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    Quote Originally Posted by Kimberleygal1 View Post
    If people don't have a big enough area at home for their dog they shouldn't have one!
    You could argue the same for children couldn't you?

    If people don't have a backyard with enough room for the same amount of equipment as a park then they shouldn't have children?

    I mean parks with play equipment can have no other benefit other than compensating for a lack of space and equipment at home, can they? It couldn't be that parents want to change the scenery for their kids once in a while or meet new friends. No, it's all to do with lack of space and facilities at home.

    Bad parents.

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    I think off leash areas are good , as long as the dog owners are respectful and supervise their dogs , I think the big problem is some owners let their dogs loose and don't pay attention to them , the one near us is good as its fenced off so kids can't get in , ill be taking my dog there sometimes when she gets bigger, not because I don't have a big yard (1000m2) but because I want her to be sociable and not locked in our yard all day plus it gets us out of the house and DS can play in the nearby park or ride his bike around the bike track with DH while I'm training the dog!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elijahs Mum View Post
    I think off leash areas are good , as long as the dog owners are respectful and supervise their dogs , I think the big problem is some owners let their dogs loose and don't pay attention to them , the one near us is good as its fenced off so kids can't get in , ill be taking my dog there sometimes when she gets bigger, not because I don't have a big yard (1000m2) but because I want her to be sociable and not locked in our yard all day plus it gets us out of the house and DS can play in the nearby park or ride his bike around the bike track with DH while I'm training the dog!
    Yeah I think it's really important dogs get to interact with other dogs on a regular basis. No matter the size of your yard I think it has great benefits.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kimberleygal1 View Post
    Im saying they shouldn't have designated off leash areas period! It should be law that dogs are on leashes at all times in any public space.
    Why? If you know that a certain area is designated as off-leash, don't go there and you won't have a problem. Dogs need to exercise and the opportunity socialise with other dogs. Just because you don't like dogs doesn't mean that everyone else should have to miss out on activities with their dogs.

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    A dog that is well-socialized and exercised often is going to be least likely to bite...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kimberleygal1 View Post
    So people with kids have to look around and ensure its a dog free zone before entering?

    Dogs should not be off leashes anywhere is the bottom line. People have the right to be in public spaces, dogs belong on a leash or better still... In their own backyard.
    Aren't most off leash parks fenced off though and reasonably easy to avoid?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boobycino View Post
    Aren't most off leash parks fenced off though and reasonably easy to avoid?

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    No, around me there are a few places, in very large parks where dogs are allowed of their leashes (like footy ovals, etc).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kimberleygal1 View Post
    Im saying they shouldn't have designated off leash areas period! It should be law that dogs are on leashes at all times in any public space.
    Why?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kimberleygal1 View Post
    If people don't have a big enough area at home for their dog they shouldn't have one!
    Or they could have the family pet of their choosing and take it to one of the wonderful community facilities such as a fully fenced dog off-leash area to exercise and socialise with other dogs and then take their dog home for a big feed, tired and happy. Sounds like a lovely afternoon.
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    For a long time I couldn't actually use off leash areas because one of my dogs could climb fences . So naturally he was never off leash because....well because he was part Beagle and his nose exerted far greater influence over him than me.


 

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