It's nice when pit bull rescue people don't have to be the only ones to harp on about leashes. This comes from the Malamute people, who must get a million headaches in their mailboxes from nordic breed owners who want a born-free kind of experience for their dogs. There's some really good sense in this essay. Thanks for sharing with the rest of us, Malamute friends.
THIS IS A LEASH
IT IS THE BEST WAY TO KEEP YOUR DOG SAFE, restraining it
from darting into traffic, preventing injuries, suffering, death and
huge veterinary bills.
IT IS THE BEST GOOD NEIGHBOR POLICY, keeping your dog
from trespassing, attacking other animals, becoming a neighborhood
nuisance or violating community leash laws. It also stops your
pet from inflicting injuries on children and adults. It prevents your
insurance company from dropping your homeowner’s
policy because of your dog.
IT IS THE BEST IDENTIFICATION SERVICE, with a microchip,
a current dog license and name tag attached to the collar, it
will help reunite you both, should your dog get lost.
IT IS THE BEST WILDLIFE AND ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION,
keeping your dog from harassing our wildlife, destroying
irreplaceable native plants, or killing expensive livestock
by itself or as part of a wild dog pack.
IT IS THE BEST WAY TO DEVELOP AN AFFECTIONATE PET, as
the cord connecting you together encourages a unique bonding
between you and your dog.
IT IS ALSO THE BEST CRIME PREVENTION DEVICE, because
when this leash is not in use, your dog will be at home
protecting your family and property.
IT IS AN IMPORTANT DEMONSTRATION TO THE PUBLIC, confirming
that dog owners can be responsible, considerate people with
an equal concern for the community and its residents.
- Author Barbara Bouyet