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[Hey, You] Ignorance of leash laws is no excuse for letting your yappy little dogs roam free

Marla Campbell

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To the ignorant dumbass who didn't have his two small dogs on a leash at Park de los Vaqueros in Placentia one morning: You say you walk your dogs without a leash because you "live close by"? And when you let your dogs scare people such as my dad, and I told you that you must always have your dogs on a leash, you said, "Oh, not in this area." Check the OC pet laws (OCCO 4-1-45). It's the law. Don't threaten me with "I'll bring my other dog." Ooooh! Yes, by all means, go get your wife—as long as she's on a leash.

 
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Torg T. Robot
Torg T. Robot

I politely inform these sorts of dog owners that if their uncontrolled dog gets close enough to me to kick, I will do so.

Farmer John
Farmer John

Exactly, the owner gets the pepperspray first however when a dog charges me ,like my neighbor allowed his dog to do one too many times, the battle is on. A dog may not know the leash laws but an agressive dog to me is a threat. i guess those stitches and scars on my sisters face when i was a child left me with a small "fear". My legs having being bitten while doing nothing but riding my bike delivering newspapers(remember those days) kind of seared it in my brain. Anyway back to the wacky neighbors dog, one day while visiting my mailbox i took with me a pitchfork. When said asshole neighbor decided to allow his dog to charge me so he could get a laugh up came said fork, dog stopped in his tracks and it hasn't happened since. I like dogs, cats rabbits, so Im not a mean person, just frightened. sometimes....

Mrgofast099
Mrgofast099

It's called pepper spray. I use it all the time on dogs off leash. One has a right to protect ones self.

909Jeff
909Jeff

Wait... So what youre saying is there are self rightous douchebags who dont think the rules apply to them in Orange County?

C'MON!

SERIOUSLY?

Devotionallady
Devotionallady

This happens all over California. I encounter these d-bags whenever I walk my dog at a park. Signs everywhere stating that dogs "must be on a leash" yet I come across, at least, one a-hole who feels that the rules do not apply to them. And when I call them out on it, I'm the jerk. D-bags are everywhere.

Dweezle.Di
Dweezle.Di

So, using the concept of looking on the bright side, one could look on being assaulted by a pug as an opportunity to practice place kicking!

When I last lived in a situation where I could responsibly own a dog when that young dog would try to bite me, (using my arm or hand as a chew toy) I would push said appendage down the animals throat. He/she would learn fast that it is not smart to chew on me. My shoes ended up being tastier. LOL

OCtotheHeart
OCtotheHeart

You should use it on the owner, not the dog...the dog isn't aware of the leash laws. :)

FishWithoutBicycle
FishWithoutBicycle

They abound. (sigh) Such is life behind the "Orange Curtain"... :-P

HoundOfDoom
HoundOfDoom

Same here. I can't count the number of times my GSD has been attacked by these little things. These pint size dogs must have become suicidal after living with these addhat owners.

 
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