Dogs

Lefkasman

Steve Chettle
No mate the kids have genuinely never been interested... probably put off by me commentating on the idiots that own them on a daily basis hasn't helped. Put it this way i dont hold back when one comes near me or mine uninvited in public.

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It's the same even when you've got a dog. They let theirs come trotting up to my dog usually with the words " it's ok he's friendly" to which I reply " it's not your dog I'm worried about that's why he's on a lead because he's a grumpy bastard like me".

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BryanRoy22

Ian Bowyer
No mate the kids have genuinely never been interested... probably put off by me commentating on the idiots that own them on a daily basis hasn't helped. Put it this way i dont hold back when one comes near me or mine uninvited in public.
So you should. They all deserve to be given the lowdown on how to act responsibly as a dog owner.

I truly believe people should have to apply for a licence to own a dog. You're in charge of a life that can be unpredictable and is also very vulnerable. Dogs understand humans very deeply.

The worst thing is when an unpredictable lunatic human gets in charge in that type of dog. Nobody stands a chance.
 

Lefkasman

Steve Chettle
Any tips on getting a cock a poo to return when off lead. She’s 18 months and generally pretty good off lead, returns when called then get treat but then gets this puppy twinkle in her eye-then off she goes through a hedge, through barbed wire etc -difficult to get back!
I think some dogs are just like that. George doesn't run off he just wanders off with anyone he takes a shine to. If they've got a car and they leave the door open it's fatal. He dropped me right in the shit with the dog warden in Leicester when he was
young I got a right rollicking. He got a ride in a van which he enjoyed immensely

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Lefkasman

Steve Chettle
So you should. They all deserve to be given the lowdown on how to act responsibly as a dog owner.

I truly believe people should have to apply for a licence to own a dog. You're in charge of a life that can be unpredictable and is also very vulnerable. Dogs understand humans very deeply.

The worst thing is when an unpredictable lunatic human gets in charge in that type of dog. Nobody stands a chance.
Enough about Wes.

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Strummer

Orel Mangala Fan Club
So you should. They all deserve to be given the lowdown on how to act responsibly as a dog owner.

I truly believe people should have to apply for a licence to own a dog. You're in charge of a life that can be unpredictable and is also very vulnerable. Dogs understand humans very deeply.

The worst thing is when an unpredictable lunatic human gets in charge in that type of dog. Nobody stands a chance.
You should come to Germany. Mandatory registration and licensing for dogs, plus an additional dog-tax to pay, and God help you if your dog bites someone (because they can, and probably will, sue you, so you have to have insurance for that, too).

However as a result, you see far less selfish owners of the kind discussed above, because owning a dog here is a serious financial commitment. Oh and also, good luck trying to own or import anything even remotely pit-bull like.
 

weejockmcplop

Youth Team
The girl who lives in the flat below me is the absolute worst type of dog owner. She has a pittie, but she spends all day screaming and shouting at the poor thing and everyone's seen her kicking the shit out of it when she thinks no-ones watching. She uses it as a weapon to piss on people's property she doesn't like. Tried calling the RSPCA but they won't do anything about it.
 

Captain Sinister

Senior doom Monger
A word in defence of dog owners: the sun-set of humans who own a dog, like the sub-set of humanity that doesn’t own a dog, has a minority of members who are anti-social. Every group of humans has members who are not good humans.
 

Dirk Furtull

John Robertson
To me, as a walker of probably the best behaved dog I've ever seen, the lead thing is debatable. Firstly we walk the dog away from most people and therefore dogs, but obviously we do encounter a few and I would say we've had one incident where 'our' dog barked at another. That's the worst we've had. He isn't bothered about other dogs or people, he walks or runs straight past them. If other people's dogs are similarly behaved there isn't an issue.

It's about knowing your dog, yes there could be unexpected behaviour but if your dog jumps up at folk or doesn't like kids, dogs or whatever then a lead is appropriate where there could be issues.

