Watford pensioner knocked to the ground by large dog in Cassiobury Park

Watford pensioner knocked to the ground by large dog in Cassiobury Park

Watford pensioner knocked to the ground by large dog in Cassiobury Park

First published in News Watford Observer: Photograph of the Author by , Senior Reporter

A Watford pensioner was knocked to the ground by a large dog in Cassiobury Park last weekend.

Rita French, 82, was walking in the West Watford park on Sunday when a dog on a long leash broke away from its owner and knocked her down.

She said: "The dog shot out. It brought the woman who was supposed to be holding him too.

"It knocked into me as hard as it could. I went down onto the tarmac. A witness came and pulled the dog off me and said they should have had it on a tighter leash.

"I was lying on the floor, I was in pain. I couldn’t stop trembling. I used to like dogs but not now."

Rita, of Combe Wood, went to Watford General Hospital for x-rays.

The 82-year-old, who has also been battling cancer for years, described the dog as big and brown.

At the time of the incident, at around 12.40pm, she was walking on the grass verge by the cafe in the park.

She added that although the dog was on a leash, the length of the lead made it an ineffective control.

Rita appealed to dog walkers in the park to keep their pets on tight leashes.

 

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6:26pm Thu 28 Aug 14

Retlas says...

Dogs by and large are a nuisance. The minority are well behaved, due to responsible owners training them but there are too many that are not trained.
I will post the first thumbs down!!
Dogs by and large are a nuisance. The minority are well behaved, due to responsible owners training them but there are too many that are not trained. I will post the first thumbs down!! Retlas
  • Score: -6

6:53pm Thu 28 Aug 14

phall lover says...

Is she saying the dog looked at her and thought to itself . Great an old lady im gonna run into her as hard as i can . Plenty of kids running out of control or riding their bikes that could have done the same thing . Unfortunate thing to happen to this lady and I would say that due to her age it must be more painfull for her to hit the tarmac and I hope she makes a speedy recovery. Well done for fighting cancer for many years too but cant find the link with this incident.
Is she saying the dog looked at her and thought to itself . Great an old lady im gonna run into her as hard as i can . Plenty of kids running out of control or riding their bikes that could have done the same thing . Unfortunate thing to happen to this lady and I would say that due to her age it must be more painfull for her to hit the tarmac and I hope she makes a speedy recovery. Well done for fighting cancer for many years too but cant find the link with this incident. phall lover
  • Score: 13

9:38pm Thu 28 Aug 14

watfordrick says...

phall lover wrote:
Is she saying the dog looked at her and thought to itself . Great an old lady im gonna run into her as hard as i can . Plenty of kids running out of control or riding their bikes that could have done the same thing . Unfortunate thing to happen to this lady and I would say that due to her age it must be more painfull for her to hit the tarmac and I hope she makes a speedy recovery. Well done for fighting cancer for many years too but cant find the link with this incident.
What was the dog thinking then Phall? The link with the incident is that there are a minority of people who own dogs that can't control them and really shouldn't have them. We all know the type of people and we all know the type of dogs. Licenses required for all dogs.
[quote][p][bold]phall lover[/bold] wrote: Is she saying the dog looked at her and thought to itself . Great an old lady im gonna run into her as hard as i can . Plenty of kids running out of control or riding their bikes that could have done the same thing . Unfortunate thing to happen to this lady and I would say that due to her age it must be more painfull for her to hit the tarmac and I hope she makes a speedy recovery. Well done for fighting cancer for many years too but cant find the link with this incident.[/p][/quote]What was the dog thinking then Phall? The link with the incident is that there are a minority of people who own dogs that can't control them and really shouldn't have them. We all know the type of people and we all know the type of dogs. Licenses required for all dogs. watfordrick
  • Score: 7

11:24pm Thu 28 Aug 14

phall lover says...

Watfordthick derr
Watfordthick derr phall lover
  • Score: -3

12:08am Fri 29 Aug 14

drunkenduck says...

Many know that these many dog owners that can't or wont control their dogs. But the park should be enjoyed by all that includes dogs. But these worse things that can happen in the park like careless, stupid cyclist and these many of them about.

But this could be a simple accident, the dog of wouldn't done this out of spite or aggressive otherwise that would be another story.
Many know that these many dog owners that can't or wont control their dogs. But the park should be enjoyed by all that includes dogs. But these worse things that can happen in the park like careless, stupid cyclist and these many of them about. But this could be a simple accident, the dog of wouldn't done this out of spite or aggressive otherwise that would be another story. drunkenduck
  • Score: 0

8:16am Fri 29 Aug 14

garston tony says...

