Pet Peeve #1: People who let their dogs run loose.
This is a big one for me, because I like being able to walk with my dog without having to worry about being accosted by someone’s (unfriendly) dog. Unfortunately, in my current neighborhood, everyone seems to let their dogs run loose. This is a nightmare for me, but so far, we’ve been lucky. The only bad experience I’ve had was when we (the dog and I) went for a walk and walked right into the middle of a pack of unruly dogs. We were able to retreat without anyone getting hurt, thankfully.
Part of the reason I hate when people let their dogs run loose is because I don’t enjoy feeling like I’m going to be mugged every time I leave the house. I also hate other people’s dog poop in my yard. I pick up after my dog and I don’t appreciate having to pick up after yours too. Dogs running loose can be dangerous, not just to other pets and wildlife, but to people as well. Dogs running in a pack are a bite/attack situation waiting to happen.
Not only can loose dogs be a danger to others, they can be a danger to themselves. A dog running loose may run in front of a car. They could be attacked by another loose dog. And if you live on the outskirts of town like we currently do, they can have a less than pleasant run in with the local wildlife.
So if you love your dog, keep them inside or in a fenced yard. It would make my life a lot easier.