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Hey all,

Anyone have some good suggestions for riding with my dogs off leash in the jeffco/boulder area? Any advice is appreciated.

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Ian
 

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This is, in essence, nonresponsive, but you can go up the Poudre and let your dog run alongside up Hewlett's Gulch.
 

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Jeffco has authority to shoot unleashed dogs on site. Only if I don't mow it down first :)

That said, you can still make it around on the North Table Mountain trails with an unleashed dog. Enjoy.
 

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Ian Starr said:
Hey all,

Anyone have some good suggestions for riding with my dogs off leash in the jeffco/boulder area? Any advice is appreciated.

Thanks,

Ian
Anywhere you dam well feel like. ....:prft:
Of course, some bloggers here will get their panties in a bunch :cryin:
but its just a blog....
 

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Ian....

Actually anyone who is threatened by someones pet (lesh or not) is allowed to protect themselves from the threat of physical harm. This means any means from shooting it in the head with whatever device is available to kicking it in the face, to whatever means available . Said animal does not need to bite, chase, growl, an unfriendly look is sufficient, any physical threat...period. The owner of the dog is responsible for all damages. Before you flame, ask you neighbor law enforcement officer or ranger. It DOES happen, it just never makes the 6 o clock talking heads.

Dogs and bikes don't mix, it is a hazard to all. I have seen too many getting kicked in the face and being run over that I never take mine on trail. I care for my animals and wouldn't put them through that again. Rest assured that folks taking their dogs trailside are treated less respectfully than those that don't.

So if you have animals and dont want them injured or worse, or dont want to pay for that, leave them at home. All will be happier for your actions. And you will be rewarded in your next life for doing the right thang.
 

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As much as my dog loves to walk/run off-leash, I'll only let her loose to cool off in a creek and stand there to make sure I leash her up quickly before she gets out.

Your dog can get run down by a cyclist and since it is illegal to let a dog run loose on most trails, you can get sued and will have no defense.

Edit- while biking? That's just silly to do on public trails.
 

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Youngs Gulch in Poudre Canyon allows dogs off leashes as well. Even before I owned a dog I did not find it a big deal to slow down/go around dogs on this trail. If I want a training ride that I feel I can't slow down/stop for anything I use common sense and go somewhere that I won't have this issue. I am one of those that do not understand the leash laws- there should be a common sense law (if you don't have any you shouldn't be allowed in public, let alone be able to own a pet). That being said if someone is on a well traveled bike path/trail it is just common sense to make sure your dog is not getting in anyone's way. I was riding with my dog off the leash the other day (knew I was going to see anyother bikers/runners as there was 3-4" of snow on the ground and it was late afternoon) when I happend upon a guy snowshoeing with his two dogs that were on a leash. I called my dog and he stood by my side (I stopped riding) while the guy walked by. His one dog came after mine and nipped at him- not a big deal until the guy chastised me for not having him on a leash. I fail to understand what having him on a leash would have accomplished since he was within 5 feet of me as it was and it was his dog on the leash that nipped at mine. I thought about enacting my own common sense law, but refrained due to the holiday spirit. Oh Well, just another rant while sitting around bored- might as well go for a road ride!
 

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Agreed. I get sick of hearing "Don't worry, he's friendly". This apparently is reason enough for dog owners to let their dogs crawl up on me or chase me down the trial. I have punched an aggressive dog or two in my day, and it shouldn't have been necessary.
 

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jasonvelocity said:
Agreed. I get sick of hearing "Don't worry, he's friendly". This apparently is reason enough for dog owners to let their dogs crawl up on me or chase me down the trial.
Hear hear!!!
I do like dogs, just got a Great Dane as a matter of fact, but I don't want to be friendly to your friendly dog illegally off leash while I am riding.
"Well, he's never bitten anyone before" - HE'S AN ANIMAL - you don't know what he's going to do.
Thanks original poster for trying to be responsible and doing it at a legal place.
 

