Monday, 19 January 2009

Leash Laws


What is this photo missing? A happy dog running joyfully around. However, that would make the dog and the dog's person outlaws. As dogs are only allowed off-leash in fenced off-leash parks in Brisbane (except for one place on the other side of the city next to a creek). Plenty of dogs do break the law here. In Sydney, where Tim's parents live, it is different. Most parks have times when dogs are allowed off-leash. There is a great big park where dogs are allowed off-leash. We can walk 6 kilometres there off-leash. An energetic dog like me needs a wide open space to run and chase the ball. When dogs are always behind fences, it makes people, particularly children, scared of dogs. It is better if they learn to interact and co-exist with us.

However, it is not a simple issue. When Tim was about 12, he was bitten by a German Shepherd while running in a park. The person only said, "he doesn't normally do that," and kept walking. When it is against the law to walk your dog without a lead, the person and dog probably tend to be more responsible when they do flout the law. 

Also, the dog parks are very social places. Tim, Mandy and I have lots of friends there. There is a man who can't work due to a bad back. He took his neighbour's dog down when they were on holiday. He loved it because he met so many people and continues to bring the dog down even though her owners have returned. Some people say they prefer it this way (fenced dog parks) as it is more social. 

When Tim and Mandy were discussing having a place by the creek off-leash, Tim said, "they could get rid of the bike paths." He then laughed at himself as he is a keen cyclists and believes strongly in bike paths. How quickly our allegiances can change! Sometimes, it is very easy to see things from our perspective and difficult to see them from others. I think dogs should be allowed off-lead in all parks but I am a dog so I would say that. 

Life is great when you are running free.

74 comments:

Dughallmor Beagles said...

Well, you've definitely changed my perspective....we'd love to move to Australia, first we thought Perth but lately have been thinking of Brissie.....but no off leash?!! Aaargh!
Slobbers xx

Ruby Isabella said...

Oh, bugger! I said there was one. And no-one actually minds if you go off leash. Come to Brissie. The weather's great, the people and dogs are friendly. Come over and play.

Henry the Dog said...

I am SO lucky living in the country with mum. I can go offleash for miles and miles and we never see another soul. Saying that, I would like to meet other dogs (well, bitches 'cause I can be a bit aggressive towards dogs) from time to time. However, mum says Brisbane is a lovely place to live.

Ruby Isabella said...

Ah, country living. I think it's the same for people and dogs. The city and country both have their attractions. It is nice meeting my friends at the dog park. Stepping out your door and just walking without roads and cars and leashes does sound great. I'll talk to Mandy and Tim about that.

Happiness said...

Dughallmor Beagles, don't let this put you off Brissie; it's a magnificent and remarkable city.

As Ruby Isabella says, there are lots of places where you can let your dog off the lead and no-one even notices.

Brissie's the best!!!!!

david said...

"When dogs are always behind fences, it makes people, particularly children, scared of dogs. It is better if they learn to interact and co-exist with us."

You are a delusional idiot

Amber said...

I don't have many off-leash areas in my town either so Mom just has to take me way out of town for walks. It's ok though because we like exploring. It's a bummer when some dog owners ("he's never done that before" and keeps walking) make our reputations not so great.

Wow, that last comment was a little harsh....I agree with you and think that people need to teach their little ones (and themselves) how to properly interact with us dogs. A little canine social skill training wopuld go a long way!

Have fun on your walkies and at the park!

Kisses,
Nala

Ruby Isabella said...

David- I appreciate differnet points of view. You could have explained a bit about where you are coming from so we could all understand. As for being a "delusional idiot," everybody knows us Kelpies are highly intelligent.

Amber- It is good for both people and dogs to get out of the city.

Dughallmor Beagles said...

Ok, we'll reconsider......lol! It really would take alot more than that to put us off....it's gonna be a while though....finances :o(

Well said Amber!!
Slobbers xx

david said...

Ruby, you're a dog, and I would never refer to a dog as an idiot. I was referring to your stenographer who wrote

"When dogs are always behind fences, it makes people, particularly children, scared of dogs. It is better if they learn to interact and co-exist with us."

That human, Ruby, is a foolish idiot. Thankfully, most cities design dog parks so that children do not have to closely interact with dogs when they play in the park. You see Ruby, there are many irresponsible dog owners who's dogs are out of control and who's owners do not pick up after them. So you are not an idiot, your owner and others like her are.

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