Retlas wrote:
Dogs by and large are a nuisance. The minority are well behaved, due to responsible owners training them but there are too many that are not trained. I will post the first thumbs down!!
Not sure why you got the thumbs down, I actually agree with you.

You have significant amount of dog owners who dont know how to or cant look after their pets and allow them, sometimes encourage them, to annoy others in one way or another.

This includes many who think that they are responsible, the number of times i've been nuisanced by the dog of someone who probably put themselves into the responsible category. This article states the dog owner had its pet on the lead but it decided for whatever reason to bundle this poor lady over and dragged its owner along behind it because they could no longer control it. I'm pretty sure that that owner thought it was doing the responsible thing having their pet on a leash.

And then you have the 'x' factor where you have even the most responsible dog owner with the most well behaved dog that has a funny moment and does something that ranges from annoyance to deadly.

I think part of the problem is that owners on the whole treat their dogs as part of the family and get into this mind set that everyone else loves their little precious and dont understand that many people dont. They dont want it sniffing around them, they dont want it bounding through their picnics ( a 'sorry, they dont usually do that' response from the owner is not good enough), they dont want little or big snugglekins jumping up at or on them, or licking their hands. If you went round to someones house you'd be a bit grossed out if a kid ran at you, jumped onto your lap and started trying to lick your face. But apparently dog owners think its ok for their pets to do that
[quote][p][bold]Retlas[/bold] wrote: Dogs by and large are a nuisance. The minority are well behaved, due to responsible owners training them but there are too many that are not trained. I will post the first thumbs down!![/p][/quote]Not sure why you got the thumbs down, I actually agree with you. You have significant amount of dog owners who dont know how to or cant look after their pets and allow them, sometimes encourage them, to annoy others in one way or another. This includes many who think that they are responsible, the number of times i've been nuisanced by the dog of someone who probably put themselves into the responsible category. This article states the dog owner had its pet on the lead but it decided for whatever reason to bundle this poor lady over and dragged its owner along behind it because they could no longer control it. I'm pretty sure that that owner thought it was doing the responsible thing having their pet on a leash. And then you have the 'x' factor where you have even the most responsible dog owner with the most well behaved dog that has a funny moment and does something that ranges from annoyance to deadly. I think part of the problem is that owners on the whole treat their dogs as part of the family and get into this mind set that everyone else loves their little precious and dont understand that many people dont. They dont want it sniffing around them, they dont want it bounding through their picnics ( a 'sorry, they dont usually do that' response from the owner is not good enough), they dont want little or big snugglekins jumping up at or on them, or licking their hands. If you went round to someones house you'd be a bit grossed out if a kid ran at you, jumped onto your lap and started trying to lick your face. But apparently dog owners think its ok for their pets to do that garston tony
  • Score: 8

9:06am Fri 29 Aug 14

Curly1962 says...

Well said Garston Tony. Too many dog owners seem to think that everyone else should just put up with their dogs jumping up at us, sniffing us, nipping at our heels. I don’t like dogs much and I don’t actually want anything do with strange ones when I am out and about. When they jump up at me and put their muddy paws on my clothes, or slobber on me, the owner always says something trite like “He must like you” or “He wouldn’t hurt a fly”. It makes me want to scream “Get your filthy animal off me” but that doesn’t go down well with these deluded dog lovers. This poor lady was the victim of an owner with an out of control dog and the owner should be found and made to pay compensation to her for her injuries. Queue lots of thumbs down from deluded dog lovers!
Well said Garston Tony. Too many dog owners seem to think that everyone else should just put up with their dogs jumping up at us, sniffing us, nipping at our heels. I don’t like dogs much and I don’t actually want anything do with strange ones when I am out and about. When they jump up at me and put their muddy paws on my clothes, or slobber on me, the owner always says something trite like “He must like you” or “He wouldn’t hurt a fly”. It makes me want to scream “Get your filthy animal off me” but that doesn’t go down well with these deluded dog lovers. This poor lady was the victim of an owner with an out of control dog and the owner should be found and made to pay compensation to her for her injuries. Queue lots of thumbs down from deluded dog lovers! Curly1962
  • Score: 6

9:43am Fri 29 Aug 14

CaptainPC says...

Woman falls over in the park.

Sorry Really ugly woman falls over in the park.

Yawn.
Woman falls over in the park. Sorry Really ugly woman falls over in the park. Yawn. CaptainPC
  • Score: 0

9:50am Fri 29 Aug 14

gusgreen says...

garston tony wrote:
Retlas wrote:
Dogs by and large are a nuisance. The minority are well behaved, due to responsible owners training them but there are too many that are not trained. I will post the first thumbs down!!
Not sure why you got the thumbs down, I actually agree with you.

