Top dog walks: Where's your favourite place to go with your four-legged friend?

Top dog walks: Where's your favourite place to go with your four-legged friend?

Top dog walks: Where's your favourite place to go with your four-legged friend?

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Voting has officially opened for the Top Dog Walk in the South West competition.

The second annual event to find the best dog walk along the South West Coast Path urges locals and visitors alike to vote for their dog’s favourite walk along the stunning 630-mile National Trail, which stretches from Poole to Minehead in Somerset.

There are hundreds of routes to choose from which are dog-friendly throughout the year, with recommended places to eat, drink and sleep which are particularly canine-caring, so competition is fierce.

Backed by the Kennel Club’s access advisor Stephen Jenkinson, an expert on where dog owners can go and what they can do in the countryside, the competition’s winning voter will scoop a top prize of a break at one of Holiday Cottages’ 800 dog-friendly cottages in the region, worth £400.

Stephen, a columnist for Your Dog magazine, said: “I’ve always had a soft spot for the south west and its glorious coastline – it’s great for dogs with miles of golden sands to play around on as well as woodland paths and green pasture.

“One of my personal favourites is the walk from Padstow to Trevone, where the scenery is as delightful as the refreshments and the dog-friendly welcome you get along the way is one of the best.”

Stephen has worked alongside the South West Coast Path team to advise on dog walking issues, such as responsible dog walking through farmland, and helped to produce an introductory video for dog walkers on the Coast Path, which can be viewed on the dogs’ page of the South West Coast Path website.

He also works for councils, governments and wildlife charities with his work often taking him oversees, most recently in Bosnia advising the United Nations on developing humane, community-based dog management plans for the country’s thousands of street dogs.

Stephen lives in Orkney with his Border Collie Jess, but is a huge fan of the South West Coast Path.

Last year’s winning dog walk, Heddon’s Mouth in Somerset, was described by Alison Moreland who nominated it as “an easy section of the path with a great stream, a small beach for doggie paddling, and a dog-friendly pub for refreshment”.

  • The closing date for competition entries is February 28. For more information, full terms and conditions and details on how to vote, visit southwestcoastpath.com/dogs Join the conversation on Twitter @SWCoastPath and share your favourite walks and doggie pictures on Facebook and Pinterest with the hashtag #TopDogWalk.

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12:47pm Sun 26 Jan 14

Peggy Babcock says...

I'd say Albert Road in Parkstone given the amount of dog sh1t that adorns the pavement. The kids at Heatherlands school had a trip to Bennett's bakers on Ashley Roaf and prior to leaving, covered all the muck up with sand.

The sad owners if dogs should take a shameful look in the mirror. Disgusting.
I'd say Albert Road in Parkstone given the amount of dog sh1t that adorns the pavement. The kids at Heatherlands school had a trip to Bennett's bakers on Ashley Roaf and prior to leaving, covered all the muck up with sand. The sad owners if dogs should take a shameful look in the mirror. Disgusting. Peggy Babcock
  • Score: 2

12:55pm Sun 26 Jan 14

elite50 says...

What a great story.
Steve goes to formerly war torn Bosnia with thousands of people still suffering from the results of that horrific conflict and worries about dogs!
He then returns to the South West and looks at what can be done to promote dog walks in this area.
What he should be doing is putting his efforts into PEOPLE.
I wonder how he would re-act to my request to dry clean my clothes after being jumped on by unrestrained dogs with muddy feet?
This happens all the time (not every time I might add) when my wife and I go out for a walk in "dog popular" areas.
Maybe he could issue normal, non dog people, clubs or whips to keep the feral creatures away?
What a great story. Steve goes to formerly war torn Bosnia with thousands of people still suffering from the results of that horrific conflict and worries about dogs! He then returns to the South West and looks at what can be done to promote dog walks in this area. What he should be doing is putting his efforts into PEOPLE. I wonder how he would re-act to my request to dry clean my clothes after being jumped on by unrestrained dogs with muddy feet? This happens all the time (not every time I might add) when my wife and I go out for a walk in "dog popular" areas. Maybe he could issue normal, non dog people, clubs or whips to keep the feral creatures away? elite50
  • Score: -17

2:09pm Sun 26 Jan 14

whataboutthat says...

Hengistbury Head has been completely ruined by dog doo doo in the last few years. So I'm nominating Hengistbury Head so all the dog lovers can go there and leave the rest of the Dorset coastline dog sh!t free.
Hengistbury Head has been completely ruined by dog doo doo in the last few years. So I'm nominating Hengistbury Head so all the dog lovers can go there and leave the rest of the Dorset coastline dog sh!t free. whataboutthat
  • Score: 5

2:22pm Sun 26 Jan 14

arthur1948 says...

dog sh*t everywhere....paveme
nts are getting bad again
dog sh*t everywhere....paveme nts are getting bad again arthur1948
  • Score: 1

2:38pm Sun 26 Jan 14

kalebmoledirt says...

Dog log lane.Canford Cliffs.great exercise weaving through the Canine mine field,guessing how big or small the dumper was,and then finish with a paddle to deodorise the wellies.
Dog log lane.Canford Cliffs.great exercise weaving through the Canine mine field,guessing how big or small the dumper was,and then finish with a paddle to deodorise the wellies. kalebmoledirt
  • Score: 6

3:03pm Sun 26 Jan 14

whataboutthat says...

kalebmoledirt wrote:
Dog log lane.Canford Cliffs.great exercise weaving through the Canine mine field,guessing how big or small the dumper was,and then finish with a paddle to deodorise the wellies.
Stanpit Marshes - in high summer high pong - unbelievable stench from the dogs dropping their loads within twenty yards of the car park before racing off and frighteneing all the wetland birds away.
I really should get out more.
[quote][p][bold]kalebmoledirt[/bold] wrote: Dog log lane.Canford Cliffs.great exercise weaving through the Canine mine field,guessing how big or small the dumper was,and then finish with a paddle to deodorise the wellies.[/p][/quote]Stanpit Marshes - in high summer high pong - unbelievable stench from the dogs dropping their loads within twenty yards of the car park before racing off and frighteneing all the wetland birds away. I really should get out more. whataboutthat
  • Score: 1

3:15pm Sun 26 Jan 14

kalebmoledirt says...

elite50 wrote:
What a great story.
Steve goes to formerly war torn Bosnia with thousands of people still suffering from the results of that horrific conflict and worries about dogs!
He then returns to the South West and looks at what can be done to promote dog walks in this area.
What he should be doing is putting his efforts into PEOPLE.
I wonder how he would re-act to my request to dry clean my clothes after being jumped on by unrestrained dogs with muddy feet?
This happens all the time (not every time I might add) when my wife and I go out for a walk in "dog popular" areas.
Maybe he could issue normal, non dog people, clubs or whips to keep the feral creatures away?
Did you forget to mention gas,chemical weapons.Napalm.I suspect there are people that keep dogs because "of non dog people like you running free"
[quote][p][bold]elite50[/bold] wrote: What a great story. Steve goes to formerly war torn Bosnia with thousands of people still suffering from the results of that horrific conflict and worries about dogs! He then returns to the South West and looks at what can be done to promote dog walks in this area. What he should be doing is putting his efforts into PEOPLE. I wonder how he would re-act to my request to dry clean my clothes after being jumped on by unrestrained dogs with muddy feet? This happens all the time (not every time I might add) when my wife and I go out for a walk in "dog popular" areas. Maybe he could issue normal, non dog people, clubs or whips to keep the feral creatures away?[/p][/quote]Did you forget to mention gas,chemical weapons.Napalm.I suspect there are people that keep dogs because "of non dog people like you running free" kalebmoledirt
  • Score: 1

3:45pm Sun 26 Jan 14

coster says...

