Need a comeback line to "Don't worry, he won't bite!"

Need a comeback line to "Don't worry, he won't bite!"

Post by Paul Zarrell » Wed, 21 Jun 2000 04:00:00


How about: "...but *I* do!"
Quote:

> Any suggestions on what to say to inconsiderate dog owners with their
> unleashed dogs that come running right at you?  It ticks me off that
> on numerous occassions I've had to stop running and face a charging
> dog in order to potentially defend myself.  Maybe I should carry
> pepper spray - not to shoot at the dog, but to shoot at the dog's
> owner when this happens again.

>   - Mike

 
 
 

Need a comeback line to "Don't worry, he won't bite!"

Post by Jeff » Wed, 21 Jun 2000 04:00:00

Personally I prefer cussing out the owner and generally making an ass out of
myself.

But you'd probably get a better response by calling the pound.

Even if a dog actually won't bite (which I have no way of knowing), he hurts
me just as much or more if in his curiosity causes me to trip and hurt
myself.  If I'm just out for an easy 2nd run or something, I might stop and
debate with the ignorant dog owner about why it is not my responsibility to
keep away from his dog who is on a public sidewalk or in a public park.

A couple of nights ago I was running in town on a sidewalk when a big
bulldog came out and start jumping all over my legs.  I had to stop
(something I usually don't do - usually a good kick will get rid of smaller
dogs but I didn't want to try it with this beast) and after trying to get
the dog to go back to his house for a few seconds I looked up and saw that
the owner had been standing there the entire time watching.  I was a bit
perturbed and yelled out, "Get your dog the hell off of me!"

He said, "He won't hurt you."

I responded, "Yeah, whatever.  Get you're dog the hell off of me."

He said, "Why don't you just run on the other side of the f***king street."

Then we really started yelling at each other and then I continued on my
way - during this time the dog had gotten bored I guess and had gone off to
urinate on the neighbors flowers.

-jeff


Quote:
> Any suggestions on what to say to inconsiderate dog owners with their
> unleashed dogs that come running right at you?  It ticks me off that
> on numerous occassions I've had to stop running and face a charging
> dog in order to potentially defend myself.  Maybe I should carry
> pepper spray - not to shoot at the dog, but to shoot at the dog's
> owner when this happens again.

>   - Mike


 
 
 

Need a comeback line to "Don't worry, he won't bite!"

Post by dave » Wed, 21 Jun 2000 04:00:00

A youth size aluminum baseball bat would be a good choice for a running
partner... although I don't know who I would want to hit more...

dave h.


Quote:
> Personally I prefer cussing out the owner and generally making an ass out
of
> myself.

> But you'd probably get a better response by calling the pound.

> Even if a dog actually won't bite (which I have no way of knowing), he
hurts
> me just as much or more if in his curiosity causes me to trip and hurt
> myself.  If I'm just out for an easy 2nd run or something, I might stop
and
> debate with the ignorant dog owner about why it is not my responsibility
to
> keep away from his dog who is on a public sidewalk or in a public park.

> A couple of nights ago I was running in town on a sidewalk when a big
> bulldog came out and start jumping all over my legs.  I had to stop
> (something I usually don't do - usually a good kick will get rid of
smaller
> dogs but I didn't want to try it with this beast) and after trying to get
> the dog to go back to his house for a few seconds I looked up and saw that
> the owner had been standing there the entire time watching.  I was a bit
> perturbed and yelled out, "Get your dog the hell off of me!"

> He said, "He won't hurt you."

> I responded, "Yeah, whatever.  Get you're dog the hell off of me."

> He said, "Why don't you just run on the other side of the f***king
street."

> Then we really started yelling at each other and then I continued on my
> way - during this time the dog had gotten bored I guess and had gone off
to
> urinate on the neighbors flowers.

> -jeff



> > Any suggestions on what to say to inconsiderate dog owners with their
> > unleashed dogs that come running right at you?  It ticks me off that
> > on numerous occassions I've had to stop running and face a charging
> > dog in order to potentially defend myself.  Maybe I should carry
> > pepper spray - not to shoot at the dog, but to shoot at the dog's
> > owner when this happens again.

> >   - Mike


 
 
 

Need a comeback line to "Don't worry, he won't bite!"

Post by Larry Barrio » Wed, 21 Jun 2000 04:00:00

Quote:

> Any suggestions on what to say to inconsiderate dog owners with their
> unleashed dogs that come running right at you?

A stream of pepper spray usually speaks for itself.  And if the owner
comes after you, spray him too.

-larry

 
 
 

Need a comeback line to "Don't worry, he won't bite!"

Post by ProfWdes » Wed, 21 Jun 2000 04:00:00

Responding to this quote: "It ticks me off that on numerous occasions I've had
to stop running and face a charging dog in order to potentially defend myself."

I think eventually the owners of such dogs will have to be charged with
***.  It would be the same if they pointed an unloaded gun at you and said,
"Don't worry, its not loaded."  You can't trust that its not loaded and you
can't trust their statement about the dog.  Most dog owners see their "pets" as
extended family and the dog looks at them as part of their "pack."  The dog
understand the order of who is in charge at home.  So they don't bite their
owners ... literally, the hand that feeds them.  But the owner doesn't think
about the "nature of the beast" that still resides in the animal.  That
instinct is like a computer virus that just pops up sometimes without warning.
Dog owners will be quick to talk about the signs and what we should do to not
cause the dog to be startled or to kick in their instincts.  But the fact is,
it should not be our responsibility.  The fact that we could be in danger is an
*** and should legally be charged as such.  Roy, Runner since 1971

 
 
 

Need a comeback line to "Don't worry, he won't bite!"