You have significant amount of dog owners who dont know how to or cant look after their pets and allow them, sometimes encourage them, to annoy others in one way or another.

This includes many who think that they are responsible, the number of times i've been nuisanced by the dog of someone who probably put themselves into the responsible category. This article states the dog owner had its pet on the lead but it decided for whatever reason to bundle this poor lady over and dragged its owner along behind it because they could no longer control it. I'm pretty sure that that owner thought it was doing the responsible thing having their pet on a leash.

And then you have the 'x' factor where you have even the most responsible dog owner with the most well behaved dog that has a funny moment and does something that ranges from annoyance to deadly.

I think part of the problem is that owners on the whole treat their dogs as part of the family and get into this mind set that everyone else loves their little precious and dont understand that many people dont. They dont want it sniffing around them, they dont want it bounding through their picnics ( a 'sorry, they dont usually do that' response from the owner is not good enough), they dont want little or big snugglekins jumping up at or on them, or licking their hands. If you went round to someones house you'd be a bit grossed out if a kid ran at you, jumped onto your lap and started trying to lick your face. But apparently dog owners think its ok for their pets to do that
Do you know I feel the same way about noisy, out of control, ill mannered kids whose parents equally ill mannered seem to think this is acceptable in 2014. Maybe these brats should be on a leash and muzzled as apparently their "owners"think its OK for their "pets" to do that!
[quote][p][bold]garston tony[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Retlas[/bold] wrote: Dogs by and large are a nuisance. The minority are well behaved, due to responsible owners training them but there are too many that are not trained. I will post the first thumbs down!![/p][/quote]Not sure why you got the thumbs down, I actually agree with you. You have significant amount of dog owners who dont know how to or cant look after their pets and allow them, sometimes encourage them, to annoy others in one way or another. This includes many who think that they are responsible, the number of times i've been nuisanced by the dog of someone who probably put themselves into the responsible category. This article states the dog owner had its pet on the lead but it decided for whatever reason to bundle this poor lady over and dragged its owner along behind it because they could no longer control it. I'm pretty sure that that owner thought it was doing the responsible thing having their pet on a leash. And then you have the 'x' factor where you have even the most responsible dog owner with the most well behaved dog that has a funny moment and does something that ranges from annoyance to deadly. I think part of the problem is that owners on the whole treat their dogs as part of the family and get into this mind set that everyone else loves their little precious and dont understand that many people dont. They dont want it sniffing around them, they dont want it bounding through their picnics ( a 'sorry, they dont usually do that' response from the owner is not good enough), they dont want little or big snugglekins jumping up at or on them, or licking their hands. If you went round to someones house you'd be a bit grossed out if a kid ran at you, jumped onto your lap and started trying to lick your face. But apparently dog owners think its ok for their pets to do that[/p][/quote]Do you know I feel the same way about noisy, out of control, ill mannered kids whose parents equally ill mannered seem to think this is acceptable in 2014. Maybe these brats should be on a leash and muzzled as apparently their "owners"think its OK for their "pets" to do that! gusgreen
  • Score: 18

9:57am Fri 29 Aug 14

CaptainPC says...

2
2 CaptainPC
  • Score: 0

10:11am Fri 29 Aug 14

Boosey says...

garston tony wrote:
Retlas wrote:
Dogs by and large are a nuisance. The minority are well behaved, due to responsible owners training them but there are too many that are not trained. I will post the first thumbs down!!
Not sure why you got the thumbs down, I actually agree with you.

You have significant amount of dog owners who dont know how to or cant look after their pets and allow them, sometimes encourage them, to annoy others in one way or another.

This includes many who think that they are responsible, the number of times i've been nuisanced by the dog of someone who probably put themselves into the responsible category. This article states the dog owner had its pet on the lead but it decided for whatever reason to bundle this poor lady over and dragged its owner along behind it because they could no longer control it. I'm pretty sure that that owner thought it was doing the responsible thing having their pet on a leash.

And then you have the 'x' factor where you have even the most responsible dog owner with the most well behaved dog that has a funny moment and does something that ranges from annoyance to deadly.