Prior to 'scooping' their award it would be nice if all entrants could assure us that they scoop the deposits from their friends. Avon Beach area is a case in point.
Prior to 'scooping' their award it would be nice if all entrants could assure us that they scoop the deposits from their friends. Avon Beach area is a case in point. coster
  • Score: 4

4:58pm Sun 26 Jan 14

saynomore says...

Try living in West Moors near the forest,fed up with dog walkers blocking the road and leaving their dogs c**p outside my gate.
Try living in West Moors near the forest,fed up with dog walkers blocking the road and leaving their dogs c**p outside my gate. saynomore
  • Score: 0

5:25pm Sun 26 Jan 14

Lord Spring says...

Come on retry69 its got to be Slades Farm.

I await your response with trepidation.
Come on retry69 its got to be Slades Farm. I await your response with trepidation. Lord Spring
  • Score: 2

5:41pm Sun 26 Jan 14

goatty says...

elite50 wrote:
What a great story.
Steve goes to formerly war torn Bosnia with thousands of people still suffering from the results of that horrific conflict and worries about dogs!
He then returns to the South West and looks at what can be done to promote dog walks in this area.
What he should be doing is putting his efforts into PEOPLE.
I wonder how he would re-act to my request to dry clean my clothes after being jumped on by unrestrained dogs with muddy feet?
This happens all the time (not every time I might add) when my wife and I go out for a walk in "dog popular" areas.
Maybe he could issue normal, non dog people, clubs or whips to keep the feral creatures away?
What a sad and pathetic life you and your wife must lead. Perhaps we need clubs or banning orders to keep miserable moaning old busy bodies like you off the footpaths
[quote][p][bold]elite50[/bold] wrote: What a great story. Steve goes to formerly war torn Bosnia with thousands of people still suffering from the results of that horrific conflict and worries about dogs! He then returns to the South West and looks at what can be done to promote dog walks in this area. What he should be doing is putting his efforts into PEOPLE. I wonder how he would re-act to my request to dry clean my clothes after being jumped on by unrestrained dogs with muddy feet? This happens all the time (not every time I might add) when my wife and I go out for a walk in "dog popular" areas. Maybe he could issue normal, non dog people, clubs or whips to keep the feral creatures away?[/p][/quote]What a sad and pathetic life you and your wife must lead. Perhaps we need clubs or banning orders to keep miserable moaning old busy bodies like you off the footpaths goatty
  • Score: 13

5:42pm Sun 26 Jan 14

goatty says...

saynomore wrote:
Try living in West Moors near the forest,fed up with dog walkers blocking the road and leaving their dogs c**p outside my gate.
I would suspect the forest and dog walks were there before you moved in
[quote][p][bold]saynomore[/bold] wrote: Try living in West Moors near the forest,fed up with dog walkers blocking the road and leaving their dogs c**p outside my gate.[/p][/quote]I would suspect the forest and dog walks were there before you moved in goatty
  • Score: 8

5:47pm Sun 26 Jan 14

goatty says...

It is worrying that we are meant to be a nation of animal lovers and thousands of people have dogs for company and enjoy the exercise and companionship they bring, and yet on here all we get is the usual animal haters who, by reading their warped comments are the same people who enjoy seeing cruelty to animals. No wonder the youth in this country is out of control with no respect for animals or wildlife when elders should be teaching them respect for animals actively encourage hatred. Perhaps they should look at their own lives. They might be fed up with dog s*** but I would guess their neighbours and work colleagues are fed up with their own S***
It is worrying that we are meant to be a nation of animal lovers and thousands of people have dogs for company and enjoy the exercise and companionship they bring, and yet on here all we get is the usual animal haters who, by reading their warped comments are the same people who enjoy seeing cruelty to animals. No wonder the youth in this country is out of control with no respect for animals or wildlife when elders should be teaching them respect for animals actively encourage hatred. Perhaps they should look at their own lives. They might be fed up with dog s*** but I would guess their neighbours and work colleagues are fed up with their own S*** goatty
  • Score: 14

6:00pm Sun 26 Jan 14

CockleKate says...

Where is the best place to go dogging would be much more interesting!
Where is the best place to go dogging would be much more interesting! CockleKate
  • Score: 4

6:24pm Sun 26 Jan 14

Richard 1976 says...

Peggy Babcock wrote:
I'd say Albert Road in Parkstone given the amount of dog sh1t that adorns the pavement. The kids at Heatherlands school had a trip to Bennett's bakers on Ashley Roaf and prior to leaving, covered all the muck up with sand.

The sad owners if dogs should take a shameful look in the mirror. Disgusting.
Barkers eggs, doggy chocolate!
[quote][p][bold]Peggy Babcock[/bold] wrote: I'd say Albert Road in Parkstone given the amount of dog sh1t that adorns the pavement. The kids at Heatherlands school had a trip to Bennett's bakers on Ashley Roaf and prior to leaving, covered all the muck up with sand. The sad owners if dogs should take a shameful look in the mirror. Disgusting.[/p][/quote]Barkers eggs, doggy chocolate! Richard 1976
  • Score: -1

6:57pm Sun 26 Jan 14

martin1512 says...

I like taking mine along the Stour River between Throop Mill and Longham, when it is not underwater that is. Other than that I tend to avoid Bournemouth as much as possible with my dog, as most of the other open areas are full of people who have no concept of responsible ownership, and stand there bellowing for their animal that can be over 50 yds away from them and not paying the slightest bit of attention to them, or those who are walking around with a dog lead or toy, and no animal in sight.
I like taking mine along the Stour River between Throop Mill and Longham, when it is not underwater that is. Other than that I tend to avoid Bournemouth as much as possible with my dog, as most of the other open areas are full of people who have no concept of responsible ownership, and stand there bellowing for their animal that can be over 50 yds away from them and not paying the slightest bit of attention to them, or those who are walking around with a dog lead or toy, and no animal in sight. martin1512
  • Score: 6

6:59pm Sun 26 Jan 14

john wimborne says...

This would be a good time to remind all dog walkers to keep there dogs on leads when near livestock .
This would be a good time to remind all dog walkers to keep there dogs on leads when near livestock . john wimborne
  • Score: 5

8:11pm Sun 26 Jan 14

kalebmoledirt says...

john wimborne wrote:
This would be a good time to remind all dog walkers to keep there dogs on leads when near livestock .
Where I walk my pit bull the only live stock are out on bail
[quote][p][bold]john wimborne[/bold] wrote: This would be a good time to remind all dog walkers to keep there dogs on leads when near livestock .[/p][/quote]Where I walk my pit bull the only live stock are out on bail kalebmoledirt
  • Score: 4

8:12pm Sun 26 Jan 14

ranger_bob says...

john wimborne wrote:
This would be a good time to remind all dog walkers to keep there dogs on leads when near livestock .
This would be a good time to remind all dog walkers to keep there dogs on leads.
[quote][p][bold]john wimborne[/bold] wrote: This would be a good time to remind all dog walkers to keep there dogs on leads when near livestock .[/p][/quote]This would be a good time to remind all dog walkers to keep there dogs on leads. ranger_bob
  • Score: -2

8:53pm Sun 26 Jan 14

Old Colonial says...

goatty wrote:
It is worrying that we are meant to be a nation of animal lovers and thousands of people have dogs for company and enjoy the exercise and companionship they bring, and yet on here all we get is the usual animal haters who, by reading their warped comments are the same people who enjoy seeing cruelty to animals. No wonder the youth in this country is out of control with no respect for animals or wildlife when elders should be teaching them respect for animals actively encourage hatred. Perhaps they should look at their own lives. They might be fed up with dog s*** but I would guess their neighbours and work colleagues are fed up with their own S***
No, they are not animal haters. They just disapprove of those dog owners, probably the minority , who have absolutely no control over their pets and in many case do not give a fig as to the effect they have on the general public.
[quote][p][bold]goatty[/bold] wrote: It is worrying that we are meant to be a nation of animal lovers and thousands of people have dogs for company and enjoy the exercise and companionship they bring, and yet on here all we get is the usual animal haters who, by reading their warped comments are the same people who enjoy seeing cruelty to animals. No wonder the youth in this country is out of control with no respect for animals or wildlife when elders should be teaching them respect for animals actively encourage hatred. Perhaps they should look at their own lives. They might be fed up with dog s*** but I would guess their neighbours and work colleagues are fed up with their own S***[/p][/quote]No, they are not animal haters. They just disapprove of those dog owners, probably the minority , who have absolutely no control over their pets and in many case do not give a fig as to the effect they have on the general public. Old Colonial
  • Score: -2

9:25pm Sun 26 Jan 14

simcal says...

