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Thread: Off Leash Area's....WDYT?

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    Hey,
    Wish we had off leash areas, Zultan would love it, though smaller dogs wouldn`t, they all just want to eat him, he is a very socialable Husky and just loves dogs of all sizes, he just doesn`t understand why they don`t love him LOL !

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    I hate offleash areas. They are an accident waiting to happen. I know of a few dogs (now deceased) due to this. One dog just has to get into a scrap with another and its all over red rover. Big dogs can kill little dogs in now time, they can also fight eachother till they are dead. There are stupid people that just dont care what their dogs get up to, and are only too happy to blame the next person when their dogs start the fights.

    I stear clear of them, I hate dogs coming in my dogs face, and when they hump its a sign of domination. One has to get annoyed with it and the fight is on. At times you just cant break it up.

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    My old dog Beau was DA and was never off leash.
    He got into a fight once off leash with a German Shepard and my brother and the other dogs owner had to actually hold them under the water at the beach to separate them as niether would let go, even then they tried to go each other again. My brother wrapped the lead around his muzzle and carried him away as the other dog wasn't even wearing a collar.

    He was never the same after that. he was so defensive of my oldest brother.
    My brother was playing with Beau and his sister Tye (my brothers both got 1 from the same litter) he threw the ball and Tye grabbed it and Beau just snapped and they got into a fight in the back yard and he pretty much tore her apart, dad and both my brothers couldn't separate them. Tye died in my brothers arms in the car to the vets, Beau also had to go to be stitched up but my oldest brother (beaus owner) wouldn't get him put down even though he was such an aggressive dog.

    I was about 8 and had nightmares of that day for years. I saw all of it. I saw them fighting Blood flying everywhere, I saw how bad Tye was.

    People know when they have an aggressive dog and still don't care much about it. With my experience with Beau I am so cautious of Kimba with strange dogs and I am as careful as I can be.

    We don't have those parks here but I take her to a local beach. If there are no dogs I will let her go if there are I keep her leashed until she has safely said hello and more preferably I ask the owner about their dog. Kimba has more of the 'flight' reflex and if a dog snaps and her she runs.

    If she is off leash I will put her back on as we approach another dog.
    I find that the more aggressive dogs are the little ones! They seem more ready to bite Kimba than run from her if they get frightened, even when she is just saying hello.

    I wish it was as simple as people only taking their dogs to these areas if their dog was dog friendly and social but sadly it is not the case..

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    My dog is always on a lead when we are walking in urban environments, the amount of dogs that aren`t is astounding. And I agree we all need to be responsible for taking our dogs to an offleash environment. There are too many that aren`t. I don`t have that oppurtunity where I live but have many walks that we do which are off leash but if a car is parked there, we always start our walk on leash and people appreciate ettique.

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    Yikes...yes I see the concern with agressive and complete dogs.

    There was this rotty cross (not desexed..grrr) down there yesterday...he and Candy started out playing really well, but after a while he started bullying Candy, trying to hump her and he was sooo pushy..butting her with his head (like a horse does!!),Candy was getting scared! The owner of this dog was too busy texting on her mobile Myself and another lady went and rescued Candy....this dog should have been leashed after that...I left instead

    I have to admitt, I am dissapointed with the amount of undesexed male dogs there are....and these are NOT even close to being pedigree...it just really p%sses me off....specially when I have a bitch who can't be desexed for another 3 weeks..too see these full dogs up her butt all the time arghhhh!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ozeymum View Post
    Yikes...yes I see the concern with agressive and complete dogs.

    There was this rotty cross (not desexed..grrr) down there yesterday...he and Candy started out playing really well, but after a while he started bullying Candy, trying to hump her and he was sooo pushy..butting her with his head (like a horse does!!),Candy was getting scared! The owner of this dog was too busy texting on her mobile Myself and another lady went and rescued Candy....this dog should have been leashed after that...I left instead

    I have to admitt, I am dissapointed with the amount of undesexed male dogs there are....and these are NOT even close to being pedigree...it just really p%sses me off....specially when I have a bitch who can't be desexed for another 3 weeks..too see these full dogs up her butt all the time arghhhh!!

    People always abuse this sort of thing and make it less fun for everyone than it should be! If they want to ignore their dog they should stay home with it where it isn't being someones else's problem!

    Poor Candy - I'm sure she doesn't appreciate the unwanted male attention (but maybe she's just too cute...!).

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    Went to the offleash park yesterday...there was this St Bernard there...OMG, he shook his head and we got a slobber bath....LMAO

    The day before...a dog turned up and he had conjunctivitis grrrrrrr

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    Hi Everyone

    I know this is an old thread but I wanted to say that the issue with the "humping" is not a breeding/mating one (unless your female dog is on heat) but a dominating one. They are trying to be the Alpha dog and humping is a form of trying to show that to other dogs. They need to show the other dogs in the park that they are top dog.

    It's their way of working out the pecking order. Have you ever noticed that female dogs do it as well???? And while it might seem funny to some you do need to watch your dogs carefully as there could be a bit of a dissagreement between them which could quickly turn very nasty very quickly especially if the other dog challenges the other.
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    When I went to the dog beach on Sunday there was this GSD that was so dominant! He was all over other dogs, being domineering. I wished his owners would keep control of him

    As we walked past he went up to Taya trying to do the same. She found him scary so she got away from him quick smart.
    I was thinking 'don't you dare start on my baby girl!' lol

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    No off-leash areas around here (to my knowledge.) Not that it matters, as I wouldn't take my dog to one anyway. He's not an...ummm...'social butterfly' with other dogs. I'm disgusted and utterly shocked at how many of you have been to off-leash areas and had to encounter problematic dogs - or should I say in all correctness problem owners!

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