I think part of the problem is that owners on the whole treat their dogs as part of the family and get into this mind set that everyone else loves their little precious and dont understand that many people dont. They dont want it sniffing around them, they dont want it bounding through their picnics ( a 'sorry, they dont usually do that' response from the owner is not good enough), they dont want little or big snugglekins jumping up at or on them, or licking their hands. If you went round to someones house you'd be a bit grossed out if a kid ran at you, jumped onto your lap and started trying to lick your face. But apparently dog owners think its ok for their pets to do that
Lutondown is right about you!
[quote][p][bold]garston tony[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Retlas[/bold] wrote: Dogs by and large are a nuisance. The minority are well behaved, due to responsible owners training them but there are too many that are not trained. I will post the first thumbs down!![/p][/quote]Not sure why you got the thumbs down, I actually agree with you. You have significant amount of dog owners who dont know how to or cant look after their pets and allow them, sometimes encourage them, to annoy others in one way or another. This includes many who think that they are responsible, the number of times i've been nuisanced by the dog of someone who probably put themselves into the responsible category. This article states the dog owner had its pet on the lead but it decided for whatever reason to bundle this poor lady over and dragged its owner along behind it because they could no longer control it. I'm pretty sure that that owner thought it was doing the responsible thing having their pet on a leash. And then you have the 'x' factor where you have even the most responsible dog owner with the most well behaved dog that has a funny moment and does something that ranges from annoyance to deadly. I think part of the problem is that owners on the whole treat their dogs as part of the family and get into this mind set that everyone else loves their little precious and dont understand that many people dont. They dont want it sniffing around them, they dont want it bounding through their picnics ( a 'sorry, they dont usually do that' response from the owner is not good enough), they dont want little or big snugglekins jumping up at or on them, or licking their hands. If you went round to someones house you'd be a bit grossed out if a kid ran at you, jumped onto your lap and started trying to lick your face. But apparently dog owners think its ok for their pets to do that[/p][/quote]Lutondown is right about you! Boosey
  • Score: 1

10:12am Fri 29 Aug 14

Retlas says...

To quote Gusgreen:
'Do you know I feel the same way about noisy, out of control, ill mannered kids whose parents equally ill mannered seem to think this is acceptable in 2014. Maybe these brats should be on a leash and muzzled as apparently their "owners"think its OK for their "pets" to do that!'

Agree 100%!!
To quote Gusgreen: 'Do you know I feel the same way about noisy, out of control, ill mannered kids whose parents equally ill mannered seem to think this is acceptable in 2014. Maybe these brats should be on a leash and muzzled as apparently their "owners"think its OK for their "pets" to do that!' Agree 100%!! Retlas
  • Score: 15

12:03pm Fri 29 Aug 14

LocalBoy1 says...

Retlas wrote:
To quote Gusgreen:
'Do you know I feel the same way about noisy, out of control, ill mannered kids whose parents equally ill mannered seem to think this is acceptable in 2014. Maybe these brats should be on a leash and muzzled as apparently their "owners"think its OK for their "pets" to do that!'

Agree 100%!!
Nice one, thumbs up for this comment. Wonder if they can put the same kids on leashes in supermarkets too?
[quote][p][bold]Retlas[/bold] wrote: To quote Gusgreen: 'Do you know I feel the same way about noisy, out of control, ill mannered kids whose parents equally ill mannered seem to think this is acceptable in 2014. Maybe these brats should be on a leash and muzzled as apparently their "owners"think its OK for their "pets" to do that!' Agree 100%!![/p][/quote]Nice one, thumbs up for this comment. Wonder if they can put the same kids on leashes in supermarkets too? LocalBoy1
  • Score: 12

12:56pm Fri 29 Aug 14

lutondown says...

garston tony wrote:
Retlas wrote:
Dogs by and large are a nuisance. The minority are well behaved, due to responsible owners training them but there are too many that are not trained. I will post the first thumbs down!!
Not sure why you got the thumbs down, I actually agree with you.

You have significant amount of dog owners who dont know how to or cant look after their pets and allow them, sometimes encourage them, to annoy others in one way or another.

This includes many who think that they are responsible, the number of times i've been nuisanced by the dog of someone who probably put themselves into the responsible category. This article states the dog owner had its pet on the lead but it decided for whatever reason to bundle this poor lady over and dragged its owner along behind it because they could no longer control it. I'm pretty sure that that owner thought it was doing the responsible thing having their pet on a leash.

And then you have the 'x' factor where you have even the most responsible dog owner with the most well behaved dog that has a funny moment and does something that ranges from annoyance to deadly.

