|10-04-2013 01:42 AM|
|Nigel||Smart and observant kid. I could of have used those skills when I ventured into a no dogs allowed wildlife refuge. I though it was part of another park and no one we passed said anything. Had I followed the rules I wouldn't have had to pick porcupine quills out of both dogs well into the night, the quills in the tongue were the worst, you pull and the tongue stretches with it.|
|10-04-2013 12:47 AM|
But, in the park in Seven Hills, there are always dogs. Usually quite a few dogs. This one in Independence had no dogs except that one little Dachsund. And it was loaded with people, more people than I have ever seen there. And looking back, I have never seen a dog there before.
I guess if you have a kid who is really scared of dogs, or is immune deficient like my niece, you might like a park that does not allow them.
|10-03-2013 11:23 PM|
there's signs that say "No Dogs" but there're signs saying
"If you don't clean up after your dog". i wouldn't worry
about it. how do you know what people think of you
because your dog was there?
|10-03-2013 08:45 PM|
|RidgeWalker||One of the things I notice a lot when we're out and about at the park is that people, especially those with small dogs, will pick them up and/or pull them far away from Daisy, even when it's clear (to someone who attempts to watch/understand dog behavior) that they are friendly and want to meet. Almost like some owners think dogs will fight as soon as they meet...|
|10-03-2013 05:17 PM|
I think I wouldn't say people are necessarily afraid of Eko as much as respectful. They give him his space and most of the time just let us be, with the occasional "that's a BIG dog!" and "he's so handsome". With my pit mix Xena... Taking her into public is a gamble, it's either great or infuriating.
It's usually good, people come up and say oh what a pretty girl and reach out to her. But the bad reactions are much worse than when people have a bad reaction to Eko. I walked into petsmart and at least 3 people stepped in front of their dogs and a couple people picked their dogs off of the floor. I get lots of bug eyed stares, sometimes they dare to ask if she is pit then ask me why I would bring her into public. One lady asked if she was pit, asked if she was nice, then promptly stuck her DOG AGGRESSIVE dachshund in Xena's face, and the dog growled and snapped at her. Luckily Xena is extremely dog friendly or that lady would have walked away with a dead dog.
The only breed prejudice I have is cocker spaniels, I was bitten 3 times by 3 different spaniels as a kid. :/
|10-03-2013 05:00 PM|
A pickup truck and a sedan have been designed for different purposes, yet they share characteristics. Both have an engine, drivetrain, seats, etc. Without these basic assets, they'd be useless. Without intelligence and loyalty, a lab can't learn to retrieve, and a shepherd can't learn to herd sheep. Without physical stamina, a lab can't be a drug dog, and a GSD can't be my hiking buddy.
|10-03-2013 03:34 PM|
While GSDs are decendent of sheep-herding dogs that were prized for their ability to move sheep and guard and protect sheep from critters and humans. the qualities prized in them include natural aggression and courage, strength and independent thinking.
For a German Shepherd to show a little lip curl when a stranger handles them, is less concerning than for a GR or LR does this. Getting aggressiveness out of bird dogs should be much more difficult. Historically, their numbers have proved this to be the case. Recently, within the last decade incidents with these breeds have increased, and this should make it painfully clear that seriously bad breeding is going on with them.
If a GR is untrained, and unexericised, with little leadership it should be obnoxious, and illmannered, jumping and drooling on guests, and unable to contain its exhuberance. It maybe will dig or chew or bark to the point of being a nuisance. But aggression should not be common. A GSD in the same situation would be far more likely to be involved in an unpleasant incident.
The breeds are different. That these breeds have been bred to death and some are displaying aggressive traits doesn't mean the overall picture is inaccurate.
|10-03-2013 03:10 PM|
OK, back on topic. I think it's funny how scared people sometimes are of GSDs; I've taken Daisy to the big flea market at the expo center in Tulsa a couple times, and even though she walks calmly beside me, isn't barking or jumping or lunging, a path magically clears before me through the crowd. Only once so far have I had a parent grab her child when my dog walked by. Kids always love her, though. One of the reasons I take her to the park is for her to be petted; not only so people can see shepherds as calm and friendly animals, but for her to get used to being petted and having people in her face.
People are funny about breed prejudice; they think of Labs and Goldens as being friendly dogs, but are scared of Shepherds, yet these breeds share many of the same personality traits.
|10-02-2013 05:35 PM|
|10-02-2013 05:18 PM|
Anyhoo, In Ohio you cannot carry a concealed weapon in any "School Safety Zone" and a "School Safety Zone" includes school building, school premises, school activity, and school bus. However If you are licensed to carry a concealed handgun, you may carry a handgun into a school safety zone only if you do not enter a school building, school premises, or school activity. You also may be in a motor vehicle and immediately in the process of picking up or dropping off a child.
So you are not breaking any laws driving through a school zone with your concealed carry. Hopefully that helps. If you need any other information regarding concealed carry if you get onto the Ohio Attorney General's Website you can download a PDF of the current handbook. It changes so often I recommend everyone at least read it once a year to refresh.
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