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    Quote Originally Posted by Kirst33 View Post
    So you think a majority of dog owners are cruel? Most dogs owners, across the world would not have what you have.

    What shall we do with all the dogs that have loving, responsible owners but not the space you describe? Should they all be put to sleep?
    There are lots of dogs that don't need that much space. Some can live quite happily in an apartment with a run once or twice a day.
    And sorry kirst33 I meant to quote kimberleygal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kimberleygal1 View Post
    um that may well be the case if you don't have sufficient room for your dog but in my case, we have 3 dogs that have access to a large open space, nearly half an acre in their own backyard, they have plenty of room to run, plenty of room to be active and none of them are aggressive. If we didn't have that space for them we wouldn't have them because that would be cruel!
    Pffft...Half an acre is nothing most yards are standard half an acre. We have over an acre and still manage to take the dogs out for a run every other day. However I have nothing against people owning dogs in units or small houses ect. Moose is right dogs can and do go stir crazy if they are locked in a yeard and not exercised or mentally stimulated. However that is another story altogether and depends on the breeds as some breeds like my ACD's need a lot of exercise where as my mum's maltese terrier was happy with a little walk around the block.

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    Dogs have no places at a children's playground. I would report, report, report.

    I think there should be dedicated enclosed dog parks in each council area, then we wouldn't even need to worry about leashing or not leashing.

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    I agree with Kimberlygal on this one (shock horror). I grew up in the inner west in Sydney - very densely populated, tiny courtyards, and the amount of people who have massive dogs, rotties, german shepards and those dogs just left there howling all day long while their owners are at work. Park or no park, that seems really cruel to me.

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    Our dogs have two acres fenced just for them. Just because they have space doesn't mean they dont need attention. We still take our dogs for runs (dog aggressive so we run them around the fields). They get all depressed if we don't. Lots of space does not make a good/responsible owner.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IndigoJ View Post
    Our dogs have two acres fenced just for them. Just because they have space doesn't mean they dont need attention. We still take our dogs for runs (dog aggressive so we run them around the fields). They get all depressed if we don't. Lots of space does not make a good/responsible owner.

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    But plenty of space and lots of attention does. It's not as though our dogs are locked in their yard to enjoy the space but have no attention. They utilise the same outdoor space we do and we spend much of our time out doors, they are our furry children. Our neighbours however have a specific area fenced for their 2 dogs and spend no time with them, the constant howling and whining for attention is sad.

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    We have two dogs in a largish yard but we take them to our local dog beach regularly for a huge run and swim. Dogs need access to different spaces to stave off boredom and to keep them challenged.

    I don't like dogs in playgrounds, and where we live there are no fenced off leash areas so all parks are off leash but dogs must be on leash near playgrounds or when sport is being played. Dogs should be well behaved and even in a dog friendly area people should be able to expect them to behave around children. I also get frustrated when people don't want dogs around them ever, at all. For us dogs are part of our family and in my view are critical to my children having a happy and balanced childhood. I get that some kids are scared of them but it's often something that can be overcome through familiarity and being around gentle dogs. I've been a dog owner for over 20 years and love what they add to our life.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sonja View Post
    I also get frustrated when people don't want dogs around them ever, at all.
    I feel the opposite. I feel frustrated when dog owners get annoyed at others not wanting to be around dogs. Not everyone is an animal person and that is ok too. I've had dogs in the past, and want to get one soon, but I get why some people aren't interested in being around dogs!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kimberleygal1 View Post
    But plenty of space and lots of attention does. It's not as though our dogs are locked in their yard to enjoy the space but have no attention. They utilise the same outdoor space we do and we spend much of our time out doors, they are our furry children. Our neighbours however have a specific area fenced for their 2 dogs and spend no time with them, the constant howling and whining for attention is sad.

    I have a large space (house) for me and my DH and get plenty of attention with lots to do but if I don't get out of the house I go stir crazy/bored etc. The way I see it is if I wouldn't like to be in the same space 24/7 (my house) why would my dogs like to be in the backyard 24/7.

    We use to have quite a large back yard and my dogs were still walked daily but usually quite quick walks we have now moved to a significantly smaller block our dogs still walked daily but on longer walks with access to a creek for swimming and they are much happier now than before. We are currently living in a house with a 450m2 block with 2 working breed dogs. In my experience having the 'plenty of space' is not really that important.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kimberleygal1 View Post
    But plenty of space and lots of attention does. It's not as though our dogs are locked in their yard to enjoy the space but have no attention. They utilise the same outdoor space we do and we spend much of our time out doors, they are our furry children. Our neighbours however have a specific area fenced for their 2 dogs and spend no time with them, the constant howling and whining for attention is sad.
    And its not as though people with little space lock their dogs in their yards. They take them out to socialise and exercise them. Nothing wrong with that, as long as they are not in kids areas, which was the whole topic of the thread.

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