I want to post a rant about an irresponsible dog owner I “met” yesterday down on the boardwalk. I was walking with my wife and baby girl in the stroller and had my dog on a short leash. It was a beautiful day and there were other families there with small children. This dog owner had a black lab on a long retractable leash extended about 10 feet. His animal was allowed to charge my dog, growling and baring teeth essentially unrestrained even though it was on the leash. I was able to move my dog away from the situation even though this other dog continued to growl/bark while pursuing us. This guy did nothing to restrain his animal. No pull back, no command. What a friggin, menace. All the while there were small children and families in the area.
I don’t blame the dog, this is all on the owner! This poor animal obviously is not exercised regularly, was not socialized and is not trained properly. We met some very nice people yesterday, many of them dog owners without incident. If you are this dog’s owner, take a class and get control of your animal!