"Sorry would've been nice"
When my husband was walking away, the pug owner said it out laud. Just enough to be able to hear it but far away enough from him.
Apparently, the pug was off leash & running up to our dog Woody and gave him a look. Our dog on the other hand performed a usual drama and gave the pug a fight back.
Woody was on the lead, the pug was off. Please somebody tell me whose fault it could be if there was a dog incident there.
The pug owner was only shouting from far away.
"Come over here!!"
It seems that some owners with little dogs think their dogs will not be blamed for whatever they do to bigger dogs. It's not fair.
I know our dog has some issues but that is why he is on the lead in the streets and mostly in the park unless we find suitable environment for him. Being responsible for what he does.
On other occasion, there was a staffy dog waiting his owner out side our local shop, off-lead. Off lead is OK as long as the dog is under control. however when the dog saw our Woody, he tried to make a move. The owner quickly realised and came out from the shop to make his dog sit. Very good so far. But then amazing thing had happened. The owner went back into the shop.
Obviously soon after the owner went inside the shop, the dog was charging across the street(what if a car drove passed!) and tried to gave Woody an attack. Luckily, my husband had managed to block the dog with his leg and made him off course.
The owner was running crossed the street and drag his dog away.....then,
"Suppose it's my fault, is it!?"
as he was walking away, again, laud enough to hear it but far enough from my husband.
No apology, no lead & not taking responsibility.....
I heard, in Philippine, you will need a licence to be a dog owner. Financial check and living environment are checked up. For bigger dogs, owners to be is mandatory to take dog training classes as well. It sounds like a very good idea to me.