Join Date: Aug 2006
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That's an extra concern for sure.
On the note of not chasing her, I was out at a park in New Mexico with a lot of large dogs around when one accidentally got out of the car and started running. There was a man in the area where the dog was heading and the first thing he did was to crouch down and call to her ("puppy") in a sweet voice and she ran right to him thinking he had a treat or something. Two different people commented that he did exactly what you should do when a dog gets loose, crouch/squat down to appear friendly and never go towards the dog. I hadn't heard that before, but it sure makes a lot of sense.