Knee Problems Because of Unleashed Dog
Unleashed dogs are a hazard.
Teach Dogs Well
If you are like me, you love dogs and animals in general. Still, they must be trained or the alternative can be bad. The dog may injure someone or someone's animal putting you at the end of a lawsuit.
My own knee aches at this instant because of an unleashed dog in Denver's Cheesman Park. I was walking a roommate's dog there on a Saturday when I was off work. The ex-roommate's dog was a 70 pound husky. This dog, Max, was very ill trained by my ex-roommate. Max had two complaints filed with animal control and was on his last chance--one more incident would have made the mandate that Max be put down.
While walking Max at the park, I broke into a run, since he was a young dog with lots of energy and I was into exercising rigorously. We approached a group of people at the side of the trail in the park we ran on.
Suddenly, a small dog shot out of the group of people unleashed.
Now, being a very ill-trained dog, Max began to chase the little dog, which should not have been unleashed anyway. I had let Max out out the adjustable leash we had about six feet. Max spiraled around me out six feet as I tried to get the unruly dog under control. In a few seconds, he crashed straight on into the outside of my left knee, leaving me unable to walk, holding the leash on a smaller dog.
Amazingly, the crowd of Cheesman dog-owners or otherwise friends (fiends) dispersed giving me no help. Of course, the person who owned the dog would not want the liability if I were to find out who it was. The others probably did not want to get involved.
A kindly soul who had been jogging around the park gave me assistance. The pain was so bad, I lost my lunch, but held on to the pup with the assistance of the kindly soul.
This kindly soul helped me get Max home with me limping all the way. I had a lot of trouble the next several days.
A doctor's visit told me I had ligament damage, which is actually worse than a broken bone. He said that he could not specify the damage to a particular time. (I had been one of these fools who did high-impact aerobics at a previous part of my life.)
Still, I remain vigilant against anti-social dogs. I carry pepper spray to ward off such animals, yet I know that it is poor human training that causes all of this.