Find a different walking route. No point in subjecting you or your dogs to an idiot who has no remorse or regret for their actions.The other day my friend and I are out walking our dogs, Toby was on his leash walking beside me and being a very good boy walking to heel just as his Uncle Tucker (my friends boxer male) was in the other hand.
As we were walking past the "Frenchmans house" as it is known, (mainly because the guy that owns it is French, lol). His dogs bounded up to his fence and started barking. (We were a good 30 metres away on the public road by the way). My friend had hold of 2 of her dogs whilst 2 more were walking beside her off leash. We told all the dogs to 'leave it' our command for them to ignore etc and they didnt make a muff, all just walked past the daft French dogs who were positively salivating to get at ours. (In the past 2-3 weeks his dogs have been out of the compound and have attacked us, even when we were no where near their house. On 2 occasions we have been the other side of the canal over a kilometre away. on each occasion however they have come perilously close to biting both our dogs and us humans, despite having had no provocation, it turns out he lets them out to exercise themselves). Anyhow, just as we get past his house.
As if someone had let off a shotgun or something.
Absolutely stunned we stopped, was someone shooting at us? Tucker (my friends boxer) was terrified and tried to bolt, he has been shot at in the past, whilst Toby practically jumped into my arms. We shouted and next thing we saw him sheepishly looking round the corner. My friend marched up to the front of his driveway, still on the public path and demanded to know what the heck was that noise. Was he shooting a shotgun at us or something?
Now this guy speaks no Spanish, or English and whilst I learnt French at school it is limited. So he called his friend from the house who speaks a tiny bit of Spanish who explained it wasnt a shotgun but rather a firework.
WTF! This man is throwing fireworks over the wall at us. He then proceeded to let his dogs out and guess what, they went for us. As he stood by and watched only reacting when I threatened to kick them from here to breakfast.
At no point did any of our dogs, bless them, go for his, they all came close and didnt even snap at the dogs as they barked and came so close to biting us I could feel the air being pushed past my leg.
What a moron. If Toby (Doberman) and Tucker (Boxer) alongside my friends Malinois, Pitbull, Boxer (all bitches) and her Sharpei cross (male) had decided to go in no matter how we held on to them the Frenchmans dogs would have been toast.
He wouldnt apologise, or even acknowledge what he had done was wrong or irresponsible.
What the heck do you do with folk like this?
It's unbelievable the idiots that you come across in life. Just take a different route, no point in getting stressed over something that is suppose to be calming (the walk, not the fire works lol).