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    Now I dont know if I am right here or not but dogs that are muzzled are "dangerouse" as in they may bite?
    At my local dog pak there have been 2 big dogs that came in muzzzled but are let off lead and muzzle.
    I take my 2 small children to this park and I am not the only one.
    I am a ittle worried and always leave as soon as I see muzzzled dogs comming.
    I dont think this is appropriate the owners arnt vigilant either.
    (being judgemental) But people like this seem to me to be the type of people that would blame me and my children for being at the dog park if their dog bit them.
    Side not I am very proud of my kids they always ask owners if their dog is friendly and ok to pat. Although Tate (2) demanded to leave as I wouldnt let him pick up a chihuahua.
    Am I wrong here am I being overly dramatic as I have my own dog issues?
    I mean I have met some psycho dogs at the dog park.
    The council actuallly wantded to shut this park down because of a similar issue and they wanted to turn it into a more family friendly environment.
    I have received some nasty looks when I turn up withmy children what do they want me to do leave them in the car? If I did that to my dog I bet they would be pissed.
    Sorry got a little off track soooooo thoughts?

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    Well being big dogs, maybe they do it as a safety precaution. If their dog gets a bit excited or rough, it isnt going to do huge damage to anything or anyone. So maybe they are doing it for just in case.
    On the other hand, maybe they are agressive, but they have muzzles and im assuming they are on leads, the owners are taking safety meassures but I probably wouldnt let your children over there until you know the reason. Maybe you could talk to them and ask yourself

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    they take the muzzle off the second they get in the park and we hightale it out another gate

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    It really depends on 'why' they are wearing muzzles. If they are greyhonds, then to my knowledge that have to be muzzled at all times when out in Public (except those that have been exempt) and this would include dog parks.

    What breed of dog are they?

    Have you ever asked the owners why they wear muzzles that are removed in the park?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ERINAH View Post
    they take the muzzle off the second they get in the park and we hightale it out another gate
    I thought the law said that all dogs have to be muzzled in a public place, so maybe they walk through places where there's more people and don't want to risk? And then thy come to the park so they take muzzle off?

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    AS I understand it the dog park is a place for people to take there dogs to let them run off a lead,perhaps not a place for children. There is a lady that brings her children to our dog park and I often wonder what will happen if one of the dogs or a few of the dogs bowl the kids over when they are running around chasing each other. Afterall thats why they go to a dog park in the first place. FWIW there is nothing for kids to play on in our dog park. Are these dogs aggressive when in the park, or do they just run around playing?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ~Jarrah~ View Post
    AS I understand it the dog park is a place for people to take there dogs to let them run off a lead,perhaps not a place for children. There is a lady that brings her children to our dog park and I often wonder what will happen if one of the dogs or a few of the dogs bowl the kids over when they are running around chasing each other. Afterall thats why they go to a dog park in the first place. FWIW there is nothing for kids to play on in our dog park. Are these dogs aggressive when in the park, or do they just run around playing?
    I agree.
    I'm a big user of the offleash dog parks..I also have 4 young kids that I wont take there...It angers me that ppl bring their kids to the park because it's the only area the dogs can play and run without any worries..this is their area.
    There is a cpl who bring down 2 little kids with their 2 border collies...the mother stays outside the area...but the dad brings in the 2 little ones...there is a lot of dogs running free and playing..most of them are BIG dogs...even the adults get run into by their playing...Candy bowled over a little toddler once....she didn't mean it, but grrrr, the child should not have been in there.

    If you can't leave the little ones at home, youre best off using the park when there is no other dogs there

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    Quote Originally Posted by ERINAH View Post
    Now I dont know if I am right here or not but dogs that are muzzled are "dangerouse" as in they may bite?
    At my local dog pak there have been 2 big dogs that came in muzzzled but are let off lead and muzzle.
    I take my 2 small children to this park and I am not the only one.
    I am a ittle worried and always leave as soon as I see muzzzled dogs comming.
    I dont think this is appropriate the owners arnt vigilant either.
    (being judgemental) But people like this seem to me to be the type of people that would blame me and my children for being at the dog park if their dog bit them.
    Side not I am very proud of my kids they always ask owners if their dog is friendly and ok to pat. Although Tate (2) demanded to leave as I wouldnt let him pick up a chihuahua.
    Am I wrong here am I being overly dramatic as I have my own dog issues?
    I mean I have met some psycho dogs at the dog park.
    The council actuallly wantded to shut this park down because of a similar issue and they wanted to turn it into a more family friendly environment.
    I have received some nasty looks when I turn up withmy children what do they want me to do leave them in the car? If I did that to my dog I bet they would be pissed.
    Sorry got a little off track soooooo thoughts?
    I can see no reason why you shouldn't take your children to the dog park and expect them to be safe, especially as you have taught your children that not all dogs are friendly. Personally I would be worried about two muzzled dogs let loose without their muzzles.

    We have a huge safe off lead area not far from home where you can walk for several miles with your dogs so long as they don't like swimming as the river is on one side and does have salt water crocs in it sometimes. It's not a dog park just a safe place where dogs can run free. However I pick my times for walking there to avoid most other dog walkers. Not all dog owners are sensible. Not all dogs are under control.

    I don't believe anyone should allow their dog off lead at a dog park if it is dog aggressive or untrained and many dogs are both.

    Is it possible to choose another time to walk your dogs? I usually go about 9ish in the morning where most people are at work and we hopefully won't meet any idiots.

    Several people have suggested you ask the owners why their dogs are muzzled. As I see it you are not in a position to do that as you are busy getting your dogs and kids out of the way of dogs that may be a danger to them.

    Sadly if a few irresponsible dog owners don't control their dogs in dog parks people complain and the parks are often closed down. A no win situation for everyone, especially the dogs.

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    Not sure what the breeds are they are pretty big want to say staffy types pretty sure some kind of cross type.
    I didnt want to take the kids to the park thats why I waited 9 months before going but I have a fear of dogs (long story and stupid i know as we have one?!) and I dont want them to grow up with one.
    I try and go at a time when there are not many dogs and we leave if there are more than 3 or 4.
    eden was knoked over last week by a puppy who was nearly as big as her but she just got up.
    We try to stay on the edges away from everything but people gravitate to us and all the responses we have had from people have been positive and they are glad that I am teaching thwm the right thing. Some are quick to say tht there dgs are nippy with kids.
    I wasnt saying that the muzzled dogs shouldnt be in the paark because of children I was concerned for everyone if they need to be muzzled cant they go anyone and (im sure I will be corrected If I am wrong here) dont stafffys and some other breeds have "lock jaw" and thats why they are used in dog fights? if anyone was attacked by a dog like that it would be dangerous wouldnt it?

    Side note they are putting in a fenced playground in the dog park f they ever finish it it hasent changed in 6 weeks!

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    Lock jaw is a myth - the pressure of a bite and tenacity of a dog however are not.

    I wish people would understanding that staffordshire bull terriers are smaller dogs - they're only 15-20kg fully grown. They're medium breeds at most. A 20kg staffy would be a fat dog too according to their standard.

    Perhaps these dogs work in a pack when released and this is a precaution?

    Perhaps, like Cappy, they are reactive dogs and this is a way to prevent dog fights

    If they are dangerous dogs they will be wearing a striped yellow and red collar and should be on lead at all times.

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