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:
Was it Ft Funston you went to? And it has always been used as an off leash dog park for years and years, regardless of the signs. I know in the past few years they tried to make it on leash, but no one does it… or was this a different beach?