Cass C Posted April 23, 2015 Report Share Posted April 23, 2015 I have a couple questions for those of you who walk your dogs. 1) When you are on a walk and someone is headed your direction either walking, riding a bike, ect. Do you move out of the way or go to the other side of the street with your dogs to allow the other person to get by? I have been moving out of the way and putting my dogs into a stay or crossing the street if there are kids playing on the other side of the street to avoid issues. My problem is when I just move to the side and put my dogs in a stay people have taken it as an invitation to try and pet them, which usually leads to me telling them not to pet my dogs and often getting the 'it's ok dogs like me' excuses. That usually leads to my dogs breaking a stay and barking. They usually bark at strangers on walks, probably because it makes me nervous when people I don't know want to pet my dogs. I also had a kid chase me down the road and try to pet my dogs from behind, which could have ended badly if I hadn's stopped the kid before he reached the dogs. Kids seem to think its ok to pet my dogs because I work in the local school district. What should I do in these situations or should I stop trying to stay out of people's way and just hurry by? 2) I noticed after the walk today the Lyka's paw was bleeding, which I think may be because we went from having 1-2 one mile walks a week to walking 3 miles every day, as I'm trying to get back in shape and what better motivators than my dogs . The dogs seem to be loving this new walking schedule, so is there anything I can do to avoid this happening again and is there anything I can do to help her paw heal or should I just leave her home when I go for walks until it is healed? Thanks in advance for any help you can offer. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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