It might be contentious but I don't like the collie on a lead ( except when on roads) and so far have no reason to think he should be.
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Bonalair

John Robertson
To me, as a walker of probably the best behaved dog I've ever seen, the lead thing is debatable. Firstly we walk the dog away from most people and therefore dogs, but obviously we do encounter a few and I would say we've had one incident where 'our' dog barked at another. That's the worst we've had. He isn't bothered about other dogs or people, he walks or runs straight past them. If other people's dogs are similarly behaved there isn't an issue.

It's about knowing your dog, yes there could be unexpected behaviour but if your dog jumps up at folk or doesn't like kids, dogs or whatever then a lead is appropriate where there could be issues.

It might be contentious but I don't like the collie on a lead ( except when on roads) and so far have no reason to think he should be.
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I’ve always been a great believer in keeping dogs on leads, till I got my current one who is similar to this.

I’ve been for a run this morning with her off the lead the whole way. Any other dogs, or bikes, or walkers on the old railway line I run on and a simple “by me” will keep her next to me as we go past, whether the other dog is on the lead or not. I’d put her on a lead by a road as she’s apt to chase pigeons and squirrels, but not away from traffic.
 

Rzar

Ian Bowyer
My dog that died last year was brilliant off the lead. It was a small poodle/shitzu cross so not like a border colly. Although depends what you define as brilliant. Would cause trouble, run off & run up to people/dogs he was just really excitable over everything even into old age, but as soon as I whistled he would come sprinting back to me and sit infront of me - whatever he was doing. I was always considerate with him and whenever people were near I would just get him by me and put him on my lead. I never had an issues with him with other dogs or people, you can tell when people want a dog to approach or not.

I think the general rule about being off the lead is if they harrasses people and they don't leave straight away then don't bother. I am a dog lover but I find it so irritating when dog owners just let their dog jump up on you or even run up to you when you clearly don't want that.

I must admit I miss walking that dog, my two current dogs don't go on walks for various reasons: 1) is too old, he's knackered now & 2) a recent rescue dog, really hates the lead & is terrified of people.
 

Viktor

Warp Speed Chic
I only took my attention off of Marnie for a few seconds the other week (to go back to the start of the new Kendrick Lamar album) and she'd found her way into a bush even with a lead on. I can't imagine where she'd end up if I took off her lead where we walk
 

Morpeth_Edgar

A none cap wonder
This blue dot is where I live and you’ll see there’s a big area of grass in front. Loads of people let their dogs off the lead here and usually it’s fine but at least twice a day we get a dog wandering in to our garden where either my little one is or where the cat is, minding his own business.

Sometimes there’s an apology but most of the time there’s not and frankly my experience of dog owners is that A LOT are selfish and don’t have the mental ability to understand that not everyone likes dogs and wants their dog to jump up at you on a daily basis.

We’ve got a little local Facebook group where the issue of dog shit is mentioned occasionally and I know loads of people who blatantly lie and say they pick it up. When a dog is off the lead I regularly see people either miss one being curled out or see it and walk off. They don’t realise my entire family can see them looking shifty and doing it on purpose.

So yeah, there are good owners but there’s a lot of dross out there; even the ones who purport to be good.

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Dirk Furtull

John Robertson
Dog shit is a whole new subject. My missus said if we had a dog she couldn't deal with it but it's transpired she doesn't mind at all. She bags it and I tie the bag to my belt loop on my shorts until we find a bin. I can't believe people don't pick it up and even more why they do and then either leave it on the ground or hanging in a tree. It's absolutely disgusting.


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Lefkasman

Steve Chettle
To me, as a walker of probably the best behaved dog I've ever seen, the lead thing is debatable. Firstly we walk the dog away from most people and therefore dogs, but obviously we do encounter a few and I would say we've had one incident where 'our' dog barked at another. That's the worst we've had. He isn't bothered about other dogs or people, he walks or runs straight past them. If other people's dogs are similarly behaved there isn't an issue.

