Yes. Pet owners definitely need to be more accountable.
This past Sunday, we went to one of our usual dog parks. I really like this one because there's always lots of dogs and people around which is great for Blue (I try to keep him well socialized).
Anyway, there's this woman there with her Boston Terrier (and man he was one tall pup).
Everything's fine for awhile, then she starts throwing a ball. This is a dog park, other dogs are going to chase that ball along with your Boston, including Blue.
Well her Boston didn't like Blue getting so close to his ball and went after him.
First it was a warning bark, Blue backed off (he's a big chicken) but then the Boston got bold and went after him. The owner jumped in and get her dog before he was able to get to Blue.
She's trying to calm down the Boston but you can see he/she is still tense and won't take his eyes off my dog.
Meanwhile, a pug gets a little too close to the Boston and he starts going nuts again. The Pugs owner gets him and leaves.
Blue meanwhile is just running around. He has no interest in the Boston.
A minute or so later she lets go of her dog and he goes straight for Blue. I run and get in between them while she's just standing there. My husband finally runs over and pushes the boston away as I'm yelling at her to get her dog. She finally did and even apologized but never left the dog park. That's the part I don't get.. why didn't she leave? Her dog was super excited and very unhappy at that moment, leave. Go home or for a walk, or wherever. But don't stay here!
Anyway, we're the ones that winded up leaving which I found ridiculous.. but it was either that, or chance her Boston biting Blue.
I remember thinking that if her dog bites Blue, I'm gonna bite her....lol..