CockleKate wrote:
Where is the best place to go dogging would be much more interesting!
lol
[quote][p][bold]CockleKate[/bold] wrote: Where is the best place to go dogging would be much more interesting![/p][/quote]lol simcal
  • Score: 0

9:31pm Sun 26 Jan 14

whataboutthat says...

I'm with Ranger Bob on this one. All dogs in public places should be on leads. When did the dog owner gain the rights to have their unfettered dogs to a) crap anywhere b) bound up to strangers, esp children and thus intimidate and upset them and c) be a general nuisance and a drain on public finances - hospitalised posties, (1800 a week I believe, nationwide) and expensive dog waste collections - where does all that plastic coated crap go?
I'm with Ranger Bob on this one. All dogs in public places should be on leads. When did the dog owner gain the rights to have their unfettered dogs to a) crap anywhere b) bound up to strangers, esp children and thus intimidate and upset them and c) be a general nuisance and a drain on public finances - hospitalised posties, (1800 a week I believe, nationwide) and expensive dog waste collections - where does all that plastic coated crap go? whataboutthat
  • Score: -4

10:47pm Sun 26 Jan 14

Bournehammer68 says...

whataboutthat wrote:
I'm with Ranger Bob on this one. All dogs in public places should be on leads. When did the dog owner gain the rights to have their unfettered dogs to a) crap anywhere b) bound up to strangers, esp children and thus intimidate and upset them and c) be a general nuisance and a drain on public finances - hospitalised posties, (1800 a week I believe, nationwide) and expensive dog waste collections - where does all that plastic coated crap go?
why worry about dog sh1T u spout enough for everyone
[quote][p][bold]whataboutthat[/bold] wrote: I'm with Ranger Bob on this one. All dogs in public places should be on leads. When did the dog owner gain the rights to have their unfettered dogs to a) crap anywhere b) bound up to strangers, esp children and thus intimidate and upset them and c) be a general nuisance and a drain on public finances - hospitalised posties, (1800 a week I believe, nationwide) and expensive dog waste collections - where does all that plastic coated crap go?[/p][/quote]why worry about dog sh1T u spout enough for everyone Bournehammer68
  • Score: -1

6:19am Mon 27 Jan 14

Phixer says...

whataboutthat wrote:
kalebmoledirt wrote:
Dog log lane.Canford Cliffs.great exercise weaving through the Canine mine field,guessing how big or small the dumper was,and then finish with a paddle to deodorise the wellies.
Stanpit Marshes - in high summer high pong - unbelievable stench from the dogs dropping their loads within twenty yards of the car park before racing off and frighteneing all the wetland birds away.
I really should get out more.
It says something about the civilised society - sic - that we live in that an open area for public recreation is used by a minority to leave the filthy mess of their status symbols that they don't want to deal with in their own homes.
[quote][p][bold]whataboutthat[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]kalebmoledirt[/bold] wrote: Dog log lane.Canford Cliffs.great exercise weaving through the Canine mine field,guessing how big or small the dumper was,and then finish with a paddle to deodorise the wellies.[/p][/quote]Stanpit Marshes - in high summer high pong - unbelievable stench from the dogs dropping their loads within twenty yards of the car park before racing off and frighteneing all the wetland birds away. I really should get out more.[/p][/quote]It says something about the civilised society - sic - that we live in that an open area for public recreation is used by a minority to leave the filthy mess of their status symbols that they don't want to deal with in their own homes. Phixer
  • Score: 2

6:21am Mon 27 Jan 14

Phixer says...

elite50 says...
"I wonder how he would re-act to my request to dry clean my clothes after being jumped on by unrestrained dogs with muddy feet?
This happens all the time (not every time I might add) when my wife and I go out for a walk in "dog popular" areas."

Which is it - all the time or not all/every time??

I used to be indecisive - now I'm not so sure.
elite50 says... "I wonder how he would re-act to my request to dry clean my clothes after being jumped on by unrestrained dogs with muddy feet? This happens all the time (not every time I might add) when my wife and I go out for a walk in "dog popular" areas." Which is it - all the time or not all/every time?? I used to be indecisive - now I'm not so sure. Phixer
  • Score: 0

7:42am Mon 27 Jan 14

goatty says...

whataboutthat wrote:
I'm with Ranger Bob on this one. All dogs in public places should be on leads. When did the dog owner gain the rights to have their unfettered dogs to a) crap anywhere b) bound up to strangers, esp children and thus intimidate and upset them and c) be a general nuisance and a drain on public finances - hospitalised posties, (1800 a week I believe, nationwide) and expensive dog waste collections - where does all that plastic coated crap go?
Typical hysterical response from a 'lets jump on the bandwagon' brigade. You make all these unfounded comments such as hospitalised posties. Exactly how many were actually hospitalised last year? You have no idea.
Crap everywhere? Where to?
Intimidate Children? Adults should be encouraging children to interact with animals and learn how to love and respect them, not hate them and be afraid of them.
You ask about dog owners gaining rights? What about my right as an adult to go to a restaurant and be able to sit and enjoy a meal without having to listen to children screaming and watching them jump on furniture with dirty shoes and generally cause a nuisance. Where did out of control parents gain the right to have their unfettered children to a) Jump on furniture with shoes on b) be a general nuisance an annoy others around them who are paying to enjoy a meal and c) run about and knock into people.
[quote][p][bold]whataboutthat[/bold] wrote: I'm with Ranger Bob on this one. All dogs in public places should be on leads. When did the dog owner gain the rights to have their unfettered dogs to a) crap anywhere b) bound up to strangers, esp children and thus intimidate and upset them and c) be a general nuisance and a drain on public finances - hospitalised posties, (1800 a week I believe, nationwide) and expensive dog waste collections - where does all that plastic coated crap go?[/p][/quote]Typical hysterical response from a 'lets jump on the bandwagon' brigade. You make all these unfounded comments such as hospitalised posties. Exactly how many were actually hospitalised last year? You have no idea. Crap everywhere? Where to? Intimidate Children? Adults should be encouraging children to interact with animals and learn how to love and respect them, not hate them and be afraid of them. You ask about dog owners gaining rights? What about my right as an adult to go to a restaurant and be able to sit and enjoy a meal without having to listen to children screaming and watching them jump on furniture with dirty shoes and generally cause a nuisance. Where did out of control parents gain the right to have their unfettered children to a) Jump on furniture with shoes on b) be a general nuisance an annoy others around them who are paying to enjoy a meal and c) run about and knock into people. goatty
  • Score: 7

8:50am Mon 27 Jan 14

retry69 says...

