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    Since we have gotten Barney, my OH has taken to demanding where peoples leads are when walking near our house....he is going to get punched if he keeps it up!

    We are yet to experience the dog parks...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kuri_89 View Post
    I was kinda in the same situation new years day when i decided to take the dogs to the beach at the spit (dog off-leash, beach dog friendly area) there was some jerk fishing and my dog ran past whilst chasing a seagull towards the water. She may have splashed the guy but she was nowhere near any of his gear and i saw him swearing at her, naturally my bloody boiled but i decided to keep my mouth shut, can't say much about my OH though he made some sort of comment along the lines of "is there a problem mate" anyway anytime she got anywhere near the guy i would call her back just out of courtesy - even though it was an off-leash area. Then about 15 minutes later, she spotted another seagull and she was off! straight into the water, passing the guy & splashing him. This time i saw him walk out to her and boot her, by this time i'd had it, walked over to his bucket of bait and tipped it into the sand & cursed him to the cows came home needless to say i was FUMING! how dare he touch my dog, we were well within our rights of being there! No retaliation from the guy the drop nuts.
    He kicked your dog? What a wank.

    Anybody who touched one of our dogs would end up with a fist in the face from my OH (he gets a bit carried away at times)

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    I go to the same beach/dog park every day. It is designated off lead. A few weeks back a couple were walking past where i was with Jack, walking their own dog. Jack went over to say hello to the lady who was a few metres behind her husband? and their dog. This lady baulked at Jack running up to her(tail wagging madly) at which point i said "don't worry he's friendly, just wants to say hello" and her reply was "shouldn't he be on a lead or something". Now this isn't my first encounter with this kind of stupidity so i was ready and replied "this is an offlead dog park, what's your problem?".

    Stuff em i say, if your dog is in a designated off leash area and is not causing trouble or being aggressive in any way, STUFF em!

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    Okay, I have to say that if someone kicked my dog, there would be hell to pay. OH would flip his lid, and I wouldn't be far behind. What a bastard.

    One the other hand, this made me laugh think of that prank call from years ago "you kicked my dog". Lame, but kind of made me giggle anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by D-Dog View Post
    Okay, I have to say that if someone kicked my dog, there would be hell to pay. OH would flip his lid, and I wouldn't be far behind. What a bastard.

    One the other hand, this made me laugh think of that prank call from years ago "you kicked my dog". Lame, but kind of made me giggle anyway.
    I have kicked a dog at the dog park. Same dog continually acting aggressively toward my dog every time we saw it. I'd always grab hold of my dog to stop the situation escalating(my dog won't start fights but he won't be bullied either). Eventually i told this muppet that the next time his dog tried to stand over and growl at my dog i'd let my dog sort it out(not sure i would have followed through with that threat but it had just gotten completely beyond a joke). Almost always now ths dog is on lead when it walks through the part of the beach that i go to, so my threat worked. However on a couple of occasions this dog has either broken it lead or its owners have simply been innatentive .. anytime that dog acts aggressively toward my dog now i stick the boot in. So far, my "boot" has been restrained enough so as not to risk damaging the dog but if it came down to it, i would break that dogs ribs rather than let my dog get in trouble for hurting another dog(this is a big lab v my staffy). I'd happily front up to court to justify my kicking this dog, i would have MANY people who know me and my dog from that beach who would happily provide reference for me and my dog

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    I had other dog owners trying to hurt my old dog occasionally but she was anti-social and in hindsight it wasn't responsible of me to let her bully other dogs.

    The boy yesterday was swinging his long handled net around yesterday 'to scare the dogs off' his mother didn't say anything. As Banjo is scared of sticks she kept well away from him. But the woman who had just arrived with her dog was not impressed with having to keep calling her dog to prevent her from getting hit in the head. Some people are just anti social and should indeed be kept on a leash!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Keira & Phoenix View Post
    Kuri - We must live quite close by, we need to have a meet and greet day for QLD forum members!
    Make it next weekend because I will be in Brisbane!
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    Adelaide City Council is about to open a new Dog Park next to Medindie Road - and the rules include "no food or alcohol, and no small children". Woo hoo. And it is two cricket ovals side by side - one for small dogs and one for big dogs.

    I do think that it is a bit of a privilege at the moment for our dogs to be allowed off lead on most Adelaide beaches before 10 and after 8 in summer and all day in winter - and to keep that - it's important we don't let our dogs freak out too many not-dog people.

    Mind you even dog people get annoyed with some other dog people - one showed up at the beach the other day with two labradors - one promptly crapped - she showed no sign of going to pick it up, another dog walker gave her a plastic bag and then one lab jumped on her and her dachshund - nasty. The lab owner had no plastic bags for pick up, and no leads for her dogs and no control and neither of them were wearing rego tags.

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    Oh i swear if it wasn't for the fact that i am trying to become a police officer, i would have let OH lay into him and i wouldn't be far behind either. He sure got a bloody earful from me that's for sure, luckily molly wasn't bothered and for it and for it to have been new years day the jerk! We head to that beach roughly twice a month and have never had any problems, There are signs saying "dog designated area" & there are signs placed where the off-lead area begins, and if the group of dog's on one side of the beach isn't a big enough clue, then you must be thick. I mean the general public have the entire beach to fish, swim, sunbathe & the dogs have a small portion of it, would it have been so much of a bother for him to have moved 100m down the beach if he was so annoyed! I do however believe if you dog has shocking re-call or likes to jump on people etc, then perhaps they should be on a lead regardless. But my molly is definitely no nuisance & she will usually come back when i call her lol

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    I have also kicked a dog. Actually quite recently at a dog park. A Lab was hassling Phoenix and was likely to start a fight, I called Phoenix to me (who came straight away) and this Lab came barreling after her, then started bouncing around us barking and growling (not in a friendly way), so as soon as it came close enough I gave it a kick. Well the owner put the Lab back on lead quick smart then. I would rather my dog know that I will protect her if needed then for her to feel the need to protect herself, especially being the breed she is.
    In saying that I would never kick a dog for any other reason then to protect myself, my family/friends or my dogs.

    Hyacinth - that sounds absolutely fantastic! Good to hear a Council doing something right for the dogs.

    ClareBear - Would be nice, I struggle to find free time on weekends but might be able to do something...

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