Safety plea to dog owners
11:56am Friday 8th June 2012 in Letters
AFTER coming back from a lovely walk round the park I would like to appeal to dog walkers everywhere. If your dog is running loose and you see a dog walker approaching with their dog on the lead, it is only good manners to call your dog back and prevent him from causing a nuisance to said dog and dog walker.
When your over-excited and out-of-control dog bowls up to a dog on a lead it can be quite intimidating and they will behave unpredictably.
As a mum of young children I can wholeheartedly say that the majority of kids don’t appreciate loose dogs running up to them either, despite the owner calling ‘It’s OK, he’s fine’. I’m glad he’s fine, but please keep him under control. I wouldn’t allow my child to go racing up to your dog on or off the lead, so please give us the same consideration.
With the weather getting warmer our parks and open spaces are busier than usual. These green spaces are for everyone. If your dog is charging up to people and other dogs and you can’t get him back, please do not let him off the lead until you can be sure of his recall.
Both parents and other dogs walkers will appreciate it!
Jo Milne, Cobden Street,Crosskeys
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