A 30-year-old woman owned a large female dog, weighing approximately 65 pounds. The dog resembles a pit mix, which could be intimidating to some people. After her neighbors expressed concerns, she decided to not take their comments onboard. Here is what she had to say:
Would Never Hurt a Fly
Despite the intimidating appearance of the dog, the woman claimed that she had never shown any signs of aggression.
The dog loved to be outside and enjoyed relaxing on the front garden, watching the world go by. “She often likes to sit and watch the cars go by, or look out at the pond”, explained the woman cheerfully.
Yard Rules and Off-Leash Freedom
The woman’s yard lacked a fence, but local rules permitted dogs to be off-leash on private property as long as they were under control or otherwise contained.
The Woman’s Compliance
When the woman was outside, she would allow her dog to be off-leash. Otherwise, she was secured on a leash, which prevented her from leaving the property whilst still allowing her to explore her surroundings.
The neighbors, a couple in their 20s with young children between the ages of 3 to 6, frequently spent time outdoors. This meant that the woman’s dog was often present in their company.
A Concern Raised
The neighbors expressed discomfort with the woman’s dog sitting and observing the surroundings while she was outside. They voiced concerns that the dog might get off the lead and approach their children, potentially posing a threat.
Asserting Property Rights
The woman’s response was firm. “I told them she won’t get off, and their kids being scared isn’t my problem when my dog is on my property.”
Despite her explanation, the neighbors became angry and remained upset. They began choosing to go inside whenever the woman let her dog out. This situation has left her feeling guilty.
The lady was torn between two strong feelings. On one side, she felt that her dog had the right to be outside on a leash unattended, and she knew that she wouldn’t hurt a fly. However, she recognized that this was making her neighbors feel uncomfortable, which she felt guilty for.
Questioning Her Choice Online
Conflicted, the woman logged on to an online community, seeking the perspective of others. One community member was quick to come to the woman’s defense, pointing out that “if they’re that concerned they should put a fence around their yard.”
Coming to Her Defense
Another reader saw both sides, but still defended the woman’s decision: “I get why they’re concerned, huge dog… little kids… It’s happened so many times before. However, you’re not wrong either, she’s contained and she’s trained. Is there any compromise you guys could come up with?”
Empathizing With the Neighbours
However, other readers related to the neighbors’ perspective. “As a grown adult who had an intense fear of dogs most of their life, I do want to tell you I totally get where they are coming from”, one person wrote. “I used to deliver lots of papers and flyers, and places with fenced front yards would make my heart rate and breathing spike because there might be a dog behind it.”
Too Trusting of Her Dog
To the woman’s dismay, many commenters unified in pointing out the woman’s naivety. “I’m a vet student and a big issue with owners is that they trust their pets too much”, one person accused. “Animals are unpredictable creatures. I have seen the sweetest dogs go full berserk over a new sound, an image, or a new interaction.”
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