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    Quote Originally Posted by ChoppaChop View Post
    Dog parks , especially off leash ones , are a no go with my breed sadly .
    Same with my boy Chop!

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    Hi Loren

    Unfortunately there are alot of irresponsible uneducated owners out there. I see it all the time at our local dog park. And if you say something they quickly go and gossip about you being rude or some other such crap whilst their dog is harrassing everybody, but never mind that.

    I get really annoyed at people who are sitting on the grass (where the dogs are playing I might add) and then push our dog away because he is bumping into them or sniffing their faces. I mean come on your sitting on the grass in the middle of the dog park with lots of dogs what do you expect and I have to control my dog get real mate oh and by the way no drinking in a public place!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Huskymum View Post
    Hi Loren

    Unfortunately there are alot of irresponsible uneducated owners out there. I see it all the time at our local dog park. And if you say something they quickly go and gossip about you being rude or some other such crap whilst their dog is harrassing everybody, but never mind that.

    I get really annoyed at people who are sitting on the grass (where the dogs are playing I might add) and then push our dog away because he is bumping into them or sniffing their faces. I mean come on your sitting on the grass in the middle of the dog park with lots of dogs what do you expect and I have to control my dog get real mate oh and by the way no drinking in a public place!!!!
    Hi there!

    Tell me about it! I love it when people are trying to sunbake and relax at a dog beach, and they get annoyed when dogs come up to them, putting sand all over them

    What do you expect!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loren View Post
    Hi there!

    Tell me about it! I love it when people are trying to sunbake and relax at a dog beach, and they get annoyed when dogs come up to them, putting sand all over them

    What do you expect!

    Yep complete morons lol!!!! Serve them right anyway. My DH has quite a reputation at our dog park lol. He doesn't suffer idiot owners very well! But he is Politically correct where as I am not and if they had a go at me they would likely cop it right back!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Devil's Advocate View Post
    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!
    Problems with dogs at dog parks isnt always the "problem owners" fault.
    My girl is 9/10 happy and great with other dogs and i would happily have her off lead in a park. Every now and then there will be a dog that she doesnt get on with (yesterday this little foxy tried to go her)
    Sometimes two dogs are just not compatible.. just because a dog fights with one dog doesnt mean it will with every dog....

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    Im so pleased you had a great experience at the off the leash park. In many ways I agree with Chop, I have always been brought up with Bull Terriers (roman nosed) and running and playing was really a no go zone. I now have a greyhound and im still nervous about off the leash parks....even though Chloe is great with other dogs..its more other people I dont trust.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KelpieMum View Post
    Problems with dogs at dog parks isnt always the "problem owners" fault.
    My girl is 9/10 happy and great with other dogs and i would happily have her off lead in a park. Every now and then there will be a dog that she doesnt get on with (yesterday this little foxy tried to go her)
    Sometimes two dogs are just not compatible.. just because a dog fights with one dog doesnt mean it will with every dog....
    Yes, you're right there...very true.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KelpieMum View Post
    Problems with dogs at dog parks isnt always the "problem owners" fault.
    My girl is 9/10 happy and great with other dogs and i would happily have her off lead in a park. Every now and then there will be a dog that she doesnt get on with (yesterday this little foxy tried to go her)
    Sometimes two dogs are just not compatible.. just because a dog fights with one dog doesnt mean it will with every dog....
    Great post!

    My Kelpie Lady has been in two fights in her 6(or 7) years of life.
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    Huskymum and Loren

    Aren't dogs supposed to be under "effective control" at a dog beach or dog park? That means you're supposed to be able to call them and stop them from jumping on people on the ground and away from a dog fight. I think "effective control" means the same control as if the dog was on a lead. I don't have it with my dog reliably, so I'm quite naughty letting her off lead in some places, but I do keep her on lead when there are ball sports being played nearby or new dogs around.

    I think it's fair that people at the beach should be left alone and I apologise if my dog approaches anyone sitting down or jogging etc. She doesn't get off lead at the beach very often - she's usually extremely difficult to catch so beach is probably an on lead no matter what place for me. At worst - there are often fishos on the beach and if I can't keep my dog out of their tackle and bait - that's my problem not theirs.

    People who have picnics on ovals or beaches and leave food and rubbish everywhere - I am not so happy with. That's littering and it wouldn't matter if I had a dog or not I'd be telling them off.

    Gold Coast City Council - Dog exercise areas

    And the laws about drinking in public places are different in each state. It seems that in Qld you can only do so in a designated "wet area" but in SA, only designated (clearly signposted) "dry areas" are off limits.

    I suspect that there is nowhere that it is ok for strange dogs to jump all over people (even if they're sitting down) and cover them with dirt and sand. Usually dog friendly people are pretty forgiving but dog shy/ignorant people and children are not banned from dog beaches or off leash parks - it's up to the owners to be able to control their dogs.

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    Hi Hyacinth

    I agree with you and yes we can call our dog and he responds first call every time. i'm referring to the people who are constantly sitting in a dog off leash park on the grass where dogs are playing and expect me to keep calling my dog to obey when clearly it is their own fault for sitting in the middle of all the dogs. i wasn't having a go at owners like you who know what their dog is like and makes the effort to appologise and or control their dog. I apologise if I offended you.

    We also make sure our dog is sitting in front of us with his lead back on when ever new dogs arrive. He will wait untill he gets the command to "go" before he approached the other dog or if the other dog approaches him.
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