In California there are not very many beaches that allow dogs. We found a beach over at Half Moon Bay and took Chance and Kiya there. The weather was great. As we pulled there was a rather large sign at the entrance that said Dogs allowed as long as they are on a leash and controlled. As we walked down to the beach there were a bunch of people with their dogs but the majority of dogs were not on leashes!!! As we were walking, dogs ran up to us and Chance would go ballistic. Anytime a dog rushes towards him, he goes crazy. He has to be the one approaching the dog in order for it to be a pleasant experience.
I would have to scoop Kiya up every time a dog would run at her. She is only 4mts old and does not need to be introduced that way. One German Shepard came at us full force. The owner was no where to be found. I had to grab poor Kiya before she got mauled.
I am so upset with these people. Can anyone read!!!! Or do they feel that the laws do not comply with them. There are leash laws. It’s no longer fun to take your dog to the beach when you have to walk with a stick and scan the beach making sure no dog is going to rush up on you causing your Basenji to go ballistic. I almost want to hit the owners of the dogs for not complying with California Laws. Sheesh!!!!!
From now on, I am going to carry a piece of plastic PVC pipe when I walk my dogs. I don't like the idea of having to use it but if a dog is going to run at me and my dogs, I will use it to protect us. :mad:
I think I know that beach (from I-280, exit H-92 towards Half Moon Bay, and at the end of the road (H-92), turn left (on H-1), and the beach is about 1/4 mile away)… Yup, took my old B over there and there are ALWAYS off-leashed dogs in there... Instead of bringing PVC pipe, you may want to just skip that place and go to Pillar Point... You can walk your B's (it's paved and it's on a high-traffic area so the dogs are usually on leash), then have lunch at Half Moon Bay Brewing Company - it's pet friendly and is quite relaxing... Or, you can also have lunch at the Half Moon Bay airport... They have about 4 camp tables outside and you can watch the small airplanes take-off and land, within a few feet from your table...