Am I expecting too much?

Cinnamontoast

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We always put pup on a lead to greet other dogs that are on leads and always have her to heel. I really messed up with this one and only left her off because I had a x collie myself and she was brilliant greeting other lose dogs but she didn't like dogs on leads. Won't happen again that's for sure.
Trouble is, other people can be idiots. I saw on my neighbourhood app today that a springer had been attacked by a staffie whose owners refused to give their details. The springer has a hole through its lip. Springer owner took pictures of the owners and posted it on the app. Sadly, some people will just not have the brain to stop their dog annoying/hurting others.
 

paisley

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We always put pup on a lead to greet other dogs that are on leads and always have her to heel. I really messed up with this one and only left her off because I had a x collie myself and she was brilliant greeting other lose dogs but she didn't like dogs on leads. Won't happen again that's for sure.
Genuinely and in my limited experience, I don't think you could have anticipated this, or have done anything wrong.
Dog ownership and subsequent attitudes to good dog behaviour have made a massive change in the last few years, and not for the better.
Dogs being allowed to have the equivalent of a Friday night post pub punch up now seems to come under "just playing/being a dog"
Having said that, I can see mine would be the one on the end of a night out having a little gin-weep and asking strangers to admire their kitten heels 😉
 
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