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Thread: When Did You Feel Comfortable Letting Your Puppy Off the Lead?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cleasanta View Post
    I own 3 Staffordshire Bull Terriers and they are not allowed off lead...not so much because I don't trust them, but more due to the general publics ignorance towards my breed.
    Sorry this is OT but I find this really sad Clea. The fact that there are people who think ill of SBTs and would have an issue with one off-lead. How bizarre. I feel for you!

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    Woops, appear to of done this wrong then. I always had mine off lead in off leash areas. He has always come back so far. (there is still time mind you) In any situation, in any distraction. Its a novelty having a dog do this. Ive never had one before?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loren View Post
    Sorry this is OT but I find this really sad Clea. The fact that there are people who think ill of SBTs and would have an issue with one off-lead. How bizarre. I feel for you!
    I feel sorry for you too. My previous dog was a rottweiller. We moved interstate, and Voila! He a dangerous dog. And has to do this that and the other. And people would 'freak out' when we came near. I let him out the front door to come for a walk. He ran accross the track to the opposite neighbour who was putting her toddler in the car. My rottie ran right over, sat next to the baby seat, and was well up for a car ride thanks! The woman was screaming. She just saw a baby killer.
    Stereotyping is a dangerous belief system.
    Ive not met a nasty SBT yet.

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    I have allowed Ralph to be off lead the last few years living in Newcastle at Dog Park (when we lived near one at Islington) and also at the dog beach. Even though he is a SBT, we only ever had a problem with one person and that was because he came running through the dog area and Ralph thought he was wanting to play so he ran a little way with him. The bloke turned around and abused us. I think though he would have abused the owners of any breed. We found most people in the dog park and at the dog beach just wanted to pat Ralph! Prior to this living in country Queensland we did not let him off lead.

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    Mine are only ever allowed off lead in fenced areas.
    We have 2 dog parks here that are completely fenced so we make regular trips there for a free run.

    I wouldn't trust them not to take off if they saw another dog or a bird or something that looked fun to chase.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ashaari View Post
    Hey
    Did you read the rest of the thread?
    Did I explain how to do it in the rest of the thread?
    I am not sure lol
    If you would like a more indepth explaination on recall let me know
    Sorry i think i must of missed it, but i'll look again, thanks. xxx

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    Quote Originally Posted by taraboombara View Post
    Sorry i think i must of missed it, but i'll look again, thanks. xxx
    PM me if you need a full outline ok
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ashaari View Post
    PM me if you need a full outline ok
    I might miss a reply on this thread
    I will PM you, just want to make sure I go about this the right way. Thank you so much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by taraboombara View Post
    I will PM you, just want to make sure I go about this the right way. Thank you so much.
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    My puppy is a 4 month old golden retriever and we have let him off the lead at the park or at the beach ever since he had his vaccinations and was allowed in public. He LOVES running up to other dogs and having a play, isn't that what socialising and friendly dog behaviour is all about? He always comes back to us when we call, but we're happy to let him have a good run around. I think dogs should definitely be allowed off their lead at parks, if people don't want dogs to come up to them or their dog then maybe they should just walk their dog around the streets?

    I saw a couple walking straight through a park with dogs playing, and our puppy ran up to them to say hello and they completely freaked out and the guy gave us an evil eye. Firstly, a golden retriever puppy is about as harmless as a fly and secondly, if you don't like dogs - don't walk at a park where they're all playing!

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