Runners responsibility for lost dogs?
November 7, 2012 12:35 PM Subscribe
A puppy chased me 5km from it's house while I was running, and I ended up dumping the dog on another home owner's whose dogs tried to come after me.... looking for opinions on what others would have done.
posted by dripped to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation (60 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Last week, I was running one of my routes out in a rural area near my house. About 5km, a young dog chased me down, and decided to run with me. I yelled at him try to intimidate it into turning and going home, and he/she would run back 100 m or so, but then would keep catching up to me when I had my back turned. I did this 4 or 5 times, but the dog thought I was playing with it.
Now I didn't know where exactly he came from, and pretty soon i was probably 5k from where I picked him up, and almost back to my vehicle. At this point, I was trying to figure out what my responsibility was..... as I wasn't really that happy with inadvertently leading this young dog so far from home.....
Then I heard aggressive barking, and saw two more dogs coming at me from 50m away from a farm house..... my dog companion ran to the other dogs and all proceeded to bark and yelp while I kept going...then I heard the owner yelling at all the dogs to break up the fighting.
Kinda felt bad for dumping another dog on this guy, but his dogs were coming after me........and it was one of his neighbors dogs.....
What would you have done?