Firstly I must congratulate the Echo,as we haven't had an anti-dog item for a little while disguising this one showed a little ingenuity or did you really think that you would get your readers listing their top walks only to have certain people turn up hoping to get their dry cleaning bill paid LMFAO Even my 5 year old grand-daughter finds some of the content funny so its an indication where this paper is going.As for where I take my dog, 99% of the time its where you would not expect to encounter idiotic dog haters and I half expect someone elses dog to run up to me or mine but hey! lifes tough get over it and you might enjoy what little time you have on this lovely planet.
Firstly I must congratulate the Echo,as we haven't had an anti-dog item for a little while disguising this one showed a little ingenuity or did you really think that you would get your readers listing their top walks only to have certain people turn up hoping to get their dry cleaning bill paid LMFAO Even my 5 year old grand-daughter finds some of the content funny so its an indication where this paper is going.As for where I take my dog, 99% of the time its where you would not expect to encounter idiotic dog haters and I half expect someone elses dog to run up to me or mine but hey! lifes tough get over it and you might enjoy what little time you have on this lovely planet. retry69
  • Score: 5

9:33am Mon 27 Jan 14

suzigirl says...

elite50 wrote:
What a great story. Steve goes to formerly war torn Bosnia with thousands of people still suffering from the results of that horrific conflict and worries about dogs! He then returns to the South West and looks at what can be done to promote dog walks in this area. What he should be doing is putting his efforts into PEOPLE. I wonder how he would re-act to my request to dry clean my clothes after being jumped on by unrestrained dogs with muddy feet? This happens all the time (not every time I might add) when my wife and I go out for a walk in "dog popular" areas. Maybe he could issue normal, non dog people, clubs or whips to keep the feral creatures away?
Simple answer really don't go to the "dog popular" areas! I keep away from Whitecliff with my dog because of the bloody cyclists!
[quote][p][bold]elite50[/bold] wrote: What a great story. Steve goes to formerly war torn Bosnia with thousands of people still suffering from the results of that horrific conflict and worries about dogs! He then returns to the South West and looks at what can be done to promote dog walks in this area. What he should be doing is putting his efforts into PEOPLE. I wonder how he would re-act to my request to dry clean my clothes after being jumped on by unrestrained dogs with muddy feet? This happens all the time (not every time I might add) when my wife and I go out for a walk in "dog popular" areas. Maybe he could issue normal, non dog people, clubs or whips to keep the feral creatures away?[/p][/quote]Simple answer really don't go to the "dog popular" areas! I keep away from Whitecliff with my dog because of the bloody cyclists! suzigirl
  • Score: 3

9:40am Mon 27 Jan 14

CockleKate says...

I bet all you dogophobes also ride bikes!
I bet all you dogophobes also ride bikes! CockleKate
  • Score: 3

10:09am Mon 27 Jan 14

elite50 says...

goatty wrote:
elite50 wrote:
What a great story.
Steve goes to formerly war torn Bosnia with thousands of people still suffering from the results of that horrific conflict and worries about dogs!
He then returns to the South West and looks at what can be done to promote dog walks in this area.
What he should be doing is putting his efforts into PEOPLE.
I wonder how he would re-act to my request to dry clean my clothes after being jumped on by unrestrained dogs with muddy feet?
This happens all the time (not every time I might add) when my wife and I go out for a walk in "dog popular" areas.
Maybe he could issue normal, non dog people, clubs or whips to keep the feral creatures away?
What a sad and pathetic life you and your wife must lead. Perhaps we need clubs or banning orders to keep miserable moaning old busy bodies like you off the footpaths
Moaning old busy bodies?
You completely ignore the right that my wife and I have to take a walk without being molested by the unrestrained fleabags owned by selfish owners!
I also wrote about the state that Bosnia and its PEOPLE are in. You ignored that too.
Don't talk to me about tunnel vision, open your other eye and see what is going on in the real world.
WOOF (that means "Hello, any body home?" in dog talk).
[quote][p][bold]goatty[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]elite50[/bold] wrote: What a great story. Steve goes to formerly war torn Bosnia with thousands of people still suffering from the results of that horrific conflict and worries about dogs! He then returns to the South West and looks at what can be done to promote dog walks in this area. What he should be doing is putting his efforts into PEOPLE. I wonder how he would re-act to my request to dry clean my clothes after being jumped on by unrestrained dogs with muddy feet? This happens all the time (not every time I might add) when my wife and I go out for a walk in "dog popular" areas. Maybe he could issue normal, non dog people, clubs or whips to keep the feral creatures away?[/p][/quote]What a sad and pathetic life you and your wife must lead. Perhaps we need clubs or banning orders to keep miserable moaning old busy bodies like you off the footpaths[/p][/quote]Moaning old busy bodies? You completely ignore the right that my wife and I have to take a walk without being molested by the unrestrained fleabags owned by selfish owners! I also wrote about the state that Bosnia and its PEOPLE are in. You ignored that too. Don't talk to me about tunnel vision, open your other eye and see what is going on in the real world. WOOF (that means "Hello, any body home?" in dog talk). elite50
  • Score: -4

10:13am Mon 27 Jan 14

billy bumble says...

elite50 wrote:
goatty wrote:
elite50 wrote:
What a great story.
Steve goes to formerly war torn Bosnia with thousands of people still suffering from the results of that horrific conflict and worries about dogs!
He then returns to the South West and looks at what can be done to promote dog walks in this area.
What he should be doing is putting his efforts into PEOPLE.
I wonder how he would re-act to my request to dry clean my clothes after being jumped on by unrestrained dogs with muddy feet?
This happens all the time (not every time I might add) when my wife and I go out for a walk in "dog popular" areas.
Maybe he could issue normal, non dog people, clubs or whips to keep the feral creatures away?
What a sad and pathetic life you and your wife must lead. Perhaps we need clubs or banning orders to keep miserable moaning old busy bodies like you off the footpaths
Moaning old busy bodies?
You completely ignore the right that my wife and I have to take a walk without being molested by the unrestrained fleabags owned by selfish owners!
I also wrote about the state that Bosnia and its PEOPLE are in. You ignored that too.
Don't talk to me about tunnel vision, open your other eye and see what is going on in the real world.
WOOF (that means "Hello, any body home?" in dog talk).
The point that you appear to overlook is that dog owners have exactly the same rights as you in areas where dogs are permitted and allowed off lead

An inconvenient truth to you no doubt - perhaps the clue to your attitude is in your posting name
[quote][p][bold]elite50[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]goatty[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]elite50[/bold] wrote: What a great story. Steve goes to formerly war torn Bosnia with thousands of people still suffering from the results of that horrific conflict and worries about dogs! He then returns to the South West and looks at what can be done to promote dog walks in this area. What he should be doing is putting his efforts into PEOPLE. I wonder how he would re-act to my request to dry clean my clothes after being jumped on by unrestrained dogs with muddy feet? This happens all the time (not every time I might add) when my wife and I go out for a walk in "dog popular" areas. Maybe he could issue normal, non dog people, clubs or whips to keep the feral creatures away?[/p][/quote]What a sad and pathetic life you and your wife must lead. Perhaps we need clubs or banning orders to keep miserable moaning old busy bodies like you off the footpaths[/p][/quote]Moaning old busy bodies? You completely ignore the right that my wife and I have to take a walk without being molested by the unrestrained fleabags owned by selfish owners! I also wrote about the state that Bosnia and its PEOPLE are in. You ignored that too. Don't talk to me about tunnel vision, open your other eye and see what is going on in the real world. WOOF (that means "Hello, any body home?" in dog talk).[/p][/quote]The point that you appear to overlook is that dog owners have exactly the same rights as you in areas where dogs are permitted and allowed off lead An inconvenient truth to you no doubt - perhaps the clue to your attitude is in your posting name billy bumble
  • Score: 3

10:21am Mon 27 Jan 14

suzigirl says...

