A Stray Encounter
Do you know what to do with a loose dog? Follow these tips to keep you both safe.
I thought I knew a lot about canines until one afternoon, when my dog and I began our usual walk in the park, and I noticed a dog watching us from behind. His discreet approach startled me, but I could see a collar. I assumed the owner wasn’t far.
This dog followed us, always trailing by a good distance. My initial frustration with an irresponsible owner soon shifted to concern: Did this dog have an owner?
An uneasy feeling ran through me. I’d never encountered a stray and had no idea what to do. We were in a popular dog spot, so he was probably someone’s pet. I didn’t want to call animal control, but wasn’t comfortable approaching him. Still, I kept picturing a worried family, heartsick about their lost dog
Want to read the full story? Pick up the October 2009 issue of DOG FANCY today, or subscribe to get 12 months of articles just like this.
Give us your opinion on A Stray Encounter
Login to get points for commenting or write your comment below
Get New Captcha