Having a leash in hand is simply not good enough

For those of you who walk your dog(s) on the wonderful city trail system and don’t know what the ubiquitous signs showing a dog on a leash mean — they mean your dog is supposed to be leashed.

For those of you who walk your dog(s) on the wonderful city trail system and don’t know what the ubiquitous signs showing a dog on a leash mean — they mean your dog is supposed to be leashed.

Just having the leash in your hand and letting your dog run at other people is not what the signs mean.

And saying, “Oh, he won’t bite,” or “Oh, she is friendly and just wants to say hello!” just doesn’t make sense to people who don’t know your dog.

To those of you who do use a leash — thank you so much.

Will Marchuk

Red Deer

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