I think part of the problem is that owners on the whole treat their dogs as part of the family and get into this mind set that everyone else loves their little precious and dont understand that many people dont. They dont want it sniffing around them, they dont want it bounding through their picnics ( a 'sorry, they dont usually do that' response from the owner is not good enough), they dont want little or big snugglekins jumping up at or on them, or licking their hands. If you went round to someones house you'd be a bit grossed out if a kid ran at you, jumped onto your lap and started trying to lick your face. But apparently dog owners think its ok for their pets to do that
You really are a tool of the highest order.
If you was to take notice of the massive mistreatment of animals in this country and thanks to PC the law doesn't know when to intervene.
Animals beaten, starved, made to fight, used as practice, deprived of water, puppy farming etc etc. it's not us that need to be scared of Dogs it is very much the other way around.
What gives human beings the right to do this? And people like you just add fuel to the sensationalist media fire.
[quote][p][bold]garston tony[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Retlas[/bold] wrote: Dogs by and large are a nuisance. The minority are well behaved, due to responsible owners training them but there are too many that are not trained. I will post the first thumbs down!![/p][/quote]Not sure why you got the thumbs down, I actually agree with you. You have significant amount of dog owners who dont know how to or cant look after their pets and allow them, sometimes encourage them, to annoy others in one way or another. This includes many who think that they are responsible, the number of times i've been nuisanced by the dog of someone who probably put themselves into the responsible category. This article states the dog owner had its pet on the lead but it decided for whatever reason to bundle this poor lady over and dragged its owner along behind it because they could no longer control it. I'm pretty sure that that owner thought it was doing the responsible thing having their pet on a leash. And then you have the 'x' factor where you have even the most responsible dog owner with the most well behaved dog that has a funny moment and does something that ranges from annoyance to deadly. I think part of the problem is that owners on the whole treat their dogs as part of the family and get into this mind set that everyone else loves their little precious and dont understand that many people dont. They dont want it sniffing around them, they dont want it bounding through their picnics ( a 'sorry, they dont usually do that' response from the owner is not good enough), they dont want little or big snugglekins jumping up at or on them, or licking their hands. If you went round to someones house you'd be a bit grossed out if a kid ran at you, jumped onto your lap and started trying to lick your face. But apparently dog owners think its ok for their pets to do that[/p][/quote]You really are a tool of the highest order. If you was to take notice of the massive mistreatment of animals in this country and thanks to PC the law doesn't know when to intervene. Animals beaten, starved, made to fight, used as practice, deprived of water, puppy farming etc etc. it's not us that need to be scared of Dogs it is very much the other way around. What gives human beings the right to do this? And people like you just add fuel to the sensationalist media fire. lutondown
  • Score: 2

4:01pm Fri 29 Aug 14

watfordrick says...

phall lover wrote:
Watfordthick derr
Foulc**tlover
[quote][p][bold]phall lover[/bold] wrote: Watfordthick derr[/p][/quote]Foulc**tlover watfordrick
  • Score: -2

5:48pm Fri 29 Aug 14

Cuetip says...

Unfortunately until we take a much tougher public line with irresponsible dog owners, their numbers will continue to grow.
Unfortunately until we take a much tougher public line with irresponsible dog owners, their numbers will continue to grow. Cuetip
  • Score: 2

8:08pm Fri 29 Aug 14

watfordrick says...

LocalBoy1 wrote:
Retlas wrote:
To quote Gusgreen:
'Do you know I feel the same way about noisy, out of control, ill mannered kids whose parents equally ill mannered seem to think this is acceptable in 2014. Maybe these brats should be on a leash and muzzled as apparently their "owners"think its OK for their "pets" to do that!'

Agree 100%!!
Nice one, thumbs up for this comment. Wonder if they can put the same kids on leashes in supermarkets too?
There seems to be some conflict between people with dogs and people with children using communal areas such as parks. I have yet to read any stories of unruly children mauling dogs or old ladies for that matter. Dogs are animals and should be treated as so!
[quote][p][bold]LocalBoy1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Retlas[/bold] wrote: To quote Gusgreen: 'Do you know I feel the same way about noisy, out of control, ill mannered kids whose parents equally ill mannered seem to think this is acceptable in 2014. Maybe these brats should be on a leash and muzzled as apparently their "owners"think its OK for their "pets" to do that!' Agree 100%!![/p][/quote]Nice one, thumbs up for this comment. Wonder if they can put the same kids on leashes in supermarkets too?[/p][/quote]There seems to be some conflict between people with dogs and people with children using communal areas such as parks. I have yet to read any stories of unruly children mauling dogs or old ladies for that matter. Dogs are animals and should be treated as so! watfordrick
  • Score: -1

12:31am Mon 1 Sep 14

ancientandageing says...

