+ Reply to Thread
Page 1 of 15 12311 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 146
  1. #1
    FearlessLeader's Avatar
    FearlessLeader is offline Winner 2013 - Most Memorable Thread
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Posts
    10,724
    Thanks
    2,498
    Thanked
    9,116
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 postsEmerald Star - 10,000 posts

    Default Dogs in playgrounds.

    Does anyone else get annoyed at people having dogs off leash in playgrounds? There is a dog park about 500m from our local playground, but the playground has a large mainly enclosed grassy area where people often have their dogs off leash. It really bugs me, as I don't think it's fair that I should have to keep my kids away from dogs in a playground. I feel like saying something to them, like 'did you know there's a dog park just up the road there?' But I would feel like a cranky old cow. Have also considered asking the council to put a big no dogs off leash sign in the park (I would even know who to talk to about it as I work for the council!)
    So this is mainly a vent but was just interested to know if it annoys other people, or if I need to chill out over this (i am usually extremely chilled out- I let my kids run around with no shoes in the park and let them play in sand pits)

  2. The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to FearlessLeader For This Useful Post:

    Ashram  (28-08-2013),siennasyummymummyxxx  (03-09-2013)

  3. #2
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Posts
    10,939
    Thanks
    2,608
    Thanked
    2,864
    Reviews
    14
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 postsEmerald Star - 10,000 posts
    Awards:
    100 Posts in a week
    It worries me more than annoys, but here it is illegal to have your Dog in a public area without a leash on, so it's not really a problem in the parks etc I frequent thankfully.

  4. #3
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    perth SOR
    Posts
    2,265
    Thanks
    50
    Thanked
    199
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    All of the fenced kids playgrounds here have no dog signs, I would speak to the dept of council in control of parks as they have a duty of care to make sure it is safe for kids.

  5. #4
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Posts
    19,776
    Thanks
    5,212
    Thanked
    7,063
    Reviews
    1
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 postsEmerald Star - 10,000 postsRuby Star - 15,000 posts
    My baby was *this close* to being attacked by a dog not on a leash. I wouldn't feel comfortable. They'd never hurt anyone according to the owners, but IMO dogs and children don't belong together unless it's the family pet and people know the warning signs.

  6. The Following User Says Thank You to Benji For This Useful Post:

    DarcyJ  (28-08-2013)

  7. #5
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Far far away!
    Posts
    1,378
    Thanks
    1,403
    Thanked
    1,063
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    Speak to council and request that they have their Animal Controllers/Rangers patrol. That used to be my job, we would frequently patrol areas on request. Not only is it an offence, it puts you as a parent in an uncomfortable position.

    If there is a council provided dog park in your area, there is no reason why dog owners should be letting dogs offleash in a childrens play area.

    Sent from my GT-N8010 using The Bub Hub mobile app

  8. The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to risfaerie For This Useful Post:

    GrabbyCrabby  (29-08-2013),LoveLivesHere  (28-08-2013)

  9. #6
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Location
    Townsville
    Posts
    791
    Thanks
    220
    Thanked
    364
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    Quote Originally Posted by Benji View Post
    My baby was *this close* to being attacked by a dog not on a leash. I wouldn't feel comfortable. They'd never hurt anyone according to the owners, but IMO dogs and children don't belong together unless it's the family pet and people know the warning signs.
    All dog owners say thut UNTIL it's too late. A man actually said that to me while his dog(off leash)was in the process of attacking my dog (on leash) at our front gate. Now my poor dog is traumatised to go out of his yard he is always expecting this dog to come at him.

    OP dogs probably aren't allowed off leash in the playground but you know what tell them to put them on a lead or go to the off leash dog park. How rude after all it is a playground for children to play in.

  10. #7
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Posts
    10,293
    Thanks
    3,115
    Thanked
    6,304
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 postsEmerald Star - 10,000 posts
    My BIL is a council ranger - in NSW its illegal for dogs to be less than 10 meters from a playground - leash or no leash - a ranger can fine the owner on the spot $220 so next time you are at the park call the local council and ask them to send a ranger ( they are always on call even Sundays )
    He has a ton of stories of dog attacks in parks , apparently the state government are in the process of doing new regulations as its becoming more common

  11. #8
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    Sydney's Hills District
    Posts
    1,788
    Thanks
    308
    Thanked
    242
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    I'm a dog owner, and it still p!sses me off when people do that. Especially yappy little dogs that I wouldn't trust as far as I can throw them. My DS is used to dogs, and isn't old enough to understand that not all dogs want to be given a bear hug. I would definitely complain to your council.

  12. #9
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Posts
    265
    Thanks
    279
    Thanked
    40
    Reviews
    0
    yesterday i was out walking with my son and suddenly a dog emerged from a side road without the owner, it freaked me out as it ran straitly towards us. As it came close i quickly turned the pram around and was ready to run and scream, there were builders around a few houses away so i thought at least I can get help if something happens. I yelled at the dog to go away as he approached and i think it understood and ran away. But still i could not see the owner anywhere. It totally freaked me out and now i have a fear walking that street again.





    Sent from my Transformer Prime TF201 using The Bub Hub mobile app

  13. #10
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Posts
    7,053
    Thanks
    6,263
    Thanked
    5,481
    Reviews
    4
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 posts
    Awards:
    100 Posts in a weekBusiest Member of the Week - Most posts for the week ending 5/6/2014
    I would be furious.

    A man had a rottweiler off leash out front of my sons school a couple of months ago and it went for my 5 year old DS. Thank goodness the owner grabbed it in time but my son is now absolutely terrified of dogs.

    I was bitten on the face by our dog when I was a teenager, he was the most placid calm dog. You can never ever be too careful.

    Sent from my GT-I9305T using The Bub Hub mobile app


 

Similar Threads

  1. Can you play in school playgrounds during the holidays?
    By River Song in forum General Parenting Tips, Advice & Chat
    Replies: 25
    Last Post: 05-07-2013, 17:32
  2. Dogs & NYE
    By Luna Lovegood in forum General Chat
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 20-12-2012, 19:42
  3. Dogs
    By Candiceo in forum Safety Issues
    Replies: 14
    Last Post: 22-11-2012, 14:18

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
free weekly newsletters | sign up now!
who are these people who write great posts? meet our hubbub authors!
Learn how you can contribute to the hubbub!

reviews
learn how you can become a reviewer!

competitions

forum - chatting now
christmas gift guidesee all Red Stocking
Pebblebee
Parents spend hours looking for things they need NOW. The keys, the remote, darling daughter's treasured teddy. Stop wasting precious time looking & start finding with Bub Hub reviewed Pebblebee Smart Tag. Simply attach a Pebblebee and find it fast.
sales & new stuffsee all
The Health Hub
Give a new mum a fitness boost for Christmas & New Year. Studio-based, small group training sessions - cardio, strength, core, Pilates & boxing. Choice of 16 hrs per week, flexible-arrival feature - bubs & kids welcome! Gift vouchers available.
featured supporter
KindyROO
KindyROO offers activities for babies & toddlers in a fun learning centre, focussing on developmental education. Classes are available at three Brisbane and two Gold Coast locations. Enrol today & help your child to reach their full potential. Visit the website to find out more.
gotcha
X

Pregnant for the first-time?

Not sure where to start? We can help!

Our Insider Programs for pregnancy first-timers will lead you step-by-step through the 14 Pregnancy Must Dos!