Have you ever tried to walk your dog, only to be confronted by other loose dogs in the neighborhood? Some are just curious, however some Kelly and I have encountered have been aggressive. Kelly, also, is not all too friendly toward other dogs, which is why I keep her on a leash when we walk in the city. It’s always a stressful situation, and one that almost led to me give up taking walks–depriving both Kelly and I of healthful exercise. Then I found a solution.

Read our story, Doggone Excuses, in Chicken Soup for the Soul, Shaping the New You, to find out how we learned to handle this stressful situation, and continue to enjoy walking together!

How do you and your dog handle loose dogs on your walks?