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Byline: C J, Solihull

I DO not feel comfortable around dogs and I wish that there was a law which says that all dogs should be kept on a lead at all times. In my local park (Elmdon) where I like to walk, I am often confronted with dogs wanting to jump up at me, especially the larger variety.

This week alone I have been lurched at by a Staffie type dog leaving me with a bruise on my thigh, a large 'playful' Labrador left his muddy paws all over my coat and a Bulldog type dog decided to slather me with saliva whilst I was sitting on a bench.

It seems to me that if owners shout 'he will not hurt you - he is just playing' then it is ok and I should play along. Well this is of no comfort to me and if I hear 'he likes you' one more time...grrrr!

I am genuinely alarmed when I see dogs on the loose and I wish that dog walkers would take control of their pets and remember that not everyone is at ease with their canine friends.

C J, Solihull

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Author:C J, Solihull
Publication:Birmingham Mail (England)
Article Type:Letter to the editor
Geographic Code:4EUUK
Date:Oct 19, 2019
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