock on the dog owners door you'd hear the dog going crazy followed by the owner opening the door and saying, "Come on in, he doesn't bite."
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    I have a cousin who is a cop in Owensboro. Several years ago he and another officer were called out concerning a dog attack. When they got there 4 pit bulls had chased an Action Pest Control worker back into his truck (their shop was behind some house, the dogs were owned by a lady in one of the houses). When my cousin and the other cop pulled up behind the houses in Action's parking lot the dogs were gone. The other cop told my cousin he was going to go around to the front of the houses to start knocking on doors. My cousin got out of his car (with his shot gun) when he heard a shot come from the front. About that time two of the pit bulls came around from another house and started to charge my cousin. He shot both with his shot gun. The other cop had shot one of the others in the front of house. The fourth, and the smallest, didn't stick around long enough to get hisself shot. They said he was doing everything he could to get in the back door of his owners house. They called animal control to come get him. Once he was locked up they attempted to talk to the owner but she wouldn't answer her door. Later on the news interviewed her and she was crying that the police killed her babies.

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    I have had dogs my whole life. Like anything else, with ownership comes responsibility. If my dog got out and was pepper sprayed by a walker/runner, I would have no one to blame but myself. All Tell, you have every right to walk the neighborhood without having to worry about getting bitten by a dog. I say, protect yourself and don't worry about the moronic owners.

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    Quote Originally Posted by All Tell View Post
    I need to vent. I'm a walker. I've lost over 100 lbs. with walking as my main exercise. Now that the weather has broken I've been able to get off the treadmill and back outside. I walk over 10 miles a day around my neighborhood. Last summer while walking around a school close to my house 2 pit bulls charged me from about 200 yards away. Their owner, a large woman, took what seemed like hours to get to her animals and put the leash that SHE WAS CARRYING on them. To add insult to injury she then called me a dumb and said if I would have just stopped the dogs would have left me alone. All I did was back away from them and yell at her to get them off of me.

    Last Wednesday morning on a sidewalk in my neighborhood a dog charged me from across the street. It startled me so badly that I fell on my backside. Luckily it stopped when the owner called it. He didn't say anything to me. Glad I wasn't badly hurt.

    Yesterday, again on a sidewalk in my neighborhood yet another dog charged at me. It's owner, an older lady who couldn't have physically stopped this animal had it come to that, called the animal and got it to stop. She did apologize but told me the dog was gentle (the growling and barking kind of hid that fact from me) and that had I been WALKING MORE SLOWLY the dog wouldn't have bothered me. After my first two incidents I started carrying a can of pepper spray. I didn't zap the last dog with it but I have a feeling that if I had it's owner would have felt I over reacted.

    Here's the venting. I'm scared of large dogs. Have been since 3 of them basically tackled me and I got bit a couple of times as a kid. If I see a large dog come at me growling and barking I won't assume that if I stop it will leave me alone. I'm not a dog hater nor am I a dog lover. If you own a dog and live in a suburban neighborhood then you have a responsibility to keep that dog completely under control at all times. If your dog charges someone, unless it's being taunted or teased it's not the fault of the person who's being charged.

    End of vent. Thanks
    Probably Democrat dogs . seriously I would have used the pepper spray on them . when we first moved into the house we live in now 25 years ago our kids were 6 and 3 the people next door had dogs but no fences seperated the yards . when they let the dogs out they came after our kids . We called the cops and they made them fence in their yard to hold back the dogs . If they didnt do this I threatened to take a baseball bat to their precious dogs who wouldn't hurt a flea .

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    If my dogs are out of the fence they are on a leash in my hand period. Now a few times I've dropped the leash or gotten tripped up and it's gotten away from me, but then it's my first priority to run down the dog and get back control. You are 100% correct to be angry about this.

