On my commute route there is a section where I have to ride on the sidewalk past a house with a ferocious dog.
The owner seems to get some thrill out of releasing the dog just as I ride by. He seems to wait just inside the door until I go by, then he lets his dog out. The nasty yellow canine comes charging at me with fangs snapping, barking nastily and displaying a blood-thirsty desire to rip the flesh from my bones.
The dog is on a very thin leash which is long enough to come just to the edge of the sidewalk. Technically, I guess, he is not breaking the leash law. It is surely an accident about to happen, though. One day some kid is going to be walking just off the sidewalk or the leash will break and it will be a disaster.
Even though I know it is coming, some days it scares the hell out of me.
Once, I yelled at the owner that if his dog broke the leash and bit me, I would sue the socks off of his feet. He just gave me the finger.
What should I do in this case? If I give the dog a squirt of ammonia, is that proper for a dog that is leashed? The dog is leashed, so I don't think the cops can do anything about it.
Looking for your opinions and ideas,
[Edited by mike on Jan 5th at 11:44 AM]