Posted: 20/10/2014 at 16:27
I think there are two entirely separate issues here.
2. The dog biting the jogger.
The jogger should not, unless invited or with good reason, be on your friends property. This is beyond dispute. The jogger was in the wrong and if she had not been there she wouldn't have been bitten. Fair comment.
However, the dog should not, unless provoked or threatened, bite anyone irrespective of whether it is on private or public land.
The new legislation regarding dangerous dogs, clearly, states that been on private land is no different to been on public land.
What may amount to just a couple of scratches on the leg of an adult could easily be far worse if a child or an infirm person was unable to take defensive action against the dog/dogs. The outcome of such situations are regularly reported, alas, too late.