    Granted my dogs are cocker spaniels and not all that frightening but still.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KyTmcNcc View Post
    Probably Democrat dogs . seriously I would have used the pepper spray on them . when we first moved into the house we live in now 25 years ago our kids were 6 and 3 the people next door had dogs but no fences seperated the yards . when they let the dogs out they came after our kids . We called the cops and they made them fence in their yard to hold back the dogs . If they didnt do this I threatened to take a baseball bat to their precious dogs who wouldn't hurt a flea .
    Now THAT's what I call a "slight correction".

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    I have been bitten and chased by big dog's before. It happened last Wednesday when I was walking around the community and a dog came out of know where and I had know where to go then the owner came outside and the dog went back to the front porch. I advised him that there is a law in Erlanger to either have your dog on a leash, behind a fence or inside he called me a couple of names and I went on my way. Next time the dog will get a face full. I have since started another route outside mostly go to gym and walk on treadmill. jd

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    Quote Originally Posted by All Tell View Post
    I need to vent. I'm a walker. I've lost over 100 lbs. with walking as my main exercise. Now that the weather has broken I've been able to get off the treadmill and back outside. I walk over 10 miles a day around my neighborhood. Last summer while walking around a school close to my house 2 pit bulls charged me from about 200 yards away. Their owner, a large woman, took what seemed like hours to get to her animals and put the leash that SHE WAS CARRYING on them. To add insult to injury she then called me a dumb and said if I would have just stopped the dogs would have left me alone. All I did was back away from them and yell at her to get them off of me.

    Last Wednesday morning on a sidewalk in my neighborhood a dog charged me from across the street. It startled me so badly that I fell on my backside. Luckily it stopped when the owner called it. He didn't say anything to me. Glad I wasn't badly hurt.

    Yesterday, again on a sidewalk in my neighborhood yet another dog charged at me. It's owner, an older lady who couldn't have physically stopped this animal had it come to that, called the animal and got it to stop. She did apologize but told me the dog was gentle (the growling and barking kind of hid that fact from me) and that had I been WALKING MORE SLOWLY the dog wouldn't have bothered me. After my first two incidents I started carrying a can of pepper spray. I didn't zap the last dog with it but I have a feeling that if I had it's owner would have felt I over reacted.

    Here's the venting. I'm scared of large dogs. Have been since 3 of them basically tackled me and I got bit a couple of times as a kid. If I see a large dog come at me growling and barking I won't assume that if I stop it will leave me alone. I'm not a dog hater nor am I a dog lover. If you own a dog and live in a suburban neighborhood then you have a responsibility to keep that dog completely under control at all times. If your dog charges someone, unless it's being taunted or teased it's not the fault of the person who's being charged.

    End of vent. Thanks
    You wouldn't by any chance happen to have a pocket full of raw meat, would you? Just curious.

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    Quote Originally Posted by All Tell View Post
    It took about a year and a half. I also made drastic adjustments to my diet. I do at least 10 miles a day. .
    How long does it take to walk 10 miles?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clyde View Post
    How long does it take to walk 10 miles?
    Depends on the size of the dog that's chasing you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mcpapa View Post
    Depends on the size of the dog that's chasing you.
    Very nice.

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    I was bitten in the shoulder as a kid by a large dog that was trying to attack my pug. I had to pick up my dog to avoid it getting thrashed and the other one put his big tooth right in my shoulder. Still have the scar. I certainly can't blame you for being apprehensive. I don't really get scared of large dogs, but I can certainly see where some would, and you really never know the intent of an animal when it runs at you, barking and baring its teeth. The owners know that there probably isn't going to be an incident, but that doesn't help you very much, and you never know when a dog will misinterpret something and go too far. Next time, I say don't take any chances with it. What recourse would their owner have, especially if the dog wasn't on a leash?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clyde View Post
    How long does it take to walk 10 miles?
    I break it up in 3 mile sets. Takes me about 50 minutes to do that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mcpapa View Post
    Depends on the size of the dog that's chasing you.



    OK I chuckled

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    I would start carrying a big wooden baseball bat. I think that would do a better job than pepper spray.

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