phall lover wrote:
Is she saying the dog looked at her and thought to itself . Great an old lady im gonna run into her as hard as i can . Plenty of kids running out of control or riding their bikes that could have done the same thing . Unfortunate thing to happen to this lady and I would say that due to her age it must be more painfull for her to hit the tarmac and I hope she makes a speedy recovery. Well done for fighting cancer for many years too but cant find the link with this incident.
umm no doubt she said these things to the Journalist, but its half a conversation; now I am not saying the jurno was selective and thought I will put this old lady up for ridicule (and i.m not saying she didn't). However if she had chosen to she might do it by putting her words across in such an such a way.
We all know that the Old lady was accuratly trying to portray the force with which the dog ran into her and not the intent surly, No?
[quote][p][bold]phall lover[/bold] wrote: Is she saying the dog looked at her and thought to itself . Great an old lady im gonna run into her as hard as i can . Plenty of kids running out of control or riding their bikes that could have done the same thing . Unfortunate thing to happen to this lady and I would say that due to her age it must be more painfull for her to hit the tarmac and I hope she makes a speedy recovery. Well done for fighting cancer for many years too but cant find the link with this incident.[/p][/quote]umm no doubt she said these things to the Journalist, but its half a conversation; now I am not saying the jurno was selective and thought I will put this old lady up for ridicule (and i.m not saying she didn't). However if she had chosen to she might do it by putting her words across in such an such a way. We all know that the Old lady was accuratly trying to portray the force with which the dog ran into her and not the intent surly, No? ancientandageing
  • Score: 0

10:10am Mon 1 Sep 14

garston tony says...

gusgreen wrote:
garston tony wrote:
Retlas wrote: Dogs by and large are a nuisance. The minority are well behaved, due to responsible owners training them but there are too many that are not trained. I will post the first thumbs down!!
Not sure why you got the thumbs down, I actually agree with you. You have significant amount of dog owners who dont know how to or cant look after their pets and allow them, sometimes encourage them, to annoy others in one way or another. This includes many who think that they are responsible, the number of times i've been nuisanced by the dog of someone who probably put themselves into the responsible category. This article states the dog owner had its pet on the lead but it decided for whatever reason to bundle this poor lady over and dragged its owner along behind it because they could no longer control it. I'm pretty sure that that owner thought it was doing the responsible thing having their pet on a leash. And then you have the 'x' factor where you have even the most responsible dog owner with the most well behaved dog that has a funny moment and does something that ranges from annoyance to deadly. I think part of the problem is that owners on the whole treat their dogs as part of the family and get into this mind set that everyone else loves their little precious and dont understand that many people dont. They dont want it sniffing around them, they dont want it bounding through their picnics ( a 'sorry, they dont usually do that' response from the owner is not good enough), they dont want little or big snugglekins jumping up at or on them, or licking their hands. If you went round to someones house you'd be a bit grossed out if a kid ran at you, jumped onto your lap and started trying to lick your face. But apparently dog owners think its ok for their pets to do that
Do you know I feel the same way about noisy, out of control, ill mannered kids whose parents equally ill mannered seem to think this is acceptable in 2014. Maybe these brats should be on a leash and muzzled as apparently their "owners"think its OK for their "pets" to do that!
I do actually have similar views of people who think its ok to allow their children to do whatever they want.

Some kids are just plain difficult, plus you have hormones blah blah and most parents have at some point faced a struggle. I get it and i'm a little more forgiving of incidents that are caused due to this.

However a lot of parents bring it onto themselves, they think parenting is allowing their kid to do whatever they want and giving them whatever they want. A lot of parents dont teach kids about boundaries and they think showing love is giving them an xbox and tv in their room rather than spending time with them. Far too many parents also back their kids regardless, we've all heard stories of nightmare kids being brought to book at school for instance only for parents to blame the school and teacher rather than discipline their kids. Parenting is as much about what you dont allow them to do and dont give them and when you dont believe them as it is when you do the opposite.

