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newlifenewname · 12/06/2007 21:56

I Don't Care.

Well, I do a bit which is why I'm posting in search of your opinions.

I complained today about dogs at school. I like dogs and have always - as a previous dog owner - been mildly annoyed by dc's schools having a 'no dogs' rule as it made life a little tricky if doing dog walking close to school run time.

Anyway, I know you'll all be familiar with schools not allowing dogs in school grounds. This is largely ignored by a few parents at dc's school who thus choose to carry their dogs in to collect children (so several dogs close to face height).

What made me annoyed today was that four dogs were all tied up just outside the school gate and were getting grumpy with one another - one of them was a puppy - because they were all twisted up in one anotherr'd leads.

At this point my three all launch themselves at the puppy despite my always telling them to ask before touching dogs, esp. unknown ones. They came away, reluctantly but I was concerned as one of the dogs was looking very grumpy at this point and ds had his face very close to it.

~Anyway, had a mini rant about it to yr1 teacher who looked a bit surprised - as if she'd never considered the risks. She's lovely and usually very on the ball so is it me being twatish?

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lilymolly · 12/06/2007 21:57

I am a dog LOVER but yaNOTbu.


Saggarmakersbottomknocker · 12/06/2007 22:05

School run - dogs not allowed in playground - owners should leave 'em at home.


RubberDuck · 12/06/2007 22:14

NOT being unreasonable.

Dogs not allowed in playground at ours either so all the dog owners tie up their pets TO the school gate.

I have one dog phobic child and the other is obsessively adoring of dogs but (as he is only 3) insanely foolhardy around them.

So hordes of children pour out the school, through the narrow gates and then my first child stops dead because he won't go past the dogs and at the same time of trying to push him through I'm trying to yank back my other son from thrusting his face into their jaws.

Makes it very very stressful and I do wish the owners would show a little more consideration. The dogs may be perfectly fine, it's how the kids react that can be the problem.


2shoes · 12/06/2007 22:22

i think it is unfair of the dog owners to put their dogs into such a frantic situation.


mylittleimps · 12/06/2007 22:27

have a dog myself, YANBU, don't understand why some dog owners think their dogs should be welcome in every place and situation.


hercules1 · 12/06/2007 22:29

Doesnt seem very fair on teh dogs to be tied up together and not in a position to get away from hoards of kids. School runs are a great time to socialise puppies but this should be done from a distance as much for the puppies sake as the kids.


hotbot · 13/06/2007 20:31

agree, apart from risk to kids, not very nice/ fair for the dogs....
dogs are like people ,no matter how socialized / nice, they dont like every dog they meet.

(owner of 2 dogs)


fireflyfairy2 · 13/06/2007 20:33


My sister carries her yorkie in her arms, she's not tall, so the dog is always at dd's face height. And her yorkie is a crabit oul thing!

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