Well, that would be all well and good, but who is the one that hassled? The dogs? lol. Shoot them a couple of times with spray and they will possibly never chase anyone again, fearing what might happen the next time. Changing your riding route is only showing these owners that it's perfectly okay to let their dogs run wild in the streets. The dogs running inside the house with their snoots stained orange, and whimpering, might actually get them thinking.
In my case, my street butts up against a toll road, and I have no real choice. Dogs or cars whizzing by at 15 over the limit, hmmm... I pick the dogs, and carry some spray.
I also hold no hope of the dogowners on my street learning anything. I see them every once in a while standing in the yard. Imagine Onslo(sp) from "Keeping up appearances" but covered in tattoos and chewing tobacco. And that's the MOTHER figure, lmao. The adult son looks like a Reject from HBO's Oz. It's also hard to spot a dog coming out for the daily chase, from behind the 5 pickups in the front yard. They've been on the porch during a few chases, and they act like nothings even going on. I'm often surprised they don't join the dog in the attack, lmao.
The neighborhood is coming up, but not fast enough, hehe.