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  1. #21
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    I dont lock my door, i dont get home before dark, i tie my dogs up outside the shops, in line, with other dogs tied up.
    ITs what we do here.

    Ferral folks can F off, im insured.
    the dogs are not the sort folks ask to pet. I think most dog nappers would think twice with mine.
    Brian in particular, barks to make people go away, and to take a breath, he snarls real loud. A effective deterrant id say.

    I actually leave my shopping bags with the dogs too lol save's carting it around another shop.

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    To insinuate that I would leave my dog outside the shops if I thought there was any risk that she would just go wandering across the carpark is rather insulting.

    I think it is plain sad that so many think that taking your dog to the local shops is stupid. I feel very grateful that many here still think this is part of our town's lifestyle. And it is lovely to see so many dogs participate in every day activities. It also motivates more people to train their dog to a higher level than they otherwise might.

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    I left mine in a large soft sided crate under the "dog tree" where everyone ties up their dogs, outside the pub for lunch one time. I didn't have a lot of choice and I could see her from the pub window. It was quite entertaining watching old farmers in that country town look at the crate like it was an alien spaceship, and then look at the dog inside, who was fine with being there. She didn't bark or yell to be let out once. And then the little kid that wanted to pet her but didn't cos she was in the crate - but got to later when I let her out after lunch - he was right back (no parent in sight) for pats and licks.

    A few squillion years ago - when you could smoke in a pub and the women had to use the lady's bar... I used to see dogs sitting on the front verandahs of pubs waiting for the boss to come out. No lead at all. No chasing anything down the street either. But that was the time of Red Dog. When dogs were free to do their own thing if they wanted. No idea what the dog bite and accident stats were from back then. But we did lose one dog on an outing with my uncle, to a neighbouring farmer who shot it and asked questions later. And dog attacks on sheep were commonly reported.

    So times change, and what used to be acceptable then, is less acceptable now. Depending where you are.

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    I used to years ago. I could leave my dogs anywhere and they would sit and wait and a stranger would have had to force them to move from that spot.

    However I wouldnt even entertain leaving them now. Where I used to live I started leaving them inside after a friends old dog was clubbed to death in their yard just for fun while they were out one night and their fences painted with his blood. It was so horrifying I never left my dogs outside again. I did put a dog door in for day, but at night I locked them in the house if I was out.

    I think it depends on the dog and how much you trust your community. When it comes to my dogs I am not a very trusting person. It just takes one person with bad intentions.

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    Aren't you breaking the law by having your dog unleashed in a public area? Let alone leaving it unattended unleashed?

  6. #26
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    To insinuate that I would leave my dog outside the shops if I thought there was any risk that she would just go wandering across the carpark is rather insulting.
    It comes down to harm minimisation. It's an animal, and at any time without you around as backup they can decide, OMG I WANT TO GO OVER THERE! At least put the dog on a lead if you're going to leave her outside of a shop, that is all. Even the best dog can have a bad day and do something out of the ordinary.

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