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    Default Recommendations in Melbourne Area Please!!

    I'm after recommendations and ideas for:

    1. Some great dog parks.
    2. A great dog training school. We did puppy school a couple of months ago and the time has come to go back to school for some more socialisation and training.
    3. Some games or exercises to use up excess energy, especially for those days when it's just too hot to go outside. And there's only so many times I can throw that damn ball...
    4. Any other suggestions as to good places to take the dogs to meet other dogs - we have to get Bella out of this barking/growling stuff, plus everytime they see other dogs they get so damn excited. I don't feel comfortable taking them up to some of the dogs I've seen around our neighbourhood though.

    We're in Melbourne's northern inner suburbs. Travel to a certain extent is fine as we have a company car and don't have to pay for petrol

    Thanks!

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    My horse's paddock?
    Sorry, I have no idea
    Education not Legislation

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    There's a great dog park in Caulfield (Princes Park) which has two fully enclosed dedicated off leash ovals. Albert Park is great to walk around and get exposure to lots of other people, bike riders and dogs. There's a great dog beach at Brighton, off Seacombe Grove that is fully fenced and off leash at all times. Not sure about Northern Suburbs... If you want to take a bit of a drive, the Yarra River track in Warrandyte is off leash and about 4ks long- there's also a great dog friendly bakery there in the banks of the river! Good Luck!

    http://georgescity.blogspot.com/

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    LOL Myf I'd love to see my two go nuts in a paddock one day Our old Tibetan Terrier was this quiet, lady-like dog but get her near a paddock and she'd come out at the end looking like a wild animal - coated in dirt, tongue hanging out, smelling awful... she used to love it lol.

    Newfienut, your suggestions are great, we love going for a bit of a drive on the weekend so I reckon we'll check a few out We used to live opposite Albert Park, it's lovely there.

    Oh, we also don't need school suggestions anymore - I found one that sounds good and also run "small paws playgroup" for dogs enrolled in training. It's a once a month 1 hour play time for dogs under 10kgs, sounds like lots of fun and it supports the Lost Dogs Home. Can't wait!

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    Is the dog school Planet K9? We took Ziggy there for basic obedience and they were great!

    We live in Carlton so Princes Park is our "standard park" with two off lead areas (but not fenced). We often drive to Williamstown. Nice off lead area there with beach access. St Kilda has a nice off lead beach too (and great to have a coffee afterwards at the pier).

    Then there is:
    Travancore Park, Travancore/Monee Ponds
    Fairbarn Park, Maribyrnong
    Yarra Bend Park
    Fawkner Park, South Yarra
    Edinburgh Gardens, Fitzroy
    ...

    Just to name a few

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    yep it's planet k9! Hopefully it goes as well for us as it did for you hippo! Took dogs to st kilda beach last week and spent most of our time avoiding jellyfish!

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    places to go with dogs:
    ? spelling, O'Briens Crossing in Wombat State Forest, near kyneton Great bush walking and tracking. More k's than you'll ever be able to walk.
    Emu bottom in Sunbury - off leash area, 3 adjoining paddocks, but livestock in nearby fields, so caution for the herder dog world be required. Also roos aplenty, who disembowelled a friends dog. (He survived as his dad was a vet thankfully and got emergency surgery.)
    Altona Dog Beach, in the melways listed as dog beach, lots of off leash area lol, an ocean full in fact.

    (Steer clear of the Sunbury k9 dog training school, bunch of numpties working there who only have a love of dogs to offer, rather than skill in dog training in my opinion)

    Also, a same old, same old walk, but at different times in the day, reaps different types of walk i find. I tend to go to Emu bottom a lot. Early morning = just us and roos, 6pm = other dogs to meet up with and romp and no roos.

    Bernie

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    We take our "girls" to Fairbairn Park every morning for a full on off lead romp.

    Kepala Boarding Kennels Melbourne | Kepala Pet Resort | Dog Boarding Kennel | Cattery is a fantastic place to take them for a swim in the indoor pool, a paddle in the outdoor pool or a romp with other dogs in their lush grassed huge fenced runs.

    We've attended this dog club for the last 11 years ... http://northernobedience.com/

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    Quote Originally Posted by GSDs4Ever View Post
    We take our "girls" to Fairbairn Park every morning for a full on off lead romp.
    Lucky you I really like Fairbairn Park as it is quite large and not many other dogs. We just went last night and played football with Ziggy...

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    Quote Originally Posted by hippo View Post
    Lucky you I really like Fairbairn Park as it is quite large and not many other dogs. We just went last night and played football with Ziggy...
    I know. It's one of the reasons I love living where I do. We go VERY early in the morning when there are no other dogs around. People freak & scream when they see Spirit & Tara running towards them just to day "G'Day !! How ya doin' ??" It's a great park if you're worried about dogs with no road sense.

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