I am having a coffee in a coffee shop with a patio sort of area outside. There is a big dog, retriever I would guess, the one with the shaggy coat, tied to a lamppost beside me while the owners sit inside. I am sitting outside. The dog has barked on and off for 10 minutes. It has a good bark then is quiet for maybe 20 seconds then starts again. The owner has come out once to tell it to stop then disappeared again.
AIBU to go in and ask her to do something? I don't have dogs so I don't know what is reasonable to ask. But surely its not ok to sit inside enjoying your tea while your dog is annoying everyone outside? Or is this just what dogs do and I have to put up with it?
I don't have a dog, I don't particularly like dogs, so I don't want to be unfair. But it is very very annoying.
Yes, what's the point of bringing the dog with them then tying it up outside when they could easily stay with him? The dog's most likely only barking for his owners. YANBU. It would annoy me too, and I love dogs.
Too late! Live update, someone else has just gone in and asked them to come out and see to their dog. The owner is now outside explaining to the man that the dog is only barking because it can see it's family but can't get to them. But the dog is not dangerous. (Phew) The man is just looking a bit speechless at this explanation. I can almost see the cogs turning as he tries to think up a smart remark.
I couldn't hear what the man was saying unfortunately but one of the owners is now walking the dog around. The other one is inside. I need to leave in 5 minutes anyway but it was fun drama while it lasted.