Dogs That Dart Out and Dive at Cars
I have one who has moved in along my regular driving route the last month or so. Said dog's place is still in the country, so I'm talking about a 55mph limit country highway.
This dog lies at the edge of his yard looking innocent like many other dogs in the country do. But just as you drive by, he abruptly comes to life, bounds up, and launches himself at the car, barking, diving, obviously having a grand old time.
My fear, of course, is that he's going to misjudge things one day or slip or something. I've tried slowing down, but the slower you go, the more daring he gets with the tires, and he starts actually coming in front of the car instead of just nipping at the sides. The longer the car is in front of "his" place, the more he amps up. The shortest time of danger for him seems to be for me to not change speed, just ignore him, hold absolutely straight, and be by as quickly as possible. But every time, I'm looking in the rearview mirror afterwards or just waiting for that crunch. I've known a few distance car chasers, but this one cuts the margin of safety very fine.
Clearly it's a game to him, but it's a more dangerous game than he knows. What do you all do when driving by such dogs? Slow down, just keep steady on, what?