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    That is sooo unfair Mal! It caused me to stand there, shake my head and think 'are these people really for real?' Der.

    Can't wait to see photos of Euro. Thank you by the way.

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    Some people are unbelievable! Yesterday we walked in the park, we were in the dogs on lead area with quiet a lot of people playing footie and cricket. We walked past them and a woman was coming towards us with her dog being off lead. Her dog went straight to Ziggy (running) all excited wanting to play. He jumped up on her and was not leaving her alone. So I went in and took him by his collar and waited for his mum to arrive. He was very friendly and everything only wanting to play, but mind you Ziggy was on the lead, she had no way escaping him (she was running around OH trying to get some space). This dog clearly had no idea how to communicate with other dogs but his owner didn't care because obviously her dog is friendly Ziggy is always scared by dogs like this in the first moment as it is simply to much for her. So not a nice experience for her Just wondering what the woman will say next time her dogs does this to a dog who would defend himself in that situation rather then "hiding" behind the owner....

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    Yeah, just get this woman to do that with Zed or Gyps! She might learn...then again, probably not. (sigh)

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    I cannot stand dogs who are offleash either. It's not just the fighting/agression fear I have...but most of the time I also have atleast 1 child with me...it's my kids safety I fear for the most.
    Luckily offleash dogs around here are not that common. The last dog I saw offleash was a while ago now...I have no idea how she escaped because she had a big elizabeth collar on!!! There was a thunder about...so she probably forced her way out in panic.

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    Ozeymum

    I have been naughty with Frosty, especially at the beach. The first time I took her there, and she was still quite tiny (less than knee high), she went bolting up to a mum with a baby in her arms and a toddler by her side, and I was very worried. And then about 2m away from Mum and bubs, Frosty rolls over onto her back and puts her paws in the air. WTF? But it cracked us all up, and I've been encouraging her to do this. Except when she greets someone who finds bending down to the ground a bit hard, and then I make her sit up.

    She was much better at the beach last time. She came back to a 2m radius of me when I called her. Straight away. Well sometimes I had to run to make her chase me, but she came. Now if only I could bridge the 2m and get her back on the lead. Well last time it was easy. This morning at the cricket oval it was hard. Eventually Frosty gave herself up without me chasing her at all.

    This arvo at my fav local pm oval - there was sport, there was no NPH, and Frosty stayed on lead. She does love the taste and feel of a leather ball :S

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