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  1. I heard Ghostie was actually downloading off Youchoob 1979 episodes of Corrie ... I know Elsie Tanner was considered a bit of a goer back then but hardly thinks that constitutes porn!
  2. What I found interesting is that within the plethora of internal literature is the fact that they decided there would be no impact on the disabled by introducing the reduced lighting schemes. Who did they ask? I know of at least one disabled person upon whom the lack of street lamps has already had a detrimental effect, given that they quite often go a few feet outside of their home during the hours of darkness.
  3. So this thread ain't about a spam-eating, coffee drinking bloke wearing nothing but a dirty old raincoat then? I was so looking forward to reading the Court write-up.
  4. I'll remember that then the next time my dog is bitten multiple times by a labrador - with all due respect, Pleepsie, it doesn't matter what breed a dog is, if the temperament is such, it will bite and continue to bite. I've met rotweilers, staffies, dobies and so forth that have been the most placid creatures going yet some absolutely horrendous labradors, poodles, poms, etc. Yes, it is the careless ones that cause fear and distress. However, I can't help but wonder why the OP remained on the beach or even went on the beach if they saw that there were two dogs off the lead - I won't venture onto a beach with my dog if there are dogs already there off the lead. The OP doesn't state that the dogs attacked her dog, how much they had socialised their yorkshire terrier, etc. Don't get me wrong, having had one of my dogs previously attacked viciously by a labrador, I do sympathise re dogs off the lead (and wish more were on the lead) but as responsible dog owners, if we have a nervous dog then we owe it to them to do all we can to alleviate the fear of dogs being frightened of other dogs, and many a time that involves overcoming our own fears and socialising our dogs with other dogs. Seriously?? Im sorry I dont have Xray vision of what's round a corner! My dog is not a nervous dog by nature she is super friendly and a little childs best friend and plays daily with 2 large breed dogs. Its when a huge uncontrollable dog runs over it understandably became very scared can you imagine the size ratio of something that big wanting a pop at you. No it didnt attack my dog, if it had there would of been hell to pay for I swear. The owner managed to run over and grab it BEFORE something happened its hackles were up and it was barking. I should not have to put up with that. To the owner of the German Shepard, I'm sorry but I dont agree that its acceptable that you allow your dog to run up to stangers barking off the lead ( sorry if I read that wrong?) Regardless of the breed thats unfair on people. I know that would scare my child and my dog and quite frankly me to.Really if your going to have a dog that needs plenty of exercise that really is your problem to solve without every other joe bloggs having to meet your dog to? Everyone says their dog wont bite anyone, How many times do we read in the paper that the owners of a dog who mauled " they never have done that before?" My old dog before he passed away was a larger breed dog, who would bark at strangers.. I would never of dreamt of having him off the lead in public for that very reason. My dog has plenty of socialising daily with 2 large dogs, I dont want or need every tom dick or harrys dog approaching us when were trying to have a nice walk out. I wasn't aware there were corners on a beach. I haven't been on a beach in Shetland (yet) where I haven't been able to view the entire length of it once on it and even then, if there were others on a beach with dogs off the lead, I'd promptly leave. I'm glad to hear your dog was not attacked. I agree with you, you shouldn't have to put up with a dog having its hackles up and barking. That said, I still stand by my comment that a child screaming will not have helped the situation but do appreciate that it is not easy with young children. Reminds me about how Police dog handlers always tell the person they are apprehending to stand still ... a dog cannot differentiate between someone waving their arms about or going to throw a punch and it's worth educating children (and adults) how to behave around dogs (not saying you don't, by the way). I don't have my dog off the lead in public. Re your comment "Everyone says their dog wont bite anyone" - err, I don't. If someone asks (and many a time, people just push, shove, poke eyes, allow children to slap their faces, etc., without even asking) I do tend to reply along the lines of "Hasn't bitten anyone yet and tends to have a placid nature". And I'd agree with you re "every tom dick or harrys dog approaching" IF they were off the lead or out of control. I know there's some dogs that don't get on with other dogs and if I see the owner of a particular dog that I know doesn't like other dogs, we (us human beings, that is) acknowledge each other, even turn and walk in the opposite direction/take a different route so a confrontation doesn't occur. Other dogs that are under control on a lead, I'm more than happy to meet on a walk because the more socialisation, be it with humans or other dogs, the better. Would you just want to socialise with 2 human beings simply because you hadn't got along with a taller person?
