Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Oakland, CA
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Being a big dog owner, of all my dog owning yrs (125+ lbs) I have the opposite problem with anything from a pitbull off leash to a chihuahua off leash trying to get to my big dog.
yes, you absolutely did the right thing. I personally would report the jogger, to the police, if you know the dog breed and the intersection it happened at. then there is a record, and if it happens again (and it will), she has a history of being a violator.
You don't know what would have happened if your dog was still on the ground. Obviously a hav on the ground was tempting enough for the dog to run away from it's owner, so yes, do whatever it takes.
A neighbor recently told me that the offleash dog is always at fault, independent of size. To me, it's not comforting, b/c the damage is already done if that other dog gets to your dog.
My little Ollie always stands his ground, and often I react (and get him out of danger), when his calmness does the trick. and he looks at me like, I had that under control!