billy bumble wrote:
elite50 wrote:
goatty wrote:
elite50 wrote: What a great story. Steve goes to formerly war torn Bosnia with thousands of people still suffering from the results of that horrific conflict and worries about dogs! He then returns to the South West and looks at what can be done to promote dog walks in this area. What he should be doing is putting his efforts into PEOPLE. I wonder how he would re-act to my request to dry clean my clothes after being jumped on by unrestrained dogs with muddy feet? This happens all the time (not every time I might add) when my wife and I go out for a walk in "dog popular" areas. Maybe he could issue normal, non dog people, clubs or whips to keep the feral creatures away?
What a sad and pathetic life you and your wife must lead. Perhaps we need clubs or banning orders to keep miserable moaning old busy bodies like you off the footpaths
Moaning old busy bodies? You completely ignore the right that my wife and I have to take a walk without being molested by the unrestrained fleabags owned by selfish owners! I also wrote about the state that Bosnia and its PEOPLE are in. You ignored that too. Don't talk to me about tunnel vision, open your other eye and see what is going on in the real world. WOOF (that means "Hello, any body home?" in dog talk).
The point that you appear to overlook is that dog owners have exactly the same rights as you in areas where dogs are permitted and allowed off lead An inconvenient truth to you no doubt - perhaps the clue to your attitude is in your posting name
I bet you he drives a Micra!
[quote][p][bold]billy bumble[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]elite50[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]goatty[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]elite50[/bold] wrote: What a great story. Steve goes to formerly war torn Bosnia with thousands of people still suffering from the results of that horrific conflict and worries about dogs! He then returns to the South West and looks at what can be done to promote dog walks in this area. What he should be doing is putting his efforts into PEOPLE. I wonder how he would re-act to my request to dry clean my clothes after being jumped on by unrestrained dogs with muddy feet? This happens all the time (not every time I might add) when my wife and I go out for a walk in "dog popular" areas. Maybe he could issue normal, non dog people, clubs or whips to keep the feral creatures away?[/p][/quote]What a sad and pathetic life you and your wife must lead. Perhaps we need clubs or banning orders to keep miserable moaning old busy bodies like you off the footpaths[/p][/quote]Moaning old busy bodies? You completely ignore the right that my wife and I have to take a walk without being molested by the unrestrained fleabags owned by selfish owners! I also wrote about the state that Bosnia and its PEOPLE are in. You ignored that too. Don't talk to me about tunnel vision, open your other eye and see what is going on in the real world. WOOF (that means "Hello, any body home?" in dog talk).[/p][/quote]The point that you appear to overlook is that dog owners have exactly the same rights as you in areas where dogs are permitted and allowed off lead An inconvenient truth to you no doubt - perhaps the clue to your attitude is in your posting name[/p][/quote]I bet you he drives a Micra! suzigirl
  • Score: 1

10:28am Mon 27 Jan 14

Lord Spring says...

retry69 wrote:
Firstly I must congratulate the Echo,as we haven't had an anti-dog item for a little while disguising this one showed a little ingenuity or did you really think that you would get your readers listing their top walks only to have certain people turn up hoping to get their dry cleaning bill paid LMFAO Even my 5 year old grand-daughter finds some of the content funny so its an indication where this paper is going.As for where I take my dog, 99% of the time its where you would not expect to encounter idiotic dog haters and I half expect someone elses dog to run up to me or mine but hey! lifes tough get over it and you might enjoy what little time you have on this lovely planet.
Have I escaped unscathed Phew.
[quote][p][bold]retry69[/bold] wrote: Firstly I must congratulate the Echo,as we haven't had an anti-dog item for a little while disguising this one showed a little ingenuity or did you really think that you would get your readers listing their top walks only to have certain people turn up hoping to get their dry cleaning bill paid LMFAO Even my 5 year old grand-daughter finds some of the content funny so its an indication where this paper is going.As for where I take my dog, 99% of the time its where you would not expect to encounter idiotic dog haters and I half expect someone elses dog to run up to me or mine but hey! lifes tough get over it and you might enjoy what little time you have on this lovely planet.[/p][/quote]Have I escaped unscathed Phew. Lord Spring
  • Score: 0

10:42am Mon 27 Jan 14

kalebmoledirt says...

elite50 wrote:
goatty wrote:
elite50 wrote:
What a great story.
Steve goes to formerly war torn Bosnia with thousands of people still suffering from the results of that horrific conflict and worries about dogs!
He then returns to the South West and looks at what can be done to promote dog walks in this area.
What he should be doing is putting his efforts into PEOPLE.
I wonder how he would re-act to my request to dry clean my clothes after being jumped on by unrestrained dogs with muddy feet?
This happens all the time (not every time I might add) when my wife and I go out for a walk in "dog popular" areas.
Maybe he could issue normal, non dog people, clubs or whips to keep the feral creatures away?
What a sad and pathetic life you and your wife must lead. Perhaps we need clubs or banning orders to keep miserable moaning old busy bodies like you off the footpaths
Moaning old busy bodies?
You completely ignore the right that my wife and I have to take a walk without being molested by the unrestrained fleabags owned by selfish owners!
I also wrote about the state that Bosnia and its PEOPLE are in. You ignored that too.
Don't talk to me about tunnel vision, open your other eye and see what is going on in the real world.
WOOF (that means "Hello, any body home?" in dog talk).
How about that a talking dog
[quote][p][bold]elite50[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]goatty[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]elite50[/bold] wrote: What a great story. Steve goes to formerly war torn Bosnia with thousands of people still suffering from the results of that horrific conflict and worries about dogs! He then returns to the South West and looks at what can be done to promote dog walks in this area. What he should be doing is putting his efforts into PEOPLE. I wonder how he would re-act to my request to dry clean my clothes after being jumped on by unrestrained dogs with muddy feet? This happens all the time (not every time I might add) when my wife and I go out for a walk in "dog popular" areas. Maybe he could issue normal, non dog people, clubs or whips to keep the feral creatures away?[/p][/quote]What a sad and pathetic life you and your wife must lead. Perhaps we need clubs or banning orders to keep miserable moaning old busy bodies like you off the footpaths[/p][/quote]Moaning old busy bodies? You completely ignore the right that my wife and I have to take a walk without being molested by the unrestrained fleabags owned by selfish owners! I also wrote about the state that Bosnia and its PEOPLE are in. You ignored that too. Don't talk to me about tunnel vision, open your other eye and see what is going on in the real world. WOOF (that means "Hello, any body home?" in dog talk).[/p][/quote]How about that a talking dog kalebmoledirt
  • Score: 0

10:46am Mon 27 Jan 14

kalebmoledirt says...

whataboutthat wrote:
I'm with Ranger Bob on this one. All dogs in public places should be on leads. When did the dog owner gain the rights to have their unfettered dogs to a) crap anywhere b) bound up to strangers, esp children and thus intimidate and upset them and c) be a general nuisance and a drain on public finances - hospitalised posties, (1800 a week I believe, nationwide) and expensive dog waste collections - where does all that plastic coated crap go?
I love quizzes,do the people pick it up and make little models of knomes for the garden?
[quote][p][bold]whataboutthat[/bold] wrote: I'm with Ranger Bob on this one. All dogs in public places should be on leads. When did the dog owner gain the rights to have their unfettered dogs to a) crap anywhere b) bound up to strangers, esp children and thus intimidate and upset them and c) be a general nuisance and a drain on public finances - hospitalised posties, (1800 a week I believe, nationwide) and expensive dog waste collections - where does all that plastic coated crap go?[/p][/quote]I love quizzes,do the people pick it up and make little models of knomes for the garden? kalebmoledirt
  • Score: 0

10:51am Mon 27 Jan 14

kalebmoledirt says...

saynomore wrote:
Try living in West Moors near the forest,fed up with dog walkers blocking the road and leaving their dogs c**p outside my gate.
Take your gate off and leave it in the woods,result
[quote][p][bold]saynomore[/bold] wrote: Try living in West Moors near the forest,fed up with dog walkers blocking the road and leaving their dogs c**p outside my gate.[/p][/quote]Take your gate off and leave it in the woods,result kalebmoledirt
  • Score: -1

11:02am Mon 27 Jan 14

BarrHumbug says...

