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    Ok So I took the Family to this Halloween type festival thing today.

    Family = me, hubby, kids and fur kid. Anywhere she can go she WILL go.

    So I read up on this thing and it didn't say anywhere that you couldn't bring dogs. Its held in an open park that doesn't restrict entry to dogs even when the festival isn't on. We turned up, there were no signs stating no dogs at the entrance and after two security guards patted Ruby I "assumed" that we were safe.

    After 30 mins of being there we were asked to leave because we had Ruby. I couldn't bloody believe it!!! We are out in the open, in a friggen park, I have dog shit bags with me!

    If you cant take your dog to some place like this then where the hell can you take them?

    Me and the Hubby were not impressed and neither was security when I informed them i will not be leaving until I have bought my kids show bags and if they had a problem they can get the police.

    I am still so angry at it to be honest. My kids didn't get to play any games and went on two rides before we had to leave!

    Not Happy!!!! Grrrr
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    Some people and businesses are so anal about dogs being present. I have taken Oskar into the schoolyard to pick up my daughter even though there is a no dogs allowed sign, and no one has complained. We like to take the fur baby places too (well the boyfriend does as he is still breastfeeding....lol joking, but he is quite attached to our little fur boy!!) But yeah, that sux that you couldn't attend an outside festival because you had the dog!

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    I find they often go overboard with the 'no dogs' thing here. And the festical organisation was wrong to not mention it on their website or at the entrance.

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    I think its because we were having such a great time, Ruby had heaps of pats and general cooing over her!! Kids were having a ball then all came to an end. Yes if she was barking or causing a fuss but Nothing.. So pissed!!!
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    Theres a lot of killjoys in Aus, seems to be bred in or something lol.

    sorry you had a bummer of a day.
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    Sturt council organised a "doggy day at the beach" - at the end of winter - before Daylight savings and dog on lead hours kick in.

    And they had the hide to tell several of us - with very well behaved dogs to put them on lead. I did notice they were handing out free leads to some owners. Sigh

    I said - effective control and he said - only police dogs have that. Erm. And that's why police dogs are not allowed to run free with the public. Right. Actually it's probably because the police handlers don't trust the public - not so much that they have a problem with their dog's recall.

    So anyway - there is the council dude - trying to enforce a rule that doesn't exist. There's even more "imaginary rules" about "health regulations" preventing dogs from being in restaurants and hotels. I beleive the rule is - they're not to be in the food prep area but otherwise fair game - up to the management - unless it's a guide dog or assistance dog - and then management don't have right to refuse. The most dangerous creature to a human's health - is another (sick) human.

    I guess whether the festival people had a right to restrict entry or ask people with dogs to leave - would depend on whether council had granted them an "exclusive licence" over the area.

    Did you have to pay to get in? Was there extra fencing? Maybe a phone call to your local council may appropriate to find out what was going on.

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    The restaurant/cafe one always annoys me too. I once sat down for a coffee with my dog on the lead in an outside area at a cafe and was told the law said I had to keep her at least 5 metres away from the area where food was served. They didn't tell me to leave, but asked me to keep my dog on the other side of the partition that was the border of their territory. My dog did like that of course... What do they expect the dogs to do? Spit in your food? There really is much more of a health risk from other humans, especially children with snotty noses and unwashed hands!

    But there are lots of cafes here who don't enforce that rule. There are a couple that are known to be "dog-friendly" much to the annoyance of people who don't like dogs (who are usually either overprotective parents or those who don't like anyone much and also complain about parents taking kids to cafes). I will now always ask before I sit down, if it's a place I haven't taken my dog to before.

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    Hmmmm....

    I kinda think that ya dont really take dogs to those things anyways. It's not a dog day out etc. Sometimes they dont need to say "no dogs"...its just kinda "common sense" (couldnt think of a better word to describe what I mean) that its not a dog thing.

    Don't get me wrong, I think its fab you love to take Ruby with you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lala View Post
    Hmmmm....

    I kinda think that ya dont really take dogs to those things anyways. It's not a dog day out etc. Sometimes they dont need to say "no dogs"...its just kinda "common sense" (couldnt think of a better word to describe what I mean) that its not a dog thing.

    Don't get me wrong, I think its fab you love to take Ruby with you.
    I don't think its really common sense at all, I guess because I consider Ruby to me more then something I chuck in the backyard and feed once a day.

    I think that its pretty pathetic that you can now only take animals to events that are specifically for "Animals" NSW is a joke when it comes to being dog friendly.
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    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.

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