If you’ve been adventuring with your cat for any time at all, chances are you’ve encountered an off-leash dog, and it’s not usually pleasant. In this episode, I chat with a panel of dog and cat trainers about this issue – strategies for dealing with off-leash dog encounters, what to say to the humans, and how we can make the trails and parks a friendlier and safer place for cats, dogs, and humans alike.
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Overview of the Episode:
- The importance of leash laws
- Dealing with the “My dog’s friendly!” excuse
- The importance of consent when it comes to pets and people meeting
- Strategies for dealing with off-leash dog encounters
- Opinions on flexi/retractable leashes
- What to say to people with off-leash dogs
- Making cat adventuring more mainstream
Resources & Recommended Gear:
Dealing with Off-Leash Dogs Blog Post
Live Video Episode Replay
Where to Find Chris, Jackie, & Beth
Chris Ramsay on Facebook: @ShakerHoundAcademy
Chris Ramsay on Instagram: @ShakerHoundAcademy
Jackie Johnson Website: ITrainCats.com
Jackie Johnson on Instagram: @ClaudeCrossCountry
Beth Miller Website: WagTown.org
Beth Miller on Instagram: @WagTown
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About the Author
Emily Hall is “mom” to seven cats, one dog, and two sugar gliders. She has been writing in the pet industry for almost 10 years, with a focus on traveling and adventuring with cats. Emily and her husband enjoy hiking, road-tripping, camping, and canoeing with their three cat adventurers. Read more about her here.
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