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Do you do this?

Discussion in 'General Dog Discussions' started by E Diggy, Jun 10, 2013.

  1. E Diggy

    E Diggy Big Dog

    I was just watching video monitors and noticed a dog tied up out front of the place I work. I could see that it was an APBT, and went outside to check it out. Partly because it was a pretty girl and I just wanted to see it. I also didn't want to wait before someone came to me complaining of a pit bull tied up out front. I was a little concerned for the dog because we have a problem in my area of dogs being kidnapped. Especially bully breeds, and I'm sure we all know why. I just stayed with the dog for a couple minutes and kept her company until the owners came outside. She was a very friendly dog and I made a new friend. :hug: I'm wondering how many people do this. If out taking your dog for a walk and stop into a store for a minute. Is it a big deal or should I not be concerned?
  2. Tiffseagles

    Tiffseagles GRCH Dog Premium Member

    I work in the city and people do that. I hate it. There's no one there to control the dog and sometimes they take up the entire sidewalk.
  3. LilianaLove

    LilianaLove GRCH Dog

    You have to really trust your neighbors. Maybe if you lived in a small town where everybody knows everybody. In my case, my doors are always locked and my dogs would never live outside. So, no, this would be terribly irresponsible where I live.
  4. I have never done that and I never will. Not even with my spca mystery mutt. Too many dogs around here get stolen and I don't want them touched or bothered by strangers.
  5. SemasMom

    SemasMom Big Dog

    Where I live, any form of a tie-out, including that, is illegal. Even if it weren't I could never do that. I'm too paranoid something bad would happen.
  6. E Diggy

    E Diggy Big Dog

    Ok. I guess I didn't over react.
  7. dogeatdog

    dogeatdog Good Dog

    Pretty common where I live. I used to leave Tank when he was a puppy (9-12 months) but he is to DA to even think of doing it now. All dogs are required to be chipped so stealing someones dog is not really done here often and it is a small place.
    I did come out of a shop once to find him missing (yes I freaked) but an intellectually disabled person had responded to his whimpers and had untied him, got him water and given him their jersey to lie on, while they cuddled him not far from where I had put him.

    I have had my teen aged son hold him outside a shop while I went in and had to come back out because some man was abusing my son telling him all about "those dogs" and their "locking jaws" and what he is going to do if it comes any where near him. My son, his friend and Tank (on lead) were just standing there and this guy was going off, half the shop come out to see what was going on.
    So no I do not leave him tied up out side a shop ever there is to many unexpected things that could happen.
    That reminds me I went to a cafe last week and someone had tied there dogs up outside while they went in, their dogs must of needed something to do so they gave them both a bone .... ok .... but they had resource guarding issues and would growl and snap at people walking past WTH apparently they go there often.
  8. Jazzy

    Jazzy GRCH Dog

    I don't let my dog out of my sight. I'm actually paranoid to the point of not leaving her alone in a locked car in the middle of winter.
  9. Elliehanna

    Elliehanna GRCH Dog

    I live in a small town and would never do that. I don't trust people to not walk a dog past Goren, or an idiot with dogs in a truck not even tied up to drive by. Then there is my fear of theft of Goren. Dog thefts are very uncommon around here but still, I just don't see the reason for a risk of injury to him or anyone else. I guess if I really had to go into a store then I would but it would not happen unless its something that has to be done (such as an emergency like I am bleeding and need to go buy bandages or something)
  10. LovePup

    LovePup Good Dog

    I tie Jud out while I am watering and caring for the other dogs.... Is that different or as irresponsible? Because I have to come inside to get food (which only takes like a second and I leave the front door open since the food bucket is right there by the door). But he usually follows behind me up my ramp as far as his tie out will let him and follows me to the dog pen as far as his tie out will let him. So for the most part I do still keep my eye on him and when I am done he comes indoors with me.

    But here its not unheard of to do this... actually.... Its more heard of to see people with loose dogs. I'd rather see them tied up then loose. I'm just lucky that there are none in the part of town where I live.
  11. innoko

    innoko Big Dog

    I see people do it quite a lot, and often with bully breeds, which blows my mind considering I live on the edge of the hood and pit bulls get stolen literally every day. I would absolutely never do it with Krieger, if I go into a store while on a walk with him it's only when my fiance is with me to sit outside with the dog, or vice versa.
  12. Elliehanna

    Elliehanna GRCH Dog

    I think its completely different to tie out when your out doing some activity in your own yard than in a public area.
  13. Faberbutt

    Faberbutt Little Dog

    I've seen people do it in several cities/towns across the U.S. and Canada. I absolutely hate it. I've seen people tie them outside of walmart and go inside for an hour or into a gas station for a minute or two... I've never done it and never will. For one, I'm afraid something might happen to her... Someone would steal her, etc... And also because she would be terrified. I've gone on walks with my mother and husband and had them wait outside with her while I went into a gas station and she threw a hissy, so I can only imagine how she would react if I left her outside alone.

    The few times that I've had to go into a store or place of business when Faber was with me, I talked them into letting her inside... One was at a gas station in Arizona and they allowed it because I would be in and out in less than a minute and because no one else was around... Another was at a bank in Arizona after I raised a fuss and they made a big deal out of it, having someone come and escort us to a private room.... You know, so that she wouldn't shake all over another customer or something.
    I also sometimes walk her to the post office with me and people tie their dogs up outside of there all the time.... I just wait until after hours. They leave the box section unlocked and I run inside with her really quick when no one is looking and grab my mail. :P
  14. LeTigra

    LeTigra Good Dog

    I think this is very different. They're talking about in the city.

    I don't tie out but I do leave the car running and locked and run in the store all the time.

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  15. kady05

    kady05 Krypto Super Dog

    Heck no I'd never do that, someone could walk up and steal any of my dogs in a second because they're all so friendly. Granted, I doubt most would because most people are weary of them but still, not worth the risk!
  16. Reneek0707

    Reneek0707 Big Dog

    NO-If i have to go somewhere that Trina cant go in with me, she stays at home. I would never take any chances of her getting stolen, hurt or anything else. NO
  17. monkeys23

    monkeys23 GRCH Dog

    When my friend and I were roommates if one or both of us went to the store at night we would take Lynley her Lab/RR mix with us for safety reasons. He's a good boy and did fine out at the dog hitch in front of the store. He would not leave with anyone voluntarily, but he's also very well behaved.

    I have done it with Lily if she's right where i can see her the whole time like at the coffee shop with window walls, but no way in hell would I do that to Scout. That would worry Scout greatly.

    They have all been to many different restaraunt patios and such. Great end to a dog walk down the greenbelt!
  18. HappyPuppy

    HappyPuppy Good Dog

    I've only done it at 2 select places for only seconds-minutes but I don't like to do it and worry the entire time.... and then scurry out in a hurry but I don't generally make a habit of it -only when I'm alone and need to do something quickly.... I'm even worried about leaving her alone in my car even tho she's a mix and not a sexy specimen, but she is soooo friendly I'm afraid someone will want that/her...
  19. E Diggy

    E Diggy Big Dog

    In the situation I mentioned initially, the owners went into a grocery store and did their shopping.
  20. l0k1

    l0k1 Puppy

    I knew of people doing this when I was a kid but I haven't seen that in years. I would never do that, especially not with any powerful/bully breed.

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