On one side of the coin dogs are warm, fuzzy wonderful creatures. On the other side, normally there is ambivalence all the way to hate. And there is a whole spectrum in between.
The real issue, for me, is aggressive dogs. Those that attack other dogs and those who harass strangers with their charge, growling and backing in a threatening manner.
There are no reasons to tolerate aggressive dogs. Apologies after the fact are meaningless. Am I to let an elderly visitor walk the beach? How about letting my developmentally disabled daughter. And yes, what should I do when I'm being threatened/harassed (some owners say just stand still until we catch up to control the dog).
This is a dog problem. In reality, it is a dog owner problem. The dog owners should be the ones to control the issue/find a solution. Dog owners should have either physical(leash) or voice control. Dog owners should let the owners of aggressive dogs know that they are causing the resentment and anger of others. If the beach is safe to walk, the dogs would be welcomed.
For the dog defenders, give some suggestions as to how those who are harassed and threatened should react. And standing frozen in place is not an option.
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