Post by Doug Frees » Wed, 21 Jun 2000 04:00:00

Quote:

> Any suggestions on what to say to inconsiderate dog owners with their
> unleashed dogs that come running right at you?  It ticks me off that
> on numerous occassions I've had to stop running and face a charging
> dog in order to potentially defend myself.  Maybe I should carry
> pepper spray - not to shoot at the dog, but to shoot at the dog's
> owner when this happens again.

Spray the runner in the eyes, shoot the dog and then yell
back, "Oops, I didn't know it was loaded".

--
Caveat Lector!

 
 
 

Need a comeback line to "Don't worry, he won't bite!"

Post by Sam » Wed, 21 Jun 2000 04:00:00

I usually yell STOP at the dog or NO.

One time I even scolded the owner for letting the dog off the leash in a
high traffic area.

Of course now that I have a dog, I am even more conscious of it.


Quote:
> Any suggestions on what to say to inconsiderate dog owners with their
> unleashed dogs that come running right at you?  It ticks me off that
> on numerous occassions I've had to stop running and face a charging
> dog in order to potentially defend myself.  Maybe I should carry
> pepper spray - not to shoot at the dog, but to shoot at the dog's
> owner when this happens again.

>   - Mike

 
 
 

Need a comeback line to "Don't worry, he won't bite!"

Post by Thotful5 » Thu, 22 Jun 2000 04:00:00

I usually tell the owner..IF your dog has teeth, he CAN bite!
No one has argued that point so far.
Teresa

 
 
 

Need a comeback line to "Don't worry, he won't bite!"

Post by Todd A. Schultz » Fri, 23 Jun 2000 04:00:00

Quote:

> Any suggestions on what to say to inconsiderate dog owners with their
> unleashed dogs that come running right at you?  It ticks me off that
> on numerous occassions I've had to stop running and face a charging
> dog in order to potentially defend myself.  Maybe I should carry
> pepper spray - not to shoot at the dog, but to shoot at the dog's
> owner when this happens again.

>   - Mike

Well, as the owner of a pack of pit bulls, I've trained them to give
chase whenever they see a jogger. Then, when they decide the jogger has
become a runner - they give up ;)

Todd

 
 
 

Need a comeback line to "Don't worry, he won't bite!"

Post by Mark Schoonove » Sat, 24 Jun 2000 04:00:00

Just one number - .357

.mark

Quote:

> Personally I prefer cussing out the owner and generally making an ass out of
> myself.

> But you'd probably get a better response by calling the pound.

> Even if a dog actually won't bite (which I have no way of knowing), he hurts
> me just as much or more if in his curiosity causes me to trip and hurt
> myself.  If I'm just out for an easy 2nd run or something, I might stop and
> debate with the ignorant dog owner about why it is not my responsibility to
> keep away from his dog who is on a public sidewalk or in a public park.

> A couple of nights ago I was running in town on a sidewalk when a big
> bulldog came out and start jumping all over my legs.  I had to stop
> (something I usually don't do - usually a good kick will get rid of smaller
> dogs but I didn't want to try it with this beast) and after trying to get
> the dog to go back to his house for a few seconds I looked up and saw that
> the owner had been standing there the entire time watching.  I was a bit
> perturbed and yelled out, "Get your dog the hell off of me!"

> He said, "He won't hurt you."

> I responded, "Yeah, whatever.  Get you're dog the hell off of me."

> He said, "Why don't you just run on the other side of the f***king street."

> Then we really started yelling at each other and then I continued on my
> way - during this time the dog had gotten bored I guess and had gone off to
> urinate on the neighbors flowers.

> -jeff



> > Any suggestions on what to say to inconsiderate dog owners with their
> > unleashed dogs that come running right at you?  It ticks me off that
> > on numerous occassions I've had to stop running and face a charging
> > dog in order to potentially defend myself.  Maybe I should carry
> > pepper spray - not to shoot at the dog, but to shoot at the dog's
> > owner when this happens again.

> >   - Mike

 
 
 

Need a comeback line to "Don't worry, he won't bite!"

Post by troubledlone » Tue, 27 Jun 2000 04:00:00

Simply reply,  "No worries, my lawyer says dog bites are
worth $10,000 these days."

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Need a comeback line to "Don't worry, he won't bite!"

Post by Mark Berglu » Wed, 28 Jun 2000 04:00:00

The pepper spray idea sounds good but nobody understands runners so
they'll probably put you in jail. Depending on mood, etc. I've been
tempted at times to scream like a madman about puting that blankty-blank
dog on a blankty-blank chain.
 
 
 

Need a comeback line to "Don't worry, he won't bite!"

Post by ssloth.. » Thu, 29 Jun 2000 04:00:00

I usually tell them that I've been bit by dogs that don't bite. I find
that they're much quicker at restraining their dogs when you're holding
a can of pepper spray.

-ssloth

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