Return PolishForums LIVE
  PolishForums Archive :
Archives - 2005-2009 / Life  % width 10

Do dogs need a muzzle in Poland?

Selwroc 3 | 7  
5 Jul 2009 /  #1
my dog always walks on a leash. She in general is quite a nice dog but sometimes does not really like all the other dogs and gets angry. Is that a reason to wear a muzzle on her? Is it mandatory by law? Some people give me bad looks when my dog raises hell sometimes but she is on a leash and the other dog has come to us. I just feel like it is not fair on my dog if she sometimes gets angry (really not always) and has to wear a muzzle because of other dogs coming to sniff her..
ShawnH 8 | 1,491  
5 Jul 2009 /  #2
Is that a reason to wear a muzzle on her?

If she is big enough to cause damage to another dog, has an nervous temperament, and is prone to bite, then yes, a muzzle is a good idea.
Wroclaw 44 | 5,369  
5 Jul 2009 /  #3
there is a dangerous dogs list and all dogs on this list should wear a muzzle. all dogs off the leash must wear a muzzle.

it really depends where you live as to what the authorities enforce.
the problem is that, if some sad twat causes a problem and blames your dog. it is only the muzzle that will save your pet.

This said... not many people put muzzles on dogs when they are on the leash.
espana 17 | 949  
5 Jul 2009 /  #4

one of my dog do that too , he is 9 years old ,and i didnt find the solution to stop this :(.

i never will !!!
OP Selwroc 3 | 7  
5 Jul 2009 /  #5
Well, my dog is a rather small mixer. Do you mean to tell me that even if another dog, running freely, comes to sniff and my dog gets angry, they get into a fight and it is our fault? By law? Biting and getting angry is not always the same thing. She has never really bitten anyone... And we live in Wroclaw.
espana 17 | 949  
5 Jul 2009 /  #6
TOMAS my dog , in the first time he went out , was scared by a big dog when he was a puppy .he was chased by the other dog when on the beach , he was so scared , he was making a noise like a frightened chicken.

did your dog have a trauma too ?
OP Selwroc 3 | 7  
5 Jul 2009 /  #7
Could be. She was a timid puppy and I might have been too pushy with her..meaning trying too much to take her to new places and see new things. Also some grown up dogs were too eager to play and run after her when she was a puppy. So maybe all my fault. The thing is that she still behaves normally, is even playfull with some dogs, so muzzle seems too harsh on her. Especially since I have her on a leash, she is quite small and not angry at everyone.

Today we just got some bad looks when she got angry at one dog...
Wroclaw 44 | 5,369  
5 Jul 2009 /  #8
Today we just got some bad looks when she got angry at one dog...

I wouldn't worry about it. Above... I was refering to an awkward person, not dog. Most dogs are OK with each other. It's owners that are the problem. Obviously I don't mean you, Selwroc.

My dog (check my profile) is often confused for some fluffy Golden Retriever. It amazes me how many Polish folk can't even recognize one of their own national breeds.

It's not other dogs that I worry about. When my youngest was a toddler my last dog knocked her over just by wagging her tail.
OP Selwroc 3 | 7  
6 Jul 2009 /  #9
I don't know. Just feel like going out with the dog is a new stress factor even though it is supposed to be fun. Feel quite bad about this thing.

If I may ask another question, related to dogs. How do the polish people raise their dogs. They seem to be in general so well behaved and do not run here and there. I asked someone and she said she talks to the dog, whatever that means but also implied that physical punishment is quite widely used..(?)
Wroclaw 44 | 5,369  
7 Jul 2009 /  #10
If I may ask another question,

Dogs in Poland:
Most dogs kept in the countryside are medium to large and half pet half guard dog. It's not unusual to see some of these dogs on a long chain or roaming about in the garden of the property. Some can be seen wandering up and down the village street. I don't have a high opinion concerning the treatment, or lack of it, of these dogs.

City dogs: There is a fashion for certain breeds, which I've noticed over a number of years.
These days many of the larger breeds can be seen taking part in obedience training sessions. Although that doesn't by any means mean that the majority of owners take their pet to classes.

So I guess that most dog owners in Poland raise their pets by using the same methods as used elsewhere in pet loving countries. The difference here is the choice of breed.

Archives - 2005-2009 / Life / Do dogs need a muzzle in Poland?Archived