goatty wrote:
whataboutthat wrote:
I'm with Ranger Bob on this one. All dogs in public places should be on leads. When did the dog owner gain the rights to have their unfettered dogs to a) crap anywhere b) bound up to strangers, esp children and thus intimidate and upset them and c) be a general nuisance and a drain on public finances - hospitalised posties, (1800 a week I believe, nationwide) and expensive dog waste collections - where does all that plastic coated crap go?
Typical hysterical response from a 'lets jump on the bandwagon' brigade. You make all these unfounded comments such as hospitalised posties. Exactly how many were actually hospitalised last year? You have no idea.
Crap everywhere? Where to?
Intimidate Children? Adults should be encouraging children to interact with animals and learn how to love and respect them, not hate them and be afraid of them.
You ask about dog owners gaining rights? What about my right as an adult to go to a restaurant and be able to sit and enjoy a meal without having to listen to children screaming and watching them jump on furniture with dirty shoes and generally cause a nuisance. Where did out of control parents gain the right to have their unfettered children to a) Jump on furniture with shoes on b) be a general nuisance an annoy others around them who are paying to enjoy a meal and c) run about and knock into people.
Yeah and what about the ones who take their 5yr olds to a 12A film only for them to then get annoyed that they have to miss part of the film because they've had to take their screaming prettified child out of the cinema!
While you can take a child under 12 to a 12A certified film it is relied upon that the parent is responsible enough to know what is suitable for their child, I accept that some children are more mature than others but no 5yr old is mature enough to see a 12A film, you are just too tight or lazy to employ a babysitter, a 12A film is NOT A CRECHE!

As for the waste left behind by the dogs, well dog owners, what about the amount of rubbish they clear up? The amount of discarded plastic bottles and other rubbish that the sunday league footballers leave strewn all over the fields that my dog brings home, I should be charging the council.
[quote][p][bold]goatty[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]whataboutthat[/bold] wrote: I'm with Ranger Bob on this one. All dogs in public places should be on leads. When did the dog owner gain the rights to have their unfettered dogs to a) crap anywhere b) bound up to strangers, esp children and thus intimidate and upset them and c) be a general nuisance and a drain on public finances - hospitalised posties, (1800 a week I believe, nationwide) and expensive dog waste collections - where does all that plastic coated crap go?[/p][/quote]Typical hysterical response from a 'lets jump on the bandwagon' brigade. You make all these unfounded comments such as hospitalised posties. Exactly how many were actually hospitalised last year? You have no idea. Crap everywhere? Where to? Intimidate Children? Adults should be encouraging children to interact with animals and learn how to love and respect them, not hate them and be afraid of them. You ask about dog owners gaining rights? What about my right as an adult to go to a restaurant and be able to sit and enjoy a meal without having to listen to children screaming and watching them jump on furniture with dirty shoes and generally cause a nuisance. Where did out of control parents gain the right to have their unfettered children to a) Jump on furniture with shoes on b) be a general nuisance an annoy others around them who are paying to enjoy a meal and c) run about and knock into people.[/p][/quote]Yeah and what about the ones who take their 5yr olds to a 12A film only for them to then get annoyed that they have to miss part of the film because they've had to take their screaming prettified child out of the cinema! While you can take a child under 12 to a 12A certified film it is relied upon that the parent is responsible enough to know what is suitable for their child, I accept that some children are more mature than others but no 5yr old is mature enough to see a 12A film, you are just too tight or lazy to employ a babysitter, a 12A film is NOT A CRECHE! As for the waste left behind by the dogs, well dog owners, what about the amount of rubbish they clear up? The amount of discarded plastic bottles and other rubbish that the sunday league footballers leave strewn all over the fields that my dog brings home, I should be charging the council. BarrHumbug
  • Score: 5

11:22am Mon 27 Jan 14

elite50 says...

billy bumble wrote:
elite50 wrote:
goatty wrote:
elite50 wrote:
What a great story.
Steve goes to formerly war torn Bosnia with thousands of people still suffering from the results of that horrific conflict and worries about dogs!
He then returns to the South West and looks at what can be done to promote dog walks in this area.
What he should be doing is putting his efforts into PEOPLE.
I wonder how he would re-act to my request to dry clean my clothes after being jumped on by unrestrained dogs with muddy feet?
This happens all the time (not every time I might add) when my wife and I go out for a walk in "dog popular" areas.
Maybe he could issue normal, non dog people, clubs or whips to keep the feral creatures away?
What a sad and pathetic life you and your wife must lead. Perhaps we need clubs or banning orders to keep miserable moaning old busy bodies like you off the footpaths
Moaning old busy bodies?
You completely ignore the right that my wife and I have to take a walk without being molested by the unrestrained fleabags owned by selfish owners!
I also wrote about the state that Bosnia and its PEOPLE are in. You ignored that too.
Don't talk to me about tunnel vision, open your other eye and see what is going on in the real world.
WOOF (that means "Hello, any body home?" in dog talk).
The point that you appear to overlook is that dog owners have exactly the same rights as you in areas where dogs are permitted and allowed off lead

An inconvenient truth to you no doubt - perhaps the clue to your attitude is in your posting name
Now we are getting to the point.
Neither I, nor my wife, smear mud on you selfish dog owners when we go for a walk.
My posting name came off my wifes hairdryer!
My attitude is that I dislike selfishness which seems to be a pre-requisite for dog owners like some of the people on this site. And yes, that could include you.
[quote][p][bold]billy bumble[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]elite50[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]goatty[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]elite50[/bold] wrote: What a great story. Steve goes to formerly war torn Bosnia with thousands of people still suffering from the results of that horrific conflict and worries about dogs! He then returns to the South West and looks at what can be done to promote dog walks in this area. What he should be doing is putting his efforts into PEOPLE. I wonder how he would re-act to my request to dry clean my clothes after being jumped on by unrestrained dogs with muddy feet? This happens all the time (not every time I might add) when my wife and I go out for a walk in "dog popular" areas. Maybe he could issue normal, non dog people, clubs or whips to keep the feral creatures away?[/p][/quote]What a sad and pathetic life you and your wife must lead. Perhaps we need clubs or banning orders to keep miserable moaning old busy bodies like you off the footpaths[/p][/quote]Moaning old busy bodies? You completely ignore the right that my wife and I have to take a walk without being molested by the unrestrained fleabags owned by selfish owners! I also wrote about the state that Bosnia and its PEOPLE are in. You ignored that too. Don't talk to me about tunnel vision, open your other eye and see what is going on in the real world. WOOF (that means "Hello, any body home?" in dog talk).[/p][/quote]The point that you appear to overlook is that dog owners have exactly the same rights as you in areas where dogs are permitted and allowed off lead An inconvenient truth to you no doubt - perhaps the clue to your attitude is in your posting name[/p][/quote]Now we are getting to the point. Neither I, nor my wife, smear mud on you selfish dog owners when we go for a walk. My posting name came off my wifes hairdryer! My attitude is that I dislike selfishness which seems to be a pre-requisite for dog owners like some of the people on this site. And yes, that could include you. elite50
  • Score: -1

12:05pm Mon 27 Jan 14

BarrHumbug says...

elite50 wrote:
goatty wrote:
elite50 wrote:
What a great story.
Steve goes to formerly war torn Bosnia with thousands of people still suffering from the results of that horrific conflict and worries about dogs!
He then returns to the South West and looks at what can be done to promote dog walks in this area.
What he should be doing is putting his efforts into PEOPLE.
I wonder how he would re-act to my request to dry clean my clothes after being jumped on by unrestrained dogs with muddy feet?
This happens all the time (not every time I might add) when my wife and I go out for a walk in "dog popular" areas.
Maybe he could issue normal, non dog people, clubs or whips to keep the feral creatures away?
What a sad and pathetic life you and your wife must lead. Perhaps we need clubs or banning orders to keep miserable moaning old busy bodies like you off the footpaths
Moaning old busy bodies?
You completely ignore the right that my wife and I have to take a walk without being molested by the unrestrained fleabags owned by selfish owners!
I also wrote about the state that Bosnia and its PEOPLE are in. You ignored that too.
Don't talk to me about tunnel vision, open your other eye and see what is going on in the real world.
WOOF (that means "Hello, any body home?" in dog talk).
I bet you live next door to a pub which is under the flightpath of a runway adjacent to a racetrack and opposite a school and moan about that too?

