A bunch of dog owners has infuriated former TV vet Dr Katrina Warren over a very irritating behavior that drives her “crazy”.
Dog owners have been delivered a terse reminder about applicable etiquette by a livid vet, fed up with witnessing rogue behaviour out on the streets.
Former Harry’s Practice co-host Dr Katrina Warren blasted irresponsible pet owners over one notably infuriating behavior in a fiery post to Facebook on Monday.
Dr Warren grilled individuals who let their canine roam round off leash in public areas that aren’t designated off-leash areas. She stated it was “driving me more than a little crazy”.
“Please put your dog on a lead. Why has this become so difficult? This includes cafes, walking on the footpath and at parks that are not designated off-leash,” Dr Warren stated in a part of her prolonged post.
“It is for your dog’s safety, as well as the safety of other dogs and people. It has become impossible for me to walk around my local area without meeting at least three off-leash dogs each time, and cafes seem to attract off-leash dogs.”
Why off-lead canine are harmful
Dr Warren went on to clarify that whereas somebody might have a pleasant dog, there was no saying how one other would react if it was approached out of the blue.
“And why is it OK for your dog to be annoying to others? I’ve witnessed some dangerous things with fights, knocked-down tables, terrified kids and boiling coffee going all directions,” she wrote.
Letting a dog run an unruly course of “saying hello” to folks and different canine was one other main pet peeve for Dr Warren.
“Your dog doesn’t have to ‘say hello’. What if the other dog, or owner, doesn’t want to ‘say hello’ back?” she wrote.
“’My dog just wants to say hello’ is usually the excuse people give when their dog has no recall, but why would you let your dog jump in the face of a dog on a lead that you don’t know?”
She added that conditions might go “pear-shaped very quickly”, having noticed dog fights happen because of a dog responding poorly to being approached.
Dr Warren urged dog owners to both “work on your recall or don’t let them off the lead”.
Gross behavior vet is ‘sick of’
The former TV vet additionally paid point out to what she labelled the “poodemic” in reference to owners who didn’t clear up their pet’s droppings.
“Finally, about the current poodemic – yes, dog poo is unpleasant, but you need to pick it up,” she ordered.
“If your dog does a poo on a footpath at night, it might be a shock to learn that you still need to pick it up, even if there were no witnesses!”
Dr Warren stated she knew some folks discovered it exhausting to get their “head around”, however that she was “getting sick of giant piles of poo on the footpath waiting in the morning”.
Almost 2000 folks agreed with the scathing post, some sharing horrible examples of how off-lead interactions had gone mistaken.
“I have had my shepherd attacked by a toy poodle off lead. If he had reacted, we know which dog would have got the blame. It is just wrong,” one individual wrote.
“Yes to all of this! I love dogs but with all due respect, I’d rather not have your dog jumping all over me,” one other wrote.
“I had to stop walking my dog around our area because there are too many off-leash dogs and my little pal is a senior and dog fearful. I don’t care if your dog is friendly,” a 3rd wrote.