As much of a nuisance as it is i'd rather see a kid screaming in a shop because a parent wont buy them the toy they want than see parents cave in to a kids often rude demands for something
[quote][p][bold]gusgreen[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]garston tony[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Retlas[/bold] wrote: Dogs by and large are a nuisance. The minority are well behaved, due to responsible owners training them but there are too many that are not trained. I will post the first thumbs down!![/p][/quote]Not sure why you got the thumbs down, I actually agree with you. You have significant amount of dog owners who dont know how to or cant look after their pets and allow them, sometimes encourage them, to annoy others in one way or another. This includes many who think that they are responsible, the number of times i've been nuisanced by the dog of someone who probably put themselves into the responsible category. This article states the dog owner had its pet on the lead but it decided for whatever reason to bundle this poor lady over and dragged its owner along behind it because they could no longer control it. I'm pretty sure that that owner thought it was doing the responsible thing having their pet on a leash. And then you have the 'x' factor where you have even the most responsible dog owner with the most well behaved dog that has a funny moment and does something that ranges from annoyance to deadly. I think part of the problem is that owners on the whole treat their dogs as part of the family and get into this mind set that everyone else loves their little precious and dont understand that many people dont. They dont want it sniffing around them, they dont want it bounding through their picnics ( a 'sorry, they dont usually do that' response from the owner is not good enough), they dont want little or big snugglekins jumping up at or on them, or licking their hands. If you went round to someones house you'd be a bit grossed out if a kid ran at you, jumped onto your lap and started trying to lick your face. But apparently dog owners think its ok for their pets to do that[/p][/quote]Do you know I feel the same way about noisy, out of control, ill mannered kids whose parents equally ill mannered seem to think this is acceptable in 2014. Maybe these brats should be on a leash and muzzled as apparently their "owners"think its OK for their "pets" to do that![/p][/quote]I do actually have similar views of people who think its ok to allow their children to do whatever they want. Some kids are just plain difficult, plus you have hormones blah blah and most parents have at some point faced a struggle. I get it and i'm a little more forgiving of incidents that are caused due to this. However a lot of parents bring it onto themselves, they think parenting is allowing their kid to do whatever they want and giving them whatever they want. A lot of parents dont teach kids about boundaries and they think showing love is giving them an xbox and tv in their room rather than spending time with them. Far too many parents also back their kids regardless, we've all heard stories of nightmare kids being brought to book at school for instance only for parents to blame the school and teacher rather than discipline their kids. Parenting is as much about what you dont allow them to do and dont give them and when you dont believe them as it is when you do the opposite. As much of a nuisance as it is i'd rather see a kid screaming in a shop because a parent wont buy them the toy they want than see parents cave in to a kids often rude demands for something garston tony
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10:13am Mon 1 Sep 14

garston tony says...

Boosey wrote:
garston tony wrote:
Retlas wrote: Dogs by and large are a nuisance. The minority are well behaved, due to responsible owners training them but there are too many that are not trained. I will post the first thumbs down!!
Not sure why you got the thumbs down, I actually agree with you. You have significant amount of dog owners who dont know how to or cant look after their pets and allow them, sometimes encourage them, to annoy others in one way or another. This includes many who think that they are responsible, the number of times i've been nuisanced by the dog of someone who probably put themselves into the responsible category. This article states the dog owner had its pet on the lead but it decided for whatever reason to bundle this poor lady over and dragged its owner along behind it because they could no longer control it. I'm pretty sure that that owner thought it was doing the responsible thing having their pet on a leash. And then you have the 'x' factor where you have even the most responsible dog owner with the most well behaved dog that has a funny moment and does something that ranges from annoyance to deadly. I think part of the problem is that owners on the whole treat their dogs as part of the family and get into this mind set that everyone else loves their little precious and dont understand that many people dont. They dont want it sniffing around them, they dont want it bounding through their picnics ( a 'sorry, they dont usually do that' response from the owner is not good enough), they dont want little or big snugglekins jumping up at or on them, or licking their hands. If you went round to someones house you'd be a bit grossed out if a kid ran at you, jumped onto your lap and started trying to lick your face. But apparently dog owners think its ok for their pets to do that
Lutondown is right about you!
What an informative comment, not!

Maybe you'd actually like to point out where I am wrong please
[quote][p][bold]Boosey[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]garston tony[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Retlas[/bold] wrote: Dogs by and large are a nuisance. The minority are well behaved, due to responsible owners training them but there are too many that are not trained. I will post the first thumbs down!![/p][/quote]Not sure why you got the thumbs down, I actually agree with you. You have significant amount of dog owners who dont know how to or cant look after their pets and allow them, sometimes encourage them, to annoy others in one way or another. This includes many who think that they are responsible, the number of times i've been nuisanced by the dog of someone who probably put themselves into the responsible category. This article states the dog owner had its pet on the lead but it decided for whatever reason to bundle this poor lady over and dragged its owner along behind it because they could no longer control it. I'm pretty sure that that owner thought it was doing the responsible thing having their pet on a leash. And then you have the 'x' factor where you have even the most responsible dog owner with the most well behaved dog that has a funny moment and does something that ranges from annoyance to deadly. I think part of the problem is that owners on the whole treat their dogs as part of the family and get into this mind set that everyone else loves their little precious and dont understand that many people dont. They dont want it sniffing around them, they dont want it bounding through their picnics ( a 'sorry, they dont usually do that' response from the owner is not good enough), they dont want little or big snugglekins jumping up at or on them, or licking their hands. If you went round to someones house you'd be a bit grossed out if a kid ran at you, jumped onto your lap and started trying to lick your face. But apparently dog owners think its ok for their pets to do that[/p][/quote]Lutondown is right about you![/p][/quote]What an informative comment, not! Maybe you'd actually like to point out where I am wrong please garston tony
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10:17am Mon 1 Sep 14

garston tony says...

