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    Dogs To Be Allowed in NSW Cafes

    I am really quite shocked by some of the comments I must say.
    Am so glad I left Sydney thats for sure.

    What do you think anyway? Should dogs be allowed at cafes? I know they are allowed at some anyway and yeah should be up to the cafe owners whether they allow. Im sure they would make more money then the one accross the road who doesnt.

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    that is incredably insulting!!! lol
    Some people are very close minded. I do however like the "How precious are you Charles? If you want a pristine coffee experience unsullied by a few dogs then take an inside table. Or better still, as you seem seriously bothered by the presence of people too, then stay at home. I'll bet you are one of those people who rants against kids in public too. (edited by moderator)"

    Ok now... Speaking from the point of view of someone who works hard at public access with assistance dogs I do see where some people are coming from. Yes a lot of the general public do not train their dogs to be socialble, and yes a lot of those dogs are not controled. And yes the part of me that has had stand up arguments with cafe owners about my assistance dogs rights is worried that this influx of badly behavied dogs is going to make my life harder. BUT the dog owner in me is saying that as long as the dogs are clean and well trained I do not see an issue with it. I think it is great that other people can experience the life I have for the past 4 years. I think there should be guidelines on basic hygene and behaviour but apart from that this should be a HUGE step forward for the Australian community. Like it was said in EU they can take their dogs everywhere with them and they do not nearly as many "mad dogs". They get more stimulation so they are happier well rounded dogs! They dont even get as many dogs dumped over there because a dog is a bigger part of their lives, they are not just something left in the back yard to rot.
    I think, if this is handled correctly, this could be a great thing!
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    Interesting isn't it!
    I would much prefer a well trained dog at an out door cafe than feral kids!

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    I think that as long as the dog is well behaved there is nothing wrong with taking them to cafes and sitting outside.
    And I would definitely prefer dogs to noisy kids!
    I understand though that some people are afraid of dogs or allergic to dogs, but as long as the cafe can make its own choice I see no problem. There would be some cafes that wouldn't allow dogs and others that would.

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    I live in Sydney and there's a local cafe where me and my OH always take our dogs (4 of them). The cafe owner is a really pleasant guy and welcomes the dogs as long as they're not excessive barkers. I don't see why a dog sitting under your seat is such a huge problem, not like some of the things bratty kids do--scream, have tantrums, throw things...


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    I'd love to agree that dogs at cafes can be a great thing but I can't help wondering if it will cause more problems than its worth. Its not the dogs I worry about, its the owners. Will they pick up after their dogs, let their dogs lick the plates clean, and be a menace to other pppl? Some ppl don't like being told their dogs (or kids) are disruptive and to ask them to leave could prove another "difficult customer" situation.

    I say go for the dogs but maybe put their owners on leashes...hahaha.

    There are a couple of pubs nearby where dogs are welcome. One pub, the owner has a blue cattle dog. Has to the be most placid and quiet cattle dog I've ever known. He's gorgeous.
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    I'm at a catch 22 place with this one.

    I think it would be great to have dogs at cafe's etc - in a perfect world.
    But it's not a perfect world.

    I would hope all cafe owners ensure that the dog-owners adhere to the rules (as stated in that article.) What about owners who think their pooches are perfect yet are seriously deluded.
    Sure, kids at cafe's etc can be unruly and a PITA, but at least they can't snap and bite you and hurt you to such a degree as a dog can. (Well, usually not. )

    I dunno about this. However, I found the article hilarious! It was so rude and biased it was laughable!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Devil's Advocate View Post
    I dunno about this. However, I found the article hilarious! It was so rude and biased it was laughable!
    I think that was the point. Columnists are paid to stir up trouble. Sounds like he'd rather a cafe without people too! It's called staying at home....

    That said, I wouldn't take one of my dogs to a cafe as I'm sure he would be a PITA.

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