Dog Owner Gets Mouthy With People Warning Him About Elk At Banff National Park: “Don’t Worry, He Ain’t No Shih Tzu”

Dog owner Banff

I’ll admit, it’s pretty impressive how unafraid dogs are while encountering much larger animals.

I’ve seen videos of dogs running up on bears and cougars like it’s no problem, even though both of those creatures could either severely injure or kill the dog. Of course, why would they be afraid of something they’ve never seen before? They don’t know any better…

That’s why it falls on the owners to take care of their dogs, and keep them on a proper leash in national parks. Hell, it’s the law there…

With that being said, here’s an example of another idiot dog owner who let their pet run wild on a group of bull elk.

This one went down at Banff National Park in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, where you can see a couple dog owners looking on as their dog runs up close and personal on a group of bull elk near the side of a road.

A couple filmed the situation, and yelled out to the dog owner, trying to warn him:

“Guys put your dog back on the leash… that’s really dangerous.”

To which, the guy nonchalantly says:

“Don’t worry, he’s a boss.”

A boss? C’mon dude…

The concerned couple come back with a pretty solid argument, one that should put it to bed:

“They deal with wolves on a daily basis they’ll kick your dogs a**. Yeah, they’ll stomp his skull.”

Damn… can’t argue with that. Throw in bears and mountain lions too… not to mention the whole giant antlers thing.

However, the dog owner isn’t having it, all logic and reason go out the window, and he gets super defensive with the ultimate douchebag response:

“Don’t worry, he ain’t no Shih Tzu like your dog probably.”

Good one, doofus…

The people from the car shared the story in the caption:

“My wife and I had come across some elk along a road right beside the highway in Banff. We drove slow, viewed the elk and took a few pics. After that, we drove down the road a bit and turned around to pass by one more time and also to get back on highway.

Just after we turned around, we saw these two tourists pull over and get out of their truck. They bring their dog out from the back seat too. Then as they cross the road towards the elk, they unleash the dog. We pull up and start recording.

My wife unbuckled her seat belt to look behind to see if they were getting the dog back on the leash. I parked the car, grabbed my camera and got a shot of their license plate.

When we got back into town, I called the Banff National Park Dispatch to get the Warden involved. The warden contacted me and said they will be pressing charges.

Just ignorant, ignorant people. Here… Let’s endanger our dog while also harassing wildlife… for fun! Some people don’t deserve to be in public.”

And of course the dog’s name is Capone…

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