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Dog Walking Safety

Discussion in 'Broadlands Community Issues' started by jaxmanjoe, Jun 5, 2009.

  1. jaxmanjoe

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    I saw this tragic article and thought it a fitting lesson for dog walkers in our area. A woman was walking her 100 lb dog and were following another dog walker across some train tracks. The woman didn't think she could make it before an oncoming train and tried to stop but the dog was too powerful AND she had the leash wrapped around her hand in a way that she couldn't release the leash. She was struck and killed.

    PLEASE be mindful before walking your dog or having one of your children walk your dog that 1) you can control the dog at all times, as much for your safety as the dog's.
    2) you know the proper way to hold a leash so that you are not pulled in front of a moving car. It's hard to explain in writing how to hold the leash here but ask your vet next time you visit or look it up on the web.

    I've seen a few small people walking very large dogs and I would hate to hear about a tragedy happening in our neighborhood similar to this one, with a car instead of a train.

    Here's the article:

    http://www.ktvu.com/news/19662465/detail.html
     

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