Dogs off school ovals

johnboy 5 February 2007 63

John Hargreaves is quick off the mark in addressing one of the gravest issues confronting the Canberra community at this time.

“Rangers from Domestic Animal Services will be conducting random patrols of school grounds throughout Canberra over the coming weeks. In the first instance, owners with dogs on school property will be warned; any subsequent offence will result in fines being issued”

Here in the RiotACT bunker we’re pleased that this menace to society is being promptly dealt with. We’re comfortable in the knowledge that rangers have nothing better to do.


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luca luca 8:03 pm 07 Feb 07

I once had a pair of new shoes with tank-like tread and one evening trod in dog poo and had to spend a not insignificant part of my evening trying to clean it up.

And until the shoes reached their use-by date I imagined they still stunk, which made me lose concentration at meetings, made me uncomfortable on the bus, in the Lift etc.

Quite simply, some thoughtless dog-owner made me a nervous wreck!

The main selfish, arrogant, personality type in our society can be attributed to:

(1)parents (with human dogs); (2)dog-owners;and(3) 4WD owners.

In saying this I realise I have unintentionally offended most of the free-speech lovers on this site!

Its not hard to be a considerate human being. In the immortal words of John Howard: “do unto others [shoes]…”.

vg vg 7:59 pm 07 Feb 07

“And, vg, you obviously have no kids, nor even seen a kid playing, if you think it’s ok to leave dog shit around because they should avoid stepping on it in the first place. Little kids don’t have PhDs, mmkay?”

Yes I do have kids, we were all playing with our 2 dogs this arvo.

And to quote LG:

“Where did VG or I suggest it was ok to leave dog shit lying around?????????? Or take your dog off it’s lead?”

Precisely. Grow up

Pandy Pandy 6:53 pm 07 Feb 07

Can you take a dog off lead to Stromlo Park and run along Deeks Drive? (Does it still exist?).

schmerica_ schmerica_ 3:57 pm 07 Feb 07

I’m happy to report I only get my left shoe covered in dogshite

You could always try harder and get both shoes 😛

terubo terubo 3:49 pm 07 Feb 07

-The other is up the owner’s arse.

terubo terubo 3:48 pm 07 Feb 07

“It takes a PhD to not step in dog doo doo?”

With my various MA’s, I’m happy to report I only get my left shoe covered in dogshite.

schmerica_ schmerica_ 3:19 pm 07 Feb 07

My dog won’t hurt a fly. Actually, I don’t think its even physically possible for her to hurt anything, her mouth is too small to fit anything in there. I walk her without a lead all the time, and I pass through school grounds to get to where she can run around. Little kids scare the living daylights out of her when they run up to her and shove their hands in her face. I don’t intend to keep my little one a leash all the time as there is very very small chance that she injure someone, and if she did, it would be because they approached her.

Thumper Thumper 3:10 pm 07 Feb 07

Actually Al, you are correct.

Any dog can be a threat no matter how small they are. Even my fat lazy terrier, if she could bothered waking up for long enough…

Hence that’s why I think they should all be on leashes at all times (unless at a designated let your dog run around area)

Al Al 2:38 pm 07 Feb 07

Shauno: I grew up with dogs too. But I’ve got the scar where one of mine ripped my face open too. No matter how familiar, things do go wrong with dogs.
VG: “I’m scared of whit epointers”
Go out with a local trawler and mingle with the sharks. That way maybe you will get over your phobia.
😛

Thumper Thumper 2:28 pm 07 Feb 07

Oh dear Woody, did I hurt your feelings…

I love the way that even when someone agrees with you, you are still able to attack them for it.

That must take a superb and quick witted mind. But then again, i’m an idiot so what woud I know…

shauno shauno 2:27 pm 07 Feb 07

stepping in dog shit is all part of growing up. lol

LurkerGal LurkerGal 1:24 pm 07 Feb 07

Where did VG or I suggest it was ok to leave dog shit lying around?????????? Or take your dog off it’s lead?

schmerica_ schmerica_ 11:22 am 07 Feb 07

It takes a PhD to not step in dog doo doo?

jemmy jemmy 11:09 am 07 Feb 07

I’ve wondered in the past whether dog laws are a bit over the top, but after seeing the attitudes of some owners here, I’m bloody glad there are laws to control them.

You may think your pet is your special friend, but to everyone else it’s merely your property. If your property injures me, you get to deal with it.

And, vg, you obviously have no kids, nor even seen a kid playing, if you think it’s ok to leave dog shit around because they should avoid stepping on it in the first place. Little kids don’t have PhDs, mmkay?

Woody Mann-Caruso Woody Mann-Caruso 10:32 am 07 Feb 07

Ranger! Ranger! That dog looked at me. I felt harassed! Have it put down!!!!!!

What part of “reasonable” didn’t you understand? How is a dog running, barking and jumping on you anything like a dog looking at you? Look, I think it’s great that retarded people are allowed on the net, but maybe next time you should have your carer post for you.

Nice rant though…

Sorry – I’ll switch to making completely irrelevant comparisons like you and your stupid mate. What was it again? Sharks? Clowns? No, wait, it was all about how governments enforcing existing laws is part of some conspiracy to erode non-existent, entirely imaginary rights. Flog artist.

I’ll just to choose to ignore silly rules like that.

You’re free to break the law – and the ACT government is free to slap you with a fine if they catch you. It’s just like speeding – same idiots who can’t grasp that their actions have consequences, then complain when those consequences actually occur.

Maelinar Maelinar 9:59 am 07 Feb 07

Ummm…

He’s quoting L.A.W.

Sorry to play devils advocate on this one, but yes, if that mini poodle is playing tricks on your mind, then the LAW says what must be done.

WMD is a tool, but the content of his words are correct.

*** DISCLAIMER ***
I haven’t checked if he was actually quoting law, I have referenced his advice that he was.

On a bynote, if a dog approaches me menacingly (aka teeth, etc), I discipline the dog first, owner second. The second dressing down is generally more verbally volatile, however with a calm dog sitting obediently beside the owner, I’m at ease that my conscience is clear.

LurkerGal LurkerGal 9:50 am 07 Feb 07

Woody said “A dog is taken to harass a person if, because of its behaviour, the person reasonably fears that the dog is about to attack the person without provocation.

No attack is necessary – just a reasonable fear that one will occur – like when a slavering mongrel charges you or our kids, barking and jumping. He might be playing – or he might not. I shouldn’t have to decide.” and he said other wank also.

Ranger! Ranger! That dog looked at me. I felt harassed! Have it put down!!!!!! My civil rights have been infringed by the dog looking at me!! Sure it’s a mini poodle, but I feel threatened”

Tosser.

LurkerGal LurkerGal 9:48 am 07 Feb 07

Amen Thumper. Amen. Keep the dogs, ban the clowns.

shauno shauno 8:51 am 07 Feb 07

Woody. I’ll just to choose to ignore silly rules like that. Not that I have a dog anymore but I grew up with dogs and use to happily take them for walks on the nearby school ovals. And if I ever do get another one I’ll do the same.

Thumper Thumper 8:45 am 07 Feb 07

Clowns are evil.

I want them banned.

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