I know you have the right to walk wherever you like with your wife but if its a major issue for you then why go walking in "popular dog walking" areas, those areas are probably popular because a number of dog bins are provided and dogs are mostly social animals who like to run and play with other dogs so dog walkers take their dogs there to do just that. There are plenty of nice walks that aren't so popular with dog walkers, may i suggest you try those instead?
Dorset is one of the most beautiful county's in the UK with some lovely scenery that you could take in whilst out for a walk and probably with a nice pub at the end of it where you could have a drink or a meal and yet you choose to go to the same "popular dog walking" area time after time and moan that there are dogs there, I actually think you go for the moan, not the walk?
[quote][p][bold]elite50[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]goatty[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]elite50[/bold] wrote: What a great story. Steve goes to formerly war torn Bosnia with thousands of people still suffering from the results of that horrific conflict and worries about dogs! He then returns to the South West and looks at what can be done to promote dog walks in this area. What he should be doing is putting his efforts into PEOPLE. I wonder how he would re-act to my request to dry clean my clothes after being jumped on by unrestrained dogs with muddy feet? This happens all the time (not every time I might add) when my wife and I go out for a walk in "dog popular" areas. Maybe he could issue normal, non dog people, clubs or whips to keep the feral creatures away?[/p][/quote]What a sad and pathetic life you and your wife must lead. Perhaps we need clubs or banning orders to keep miserable moaning old busy bodies like you off the footpaths[/p][/quote]Moaning old busy bodies? You completely ignore the right that my wife and I have to take a walk without being molested by the unrestrained fleabags owned by selfish owners! I also wrote about the state that Bosnia and its PEOPLE are in. You ignored that too. Don't talk to me about tunnel vision, open your other eye and see what is going on in the real world. WOOF (that means "Hello, any body home?" in dog talk).[/p][/quote]I bet you live next door to a pub which is under the flightpath of a runway adjacent to a racetrack and opposite a school and moan about that too? I know you have the right to walk wherever you like with your wife but if its a major issue for you then why go walking in "popular dog walking" areas, those areas are probably popular because a number of dog bins are provided and dogs are mostly social animals who like to run and play with other dogs so dog walkers take their dogs there to do just that. There are plenty of nice walks that aren't so popular with dog walkers, may i suggest you try those instead? Dorset is one of the most beautiful county's in the UK with some lovely scenery that you could take in whilst out for a walk and probably with a nice pub at the end of it where you could have a drink or a meal and yet you choose to go to the same "popular dog walking" area time after time and moan that there are dogs there, I actually think you go for the moan, not the walk? BarrHumbug
  • Score: 3

12:18pm Mon 27 Jan 14

retry69 says...

Lord Spring wrote:
retry69 wrote:
Firstly I must congratulate the Echo,as we haven't had an anti-dog item for a little while disguising this one showed a little ingenuity or did you really think that you would get your readers listing their top walks only to have certain people turn up hoping to get their dry cleaning bill paid LMFAO Even my 5 year old grand-daughter finds some of the content funny so its an indication where this paper is going.As for where I take my dog, 99% of the time its where you would not expect to encounter idiotic dog haters and I half expect someone elses dog to run up to me or mine but hey! lifes tough get over it and you might enjoy what little time you have on this lovely planet.
Have I escaped unscathed Phew.
No you fecking aint I have a milestone birthday on Sunday 2nd Feb I expect a card :)
[quote][p][bold]Lord Spring[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]retry69[/bold] wrote: Firstly I must congratulate the Echo,as we haven't had an anti-dog item for a little while disguising this one showed a little ingenuity or did you really think that you would get your readers listing their top walks only to have certain people turn up hoping to get their dry cleaning bill paid LMFAO Even my 5 year old grand-daughter finds some of the content funny so its an indication where this paper is going.As for where I take my dog, 99% of the time its where you would not expect to encounter idiotic dog haters and I half expect someone elses dog to run up to me or mine but hey! lifes tough get over it and you might enjoy what little time you have on this lovely planet.[/p][/quote]Have I escaped unscathed Phew.[/p][/quote]No you fecking aint I have a milestone birthday on Sunday 2nd Feb I expect a card :) retry69
  • Score: 0

12:23pm Mon 27 Jan 14

retry69 says...

suzigirl wrote:
billy bumble wrote:
elite50 wrote:
goatty wrote:
elite50 wrote: What a great story. Steve goes to formerly war torn Bosnia with thousands of people still suffering from the results of that horrific conflict and worries about dogs! He then returns to the South West and looks at what can be done to promote dog walks in this area. What he should be doing is putting his efforts into PEOPLE. I wonder how he would re-act to my request to dry clean my clothes after being jumped on by unrestrained dogs with muddy feet? This happens all the time (not every time I might add) when my wife and I go out for a walk in "dog popular" areas. Maybe he could issue normal, non dog people, clubs or whips to keep the feral creatures away?
What a sad and pathetic life you and your wife must lead. Perhaps we need clubs or banning orders to keep miserable moaning old busy bodies like you off the footpaths
Moaning old busy bodies? You completely ignore the right that my wife and I have to take a walk without being molested by the unrestrained fleabags owned by selfish owners! I also wrote about the state that Bosnia and its PEOPLE are in. You ignored that too. Don't talk to me about tunnel vision, open your other eye and see what is going on in the real world. WOOF (that means "Hello, any body home?" in dog talk).
The point that you appear to overlook is that dog owners have exactly the same rights as you in areas where dogs are permitted and allowed off lead An inconvenient truth to you no doubt - perhaps the clue to your attitude is in your posting name
I bet you he drives a Micra!
Don't encourage him he will come back with a list of his cycles,cars he owns and why he calls himself elite50 he have heard it so many times
[quote][p][bold]suzigirl[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]billy bumble[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]elite50[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]goatty[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]elite50[/bold] wrote: What a great story. Steve goes to formerly war torn Bosnia with thousands of people still suffering from the results of that horrific conflict and worries about dogs! He then returns to the South West and looks at what can be done to promote dog walks in this area. What he should be doing is putting his efforts into PEOPLE. I wonder how he would re-act to my request to dry clean my clothes after being jumped on by unrestrained dogs with muddy feet? This happens all the time (not every time I might add) when my wife and I go out for a walk in "dog popular" areas. Maybe he could issue normal, non dog people, clubs or whips to keep the feral creatures away?[/p][/quote]What a sad and pathetic life you and your wife must lead. Perhaps we need clubs or banning orders to keep miserable moaning old busy bodies like you off the footpaths[/p][/quote]Moaning old busy bodies? You completely ignore the right that my wife and I have to take a walk without being molested by the unrestrained fleabags owned by selfish owners! I also wrote about the state that Bosnia and its PEOPLE are in. You ignored that too. Don't talk to me about tunnel vision, open your other eye and see what is going on in the real world. WOOF (that means "Hello, any body home?" in dog talk).[/p][/quote]The point that you appear to overlook is that dog owners have exactly the same rights as you in areas where dogs are permitted and allowed off lead An inconvenient truth to you no doubt - perhaps the clue to your attitude is in your posting name[/p][/quote]I bet you he drives a Micra![/p][/quote]Don't encourage him he will come back with a list of his cycles,cars he owns and why he calls himself elite50 he have heard it so many times retry69
  • Score: 0

1:54pm Mon 27 Jan 14

retry69 says...

