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

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    it's amazing what permissions you can get if you are pro-active, i have gained access to so many unlikely places, i will typically forward a resume, meet the owner in person, intro my dogs explain evrything and have references.

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    No way would I go through that much trouble. We have plenty of public open space here so I see no need to go walking across someone's private property. Too much risk to my liking, especially if there is any sort of cattle on the property.

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    i can see you don't get excited driving around looking for perfect scent dynamics areas.

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    A lot of us don't have the time to drive around looking for perfect scent dynamic areas.. Bad dog experiences just don't happen at parks though, I took my girls for a walk yesterday, we were walking down a suburban street and a man was coming towards us with a boxer, I crossed over to the other side of the road to avoid anything that might happen, as he walked past I smiled and said hi and he said "watch out! She might lick you to death". I thought it was silly that he had a go at me for crossing the road. About 30m up I suddenly hear this dog right behind me, the man had dropped the leash and his dog almost bowled me over and gave my dogs one hell of a fright. I turned back to look at him and he said "see! Nothing to worry about! She's friendly!" I just grabbed his dog's leash, pulled her as far away as I could and screamed back "how do you know mine are friendly! Idiot!" He thought it was a fantastic thing, laughing his head off.

    No matter where you exercise your dogs, you are probably going to encounter an idiot. It's just up to you to understand how to deal with the situation.

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    well that guy clearly crossed the line in so many ways, very poor behaviour indeed, even creepy.

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    I have fond memories of taking my staghound x exploring every weekend. If just drive somewhere and then we would spend hours just following the river or wandering across hills, following kangaroo trails, etc.

    Then I had a child. My dog still got walked twice a day, every day, no matter what the weather (I do resent people who use having kids as a reason for not walking their dog. I'm a single working parent and I always managed to.) but it had and has to be closer to home and easily accessible.

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