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If you are going to bring your dog with you please obey the park rules and be considerate of others. Just arrived this morning at RAC Busselton and the people two vans down went out and left their dog behind. Damn thing has been barking and howling ever since. Driven everyone around demented including us. Currently feel like shooting the thing but all we can do is talk to park management. Going to have to cover the ears until the owners come home.

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I wouldn't do that to my girls. They go where I go.

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And that is what should happen. It's being responsible. This poor dog was out of It's comfort zone and as far as it was concerned, it had been abandoned and was crying to the world that had lost It's owner. I noticed when It's owner was there, not a peep out of him, he was happy. If you bring your dog, take him with you when you go out. If you want to visit National parks then find a sitting service or don't bring your dog. Simples.

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Greg 1 wrote:

 If you bring your dog, take him with you when you go out. 


 You can't always take your dog with you , the problem we have is when we like to go to a restaurant , we can't take the dog unless we sit outside. Oversees , like Germany ,you can take your dog inside almost all restaurants , shops ,public transport ,amusement parks ,but not in butcher shops or supermarkets. Cheers



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Recoup wrote:
Greg 1 wrote:

 If you bring your dog, take him with you when you go out. 


 You can't always take your dog with you , the problem we have is when we like to go to a restaurant , we can't take the dog unless we sit outside. Oversees , like Germany ,you can take your dog inside almost all restaurants , shops ,public transport ,amusement parks ,but not in butcher shops or supermarkets. Cheers


 Why should I have to put up with your stinking dog when I am in a restaurant.



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"Why should I have to put up with your stinking dog when I am in a restaurant" Or have to listen to the dog left home when the owner is in the restaurant. It isn't hard to understand. If you expect 50 people to be obliging just so you can exercise some divine right to be inconsiderate, then you need to stay home with the dog that you chose to bring. Same deal with your kids

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I've trained three dogs. Not one of them barked. Granted that they were retrievers in which barking is very undesirable but I don't understand why people think that letting their dogs bark is socially unacceptable. It just takes a bit of training to keep dogs quiet. 



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i usually find the owners need more training than the dogs

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Bow wrote:


 Why should I have to put up with your stinking dog when I am in a restaurant.


       How do you know that my dog stinks ? he is cleaner than some of the shoppers in the Supermarket.



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Just keep in mind that whilst you may love your dog and feel it is part of your family, others may not share your views. There are places that your dog will not be welcome, so if you choose to take your pet with you then you need to take responsibility for it. Most parks have rules that if you are allowed pets, they cannot be left unattended. This is because of things such as what happened in my original post. So, if you want to go somewhere that you cannot take the dog, you need to make alternative arrangements. There are often dog sitting services around who will mind him for the period you are doing the dog less activity. If you can't seem to manage that then leave the dog at home or don't go where he can't go. It is pretty simple. Don't inflict your problem on others.

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I have always said " there is no such thing as a bad dag, only bad owners"

 



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I would have agreed with you up until we were given a dog. It was, in my opinion, definitely mad. It would race at any other dog and attack it with the intent to kill. You could see it in its eyes. They were red with rage and intent. I couldn't drag it off the other dog. I had to punch it repeatedly to make it let go. My knuckles were red raw. I decided to have it put down there and then. Imagine if it did that to a child. 

 

The interesting thing was that it attacked the dog of the person that gave it to us. They aggreed that it should be put down. 

 

I don't know if it was abused when it was younger but the damage had been done. If it was abused, then that would support your comment and in general, I think that the owners do need to be educated to properly train a dog that they own. The dog doesn't know its doing the wrong thing unless the owner trains it so. 



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Please dont blame the dog, and say you feel like shooting it...Obviously you are not an dog lover....Put a pellet in the owners leg, but leave the poor dog alone...



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Could not agree more... Great statement....



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Buzz Lightbulb wrote:

I would have agreed with you up until we were given a dog. It was, in my opinion, definitely mad.


Sometimes, just like people, animals are insane. Many years ago we had a kitten which, it soon became clear, had a significant brain problem, the vet agreed and it was put down. Nature is not perfect.



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Greg 1 wrote:

Just keep in mind that whilst you may love your dog and feel it is part of your family, others may not share your views. There are places that your dog will not be welcome, so if you choose to take your pet with you then you need to take responsibility for it. Most parks have rules that if you are allowed pets, they cannot be left unattended. This is because of things such as what happened in my original post. So, if you want to go somewhere that you cannot take the dog, you need to make alternative arrangements. There are often dog sitting services around who will mind him for the period you are doing the dog less activity. If you can't seem to manage that then leave the dog at home or don't go where he can't go. It is pretty simple. Don't inflict your problem on others.


 I have a saying I often repeat.........If I can't take my dogs I'm not going! 

I have three small dogs, all rescues, and the love they give me is more than any human.



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My girls are Misha, Maddy, Morgan and Muffin. RIP Jen, my princess.

RIP Molly, our dear girl who crossed the Rainbow Bridge 24/10/2016. A loyal and faithful companion. 



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I read an article about a week or two ago that was a story from a food and drink venue in the Whitsunday area.
Apparently most of the venues dining was outside under a verandah and therefore was dog friendly.

Unfortunately there was a dog who visited with his owner, and this dog was not friendly.

The dog attacked a female patron and she apparently suffered severe bite injuries.

The owners of the venue placed an immediate ban on anyone bringing a dog onto their premises.
I would bet their bookings for meals increase with the banning of dogs.

My wife and I refuse to eat with dogs. If an eating venue permits dogs then unfortunately it is not for us.
From my observation most dog owners believe that their dog can do know wrong and genuinely cant see the distress that their dog causes other people.

We all have seen it...you know when a dog jumps on someone the owner generally says something like..
*Oh look at Fido, he is just saying hello*
In actual fact most people don't want a dog jumping on them, many of us have very valid reasons for not wanting the attention of a dog.

I am in full agreement with Bow and TonyLee above.
If you must travel with dogs then don't inflict their unpredictable behaviour on others.

Regards

Rob

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