I walk in Forestry Commission woodland, and, in order to have a pleasant 'circular walk' through the woods and back to my car I have to run the gauntlet of loose dogs who are left in their very large garden (several acres, so they do not need to be on the lane) with the lane gates open. These dogs are a youngish Border Collie (male - appears neutered, but leaps at car tyres every time I go past and chases my car up the lane), a Staffie bitch (about 10 years old) and a very elderly Lurcher (Collie-Deerhound and goodness knows what else). The three of them have already attacked a Greyhound bitch walking along the lane, bitten her tail and broken it.
Should I ask the Dog Warden to have a word with the owner of these dogs?
Most certainly you should speak to the Dog Warden in your area and have a word with the owners asking them to keep the dogs within their own property - if they have such a large garden there is no need for them to be out in the lane also. They could also be reported to the police as having dangerous dogs - a dangerous dog is a dog that puts any body in a state of fear or axiety it does not have to BITE or nip you. These dogs should not be left alone and unattended because as a pack they could do a lot of harm or damage to Man, Dog or Child !!