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    I live in the ACT too and I know it is illegal but I will leave my dogs tied up just while I go in to get a paper. I think it is an important part of their education that they can be tied up in a public place and left for a few minutes without fussing. It also gives them the opportunity to see people and children and when they live in a single adult household they don't get much opportunity to do this.

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    Beloz, I agree. I wouldn't do it in a place where are lots of traffic/people/kids/noise... only because I have a dog who doesn't cope well with any of it. But if I had a dog who is more comfortable in such situations I'd love to be able to include him in my every day life. I'm lucky that I can take him to work sometimes and he loves it.

    Don't you wonder sometimes where the days have gone when dogs seemed to be everywhere and all kids seemed to know how to behave around them? And if they didn't they'd learn it pretty quickly? I can't recall hearing of any vicious dog attacks when I grew up... bit perhaps it was just not a case for the media. I
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    I completely agree with you Margoo

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    I was the same, i use to love being able to take molly to our local garage around the corner from my home to grab a milk. One night i went i to grab a milk and a bread, swear i was in their for less than 5mins waiting to be served at the counter, when i heard a yelp, looked out the window & caught a glimpse of Molly sprinting down the footpath. I would have broken an olympic record trying to chase after her but i had no idea where she went so i went straight home, got my car and as soon as i pulled out of the driveway i saw her running back up the road. I went back to the garage to collect her halter and lead which were both still attached to the post so i'm guessing somebody must've let her off on purpose (there is no way she could have wriggled out of her halter with the clips still fully attached?) and to this day she is terrified of walking past, or going anywhere near this garage. I was so distraught, and i will never, ever tie her outside of a shop unsupervised ever again.

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    i couldn't even remember if there was even anybody outside at the time, i went straight into chase mode, even left the milk and bread on the floor. i've never been so terrified in my life! I was so frightened that she might have been runover

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    So sorry to hear about your experience. Perhaps I need to rethink before I leave them again.

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    To be honest, i never thought thought about the consequences of leaving your dog tied up outside for a small amount of time. It seems normal to be able to take your dog for a walk to the shops to get a milk or a bread. but after that, i will never do it again. Anyway sorry for thread jacking, back to the point of dogs on utes. lol

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    I'm starting to get Mojo used to the back of the ute now but i will be using a chain and padlock so i know he'll be there when i get back. I recently saw a sign up about a B.M stolen from our local area and it's made me a little paranoid. Heck...even my mates have threatened to steal him because he's so cute. I'm just waiting for one of them to prank me with it because they know i'll flip out big time.


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    I cant really see the problem with the dog on the ute. I dont think it is neglectful ot abusive. Maybe a little irresponsible in an office car park and not being tied but I certainly dont think it is anything to call rangers or council over.

    Fact: Dog had a mat, Fact: Dog had water, Fact: Dog was not tied and could get off ute to lie in shade if needed.

    It was obviously an open ute (no canopy) which if it was a closed ute that would be definitie neglect.

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    I tie my dogs up outside shops...sometimes. But only for short periods like 5 or 10 mins

    I dont even know what the laws are, and to be honest, I dont really care. If I want to take my dog for a walk and I want to go in a shop and tie him outside, then I will.

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