- What do you do about aggressive dogs on rides?
When you say NOT usually, does that mean there’s the possibility that the bear would be willing discus the issue?
If i absolutely had too, i’d chance swinging a leg at a tiger. You never know. I’ll be running like **** from that bear though.
I’ve had the odd dog incident on the bike. So far, i’ve yet to be bitten. I dangle my foot out to tease the wee ****, then quickly and firmly push the dogs head away from me and cycle on. Like a kick, buddist ninja idiot style. Try it, it’s very satisfying 😀
I like dogs though and can’t imagine being frightened in that situation. I’d maybe lash out if i was.Posted 5 years agogrumMember
Oldweg, yes being perfectly serious. Obviously as a dog owner I tend to more relaxed with dogs, but seriously I feel that talking firmly but calmly will sort out 90% of yappers!
Dog owners making the effort to train their dogs properly would be better though wouldn’t it. I’d rather not get harassed in the first place.Posted 5 years agoteamhurtmoreMember
Exactly grum – which is what I said in my first post.
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This is not to deny the fact that dog owners should keep their animals under control at all times but merely to remind us of the laws of the land.
[Tell me, you seem to making a habit of jumping on my posts at the moment. Is it actually you, or have you lent your password to your old mate, who was fond of such things? 😉 ]Posted 5 years agoteamhurtmoreMember
Let you off then, just sounds like….
Not blaming the victim, just trying to give advice from what works for me. But I do think that the “kick the dog type in the head” type of advice in recent threads is ill-advised – one, for the likely reaction and, two, because its illegal.
IMO aggressive dogs are best dealt with in a calm, but firm manner.Posted 5 years ago
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