Page 5 of 6 FirstFirst ... 3456 LastLast
Results 41 to 50 of 52

Thread: Took the Dogs Out for a Bike Ride Last Night

  1. #41
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Adelaide
    Posts
    12,581

    Default

    They play a nasty car crash ad here - where the mother gets killed by being head butt by her son - unrestrained in the back seat. That's why you wear seatbelts and dogs should wear harness for the same reason.

    Bike helmet law has been in place for a long time.

    My dad used to work in emergency - sewing idiots back together after they'd pranged. He thought compulsory seat belts and bike helmets especially on motor bikes etc were great. I would like to see anyone who has injuries as a direct result of themselves breaking the law eg would not have the injury if was wearing a seatbelt or helmet - they should have no medicare cover either and should pay full costs. I'm stuffed if I should pay for their stupidity.
    Last edited by puggerup; 01-19-2011 at 01:13 PM. Reason: insulting other member.

  2. #42

    Default

    OK and thats fair enough Hya

    But may I just ask this ; before bike helmets were law,would you of felt the same re medicare cover etc ? Just that I certainly did not have to wear a helmet growing up as a kid.... but then we also used to take our dogs everywhere with us as well,unrestrained of course .
    GageDesign Pet Photography
    Site still in construction so will post link when it's finished.

  3. #43

    Default

    Really do you have to use the discription of idot to discribed a forum member & poster on this thread.
    I understand what your saying & my mum was NUM of outpatients ward in a Sydney hospital so I do know some horror stories as well but really name calling isn't helping get your point across.
    I do not wish to upset you Hyacinth or anyone else for that matter but I just had to say something as the direction this thread is taking at times isn't helping anyone.
    Dogs make everyday life enjoyable...........

  4. #44

    Default

    Ok, I kept away from this thread because of the title. I didn't know it was illegal, but I have seen terrible accidents where dogs have been dragged along with bike riders. I'm actually glad it's illegal because it's a pet hate of mine.

    I am now posting to say, that I appreciate the information supplied in this thread as it does bring awareness which is never a bad thing.
    I may take some of the links re the law and post them in a sticky thread, however, because of the insults in this thread I can't sticky the entire thing.

    It's a shame members can't discuss a topic without getting nasty.
    If one more nasty comment is made, I will lock the thread.
    Last edited by puggerup; 01-19-2011 at 01:22 PM.

  5. #45
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Adelaide
    Posts
    12,581

    Default

    Um

    I think I should apologise for making work for the moderator in here and upsetting fellow posters. Haven't got much excuse either. Sometimes I post first and don't think about what impact it might have.

  6. #46
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    Brisbane
    Posts
    2,388

    Default

    I didn't really notice any "nasty" comments to be honest

    Did they come from me (it's quite possible lol)

  7. #47
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    Melbourne
    Posts
    203

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Di_dee1 View Post
    Yes life is full of risks.
    By this way of thinking though if I choose to have the dogs unrestrained on the back of the ute or unharnessed in the car knowing that there is risk in anything but choosing not to abide by the laws, have an accident then it is ok?

    I can just imagine the reception I would get should I come on here reporting that I took the chance but a dog jumped out of the ute whilst on the road as he had seen a rabbit and was injured even though the dog had always sat placidly there before.
    I wasn't speaking about risks like not wearing a seatbelt, I'm talking about taking all the precautions that you can to make an activity safe. But sometimes accidents happen.

    what is everyone's opinion about high class trainers (such as Caesar etc) doing the same thing? with roller-blading, skateboarding ect?

    I don't think you should stop doing something if you and your dog enjoy it if you are being safe and responsible.

    how many dogs get hurt in agility? weight-pulling? fly-ball even? there are so many worse things that can be done with dogs, for eg a dog not getting the exercise it needs because their owner is unable to run with them.
    "In order to really enjoy a dog, one doesn't merely try to train him to be semihuman. The point of it is to open oneself to the possibility of becoming partly a dog." - Edward Hoagland

  8. #48
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    Southern NSW
    Posts
    3,784

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Hyacinth View Post
    They play a nasty car crash ad here - where the mother gets killed by being head butt by her son - unrestrained in the back seat. That's why you wear seatbelts and dogs should wear harness for the same reason.

    Bike helmet law has been in place for a long time.

    My dad used to work in emergency - sewing idiots back together after they'd pranged. He thought compulsory seat belts and bike helmets especially on motor bikes etc were great. I would like to see anyone who has injuries as a direct result of themselves breaking the law eg would not have the injury if was wearing a seatbelt or helmet - they should have no medicare cover either and should pay full costs. I'm stuffed if I should pay for their stupidity.
    I work in a Radiology Department, since 1985 and I agree that the accidents we see now have less of the unnecessary injuries, especially the slower ones.
    Mind you the speed of the cars, now more people get killed instantly.....But if you start charging full cost for people who did not wear helmets/belts. you also need to charge those who smoke, drink and eat too much. Smoking is a huge problem in the medical world. So many bed are taken up by smoking/diet/drinking related diseases, more than accidents.
    My greatest fear in life is that eventually we will not be able to make any of our own choices at all. We will all be over regulated. A law for this and one for that........
    Pets are forever

  9. #49
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    Brisbane
    Posts
    2,388

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Kaz Tarja View Post
    I wasn't speaking about risks like not wearing a seatbelt, I'm talking about taking all the precautions that you can to make an activity safe. But sometimes accidents happen.

    what is everyone's opinion about high class trainers (such as Caesar etc) doing the same thing? with roller-blading, skateboarding ect?

    I don't think you should stop doing something if you and your dog enjoy it if you are being safe and responsible.

    how many dogs get hurt in agility? weight-pulling? fly-ball even? there are so many worse things that can be done with dogs, for eg a dog not getting the exercise it needs because their owner is unable to run with them.
    excellent point.

    I cannot run with my dogs, I am really unfit and too slow to give them a decent blat. Both of my dogs are quite high energy and need a really good run to get rid of some of their energy and a bike ride fulfils that perfectly. A sedate walk means they are chomping at the bit to get out again 5 minutes later.

    And I would rather they got a good run than a slow walk.

    I personally think the risk of injury or accident is fairly minimal myself. We dont race, we go at a fairly easy pace (so I can keep up LOL) and we have been doing t a long time so usually there are no issues (the other day was a bit of a freak occurence). We also don't go out in "public" per se. We usually go at night time and we go to the end of the street and then along a path through a park where noone is at night time.

    Even if my dogs did get enough from a walk, I would still want to bike with them as it is something our whole family does together and we really enjoy it (dogs included). When the dogs hear the bikes coming out of the garage they get super excited and are rearing to go.

  10. #50
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    Southern NSW
    Posts
    3,784

    Default

    I must admit as a kid i used to do the bike and dog thing too. And my dogs loved it......

    I also used to tie a rope to my horse and ski behind them LOL.......Loved it, no control at all. Amazingly no injuries. Also did it with dogs i am surprised my parents lived through my childhood
    Pets are forever

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •