Warning: rant ahead

This is for everyone on the sidewalks of New York City and beyond who might come up behind a dog and his person:

dog leashStepping over the dog and/or over the expanse of leash between the dog and his person is never the right choice.

Making yourself known is probably your first best move. The dog and his person aren’t intentionally blocking your way.  And giving them the time necessary to step aside is also appreciated.

But stepping over the dog or his leash not only puts the animal in danger, but you.  You could startle the dog into a sudden movement that could cause all three of you  injury.

And who’s going to get sued in that scenario?

The dog person.

So slow down and show some common courtesy…please?

Good boy.

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