Well I am always prepared with water, blistex and pepper spray when I go for a jog. But when a puppy follows you home what can you do. I tried not to pay any attention to it, but I think it knew I was a dog person and followed me and my daughter the last half of our jog home. It was so cute, jogged like a pro! Of course we made flyers and ended up just now having the owner come and get the dog, but it took a lot of effort putting up flyers and not to mention making them up with a picture and everything. I could have spent my time better doing things I needed to get done.
Does anyone have a sure fire way to not have a dog follow you short of shooting it with pepper spray. I really wish people made a better effort of keeping the dog in the yard. I have a feeling (from what he said) it happens a lot. Why don't they fix it? I have three dogs myself and we would never let that happen. If there is a spot they can get out or fit through, fix it! It is so dangerous to let them get out., not just to the runner, but to the dog. I have sprayed a couple dogs that have scared me, and I always feel guilty after.