What do you do when the dog(s) you're watching are approached by a stray?

asked 2019-11-14 14:54:59 -0600

I searched all over Rover's help pages and couldn't find any answer to this question: What do you do when you're out walking dogs and a dog with no collar and no owner (at least not in the vicinity) runs up to interact with them? I've had this happen to me three times, and on one of them the stray attacked the two dogs I was walking. Rover advises making loud noises to break up a dog fight, but (1)I'm not confident that a stray dog will necessarily play by the same rules as a domestic dog, and (2)if at all possible, I'd like to get the stray to leave before he can start a fight.

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