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 Post subject: Re: What is it with dogs
PostPosted: Sun Jul 29, 2018 10:15 am 
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It's the owners. 100% of the time.

A well exercised, mentally stimulated and well trained dog will not chase. Remove one of these factors and you have a dog that can't control itself/be controlled. The only proviso I'd add is that if you're rapidly approaching a family, or come between a dog and it's family, you may get a protective reaction. The dog should be under control, but I've seen a few (not many) cyclists approach families in a way that could certainly be seen as threatening.

I find it interesting that here in the new forest, the only time you'll have a problem with a dog* is when you come across one that is either always on lead, or clearly doesn't get the level of daily stimulation it needs.



*except puppys. And why wouldn't you stop for a puppy anyways?


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 Post subject: Re: What is it with dogs
PostPosted: Sun Jul 29, 2018 5:20 pm 
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My_Teenage_Self wrote:
It's the owners. 100% of the time.

A well exercised, mentally stimulated and well trained dog will not chase. Remove one of these factors and you have a dog that can't control itself/be controlled. The only proviso I'd add is that if you're rapidly approaching a family, or come between a dog and it's family, you may get a protective reaction. The dog should be under control, but I've seen a few (not many) cyclists approach families in a way that could certainly be seen as threatening.

I find it interesting that here in the new forest, the only time you'll have a problem with a dog* is when you come across one that is either always on lead, or clearly doesn't get the level of daily stimulation it needs.



*except puppys. And why wouldn't you stop for a puppy anyways?


You run them over? Do you drown kittens too?


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 Post subject: Re: What is it with dogs
PostPosted: Sun Jul 29, 2018 7:09 pm 
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The History Man wrote:
You run them over? Do you drown kittens too?


That doesn't make any sense.

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 Post subject: Re: What is it with dogs
PostPosted: Sun Jul 29, 2018 7:12 pm 
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Puppies. It follows on like a conversation. You know, the thing you’d have if you knew anybody real. :P


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 Post subject: Re: What is it with dogs
PostPosted: Sun Jul 29, 2018 9:50 pm 
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Okay, thanks for the insult. Conversationally, your 'joke' still doesn't make sense.

And for derailing the thread;


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My_Teenage_Self wrote:
*except puppys. And why wouldn't you stop for a puppy anyways?

Because they're not cats! :evil:

Although, cats usually have the good sense not to get in the way (unlike dogs).


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 Post subject: Re: What is it with dogs
PostPosted: Sun Jul 29, 2018 10:40 pm 
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My_Teenage_Self wrote:
Okay, thanks for the insult. Conversationally, your 'joke' still doesn't make sense.

And for derailing the thread;


0/10

Nearly changed it to we’d and we. All in jest. Wondered if you’d take it in the spirit it was meant. Apologies.

As you were everybody.


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My nut job of a collie/husky pretty much likes chasing anything!, we rehomed him and even after a massive amount of training, etc he still has terrible 'on lead' aggression towards other dogs, his recall off lead is still a work in progress, but if i venture deep into the New Forest away from other walkers / bikes / horse riders, he is pretty good......until he spots some deer in the distance and then thats him gone for best part of an hour!! :facepalm:

If im in areas that are frequented by other people / bikes / riders then he is always on lead to avoid any....um..."incidents" :shock:


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 Post subject: Re: What is it with dogs
PostPosted: Wed Aug 15, 2018 10:10 am 
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I agree that no such thing as a bad dog, just bad owners.


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I would disagree. We have four dogs. All similar upbringing since we’ve had them. One is wired differently. Just like some children. First up. First to react. Hyper vigilant. But wonderfully demonstrative and loving of his pack.


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