Redditor Refuses To Socialize With Colleague Who Refused Leashing His Dog As Their Kids Are Terrified Of It
Many dog owners imagine a world without leashes, where their pets can roam freely and their owners won't have to worry about them pulling in all directions or getting tangled in their leashes. They imagine a location where dogs can run off all of their extra energy at will.
Dogs who have a need to run can finally do so, or they can just decide to explore and sniff around. While it may seem like bliss to experience life without boundaries, there are dangers involved.
It can be easy to underestimate these risks while taken in by the sheer pleasure of observing dogs interact with their surroundings, only to come to appreciate how priceless our dogs are after a negative incident. The OP has a group of colleagues and friends with whom they party at each other's homes almost every weekend, taking turns.
A colleague joined them, and on getting their turn, they found out the host has a Dalmatian dog. The OP encountered a situation where the dog was kind of all over the petrified kids.
It got to a point where the dog became overactive and, at some point, scratched the OP's younger child with some blood oozing. Still, this host refused to leash their dog, so the OP decided that they wouldn't come by if they didn't do something about their dog.
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They all party at each other homes almost every weekend taking turns
The hosts don't have a separate room to keep the dog
The hosts said that they have no clue that the dog is like a baby to them and that they are insensitive
The OP had no problem with it but odd that she kinda had invited over herself in the first place
Avoid making the mistake of regretting your decision to let your dog run free. There are far too many risks involved in this procedure.
And keep in mind that when off-leash, even the best-trained canines are vulnerable. Regular pet canines shouldn't be exempt, even if they can perform backflips or make you a cup of coffee, because even service dogs must be restrained by a leash.
Here are some of top comments dropped by redditors for you to read through.
The dog is clearly poorly trained
There's no requirement that the new employee would be included
You and your group might be a little snobby
The new coworker's dog just might be friendly to kids
This redditor shares a little story that's similar to the post
This redditor has seen these dog owners playing these stupid games before
They didn't like you if they would not come to a compromise
This redditor's daughter doe not like large dogs either
Dogs who are social butterflies can mingle and interact with other dogs more naturally, and dogs can express their free will, make decisions, and perhaps even solve some problems—hopefully always making the right ones. But the dog in this story seems poorly trained, so the OP made the best decision at that moment.
The OP was declared "not the AH," and you, too, can drop your thoughts in the comments below.