Originally Posted by DurangoSteve
I enjoy dogs, but my question is WHY do so many dog owners think they are ENTITLED to "share" their dog experience with the world? That strikes me as incredibly self-centered. One person's lovable, loved pet is another person's wildlife-chasing, freely crapping and yapping mutt.
Dogs can be wonderful companions, no question. But the whole world doesn't share that need or desire.
I don't mean to excuse people who let their dogs run wild, especially in busy areas such as put ins, or to excuse yapping, or inappropriate pooping, or especially chasing wildlife. T
But, we are entitled to share the world with everyone, there are many behaviors that we don't want others to share with us, but tolerance is important, as we are all different. there are good dogs and dog owners out there, but I think many people who don't like dogs don't notice them. they only notice the few bad seeds. I don't see it as any different than you wanting to have strict control of your life by keeping dogs away from you. That is inherently selfish too. If you have such a strong aversion to all things you don't like, stay home.
Lots of things in life are great to some, and disliked by others. I don't get why people feel so righteous in complaining about dogs when there are so many other wonderful things to complain about.