Dog owners need training

I would like to thank the nice gentleman who helped me in Peter Jannink Park on Aug 15.

I would like to thank the nice gentleman who helped me in Peter Jannink Park on Aug 15.

I was just beginning my walk with my leashed smaller dog when a large, very muscular, unleashed dog ran from its owner’s attempt to control it and knocked me down flat on my face.

I dropped my leash as I hit the ground. It then, along with the owner’s other two dogs, chased my dog away. I twisted my knee quite badly and though it isn’t broken, a 67-year-old lady with arthritis doesn’t need another reason to move slower.

The nice gentleman (I didn’t get his name) assisted me in hobbling around the park looking for my dog and then to my car where the dog’s owner had found her and opened the door for her. I was barely able to get us both home and then medical help for my injuries. I still have difficulty walking without pain.

Thank you, kind sir! You were a ray of light in the gloom of the day.

As to the other dog owner, if you have little control, perhaps a public park is not the place for you. Your whole “family” should get some training and decide who really is the “pack leader.” If you don’t really care about others, people will resent sharing any space with you and your dogs. They will get tired of paying for your consequences. Your dog deserves better than that.

Joyce Chatelain

 

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