Your dog may be friendly, but I don’t want to pet it.

Dear dog owners who walk the canal with their pets off-leash:
Please, please, PLEASE be respectful and leash your dog! I’m a runner who frequents the path for exercise. Your dog may be nice to you, but you just never know. I’ve been bit by a so-called friendly dog and have a scar and no feeling on my calf. Just last week I was chased by a “friendly” dog. This is not only annoying but irresponsible. Be respectful of the law and your fellow canal walkers/runners/bikers. Leash up!

One thought on “Your dog may be friendly, but I don’t want to pet it.”

  1. I totally agree. We also walk our small doxie around the canal and it scares me when off leash dogs lunges at her. We never take her leash off because we know she’s bound to race ahead. It’s just common courtesy!

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