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Monday, November 30, 2009

Runyon Canyon hike

well coming from us, who like to hike in the backwoods, this was more like a challenging walk. We took the girls to Runyon Canyon because the trail is off leash in 90 acres and we can walk to it from our house. We had a good time and will go back again but it has the issue that most off leash dog trails dog: people.

Don't get me wrong, I love interacting with other people on trails but the number of people you meet who scream "Don't let your dogs get near mine because mine isn't friendly" is astonishing. I mean you are in 90 acres of off leash area and you think it is OK to bring an aggressive dog?

Then there are the people who take a rest by sitting on the edge on the trail, on the ground, and get upset when a dog approaches them. Again, you are in 90 acres of off leash area do you think dogs will leave you alone when you sit at play level?

This didn't just happen to my dogs (the upset people) but to everyone with dogs. I did not notice any dogs picking fights with other dogs or being rude to people, they were simply interacting like dogs do. If people have issues with that maybe they should stay away from off leash areas.

4 comments:

Teddy Bear said...

Sounds like a great park. It must be pretty there too. How could people be afraid of such cute little fluffy pups? Are they serious? We are friendlier than most humans.

Love,
Teddy Bear

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Too many hoomans are STOOPID!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra

Schwang said...

That sounds like so much fun! I wish we had something like that here; although, we do have the irresponsible dog owners here as well.

Sam said...

You are being responsible by taking your dogs to a place where they are allowed offleash. Don't know what the heck those other people are thinking...