Dogs walking off leash without owner in sight
Walking my dogs twice on the walking path in Mayliewan area, 82 street and east towards 76 street. There is one entrance mid way into this path at about 79 street. Twice now we have encountered loose dogs with the owners out of site on this path.
Last year an aggressive Samoyed who picked a fight with my very old dog and the owner did nothing.
Last week a German Shepherd puppy came bounding down the path, owner nowhere in site and ran directly to me struggling to control my two large collie puppies. The owner appeared while I nearly broke my fingers clutching the dogs leashes. I was so upset, he apologized, still shouldn’t happen at all..
Today around 5:40 a loose Pit Bull came down the same path onto the path I was on. It came barreling from around the corner as the other Shephard did towards my dogs, my female who is tiny build got too close and the pit bull went after her. Her owner came around the corner and fell on the ice. I was yelling at her to get her dog, I am not sure she understood as she had a strong European accent. I could not hold mine much longer. My dogs do not realize the harm they could have encountered with a Pit Bull. There was almost a terrible fight and I was terrified. There is no reason for these people to take these dogs on walks, leash dragging on the ground while the dog bounds ahead out of site.
What if… that dog bit someone in surprise, or attacked a small dog, or knocked a senior over or chased a kid on a bike. What if? That is why we have off leash dog parks people. Not public walking paths and why is the city not patrolling these paths. They did one summer. These people know they can get away with it and they know there is nothing that can be done. A lot of people walk these paths and they are not a place for a unrestrained dog. I tried to report to bylaw but there is no subject under loose dogs in leashed area to report.
So if you own a restricted dog, or an aggressive dog towards other dogs or people, hold that leash. What are you looking for, you are so irresponsible it makes me sick of this happening in supposedly a safe zone to walk my dogs and train them.