Giz (gizmobunny) wrote in thequestionclub,
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What is the nicest way to tell a stranger, "You need to keep your dog out of the street or it's gonna get killed"?

Some new people moved into my subdivision a few weeks ago, and they have a tiny little poodle mix that they just let roam the neighborhood. He likes to chase cars, and he'll get right up next to your car before you even see him - you can just hear him yapping - and I just know that one of these days he's going to get caught under some SUV's tire, and the driver will never have even known he was there.

My dad has already talked to the people once, and they were like, "We're keeping an eye on him." Well clearly they're not, because nothing has changed. We live in a big subdivision off of a busy street, so we get a lot of through-traffic, and sometimes the dog will be two or three streets away from its owners. I just don't see this ending well, but I don't know what to say without overstepping and seeming like I'm all up in their business. How would you approach this?
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