It is our inherent responsibility to keep our Canine Family Members safe, out of harm’s way. There are many who either don’t believe this or really just don’t care. Some examples would be the lack of keeping them from roaming the neighborhood or running the roads. They can easily cause trouble like a car accident, destroy someone else’s property, and even make a mess like getting into the neighbor’s trash. I had that kind of problem one time. I took responsibility for a “foster dog” who would jump my fence and get into the neighbor’s trash. No matter how many times, I would go clean it up.
Eventually, I had to re-home her to a place she gets the love she desires and she cannot jump their fence. Another problem I have seen is where dogs chase cars. I know there is no leash law in the county, and I know that some people think it is ok for their dog to roam unmonitored. Think on this, what would you do if they caused a car accident? How would the “Law” apply to you if your dog was the reason the person was injured or killed? Do you not love your dog enough to protect them from harm and keep them up?
One more example, from my own personal experience, is from taking a drive onto a dirt road named Monarch Way. It is actually a dirt drive and I take it to visit my parents on occasion. Yes, it is here in Athens, but in the county. If you drive down it, you will almost always be harassed by a few small dogs, and the people that live there don’t seem to care. I have even tried to reason with one of them, and all I got was threats that if I hit their dogs, this or that would happen to me. I urged them, for the sake of their dogs, to keep them up. I even stated that I was a Dog Trainer and I did not want anything to happen to their dogs because I love dogs. To this day they still will not keep their dogs safe. So, what do you do in this situation, if your dog is running loose?
Ask yourself, do you love them? Proverbs 12:10 says, “A righteous man regardeth the life of his animal, but the tender mercies of the wicked are cruel.” What will you do now? I suggest either a wireless invisible fence or a fence of some kind. Chaining up a dog tends to mess with their mind, in my opinion so I don’t recommend that. And if you want to build a fence and need help, call me. If I am able, I will gladly come and give you a hand, especially if you are trying to do the right thing and protect that Canine Family Member. God Bless You.
“Remember to love your dogs because they love you. Maybe not the way you want them to, like chewing up your favorite shoes or what not, but that is just love chewing. Be thankful for the time you have with them always.”