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    I had an Arts Festival at my local oval this weekend and I took Kaida with me. We have a very dog friendly community so there were heaps of dogs there and it was nice seeing them all together. I think if the local council had tried to push for no dogs there would have been massive issues as the dog community is huge here.

    Also I do like taking her to dog-friendly cafes, however there is nothing worse then trying to eat/drink when someone elses dog is drooling all over your feet and trying to eat it because their owners cant control them. Just because I can control her doesnt mean everyone else can control theres.. If you get what I mean!

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    Lexie is right about Perth being dog friendly. I live a couple of hours drive away but go up to Perth for events. I went up on Saturday for the Cruelty Free Festival and while we were there we went to the Subiaco Markets and there were people with dogs everywhere. Some stalls even had water bowls down, it was great!
    My OH is originally from Kalamunda and that is very dog friendly. We went to the Kalamunda Art and Craft markets and again lots of dogs and stall holders with water. Even the main shopping drag in that suburb has water bowls outside the shops!
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    Quote Originally Posted by AngelanBatty View Post
    I think it's a little OTT to take dogs to carnivals/fairs etc, it's not really a safe place for the dogs at all. They usually have unsupervised kids racing around, people with food, random people who may not be 'dog friendly', loud noises and a very stressful environment for some dogs. Plus you have your own kids to supervise as well. I.e something happens you can't just drop the leash to get to your kids, but hesitating may cost your kids their lives - what do you do??

    We don't make the rules but we do have to follow them. There are no exceptions to that and if someone who is in charge of an event tells you 'no dogs' then it doesn't matter how much you rant about it, there's no dogs there.

    If owners weren't irresponsible with their pets then we wouldn't have these ridiculous laws in place. So if you want to get pissy with someone, get pissy with the irresponsible morons who have ruined it for the rest of us.
    You wouldn't take your dog to an event like that if you knew the dog would be uncomfortable though. I wouldn't take Harley because I know he would hate it, but Bella would be fine and she would love all the people, excitement and noise.

    IMO if they don't specificly state NO DOGS than you should be allowed to bring them if you want.

    I find it stupid that security was quite happy to pat Ruby, but then changed their tune half an hour later... obviously some wowzer dog hater complained lol.

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    As I said, never stated there was no dogs or i wouldn't have brought Ruby. As I had been there for an hour and ruby had been greeted by several Police officers and Security then we were asked to leave yes I will get "pissy" and yes i will get pissy at the people who didn't allow dogs!

    Its a joke!!

    It was a perfectly fine place to take a dog, I seen no reason at all why she shouldn't be there! She was happy, I was happy everyone that met her was happy! She didnt bark, grown whine or even shit.. nothing!

    This State is a effing joke as I have stated when it comes to being dog friendly. We have been kicked out of the most rediculous places because they dont allow dogs, but they will allot ******** teenagers who cause fights and cause a scene but no Ruby is the bad one!!

    Even when the cops came up to me and said it was pathetic what they are doing and that they had seen dogs there earlier!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by jadielee87 View Post
    You wouldn't take your dog to an event like that if you knew the dog would be uncomfortable though. I wouldn't take Harley because I know he would hate it, but Bella would be fine and she would love all the people, excitement and noise.

    IMO if they don't specificly state NO DOGS than you should be allowed to bring them if you want.

    I find it stupid that security was quite happy to pat Ruby, but then changed their tune half an hour later... obviously some wowzer dog hater complained lol.
    HAHAHA, that made me literally laugh out loud Jadie!! Plenty of wowzer dog haters around....even on the dog beach we take Oskar too...can never have things running smoothly, that would not do at all! LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by jadielee87 View Post
    You wouldn't take your dog to an event like that if you knew the dog would be uncomfortable though. I wouldn't take Harley because I know he would hate it, but Bella would be fine and she would love all the people, excitement and noise.

    IMO if they don't specificly state NO DOGS than you should be allowed to bring them if you want.

    I find it stupid that security was quite happy to pat Ruby, but then changed their tune half an hour later... obviously some wowzer dog hater complained lol.
    We had a Halloween Festival near my place that me and a couple friends went to. It was dog friendly as such and there were a few dogs there but IMO shouldn't have been. With the amount of loud noise, crazy dressed people and huge crowds (not to mention fireworks). Out of the 6 -7 dogs I saw 5 - 6 of them were extremely stressed out. So it is all well and good to say don't take your dog if they are uncomfortable but most people don't even realise their dog is stressed because they don't know what to look out for.
    Even worse I saw a lady with what appeared to be a Pitt X which she was yelling out and yanking it very hard by the collar through the crowds! I was so angry when I saw that. The dog was majorly stressed and was shut down and she was just pulling it around by its neck.

    We had a Carnival near my place a few weeks before that and I took Phoenix, she wasn't really stressed ie: wasn't showing any signs of stress but wasn't really focusing as much as usual although I have a feeling it has more to do with the fact my sisters dog was there as as soon as we left the house and started walking Phoenix was off her game. But I have spent time since she was a pup taking her to busy places and events to get her used to them. I would probably avoid a carnival like that again though.

