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    Isn't unfortunate, that things that seemed so normal and ordinary when i was a kid (having the dog in the back of a ute, tying them up outside a shop) are now deemed inappropriate? Or it has become unsafe to do so? The only reason i refuse to do eiither with molly is because there are people out there that think it's funny to hurt or even steal your dog... sigh..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lala View Post
    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.
    He could get off, but his dedication to stay on the ute no matter what might have been stronger than his sense of self-preservation. And leaving a dog on the back of a ute for 5 hours without even checking on him? I know it wasn't a reportable offence but I wasn't the only dog owner in our building who felt sorry for the dog. Who knows how much longer they would have left him there if people would not have complained.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kuri_89 View Post
    Isn't unfortunate, that things that seemed so normal and ordinary when i was a kid (having the dog in the back of a ute, tying them up outside a shop) are now deemed inappropriate? Or it has become unsafe to do so? The only reason i refuse to do eiither with molly is because there are people out there that think it's funny to hurt or even steal your dog... sigh..
    Some dog laws really annoy me. I can see where they are coming from, but it sometimes just seems part of the whole 'liability gone mad' thing.

    Apparently in the ACT you are not allowed to take your dog within a certain distance from any school. Obviously I can see how they want to protect kids from being bitten by dogs, but come on. I am one of a few people who ignore the law and take my dog when I walk my daughter to school. I know someone in Melbourne who told me she is allowed to take her dog onto school grounds when she drops her daughter off, as long as they are on lead, so it isn't considered normal everywhere that you should keep dogs away from kids at all times.

    What annoys me most about these types of laws is that they aren't really balanced by laws to ensure the well-being of dogs in our city. You can leave your dog in your backyard and never give them attention and no one cares. I once called the RSPCA because I saw a neighbour viciously beat his poor dog and they said they couldn't do anything unless the dog had an obvious injury. Yet I can get fined for taking my dog with me on my daily walk to the school.

    I don't know if I explained that properly, but it is something that really bugs me. But because the domestic animal people are so understaffed they rarely enforce any of these laws. Nor any of the ones that I think really do make a difference to animal welfare, like mandatory desexing and microchipping.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beloz View Post
    Some dog laws really annoy me. I can see where they are coming from, but it sometimes just seems part of the whole 'liability gone mad' thing.

    Apparently in the ACT you are not allowed to take your dog within a certain distance from any school. Obviously I can see how they want to protect kids from being bitten by dogs, but come on.
    Wow, that sucks, my parents use my little brothers school as their own version of puppy pre-school. They took their mini poodle pup there every day when they picked him up at 3 o'clock. All the kids loved it and the teacher even asked if they could bring the pup in a little early one day so it could run around the classroom with the kids. They got the kids to sit in a circle and the puppy ran around the middle.

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    So, Beloz. You feel it is ok for you to break the law but then complain when someone leaves a dog on the back of a ute? Did you have your eyes on the dog full time? How did you know the owner did not check? You mustn't have got any work done if you were watching all the time.

    You make your choices despite it being against the law. How would you feel if you were complained about and fined?
    What is that bible saying (trying to remember from forced sunday school classes."

    Something like that those without guilt should throw the first stone.

    Any posts made under the name of Di_dee1 one can be used by anyone as I do not give a rats.

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    So what does me breaking the law have to do with someone neglecting their dog's needs? Hello?

    And I was not the only one keeping an eye on the dog. There was a whole row of call centre staff watching the ute from the windows while they were working. And the dog ran out of water.

    Don't really know why I am trying to defend myself here...

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    I agree about some of the laws being stupid.

    I used to walk Pippi all the time down to pick my kid up from after school care...as a result she absolutely adores kids and will fall all over herself trying to get to them.

    I only know the basic "laws" which are pretty common sense IMO...i.e. dog must be confined to backyard and other similar rules....the stupid ones I "ignore" to some point.

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    I feel we need to be careful what message we send to people using this site.


    Can understand why some people become frustrated and fed up with all these annoying rules and regulations. Some say we have become a Nanny State.


    But part of being a responsible dog owner is to abide by these rules. To accept these laws are implemented for valid reasons.


    Using common sense and being dog savvy are great traits. However these laws are in place to protect everyone, not just us dog owners.
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    I understand where you're coming from Chipps and it is a normally a topic I avoid on the forum for that reason. I think I am a huge fan of using common sense, but I realise that not everyone is capable of doing that, which is why we need laws in the first place.
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    Thanks for that feedback Beloz.

    I guess what confuses me most is some dog owners can be so passionate about breeding, health, feeding, training and so on.


    Yet when it comes to the other side of responsibility (The Rules) they openly display a somewhat blase' or "Who gives a toss" attitude.


    I feel we need to promote all aspects of responsible dog ownership. The rules really aren't that hard to interpret or follow.
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