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    I would love to see parks for dogs like they do for children... and more of them if there are!

    How great would it be for us to take our fur-babies down to the local dog park and be able to run them off lead (and in a fenced in area for those harder to control dogs/puppies) some agility equipment, maybe a small dam or something for them to swim in the warmer months etc.

    I think people would socialise their dogs a lot more if they had more facilities to accommodate our fur-babies.

    What does everyone else think?
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    Quote Originally Posted by gemmie View Post
    i would love to see parks for dogs like they do for children... And more of them if there are!

    How great would it be for us to take our fur-babies down to the local dog park and be able to run them off lead (and in a fenced in area for those harder to control dogs/puppies) some agility equipment, maybe a small dam or something for them to swim in the warmer months etc.

    I think people would socialise their dogs a lot more if they had more facilities to accommodate our fur-babies.

    What does everyone else think?
    lmao

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    Why is that so funny? :P
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    There's been a few threads in here about dog parks.

    If someone has a rottweiler that maybe doesn't have the best recall? There's nothing scarier to some dogs - and they may not react very well to rude dog greetings.

    In my experience - fenced dog parks are places where owners who have very little control over their dogs and really don't care to change that - gather. And they can be places of really nasty dog fights - because the dog being attacked - cannot get away.

    I like the unfenced ones, or partially fenced ie if there is a busy road - if there is a reasonable fence there - it stops dogs and children from running into trouble.

    You might want to read this from the beginning - before it wanders off topic
    http://www.dogforum.com.au/general-d...dog-parks.html

    And this - about the damage that rude dogs can do.
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    I'm not one for dog parks, however as I live on the coast, we have access to the most awesome dog friendly beach ever!!! Oskar gets to socialise with all sorts of breeds, ages and temperements of dogs. We try to take him most afternoons. He has learnt a lot of things there we have noticed. If you live close to a dog friendly beach, take Leo to one. IMO, a lot better than dog parks.

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    I should add, some rottweilers are great at dog parks - but it's best if they are introduced on lead and formally to each new dog - because so many (including mine) have had bad experiences with Rottis. Fortunately my dog is pretty forgiving - but each time another Rotti has a go at her and is way too rough - is another risk that my dog will become emotionally scarred and fearful.

    It's also best - for your dog's sake - that you don't let her loose in an off lead park until her recall is 100% perfect in the most distracting circumstances.

    There was a lady that came with a 12 mo rottie girl to our local dog park. And it got in the face of a rather grumpy kelpie x that was minding its own business and staying with its owner - and the kelpie told the rotti off and it was all good sort of. But the Rotti owner got offended. She had no idea that letting her dog approach other dogs uninvited and unintroduced like that - is illegal even in an off lead dog park. Your dog is supposed to be under effective control and not harrass other dogs.

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    I only wished we had one of those things here.
    But we don't and I can see why dogs should be on lead till the owner has full recall control.
    As at this minute we don't with Murphy and he would be the one to stick his nose where it wasn't wanted.
    Our old Heeler she was a different kettle of fish all together.
    She hated other dogs in her face and Iknow I have had to pull her back a few times because of dogs like Murphy.
    And in that illegal part, I didn't know that but then again we don't have one so this could be more to the point.
    Good post Hyacinth by the way.

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    The atmosphere on the beach is a lot more relaxed, and Oskar's recall isn't anywhere near perfect but he comes most times when called, and he seems to know when a dog isn't interested in playing, and as we go most days he knows who likes a play and who doesn't. Most dog owners on the beach are really easy going and don't mind Oskar playing with their dogs. He has learnt not to be so full on with little dogs as majority will stand up for themselves and also he has learnt to be submissive to other dogs. To me that is something only another dog can teach him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oskar's mum View Post
    The atmosphere on the beach is a lot more relaxed, and Oskar's recall isn't anywhere near perfect but he comes most times when called, and he seems to know when a dog isn't interested in playing, and as we go most days he knows who likes a play and who doesn't. Most dog owners on the beach are really easy going and don't mind Oskar playing with their dogs. He has learnt not to be so full on with little dogs as majority will stand up for themselves and also he has learnt to be submissive to other dogs. To me that is something only another dog can teach him.
    this this the on at currimundi?

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    Quote Originally Posted by LukeDG View Post
    this this the on at currimundi?
    yeah it rocks i reckon...And the dog friendly area is a few km long and plenty of room. We park at ****y beach as well some times too. Make that Dikky beach lol
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