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Thread: Dog Parks in the ACT/Southern NSW that actually enforce leash laws?

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    Crookwell might be worth visiting then. Definitely better real estate prices. I hear you on Canberra prices - insanity!

    Over 1000m elevation so colder that most parts of the region. You can go the back way from Boorowa as well if you're curious. I don't know about dog parks though, but it's a pretty town with a nice rover and cafes etc. Also easy access to the dog clubs in Goulburn (about 30 mins drive).

    I hate the heat too - am loving this slightly cooler change!! Summer is always a drag...

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    I don't know of anywhere that actually enforces the rules.

    I did find in Limestone park Ipswich - there was 100% compliance with on lead dog rules, but they were a bit more ambivalent / unlikely to pick up after their dogs, so there was a fair bit of crap on the paths.

    Apparently the ranger did once show up there. And in Ipswich - a dog at the pound is dead within 3 days tops. I didn't know that or I might have stayed somewhere else. Not that I let my dog off lead at all. Was frustrating tho.

    Around here - I've only seen the ranger at some very busy beaches on the weekends / hot days. Otherwise, dogs are off lead in on lead times, and off lead in on lead parks. You can call a ranger but they don't come. And if there is a serious dog attack - you need to call the police.

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    @ Natylou
    "Bernie I hate to sound snooty but dogs should be on lead if they're not in a designated off lead area. This helps stop elderly or very young people, and people with dogs that don't want to be approached by unknown dogs having to deal with problems like jumping, playing or agro dogs."

    I dont live in a town currently, and forget that some folks have to/chose to/dont know how to escape/dont want to escape.
    Of course dogs should be on leash in on leash areas.
    I just dont go there these days.

    But when i do, my dogs dont jump people, or mob their dogs. They are trained and under control. Be that with or without a leash.

    I know how frustrating your environment can be when it doesnt suit dog ownership. I sufferred for 18 months in QLD, where you needed a machette to walk the permitted bridal paths, the streets, or the 'off leash' dog fenced areas that abound there.
    Godforsaken dog hell is qld. IMO

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    Had a GOOD walk with my dogs this morning. We only ran into one other person walking their dog and it was on a lead.

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    [QUOTE=Hyacinth;189391]I don't know of anywhere that actually enforces the rules.

    It's not that I expect to see "the dog lead police" pulling people over to give them a ticket if their dog is off lead (one can dream though LOL! that was a joke btw) It's just that some places are better then others as far as people understanding why there is a lead law and being willing to follow it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hyacinth View Post
    Apparently the ranger did once show up there. And in Ipswich - a dog at the pound is dead within 3 days tops. I didn't know that or I might have stayed somewhere else. Not that I let my dog off lead at all. Was frustrating tho.
    I wish the pounds in Australia had a no kill policy. I think they are trying to do that in the USA right now i.e. change the law so that pounds cannot kill animals. Does anybody know of any organizations here in Australia that may be trying to change the law as to euthanizong animals in pounds? I guess that is an entirely new thread.
    Last edited by Hyacinth; 04-01-2013 at 11:57 PM. Reason: fix up the quote

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    Hi RokasMum

    I wish there was a rule that dogs were allowed everywhere the dogs in Europe are eg most parks (on lead or off lead), a lot of shops, cafes, busses and trains, apartments and rentals...

    Then there might not be so many dumped.

    But I think the numbers in NSW alone are something like 20,000 dogs and 70,000 cats get PTS each year. Some of those can't be rehomed for health or temperanment reasons - tho it's not clear if they could have been cured / rehab'd. But who is going to pay for feed and housing for that many animals - EVERY YEAR. So if we had no kill this year, that might be an extra 10,000 dogs (assuming half couldn't be rehomed) to be kept alive in a cage probably and then 20,000 next year, and 30,000 the year after that. etc... we'd be pushing half a million dogs needing homes after about one dog life time. And that number doesn't even include unwanted greyhounds that do not usually end up at the pound when the owner doesn't want them any more.

    No kill pounds are not going to happen while we still allow breeding to exceed demand.

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