Venting time sorry but…....
I get so tired of dogs on invisible fences.
I have two neighbors that have them, one with two flopsy mopsy dogs and another with a large aggressive black lab.
If I walk by the flopsy house, which I avoid usually, the dogs come tearing out right up to the line, freaking my dogs out. I sometimes have to run the gauntlet because across the street I see another owner walking their dog, so I have to choose, face the dog on a leash or the Flopsy Mopsies. Usually its face the Flopsies. They don't get too close to my dogs.
With the Black lab, it lurks than attacks. I tried to walk around it in the street and the lab went through the invisible fence, yelps when it's shock, but keeps charging my dog snarling! I just stood my ground with my dog and when the lab went to attack my dog, my dog went berserk and freaked the dog out. She was not ready for a fight. The owner comes running out apologizing saying, "That's not supposed to happen"
Needless to say I don't go that way anymore, but I'm tired and running out of options for my walks.
My next-door neighbor has an Australian Sheppard mix that they have trained to crap & pee in our front yard. No invisible fence, just trained to stay in the yard (not!). So I'm walking down the sidewalk and just as I'm in front of their house, the owner lets the dog out. The dog charges my dog (she's the size of a collie), my dog just grabs her dog by throat and flips it on it's back holding its throat, trying to teach it some manners. The lady is all shocked and I tell her my dog is not friendly, keep your dog away from him. So a few weeks later, it happens again, the dog comes charging out and my dog does not wait, just lunges at her, biting her and she goes yelping away. She does not charge after him anymore. She's scared of him now. Still craps in our yard though.
Then I'm walking the dogs and some big Lab puppy comes running out of no where, starts jumping all over my dogs. I was all by myself and started yelling for help. No ones around and I know my dogs will do something. A lady comes out a minute later and says to the dog "I guess we can't trust you anymore". What an idiot, she just sent the dog outside with no leash and went in the house not watching it!
I'm at the end of MY LEASH! My dogs need regular walking. I need regular walking, but irresponsible owners abound!
I can only do so much avoiding. Maybe I should carry pepper spray?
My dog is fine with well behaved calm dogs most of the time. He loves this little old Pekapoo that’s blind.
A misbehaved spastic dog he wants to put in it’s place. He wont tolerate that behavior. Again I would rather not take chances, but sometimes I have to choose which to face. I'm more worried about my dog hurting theirs. He once met a full grown Burnese Mountain Dog when he was a about a year old. The mountain was well trained. My dog automatically jumps on it's back and starts to bite it's neck like its a toy?
The mountain dog just tosses him off her back and the owner gives me a look like "what kind of mean dog do you own?" That's how I discoverd his dislike of large long haired dogs. They just want to rip their fur out!
A large yellow lab down the street he loves. They are a lot like people.