I was out enjoying the wonderfully amazing summer day by walking my beagle today. We were in a neighborhood and she was walking on people’s grass. Just sniffing, going up into the yard and coming back down. I didn’t allow her to get into any place other than grass. No slogging through flower beds, no frolicking in freshly laid bark dust. Literally, she was walking up towards the houses, then would turn around and come back to the sidewalk. If she looks like for one second she needs to relieve herself, I take the appropriate action to get her out of someone’s yard. None of that was going on, either.
As she’s walking in one yard (on her Flexi-leash), a car pulls out of another driveway a couple of houses down. The
gentleman man dude guy male representation of the species driving the car yells out his window, “NICE! Why don’t you put him in your own grass?!?!”
I was kind of shocked. I’m pretty mellow about people letting their dogs sniff around my front yard – as long as there’s no funny business – and I thought this was normal/acceptable behavior.
This is my question, is it wrong of me to let my perfectly well-behaved beagle briefly walk in someone else’s front yard?
Shout out your answer and let me know.