It's about knowing your dog, yes there could be unexpected behaviour but if your dog jumps up at folk or doesn't like kids, dogs or whatever then a lead is appropriate where there could be issues.

It might be contentious but I don't like the collie on a lead ( except when on roads) and so far have no reason to think he should be.
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Yes but border collies are extremely intelligent whereas George,s sole purpose in life is to fucking wind me up.
If you've got a border terrier make sure you have a strong fence, one that extends into the ground. If you don't take him a walk when he wants to go he will take himself.
So stubborn it's unbelievable.
Oh and we've had a massive increase in dog shit since the holiday makers have arrived.

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Lefkasman

Steve Chettle
A word in defence of dog owners: the sun-set of humans who own a dog, like the sub-set of humanity that doesn’t own a dog, has a minority of members who are anti-social. Every group of humans has members who are not good humans.
There seems to be 4 types. Those that don't give a fuck and got the dog on a whim because the kids wanted it. Those that see it as a way to threaten other people. The ones that treat it like a substitute child who are on par with the I don't give a fuck lot. The decent owners.
Owning a dog means making sacrifices plus it's alot more expensive than alot of folk realise.

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S Peel from Gedling

Stuart Pearce
Dog shit is a whole new subject. My missus said if we had a dog she couldn't deal with it but it's transpired she doesn't mind at all. She bags it and I tie the bag to my belt loop on my shorts until we find a bin. I can't believe people don't pick it up and even more why they do and then either leave it on the ground or hanging in a tree. It's absolutely disgusting.


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Captain Sinister

Senior doom Monger
Dog shit is a whole new subject. My missus said if we had a dog she couldn't deal with it but it's transpired she doesn't mind at all. She bags it and I tie the bag to my belt loop on my shorts until we find a bin. I can't believe people don't pick it up and even more why they do and then either leave it on the ground or hanging in a tree. It's absolutely disgusting.


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We sometimes do a circular walk, where there are no bins (fields and woods). If outward bound the dogs "perform" we pick up and will leave the bag inconspicuosly, and collect it on the return journey.
 

Dirk Furtull

John Robertson
We sometimes do a circular walk, where there are no bins (fields and woods). If outward bound the dogs "perform" we pick up and will leave the bag inconspicuosly, and collect it on the return journey.
In your case I've no doubt that's true but not so in many others. I'm almost tempted to say it would be better off leaving where it is than bagging it for posterity.

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Phooey

Jack Armstrong
Any tips on getting a cock a poo to return when off lead. She’s 18 months and generally pretty good off lead, returns when called then get treat but then gets this puppy twinkle in her eye-then off she goes through a hedge, through barbed wire etc -difficult to get back!
At 18 months she's still a baby so hasn't yet reached a point where she will respond to commands over her own instincts. That said you can keep going over the recall work daily and it should eventually drop in.

Toby will be 2 in Sep but I wouldn't trust him off the lead with other people or dogs present now, and probably never will. If we want to have him off the lead then we go somewhere others aren't. Or failing that I just have to wait until it starts raining again as, by some miracle, the dozens of dogs we see on a warm summers' evening were never around when it was cold and pouring down earlier in the year.
 

Phooey

Jack Armstrong
In your case I've no doubt that's true but not so in many others. I'm almost tempted to say it would be better off leaving where it is than bagging it for posterity.

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The bags are biodegradable but you're right, that's not really the point. When I was growing up in the early 80's it was acceptable to let your dog go in the hedges but then we knew better than to walk through them. These days with bags and dog bins all over the place there really is no excuse but some people will always be tossers.

Clearly those people need to buy cats and the rest of us will then be able to see that's the case straight away.
 

Strummer

Orel Mangala Fan Club
I always used to keep mine on a lead; the only time she ever went off lead was when we lived in Rudd and I used to take her to the Country Park, on the bigger fields there you can let them off lead without bothering anyone (especially at the times I used to go, when pretty much we had the place to ourselves).
 
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