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If you don't want to encounter dogs off leash, then ride ONLY where it is illegal to have them off leash, then its reasonable to be irked if someone is breaking the law by allowing their dog to run off leash.

Some of you #$%^% have entitlement issues. There are other people in the world, and some of them have dogs. If they are not doing anything illegal (which includes aggressive behavior), then you should @$#% off.

To the OP: Any national forest is probably fine, but there can be exceptions near campgrounds and trailheads...
 

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So it begins...

davec113 said:
If you don't want to encounter dogs off leash, then ride ONLY where it is illegal to have them off leash, then its reasonable to be irked if someone is breaking the law by allowing their dog to run off leash.
If dog owners observed leash laws, we wouldn't have as much of an issue. Unfortunately, most people believe that their pet is "special" and doesn't need to be restrained.


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Some of you douches have entitlement issues. There are other people in the world, and some of them have dogs. If they are not doing anything illegal (which includes aggressive behavior), then you should f#$k off.
Concern about aggressive dogs and the safety of those around them is valid considering the amount of people injured each year: http://www.dogbitelaw.com/PAGES/statistics.html

I feel that those who choose to impose their dangerous pets upon the rest of us have entitlement issues. From your tone, I am going to guess you are a dog owner. If that is the case, I do not anticipate changing your opinion, only hoping you can understand ours. :thumbsup:
 

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jasonvelocity said:
If dog owners observed leash laws, we wouldn't have as much of an issue. Unfortunately, most people believe that their pet is "special" and doesn't need to be restrained.




Concern about aggressive dogs and the safety of those around them is valid considering the amount of people injured each year: http://www.dogbitelaw.com/PAGES/statistics.html

I feel that those who choose to impose their dangerous pets upon the rest of us have entitlement issues. From your tone, I am going to guess you are a dog owner. If that is the case, I do not anticipate changing your opinion, only hoping you can understand ours. :thumbsup:

Then you're just talking about the special case where someone is breaking the law by allowing the dog off leash in an area where it's not legal, or allowing their dog to be aggressive, which is also illegal. I think the op was asking about "Dog Friendly" trails, and you people come in here and start *****ing about people who are behaving illegaly? Start your own thread.

If the title was "Can I bring my aggressive dog who might bite you with me while I shuttle Apex", then I would agree with your comments.
 

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You are correct. A different thread may be in order. Frustration at inconsiderate dog owners is easily mis-directed at those trying to follow leash laws and I thank you for your comments.
 

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Marshall Mesa is an offleash dog area. You can't take your bike on all the hiking trails but you can have you doggie offleash there.

http://www.bouldercolorado.gov/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=3017&Itemid=1035

DOG REGULATIONS

All dogs must be leashed in the parking lot and trailhead area. Follow this link for a map of the leash requirement area.

Beyond the trailhead leash area, dogs must be on a hand-held leash unless they meet the voice and sight control standard and display a City of Boulder Voice and Sight tag. Dog excrement removal is required by law. I know that most people there don't have the Voice & Sight tag....basically all you have to do is watch a video and buy the tag but I have never actually seen this enforced.


There is also an offleash dog park off of Baseline Rd past 75th before Cherryvale that's an offleash park but I don't know if bikes are allowed there...I see people running with their dogs and XC skiing there all the time. Same thing goes with the Voice & Sight tab....but again it's not really enforced.
 

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davec113 said:
If the title was "Can I bring my aggressive dog who might bite you with me while I shuttle Apex", then I would agree with your comments.
Yeah, there is a time and place (and a breed of dog)
JeffCo county on a Sunday afternoon with say a St Bernard -- not so good
Random trail in national forest on a weekday with your well trained trail dog -- OK

That stuff is all snowed over at the moment, so take 'em snowboarding. :thumbsup:
If you are in the forest (not the Enchanted Forest, I mean like White River National Forest), riding in a low traffic area, minding your own biz with a well trained mutt or two off leash....then some dork has an issue....tell 'em to kiss your dogs neuticals:D
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