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Tuggeranong Dog park – the Happiest Place on Earth (for dogs anyway)

By deezagood 26 June 2009 27

For some reason, I hadn’t noticed the new dog-off-lead park in Tuggers – probably because it isn’t that noticeable unless you are looking for it.

Anyway, a neighbor of ours told me about it the other day and we (myself and doggies) ventured forth to see what the fuss was about. It was actually pretty great; nine foot fences, secure entry and exit double gates, lots of open spaces for the dogs to roam/chase/frolic, paths for the humans and plenty of seats in sunny spots.

We had a fab time, met lots of nice folks, lots of nice dogs and everyone seemed to be quite well behaved (except my whippet, who felt the need to piddle on the dog drinking fountain – which inspired all of the others dogs to also piddle on the said fountain).

Thanks to TAMs for providing this terrific spot.

My only suggestion – how about installing a couple of poo-bag dispensers (for the humans who occasionally forget) as they do at other dog parks? And the addition of lights would be a real asset on winter evenings.

If you haven’t been yet, it is on Mortimer Lewis drive, just off Drakeford (across the lake from the library); look out for the lady with the incessantly piddling whippet.

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Vonbare 2:04 pm 04 Aug 09

Such a great place – but why the heck does the internal gate open outwards???? This means that big, or keen, dogs just have to jump up on it and they can let themselves into the extrance section. I seriously hope the government change this around before someone or somedog gets hurt.

misshelly 4:39 am 01 Jul 09

deezagood said :

My kelpieX yaps too misshelly; high pitched, ear piercing and constant – for about the first 5 minutes until she settles down. Vey embarrassing (and annoying for everyone, including me). I know what you mean about the bigger rambunctious dogs – they do tend to trample all over everyone and the little dogs don’t stand a chance.

haha well maybe I’ll have to go when you go, so it takes some of the attention away from me!! hehe

ant 12:11 pm 30 Jun 09

A cowardly dog is better than a bully dog. the current chihuahuas attack anything they want to… the little one doesn’t get herself into trouble any more, but the big one does. He develops selective hearing when he sees potential prey (large men are the ones he really likes). Luckily he’s got too fat to jump up and bite bums now, he has to content himself with ankles.

deezagood 11:15 am 30 Jun 09

Well there you go! He’s a keeper 🙂

FC 10:50 am 30 Jun 09

Haha!! I think you are right there. I should have listened to his advice.
Luckily the new catch has been given doggie approval.

deezagood 10:45 am 30 Jun 09

FC, in all future relationships, I would defer to the dog’s judgement on men, as they have a definite sixth sense about these things. If the dog votes ‘no good’, then give him the arse (I’m only semi-joking here)! My whippet tolerates my husband, but he loves me best 🙂

FC 10:41 am 30 Jun 09

I think a bark would at least bea deterrance (however minor)
My dog has attempted to protect me by biting a boyfriend or two. However I have a feeling that is more jealousy than protection!

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