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SnakeyMcBadass Fri 31-Jul-15 15:03:19

The local field where I run my dogs daily has just had sogns put up saying that now all dogs must be kept on leads. They're fully entitled, it's privately owned but has always been available to the community. The reason they've decided a change in policy is because despite supplying three poo bins, some selfish gits still don't pick up. So now we've all lost a safe open space for our dogs to play in. The Bastard Spaniel is going to have to get used to being on lead pretty much constantly and I feel so bloody sorry for him.

Floralnomad Fri 31-Jul-15 15:09:44

Bit silly really as I don't think the lead part will make people anymore likely to pick up the poo - also will the new rule be policed at all ? I'd be tempted to carry on as normal .

GraysAnalogy Fri 31-Jul-15 15:12:22

This is so sad sad I really can't see it being because of dog poo though? Dogs are still gunna poo lead or no.

Is there nowhere else at all?

Are you physically fit, is there anyway you can jog with him? It's not the same but least he's getting that speed up and using the muscles

GobblersKnob Fri 31-Jul-15 15:17:26

Can you read? Because if not there is no way you could know, unless you actually bump into the land owners while walking and they verbally inform you of the change wink

SnakeyMcBadass Fri 31-Jul-15 15:34:23

I asked on their Facebook page about the change in policy and was told they are sick of it being a dog toilet. Which is a reasonable position to take. Just galling when you do pick up and use the bins and do your absolute best not to annoy other users. I suppose it can't be policed really, but as it's not public land they could erect fences and ban us completely. It's just such a pisser. All of the local parks are now lead only, too. Hard enough with Bastard Spaniel as it is without not being able to exercise him sufficiently.

GraysAnalogy Fri 31-Jul-15 15:37:18

I think they've gone about it the wrong way, this isn't going to prevent it being a 'dog toilet'.

Bubble2bubble Fri 31-Jul-15 19:06:26

Would a longline count as being on a lead? Not as good as being off lead but at least he could move a bit more at his own pace

MostAmused Fri 31-Jul-15 19:40:03

I'm not sure if you're specifically looking for enclosed areas but I use this section on the woodland trust to find nearby woods and scope them out before taking Ddog. I've found some great secluded spots through it and a lot of them are away from livestock smile.

www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/visiting-woods/map/

mollie123 Sat 01-Aug-15 09:14:21

I suspect the owners are using this as a reason as they are 'fed up' with the number of dogs using the field - understandable as it is privately owned. does it have a footpath through it?

GobblersKnob Sat 01-Aug-15 10:27:45

Gosh Snakey that's crap sad is there really nowhere local that you can let him off the lead?

SnakeyMcBadass Sat 01-Aug-15 13:09:09

There's nowhere as safe and open where I can get to in the week. I don't drive so will have to rely on DH at weekends to take us further afield. We have a reasonable garden, so we can play ball there. Not the same, though. Bum.

NoelHeadbands Sat 01-Aug-15 18:08:46

Bummer. I can kind of see their logic though, having observed a handful of owners suddenly becoming engrossed with their phones, or studying yonder horizon when their dog is quite clearly doing the stop and squat in the other direction

mollie123 Sat 01-Aug-15 18:42:51

noel exactly - it also depends (as I posted above) that maybe the owners of the field are fed up with the sheer number of dogs being 'walked' given that it is well known in the community that this is the place to let your dog off lead.
the OP has not confirmed whether there is a footpath through the field - if not - they should be grateful that they are allowed in the field at all.
it is the 'few' who spoil it for the majority who do 'pick up after their dog' but we all know many can't or won't see what their dog is doing if not in their field of vision.

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