Too late on the username I see :)
Too late on the username I see :) retry69
  • Score: 1

2:52pm Mon 27 Jan 14

billy bumble says...

elite50 wrote:
billy bumble wrote:
elite50 wrote:
goatty wrote:
elite50 wrote:
What a great story.
Steve goes to formerly war torn Bosnia with thousands of people still suffering from the results of that horrific conflict and worries about dogs!
He then returns to the South West and looks at what can be done to promote dog walks in this area.
What he should be doing is putting his efforts into PEOPLE.
I wonder how he would re-act to my request to dry clean my clothes after being jumped on by unrestrained dogs with muddy feet?
This happens all the time (not every time I might add) when my wife and I go out for a walk in "dog popular" areas.
Maybe he could issue normal, non dog people, clubs or whips to keep the feral creatures away?
What a sad and pathetic life you and your wife must lead. Perhaps we need clubs or banning orders to keep miserable moaning old busy bodies like you off the footpaths
Moaning old busy bodies?
You completely ignore the right that my wife and I have to take a walk without being molested by the unrestrained fleabags owned by selfish owners!
I also wrote about the state that Bosnia and its PEOPLE are in. You ignored that too.
Don't talk to me about tunnel vision, open your other eye and see what is going on in the real world.
WOOF (that means "Hello, any body home?" in dog talk).
The point that you appear to overlook is that dog owners have exactly the same rights as you in areas where dogs are permitted and allowed off lead

An inconvenient truth to you no doubt - perhaps the clue to your attitude is in your posting name
Now we are getting to the point.
Neither I, nor my wife, smear mud on you selfish dog owners when we go for a walk.
My posting name came off my wifes hairdryer!
My attitude is that I dislike selfishness which seems to be a pre-requisite for dog owners like some of the people on this site. And yes, that could include you.
Your remedy is through the Dog Control Orders

Just phone a warden

Oh I love the way you use your wife's hairdryer
[quote][p][bold]elite50[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]billy bumble[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]elite50[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]goatty[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]elite50[/bold] wrote: What a great story. Steve goes to formerly war torn Bosnia with thousands of people still suffering from the results of that horrific conflict and worries about dogs! He then returns to the South West and looks at what can be done to promote dog walks in this area. What he should be doing is putting his efforts into PEOPLE. I wonder how he would re-act to my request to dry clean my clothes after being jumped on by unrestrained dogs with muddy feet? This happens all the time (not every time I might add) when my wife and I go out for a walk in "dog popular" areas. Maybe he could issue normal, non dog people, clubs or whips to keep the feral creatures away?[/p][/quote]What a sad and pathetic life you and your wife must lead. Perhaps we need clubs or banning orders to keep miserable moaning old busy bodies like you off the footpaths[/p][/quote]Moaning old busy bodies? You completely ignore the right that my wife and I have to take a walk without being molested by the unrestrained fleabags owned by selfish owners! I also wrote about the state that Bosnia and its PEOPLE are in. You ignored that too. Don't talk to me about tunnel vision, open your other eye and see what is going on in the real world. WOOF (that means "Hello, any body home?" in dog talk).[/p][/quote]The point that you appear to overlook is that dog owners have exactly the same rights as you in areas where dogs are permitted and allowed off lead An inconvenient truth to you no doubt - perhaps the clue to your attitude is in your posting name[/p][/quote]Now we are getting to the point. Neither I, nor my wife, smear mud on you selfish dog owners when we go for a walk. My posting name came off my wifes hairdryer! My attitude is that I dislike selfishness which seems to be a pre-requisite for dog owners like some of the people on this site. And yes, that could include you.[/p][/quote]Your remedy is through the Dog Control Orders Just phone a warden Oh I love the way you use your wife's hairdryer billy bumble
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7:41pm Mon 27 Jan 14

glendower2909 says...

BarrHumbug wrote:
goatty wrote:
whataboutthat wrote:
I'm with Ranger Bob on this one. All dogs in public places should be on leads. When did the dog owner gain the rights to have their unfettered dogs to a) crap anywhere b) bound up to strangers, esp children and thus intimidate and upset them and c) be a general nuisance and a drain on public finances - hospitalised posties, (1800 a week I believe, nationwide) and expensive dog waste collections - where does all that plastic coated crap go?
Typical hysterical response from a 'lets jump on the bandwagon' brigade. You make all these unfounded comments such as hospitalised posties. Exactly how many were actually hospitalised last year? You have no idea.
Crap everywhere? Where to?
Intimidate Children? Adults should be encouraging children to interact with animals and learn how to love and respect them, not hate them and be afraid of them.
You ask about dog owners gaining rights? What about my right as an adult to go to a restaurant and be able to sit and enjoy a meal without having to listen to children screaming and watching them jump on furniture with dirty shoes and generally cause a nuisance. Where did out of control parents gain the right to have their unfettered children to a) Jump on furniture with shoes on b) be a general nuisance an annoy others around them who are paying to enjoy a meal and c) run about and knock into people.
Yeah and what about the ones who take their 5yr olds to a 12A film only for them to then get annoyed that they have to miss part of the film because they've had to take their screaming prettified child out of the cinema!
While you can take a child under 12 to a 12A certified film it is relied upon that the parent is responsible enough to know what is suitable for their child, I accept that some children are more mature than others but no 5yr old is mature enough to see a 12A film, you are just too tight or lazy to employ a babysitter, a 12A film is NOT A CRECHE!

As for the waste left behind by the dogs, well dog owners, what about the amount of rubbish they clear up? The amount of discarded plastic bottles and other rubbish that the sunday league footballers leave strewn all over the fields that my dog brings home, I should be charging the council.
valid point well made.

Take a walk to either Muscliffe rec or Charminster crematorium on or after the weekend and the amount of crap left over after the football matches is mad.

Like it or loathe it that dog turd will dissolve after a few days in the open but the miles and miles of electrical tape left by the footballers will, on the basis that it is plastic, be there for millennia.

Come on guys I do take home my doggie pooh so take home your crap and maybe we can all co-exist..
[quote][p][bold]BarrHumbug[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]goatty[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]whataboutthat[/bold] wrote: I'm with Ranger Bob on this one. All dogs in public places should be on leads. When did the dog owner gain the rights to have their unfettered dogs to a) crap anywhere b) bound up to strangers, esp children and thus intimidate and upset them and c) be a general nuisance and a drain on public finances - hospitalised posties, (1800 a week I believe, nationwide) and expensive dog waste collections - where does all that plastic coated crap go?[/p][/quote]Typical hysterical response from a 'lets jump on the bandwagon' brigade. You make all these unfounded comments such as hospitalised posties. Exactly how many were actually hospitalised last year? You have no idea. Crap everywhere? Where to? Intimidate Children? Adults should be encouraging children to interact with animals and learn how to love and respect them, not hate them and be afraid of them. You ask about dog owners gaining rights? What about my right as an adult to go to a restaurant and be able to sit and enjoy a meal without having to listen to children screaming and watching them jump on furniture with dirty shoes and generally cause a nuisance. Where did out of control parents gain the right to have their unfettered children to a) Jump on furniture with shoes on b) be a general nuisance an annoy others around them who are paying to enjoy a meal and c) run about and knock into people.[/p][/quote]Yeah and what about the ones who take their 5yr olds to a 12A film only for them to then get annoyed that they have to miss part of the film because they've had to take their screaming prettified child out of the cinema! While you can take a child under 12 to a 12A certified film it is relied upon that the parent is responsible enough to know what is suitable for their child, I accept that some children are more mature than others but no 5yr old is mature enough to see a 12A film, you are just too tight or lazy to employ a babysitter, a 12A film is NOT A CRECHE! As for the waste left behind by the dogs, well dog owners, what about the amount of rubbish they clear up? The amount of discarded plastic bottles and other rubbish that the sunday league footballers leave strewn all over the fields that my dog brings home, I should be charging the council.[/p][/quote]valid point well made. Take a walk to either Muscliffe rec or Charminster crematorium on or after the weekend and the amount of crap left over after the football matches is mad. Like it or loathe it that dog turd will dissolve after a few days in the open but the miles and miles of electrical tape left by the footballers will, on the basis that it is plastic, be there for millennia. Come on guys I do take home my doggie pooh so take home your crap and maybe we can all co-exist.. glendower2909
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