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

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    Yesterday I took Candy to her 1st (and my 1st ) off leash area...she is now fully vax'd and Falcon doesn't give her the sort of play she really needs. (Falcon couldn't handle an offleash area..he'd try to be a rotty in a mini foxy body...lol...and Jess (RIP) would just stand by my side and never play).

    Candy got what she gives Falcon ALL the time...LOL...very friendly dogs who were outgoing and happy to play, jump all over her & put her in her place...(but in a nice way)..there were no fights ect...just a lot of erm....'trying to hump' ..LOL Candy had no idea what was going on...this staffy male (not desexed) kept trying "it" on Candy, the owner was good and kept a sharp eye on her dog and got him off everytime. After 20 mins or so...she opened up and started to play back...even learned how to keep the 'humping' at bay...hehe!! She really enjoyed herself! I've never had a social dog before...it's nice to see them all play, run around and have a great time

    Myself and my daughter can't wait to take her back there again later on thisarvo to meet up with her new friends!

    I know offleash areas are different for each and every dog.....so is your dog sociable and playful...do you enjoy the offleash areas...or (like I was with Jess)...meh...not 'our' thing?

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    I take Leo to our local off leash park all the time, our park is big with a few seperate ovals but TBH if there is another dog I generally put him back on the lead, just in case, as alot of poeple can be funny about staffords, specially with all the bad press lately. Plus he is a bit of a rough player.

    A while ago we were at the park, we saw a couple of dogs (a collie I think and something else, not sure) coming over the hill so I put Leo on leash. The lady walked towards us and called out, just watch the blk/white dog (The collie), as he was DA with male dogs only and to keep my dog away from him! HA! My dog was on a leash, if her dog was DA, why the hell was it not on leash?! Some people! Thats why i just dont take the chance unless i know the other dog and have meet/played before

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    Quote Originally Posted by leo01 View Post

    A while ago we were at the park, we saw a couple of dogs (a collie I think and something else, not sure) coming over the hill so I put Leo on leash. The lady walked towards us and called out, just watch the blk/white dog (The collie), as he was DA with male dogs only and to keep my dog away from him! HA! My dog was on a leash, if her dog was DA, why the hell was it not on leash?! Some people! Thats why i just dont take the chance unless i know the other dog and have meet/played before
    Sheesh!!! that's rude Her dog should have been on the leash!! Who's she to be telling you to beware...arghgh!


    We had our 4th day at the park now and Candy is really enjoying herself. We are very lucky that there is a lot of great dogs that meet down there every afternoon and they all play really well. There is a male staffy who likes to make some scarey noises as he plays...but that's all it is...play (and humping..lol)
    I've had to go and buy a halti for Candy as she is getting too strong for me to lead from the car to the offleash area from excitement...lol. The halti is awesome and she is a different dog...walks nicely by my side like she is ment to ...(GREAT invention..thumbs up)

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    Dog parks , especially off leash ones , are a no go with my breed sadly .
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    Taya loves being off-leash and meeting other dogs. However she isn't a playful dog, so on the rare occasion she meets a dog she actually really likes and starts wanting to play I think it's great. Good for her and nice for me to watch. She's funny though - she'll make out like she wants to play but I haven't ever really seen her get into it. If we go to the park and there aren't any dogs around she whines - I'm sure she's saying 'where are the dogs!?'

    I love watching her meet other dogs, deciding which ones are just ok and which ones she isn't that interested in. And the best - the dogs she instantly hits it off with.

    Ozeymum - it's great that you finally get to experience a sociable dog!
    Last edited by Loren; 03-01-2009 at 02:42 PM.

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    What's wrong with Amstaffs socially Choppa?

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    Amstaffs and APBT Mr Squish

    They are inherantly DA .
    Now yes , whilst some are fine , there is always that chance that something will happen , if another dog starts,you can rest assured the Amstaff will finish it.

    They can be quite the anomaly really.
    They more often than not cohabitate with other dogs and pets in thier own family structure without problem.
    But a dog outside the family infrastructure is another thing all together .

    With these dogs , due to thier history , they may be fine with other dogs , but it is not worth the risks of what if .

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    Just wanted to add that Off leash Parks rely heavily on people being responsible and having thier dogs under effective control at all times.
    Sadly , we all know that some owners are far from responsible.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ChoppaChop View Post
    They are inherantly DA .
    'Scuse my ignorance, but what is DA. Daffodils Anonymous?

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    DA = Dog Aggression
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