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Thread: why do educated people even go to public dog parks??

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    Thanks Hyacinth. saved me typing ...

    I'll add that letting your dog offleash in a supermarket carpark would also be illegal, regardless of the safety factor
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    if you are determined you will find a way to do something or find excuses for not doing anything.

    comes with the turf when you choose to bring a dog home, ya gotta ask;

    can I afford to feed it, pay it's medical bills, cater for it's behavioural needs.... if somebody can not to answer yes to every one of them....

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    Quote Originally Posted by muttboy View Post
    if you are determined you will find a way to do something or find excuses for not doing anything.

    comes with the turf when you choose to bring a dog home, ya gotta ask;

    can I afford to feed it, pay it's medical bills, cater for it's behavioural needs.... if somebody can not to answer yes to every one of them....
    ummm, I spend between 1 and 2 hours at the beach every day with my dog and he often gets a walk around the streets later in the night. I provide everything he needs.

    Tell me one place I can excersice my dog properly off leash that isn't an offleash dog park/area? It's all well and good to talk crap about dog parks(and I'm sure some of them are places to avoid) if you live on a large property, but for city people they have no other legal option. Should we just break the law instead???

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    I think it depends. My elderley mother has 2 dogs and all the alternatives you suggest are hardly suitable. Fortunately her unfenced (except for a childs play area) dog off leash area is pretty good. Mum also picks the time of day she walks. The peak times are pretty crowded but the locals make sure that unacceptable human and dog behaviour is discouraged. When I visit the city, my experiences at this park have for the most part been fine. However in other areas I have witnessed some very bad behaviour. Glad I live on a farm but in suburbia you have to do the best you can and it is all doable. Beach, late night walks round the streets - done that!
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    Quote Originally Posted by mymatejack View Post

    surprised you say this;

    "How would you suggest excersising a dog in and innercity lifestyle?"


    and also this;

    ummm, I spend between 1 and 2 hours at the beach every day with my dog and he often gets a walk around the streets later in the night. I provide everything he needs.

    It's all well and good to talk crap about dog parks
    calling someone's trying to make helpful suggestions because you asked as "talking crap" is pretty rude.

    a main staple on any dog forum is horror stories of dog parks, some people have good experiences but that does not make up for all the dogs that get damaged at them. almost unanimous it seems that the most experienced pro trainers do not go to dog parks, one notable, name i won't mention having built the largest and well respected training and breeding empire with over 300 top quality working german shepherd litters admits he will never subject one of his dogs to a dog park....when so many say the same thing and a few say different you have to wonder who is talking crap.

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    someone's trying to make helpful suggestions
    We'd prefer the helpful suggestions - were legal options, or at least informed on the legal problems with it, so people aren't surprised when the police tell them to stop.

    300 working GS puppies - how many is that a year?

    I met some police dog handlers and their dogs (from a distance). They don't let their dogs interact with strangers (unless the dog is stopping a criminal and even then...) and they don't let them off lead even for tracking work. The risk to an extremely expensive investment (money and time) isn't worth it.

    I imagine there are some dedicated fenced areas where they know who is there, they know all the dogs, and where they're at in training and social skills.

    However - that's not so different to my local park. I know all the regular dogs and people and there is room to avoid the rude ones... It is a risk but I think there's more chance of traffic accidents. A well trained police or defence dog, it's probably not worth the risk for them. Plus a nice big GSD sets off "little dog syndrome" in all the local SWF, and unlike my dog, I don't see the GSD doing the commando crawl then rolling over to placate a grumpy SWF.

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    if you are determined you will find a way to do something or find excuses for not doing anything.

    comes with the turf when you choose to bring a dog home, ya gotta ask;

    can I afford to feed it, pay it's medical bills, cater for it's behavioural needs.... if somebody can not to answer yes to every one of them....
    Quote Originally Posted by muttboy View Post
    calling someone's trying to make helpful suggestions because you asked as "talking crap" is pretty rude.

    a main staple on any dog forum is horror stories of dog parks, some people have good experiences but that does not make up for all the dogs that get damaged at them. almost unanimous it seems that the most experienced pro trainers do not go to dog parks, one notable, name i won't mention having built the largest and well respected training and breeding empire with over 300 top quality working german shepherd litters admits he will never subject one of his dogs to a dog park....when so many say the same thing and a few say different you have to wonder who is talking crap.
    Suggesting that someone hadn't thought through the responsibilities of owning a dog because they're aware of the leash laws in their area is beyond rude. Offering up illegal options and not coming back with one single legal option is, well, uneducated

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    This thread is a bit silly...

    I assumed the "uneducated" in the subject referred to all those people who take their dogs to fenced dog parks only because they have no clue on how to train their dogs recall or basic manners. They're the ones that ruin them for others. As far as I know that doesn't apply to anyone here.

    I am quite particular about where I want to exercise my dog too. The supermarket carpark is not my idea of a relaxing walk. And there is no reason why convenience and responsible dog ownership can not go together. Being a dog owner isn't about being a martyr.

    So I have been taking my dog to the dog park because I haven't discovered any better places to take her to here. Our new suburb is surrounded by paddocks but they're all fenced off and I'm not going to trespass to walk my dog.

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    have commented that educated was a poor choice of words, lots of people with various qualifications go to dog parks.

    Beloz have you considered asking the paddock owners for permission. i use freshly plowed fields for tracking with permission, most are happy so far.

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    Definitely nothing being cultivated there and I haven't seen any cattle near the fence line either. And I've no idea who it belongs to, or if it does even belong to anyone. I'm actually about to call the planning authority to check with them. And to find out how I can get in there without jumping the fence because I prefer to ride instead of walk.

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