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Lady sicced her dog on me.

Old 05-12-18, 08:29 AM
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Originally Posted by mcours2006 View Post
Well, if the dog is in an unfenced area then it should really be leashed. Some dogs will chase anything that moves if unleashed.
I've seen plenty of people with unleashed dogs . Technically it's illegal unless you are in a fenced dog park, but many people still do it. I've almost been chased by one few years ago while riding through a park right in front of my home.
I've passed many people with leashed dogs where the dog was getting aggressive at the sight of a cyclists and the owner had to use some force and hold their leash very tight, I can just imagine what would happen if some of these dogs were unleashed or broke off the leash. That's why I always have my chain lock with padlock on my handlebars.
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Old 05-12-18, 08:41 AM
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Originally Posted by Witterings View Post
Not on that occasion but she's teaching the dog to chase cyclists and one day she may be in open park when a child cycles past .... even if the dog doesn't actually attack the child they're probably going to excavate their bowels and are highly likely to have an accident. A child could be cycling at the side of the road and watching the dog to try and get away from it and could steer out under a car .... totally irresponsible behavior.

Well said.
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Old 05-12-18, 09:59 AM
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A woman in our riding group was attacked by a small dog (looked like Pekingese) while our group was riding in the country near Hempstead, TX. Trying to avoid running over it she ended up in a ditch and broke her wrist. That was two years ago and she has not been on a bike since. Unleashed dogs are not funny. Large or small
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Old 05-12-18, 12:01 PM
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A squirt from a water bottle goes through a fence just fine, IME.
That'll get the little anklebiter to think twice next time.
Doesn't work quite as well on the owners, tho......
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Old 05-12-18, 12:18 PM
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Originally Posted by GerryinHouston View Post
A woman in our riding group was attacked by a small dog (looked like Pekingese) while our group was riding in the country near Hempstead, TX. Trying to avoid running over it she ended up in a ditch and broke her wrist. That was two years ago and she has not been on a bike since. Unleashed dogs are not funny. Large or small
A local University professor was riding on one of our MUPs when an unleashed dog ran in front of his wheel, causing him to crash. He died from the head injury.
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Old 05-12-18, 03:03 PM
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Originally Posted by JohnDThompson View Post
But why train your dog to think that chasing cyclists is appropriate fun? Someday, that dog will be in an unfenced area, see a cyclist and cause an accident.
My point exactly. A non-event in my case, but outside of the fenced dog park the pooch is now conditioned to chase.

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Old 05-13-18, 06:49 AM
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Yep, I'm with the others, stupid. What happens when the dog isn't contained by a fence and chases a rider? I say that sitting here about 3 months from having a dog run into my front wheel and wreck me. Grade 3 separation of my right AC joint means my shoulder is now forever messed up. Then damage to the joint of my right thumb and something amiss in the collerbone area on my left side. I'm finally back to riding but still have a splint on my left hand, pain in my chest and pain and limited use of my right shoulder. There is literally no excuse for her actions if she would just stop and think.
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Old 05-13-18, 12:10 PM
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Assault left unanswered, means you think it's OK.

It is NEVER OK, and she should be paying for her actions!

MHO
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Old 05-13-18, 06:27 PM
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Some good points on here and some of you need a laxative, you're apparently constipated and a bit uptight or at least, melodramatic.
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Old 05-14-18, 07:10 AM
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Double trouble
As a cyclist I’d be bothered by someone siccing their dog on me.
As a dog owner I’m bothered by another dog owner teaching such behavior
Some people should not have dogs or kids
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Old 05-14-18, 07:32 AM
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What if the woman had said, "Black guy, go chase him ... get him, get the black guy?"

Protests in front of her house would be on the six o'clock news.

This is no different. Substitute any group or activity you want.


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Old 05-14-18, 07:44 AM
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Originally Posted by WNCGoater View Post
Some good points on here and some of you need a laxative, you're apparently constipated and a bit uptight or at least, melodramatic.
And some people on here are just controversial as well
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Old 05-14-18, 07:45 AM
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Originally Posted by mikeoclt View Post
Double trouble
As a cyclist Id be bothered by someone siccing their dog on me.
As a dog owner Im bothered by another dog owner teaching such behavior
Some people should not have dogs or kids
Nor be allowed to post comments in forums
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Old 05-14-18, 08:18 AM
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Originally Posted by TimothyH View Post
What if the woman had said, "Black guy, go chase him ... get him, get the black guy?"

Protests in front of her house would be on the six o'clock news.

This is no different. Substitute any group or activity you want.


-Tim-
It's basically the same thing.
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Old 05-14-18, 08:30 AM
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Originally Posted by WNCGoater View Post
Some good points on here and some of you need a laxative, you're apparently constipated and a bit uptight or at least, melodramatic.
IKR. While I think it's a shame she's conditioning the dog that way, but "assault" and "paying for her actions" is melodramatic.

What surprises me about this thread is that, despite reaching two pages, no one has written that they would have shot the dog had they been in the OP's position.
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Old 05-14-18, 08:49 AM
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"If only I would have said something, to someone" would have avoided a lot of horrific problems...……………………
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Old 05-14-18, 02:28 PM
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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
What surprises me about this thread is that, despite reaching two pages, no one has written that they would have shot the dog had they been in the OP's position.
The OP would certainly not have shot the dog!
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Old 05-14-18, 02:46 PM
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The OP would certainly not have shot the dog!
Read my post again. I didn't suggest that the OP would. But there is usually a lot of gun bravado when it comes to threads about dogs.
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Old 05-14-18, 04:41 PM
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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
Read my post again. I didn't suggest that the OP would. But there is usually a lot of gun bravado when it comes to threads about dogs.
You are the only one bringing up guns.


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Old 05-14-18, 05:17 PM
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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
Read my post again. I didn't suggest that the OP would. But there is usually a lot of gun bravado when it comes to threads about dogs.
I don't need to read it again and don't care what you were or were not suggesting. I was only saying that I would never shoot a dog in this situation. As the OP, I felt that I had to categorically take myself out of that particular discussion.
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Yep, a quick squirt with the water bottle is exactly my response and thus far (30+ years) it has worked 100% of the time (except once, as I zipped passed the driveway of a sprinting dog... said dog scrambled into the road and was hit square by a car, the road had a slight bend, diver never saw the dog until impact).
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Old 05-15-18, 07:42 AM
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Originally Posted by TimothyH View Post
You are the only one bringing up guns.


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A telling point sir...
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Originally Posted by ThreadedSpoke View Post
Yep, a quick squirt with the water bottle is exactly my response and thus far (30+ years) it has worked 100% of the time (except once, as I zipped passed the driveway of a sprinting dog... said dog scrambled into the road and was hit square by a car, the road had a slight bend, diver never saw the dog until impact).
I was tempted to say I would have SHOT the dog ....... with a water pistol but as it was already a contentious issue decided against it initially

Certainly a lot of dogs don't like water squirted at them and it can be a useful training aid but again that's contentious with some trainers will say it's great to have a squirter handy for if your dog barks, jumps on furniture or any other behavior you wish to curtail ... and others are against it.

That said some dogs love water squirted in their direction ... a classic from years ago
https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x2m2haw
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Well, I'm talking a very quick, gentle squirt, it never takes more than that. It just stops them in their tracks, harmlessly, is all.
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Originally Posted by TimothyH View Post
You are the only one bringing up guns.


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I brought up bringing up guns. Search old threads and you will see that I am correct.
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