lutondown wrote:
garston tony wrote:
Retlas wrote: Dogs by and large are a nuisance. The minority are well behaved, due to responsible owners training them but there are too many that are not trained. I will post the first thumbs down!!
Not sure why you got the thumbs down, I actually agree with you. You have significant amount of dog owners who dont know how to or cant look after their pets and allow them, sometimes encourage them, to annoy others in one way or another. This includes many who think that they are responsible, the number of times i've been nuisanced by the dog of someone who probably put themselves into the responsible category. This article states the dog owner had its pet on the lead but it decided for whatever reason to bundle this poor lady over and dragged its owner along behind it because they could no longer control it. I'm pretty sure that that owner thought it was doing the responsible thing having their pet on a leash. And then you have the 'x' factor where you have even the most responsible dog owner with the most well behaved dog that has a funny moment and does something that ranges from annoyance to deadly. I think part of the problem is that owners on the whole treat their dogs as part of the family and get into this mind set that everyone else loves their little precious and dont understand that many people dont. They dont want it sniffing around them, they dont want it bounding through their picnics ( a 'sorry, they dont usually do that' response from the owner is not good enough), they dont want little or big snugglekins jumping up at or on them, or licking their hands. If you went round to someones house you'd be a bit grossed out if a kid ran at you, jumped onto your lap and started trying to lick your face. But apparently dog owners think its ok for their pets to do that
You really are a tool of the highest order. If you was to take notice of the massive mistreatment of animals in this country and thanks to PC the law doesn't know when to intervene. Animals beaten, starved, made to fight, used as practice, deprived of water, puppy farming etc etc. it's not us that need to be scared of Dogs it is very much the other way around. What gives human beings the right to do this? And people like you just add fuel to the sensationalist media fire.
The two are totally seperate issues, what planet are you on?? For all the relevance of your post you might as well have been telling us what happened on X factor last night!

Just because some nasty people are cruel to animals doesnt give other people who love their pets the right to allow said pets to annoy other people. Just because person A loves their dog doesnt mean persons b,c,d,e,f,g,h,i,j,k,
l etc wants it near them.

By the same token just because persons b,c,d,e,f,g,h,i,j,k,
l etc dont want dogs near them doesnt mean that they are cruel to animals themselves or approve of animal cruelty.
[quote][p][bold]lutondown[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]garston tony[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Retlas[/bold] wrote: Dogs by and large are a nuisance. The minority are well behaved, due to responsible owners training them but there are too many that are not trained. I will post the first thumbs down!![/p][/quote]Not sure why you got the thumbs down, I actually agree with you. You have significant amount of dog owners who dont know how to or cant look after their pets and allow them, sometimes encourage them, to annoy others in one way or another. This includes many who think that they are responsible, the number of times i've been nuisanced by the dog of someone who probably put themselves into the responsible category. This article states the dog owner had its pet on the lead but it decided for whatever reason to bundle this poor lady over and dragged its owner along behind it because they could no longer control it. I'm pretty sure that that owner thought it was doing the responsible thing having their pet on a leash. And then you have the 'x' factor where you have even the most responsible dog owner with the most well behaved dog that has a funny moment and does something that ranges from annoyance to deadly. I think part of the problem is that owners on the whole treat their dogs as part of the family and get into this mind set that everyone else loves their little precious and dont understand that many people dont. They dont want it sniffing around them, they dont want it bounding through their picnics ( a 'sorry, they dont usually do that' response from the owner is not good enough), they dont want little or big snugglekins jumping up at or on them, or licking their hands. If you went round to someones house you'd be a bit grossed out if a kid ran at you, jumped onto your lap and started trying to lick your face. But apparently dog owners think its ok for their pets to do that[/p][/quote]You really are a tool of the highest order. If you was to take notice of the massive mistreatment of animals in this country and thanks to PC the law doesn't know when to intervene. Animals beaten, starved, made to fight, used as practice, deprived of water, puppy farming etc etc. it's not us that need to be scared of Dogs it is very much the other way around. What gives human beings the right to do this? And people like you just add fuel to the sensationalist media fire.[/p][/quote]The two are totally seperate issues, what planet are you on?? For all the relevance of your post you might as well have been telling us what happened on X factor last night! Just because some nasty people are cruel to animals doesnt give other people who love their pets the right to allow said pets to annoy other people. Just because person A loves their dog doesnt mean persons b,c,d,e,f,g,h,i,j,k, l etc wants it near them. By the same token just because persons b,c,d,e,f,g,h,i,j,k, l etc dont want dogs near them doesnt mean that they are cruel to animals themselves or approve of animal cruelty. garston tony
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