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Thread: Christmas Holidays - New Dog Owners on the Park (vent/rant)

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    Default Christmas Holidays - New Dog Owners on the Park (vent/rant)

    Hi all

    This is a bit of a vent, so if you're not up for it, skip to next thread now.

    I have noticed that since the week before Christmas and certainly this week that there are lots and lots of new puppies - mostly the sort from puppy mills, though met one that looked like a puppy mill dog but is a pure bred something I forget...

    Anyway the owners are the least dog savvy people I have ever met.

    Some puppies are too young to be out on the public ovals - ie haven't had all their booster vaccinations or waited the two weeks after.

    Some are carrying strange injuries - that look like ringworm - you ask the owner, they know it's there but NFI what it is or what it might be. I don't feel good telling them. BTW any idea - bare patch on the sholder that companion dog is very interested in making bigger. Has been there a while, started as "a small black dot", and now is a big pink bare patch with red dots in the middle. My guess was ring worm, but could be a lot of things, especially if the other dog is chewing at it. And joy - ringworm is something to share with the whole family - not to mention everybody else using the dog park. WTF were they thinking...

    And then there are the teaming hordes of new dog owners who think it is ok to watch their dog crap and then leave it there.

    And just for a bit of doggy Karma - I watched one boy (with a puppy that should be at home for vaccination reasons) - catch a black plastic bag that had fallen out of his pocket and then let it go again to blow right the way across the oval. His father was watching and didn't say anything. Then Frosty grabbed one of this boy's flip flops (thongs), and tore across the oval with it as her brand new favourite toy.

    Took boy a while to notice, he'd left his stuff in a pile in the middle of the oval and given what he did with the bag - I figured garbage was garbage - and it didn't matter that Frosty had picked up just a little bit more of it. I didn't make much of an effort to get it back from her. By the time she decided it wasn't interesting any more, she had nearly severed the strap. The boy's father didn't help either - he was laughing. If he'd had a go at me, I'd have had a go right back so maybe just as well. Never seen them before Christmas, and now they've been twice this week. Sigh.

    Frosty was kind to them - she didn't grab the other thong - even though the boy had left it there on the ground when he went after the first one.

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    some people are so stupid. These people obviously either haven't researched how to look after their new puppies, or just don't care.

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    I met a woman with a new staffy pup - gorgeous dog. Are yout aking it to training? No - I dont have time. Jesus... -.-

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    LOL at leasy Frosty had a good time! People who don't pick up after their dogs drive me nuts. Our local park (which is also a soccer ground) has plastic bags at the gate and there's bins everywhere - but still **** everywhere. I feel bad for the soccer players...

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    What is a snoodle by the way? A woman I know on another peers forum is getting her son one. Says the "breeder" is 5 mts away from her in Campletown. Sighhhhhhh

    Any posts made under the name of Di_dee1 one can be used by anyone as I do not give a rats.

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    snoodle

    My guess - schnauzer x poodle

    Why - I have no idea (NFI).

    Leaving crap on sports oval is a good way to get dogs banned from oval. There are some really savage notices up at my grass hockey field. Next bloke that so much as steps foot on the ground with dogs while hockey players present will get blasted by me. Of course that just scares the **** out the dogs. Sigh.

    Karma crap - the one you step in because you didn't pick it up. And if you don't watch your dog every second you are at the park - you should pick any crap up that is where one might walk - it might have been your dog that did it.

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    Snoodle = schnauzer X poodle. But there a lot of options there, standard, mini, toy etc etc...

    Schnauzer is a brilliant dog, and the poodle is right up there intelligence-wise, particularly the standard sized ones, so i have NFI either why ppl would want to mix those two breeds up.

    Designer breeds, huh? What can you say? Try imagining a GSD crossed with a doberman deliberately. Why? Don't get it!

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