    I would say it was different security guards. I doubt someone complained because how would they know it was a dog free event if there was no signage saying so.
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    This doesn't sound like it was one of those events that was stressful for (most) dogs at all. And I'm sure BL would recognise signs of stress in Ruby.

    I usually avoided taking my old dog to places with even moderate crowds as she just didn't enjoy it. But I would take my current dog who doesn't seem phased by lots of people or noise.

    Point is, if that park is normally dog-friendly and the event organisers do not mention dogs, how are you to know that you are not allowed to take them? It is only "assumed" that you know because the laws regarding taking dogs anywhere are so draconian, I reckon.

    It's good to hear that there are places where this is not so. In Europe they are way more relaxed about this too. I don't know if you still can, but you used to be allowed to take your dog INSIDE a restaurant! As long as they lay down quietly obviously. You can also take your dogs on buses and trains. And definitely to markets or festivals. In fact, there are few places where dogs are off limits (outside anyway) there, as long as you keep them on the lead and under control and clean up after them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AngelanBatty View Post
    I think it's a little OTT to take dogs to carnivals/fairs etc, it's not really a safe place for the dogs at all. They usually have unsupervised kids racing around, people with food, random people who may not be 'dog friendly', loud noises and a very stressful environment for some dogs. Plus you have your own kids to supervise as well. I.e something happens you can't just drop the leash to get to your kids, but hesitating may cost your kids their lives - what do you do??

    We don't make the rules but we do have to follow them. There are no exceptions to that and if someone who is in charge of an event tells you 'no dogs' then it doesn't matter how much you rant about it, there's no dogs there.

    If owners weren't irresponsible with their pets then we wouldn't have these ridiculous laws in place. So if you want to get pissy with someone, get pissy with the irresponsible morons who have ruined it for the rest of us.
    Thats kinda what I was trying to say. Common sense was the wrong word but I couldnt think of the right one.

    Like you, it's my opinion that dogs dont necessarily have a place at every human event. And wherever there are going to be hoards of people and children running around, I think it's just asking for issues taking dogs.

    Dont get me wrong BL, I love my guys too and I dont want a dog that just sits in the yard and gets chucked food either...but personally, unless it was a dog day out or oopenly invited dogs to come along. I wouldnt take mine just because I prefer they are safe at home.

    I took my old girl Chevy to Christmas in the park once. There were thousands of people there and she wasnt stressed. However young children were coming up and patting her without checking. She was placid as and loved it...but what if she'd snapped???

    I dont think I am sayin what I want to right, I think its great you want to take her everywhere but I just think some things they dont need to go to..ya know what I mean?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bulldog_Lover View Post
    As I said, never stated there was no dogs or i wouldn't have brought Ruby. As I had been there for an hour and ruby had been greeted by several Police officers and Security then we were asked to leave yes I will get "pissy" and yes i will get pissy at the people who didn't allow dogs!

    Its a joke!!

    It was a perfectly fine place to take a dog, I seen no reason at all why she shouldn't be there! She was happy, I was happy everyone that met her was happy! She didnt bark, grown whine or even shit.. nothing!

    This State is a effing joke as I have stated when it comes to being dog friendly. We have been kicked out of the most rediculous places because they dont allow dogs, but they will allot ******** teenagers who cause fights and cause a scene but no Ruby is the bad one!!

    Even when the cops came up to me and said it was pathetic what they are doing and that they had seen dogs there earlier!!
    LOL, get as pissy as ya like woman...its our prerogative.

    I found NSW quite dog friendly to be honest LOL. Dogs bloody everywhere...and as much as I love dogs, sometimes I used to get annoyed at how dogs were everywhere LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beloz View Post
    This doesn't sound like it was one of those events that was stressful for (most) dogs at all. And I'm sure BL would recognise signs of stress in Ruby.

    I usually avoided taking my old dog to places with even moderate crowds as she just didn't enjoy it. But I would take my current dog who doesn't seem phased by lots of people or noise.

    Point is, if that park is normally dog-friendly and the event organisers do not mention dogs, how are you to know that you are not allowed to take them? It is only "assumed" that you know because the laws regarding taking dogs anywhere are so draconian, I reckon.

    It's good to hear that there are places where this is not so. In Europe they are way more relaxed about this too. I don't know if you still can, but you used to be allowed to take your dog INSIDE a restaurant! As long as they lay down quietly obviously. You can also take your dogs on buses and trains. And definitely to markets or festivals. In fact, there are few places where dogs are off limits (outside anyway) there, as long as you keep them on the lead and under control and clean up after them.
    Oh I don't doubt BL can tell when Ruby is stressed and I wasn't having a go at her. Just replying to Jadie saying people shouldn't take their dogs if they are uncomfortable by saying a lot of people do without realising it.

    I agree there should have been signage to say sorry this is a no dog event etc. Especially as it was in a public park with no restrictions on it at other times.

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