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Thread: Non-doggy people at the dog walking spot

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    Default Non-doggy people at the dog walking spot

    I had a bit of a situation at the swimming spot yesterday. First time ever I met people there without a dog as it's at this big off leash dog walking area. So I made the mistake of not checking them out first before I let Banjo out of the car and gave her permission to go ahead while I grabbed her lead and ball, assuming that there would be a dog in the water somewhere.

    Big mistake! Turned out there was a young boy near the water's edge, fishing for guppies with a net. I had not seen him behind the reeds. When I did see him, he told me my dog pushed him in the water and showed his wet shoe. Ouch! Definitely won't let her go ahead again there!

    I apologised and put Banjo on the lead to prevent her from causing any more trouble. Until a dog we knew arrived and I let her off knowing that she'd be distracted enough to not bother the non-dog people.

    But she did walk up behind the woman sitting on the bench next to me and gave her a quick lick on her elbow. The woman squealed and turned to me and said "She licked me!" in a shocked tone, as if Banjo had just bitten her or something. And then I heard her ask her son if the dog had licked the bottle he left near the water and when he said yes (she might have sniffed it), she told him he could now not touch it anymore.

    Next time I see people without dogs there, I think I'll just keep walking and go back later. Though fortunately they had moved to the other side of the pond when the woman with her 7mo newfie rocked up.

    Obviously it's ok if people don't like dogs to come near them and my responsibility to keep my dog away from them, but it is quite annoying if they "invade" our dog spot.

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    LOL @ freaking out over the licking.
    There is a woman who does agility in the same class as me with her dog who wears gloves lmao! I find it hilarious that she refuses to get some treats on her hand and a bit of dog slobber.

    It is a little frustrating when people go to dog off leash areas but completely dislike dogs. I also agree it is our responsibility as owners to make sure our dogs don't bother anyone but still a little annoying. I mean really there are only select spots you can take dogs to run off lead where as people can go wherever they want why choose a dog designated area.

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    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.

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    s**ts me to no end too....... i go to the local dog park and most nights there is boot camps going on there..... there are 3 parks all across the road from each other, yet they have been allocated the dog park by the council........ honestly......

    kuri, i would have kicked the fisherman if he did that to my dog......
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    I passed a very funny situation at one of my nearby dog parks just the other day. While stopped at the lights I did as I always do look over to the dog park to watch the dogs.

    What I saw was a family setting up a picnic on the low tables that our council insists in putting into the two dog parks we have in our immediate area. It's a fully fenced dog park with poo bins and bags and a double gate entry system so you can't mistake that it's a dog leash free area.

    I had a little chuckle to myself as it was getting close to 3pm, time for about 5 or 6 GSD's to converge on the park.

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    Oh reyzor OH was very close to doing do which is why we got the hell out of there, before something happened & we got deported back to NZ. Lol

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    Kuri - We must live quite close by, we need to have a meet and greet day for QLD forum members!

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    I had a funny incident at "little Austimer" (?spelling) Beach with a newfie day...off leash Beach, we had all our very friendly newfies off. Katy loves kids, this Iranian Family arrives, unpacks their kids and picnic and Katy goes and lies quietly next to them .....watching....... I walked over and explained that dog were allowed off leash on this beach and did she bother them? Very friendly people, told me dogs were not common in Iran, never saw a pet bear LOL....So we talked and petted Katy and introduced the kids to a few more newfies........Explained not all dogs they might meet should be petted, unless they ask the owner first ......Always wondered if they ever came back to that beach..

    I must admit it annoys me if people get upset over loose dogs in a off leash area.......But maybe some have no idea. My dogs also tend to be over friendly....I always yell watch the tongue on that one , Katy.......
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    But is it actually a specific dog area?

    Coz sometimes it might be an off lead dog area within a everyone place ya know what I mean

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    K&P sounds good, wasnt there some sort of QLD get together organised? Would be nice to see the faces from behind the computer screens

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