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While walking my dog a bigger dog comes along & wants to play with my dog. While they are both on leashes.I always pull my dog back away from the other dog. As I don't like to let other strange dogs near my dog. There is no reason for it. But again today this lady goes...........
"oh yes we know your dog is soooo fragile" in a slight sarcastic way.
I think I'm going to just give up explaining that I don't want her
dog near mine and walk away from her.
It is quite obvious her dog is highly excitable and larger then my dog.
Why on earth would I want her dog to play with mine??
Her dog is Always pulling on her and she is older. I just don't get it.
What would you say back to this woman?
Or would you just ignore her and walk away?
And yes this is still the Boston Terrier(as she says) and looks like 35 pounds. So it must be a mix or something.
Highly excitable BT and so wants my dog when it sees it. Kinda scary.
I tried "we already had an incident" but the woman does not get it.

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While walking my dog a bigger dog comes along & wants to play with my dog. While they are both on leashes.I always pull my dog back away from the other dog. As I don't like to let other strange dogs near my dog. There is no reason for it. But again today this lady goes...........
"oh yes we know your dog is soooo fragile" in a slight sarcastic way.
I think I'm going to just give up explaining that I don't want her
dog near mine and walk away from her.
It is quite obvious her dog is highly excitable and larger then my dog.
Why on earth would I want her dog to play with mine??
Her dog is Always pulling on her and she is older. I just don't get it.
What would you say back to this woman?
Or would you just ignore her and walk away?
And yes this is still the Boston Terrier(as she says) and looks like 35 pounds. So it must be a mix or something.
Highly excitable BT and so wants my dog when it sees it. Kinda scary.
I tried "we already had an incident" but the woman does not get it.
Yeah, Bostons aren't 35 lb dogs. Top size ffor the breed is 25 lbs, but most are much smaller... Similar in size to a lot of Havanese. But that doesn't matter. YOU have the right to decide whether you want any other dog near yours. You don't have to give ANY explanation, but if you feel the need, you can just tell the woman that you are practicing for the CGC, where your dog will need to ignore other dogs nearby.


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yeah don't feel guilty. For your dogs sake ,stay away from her . Only greet calm dogs. If the owner can't get them calm. , don't greet. Any on leash greetings should be very brief.

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I have neighbors who have big dogs and they understand.
We wave at one another when I cross the street.
No problem.

Just say "Mine is not reliable, I don't trust her, do not want to see anyone get hurt".

I do this all the time when we encounter 2 dogs being walked. I pull away and say "He gets intimidated .. . .I don't want anyone to get hurt"

Sometimes blaming your own dog just to get out of the possible incident works.
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What would I say back to this woman, well I can not type what I would say to her here. Just not nice.
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Hi Joe Pat,
How are all your puppies?

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Doing great, how has it been up your way. It was bath day around here and boy was that fun. All are tired out and sleeping on the couch around us now. We have the squirrel trap working and boy are they watching it now. We catch them and let the go is a big deal in the back yard.
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