  5. Struggling in some of the threads to view the last few posts as the page keeps 'jumping' and reverting back to the top. Win 7, Chrome, IE and Firefox.
  6. I would like to see how that is evidenced. Also, pass on her details to me and I will inform some local groups who may have better plans to deal with it rather than spouting on a forum. There are more ways to skin a cat. No, charities are not the only experts. Many a time charities don't know about breed specific behaviour and many a time they refer to breed clubs for assistance with rehoming because they would put them to sleep. Why should a charity with a political agenda be doing the Government's work? The KC publishes breed supplements. In addition, anyone can search by specific breed/the affix and see the offspring if registered with the KC. Why don't you just forward the names of the local organisations to me? I'd know exactly what I was talking about; after all, I already know how to get the evidence as illustrated whereas it would appear by enquiring as to how that is evidenced, you didn't. I should, however, have put specific to that particular breed re "only breeder in the UK". As for getting back to the real issue "that is, meeting an uncontrolled dog when out for a walk ..." - how about an uncontrolled toddler? The OP has yet to confirm that her dog was attacked. I doubt that a screaming toddler will have helped the situation either; or should a toddler not be trained how to react to animals?
  7. Rubbish. There is at least one prolific breeder in Ormskirk that lets her bitches give birth at 1 yr old meaning they are younger than the KC permitted age when tied, known to both the local and county council there. Local authorities are already the licensing authority if somebody has above a certain number of pups per annum. The local and county authorities are doing nothing, provided they get their money each year. She is the only breeder in the UK that manages to have above the normal number of pups in a litter (say 9 or even 12 as opposed to half that) and the fact she has water, shelter, etc., for her pups they do nothing. The health problems months later mean nothing to the monitoring bodies. Microchipping just means that a dog can be traced back to its owner. There are already false microchips out there, it isn't difficult to microchip a dog, as the gangs smuggling underaged pups from The Netherlands know. We don't need more laws when there are already existing animal welfare laws out there that the local authorities decide not to use. And why oh why are charities (SSPCA/RSPCA) doing the animal welfare investigatory work in cruelty cases when it should be the Police? Introducing a licence won't stop people owning dogs. The Scottish Government recently asked for opinions on dog licensing. If they are proposing over £100 for a dog licence, can pensioners afford that? At one time I was in favour of the dog licence scheme returning but now I'm not so sure. It'll be the same as anything else ... those who already don't give a toss will continue to not give a toss and won't purchase the licence.
  8. I'll remember that then the next time my dog is bitten multiple times by a labrador - with all due respect, Pleepsie, it doesn't matter what breed a dog is, if the temperament is such, it will bite and continue to bite. I've met rotweilers, staffies, dobies and so forth that have been the most placid creatures going yet some absolutely horrendous labradors, poodles, poms, etc. Yes, it is the careless ones that cause fear and distress. However, I can't help but wonder why the OP remained on the beach or even went on the beach if they saw that there were two dogs off the lead - I won't venture onto a beach with my dog if there are dogs already there off the lead. The OP doesn't state that the dogs attacked her dog, how much they had socialised their yorkshire terrier, etc. Don't get me wrong, having had one of my dogs previously attacked viciously by a labrador, I do sympathise re dogs off the lead (and wish more were on the lead) but as responsible dog owners, if we have a nervous dog then we owe it to them to do all we can to alleviate the fear of dogs being frightened of other dogs, and many a time that involves overcoming our own fears and socialising our dogs with other dogs.
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