erinonthefarm

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  1. Thanks itsmeg
  2. I'm heading up to Darwin in April and hoping to go to some shows, just wondering where to stay with the dogs (I don't do camping unless I really have to!). It would have to allow pets indoors. I've googled pet friendly accomodation in Darwin and found some reasonable sounding places so if anyone has any recommendations could you give me your thoughs, also I know in Alice Springs that many hotels and motels will bend their normal no pets policy for people travelling with show dogs......are there any places in Darwin like this?
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  4. My inlaws are the same as your bother and his wife, but I just smile and laugh like a crazy dog lady when they say anything about the dogs being inside. They will like it or lump it right!
  5. I thought it was a bit odd... anyway hope he is in a good home now. I find it hard to believe that a responsible breeder would send someone two dogs when they only wanted one!
  6. I've started a thread in the general section about this, but if any Dobe breeders have sold a black and tan male puppy with a docked tail to someone in Alice Springs it has been surrendered at the RSPCA there and subsequently adopted
  7. Hi all, been absent for a while, but thought Id ask around regarding a docked 6 month old black and tan Dobe which turned up in Alice Springs. The story I've heard goes that a elderly lady bought a puppy of someone interstate, when she went to pick up the puppy there were 2 puppies in the crate?! She kept both for a while but then as they weren't getting on as they came into adolescence she surrendered one. I think the story sounds like BS but I wonder as the puppy had a docked tail it is either a NZ import or a dodgy back yard job. There aren't many dobes (especially with docked tails) in Alice Springs. Do many people dock illegally in Australia? I know loads of people don't tell breeders when they can't handle the dog anymore and try to quietly get rid of it, but if it were one of my pups I would want to know, althought the puppy was adopted very quickly.
  8. Keep your dogs away from children then? I would presume having the dogs behind a fence on your property would be considered keeping them away from the children! The dog's clearly not safe and kept away from the children if they are climbing the fence. I find it astonishing that you've turned this into it being the OP's fault for not keeping her dog safe. The dog is in its own yard. The kids have no right to the backyard. I've edited that post- now reads the dog is not kept away from the children if they are climbing the fence, I don't think I ever said the kids have a right to be in the backyard?
  9. I have lived here for over 15 years and I own the place outright... I won't be moving. In saying that, the back neighbours have lived there for about 10 years or so... In all that time, they came around and asked us to stop the dog barking, we explained it wasn't Ollie as he is inside when we are not home... We suggested it was probably the dogs next door to us.. A disagreement ensued between my husband and the other guy when the other guy suggested our 'insert expletive' dog is a menace and disturbs his peace... OH told him to take a flying leap (not necessarily those words).. They left and about a week later we found the chunk of steak in the backyard with what looked like green stuff (we assumed ratsak).. We told the police at the time and nothing further has happened in all those years... I took the big fence down on my side as the kids are older and jump in my yard to get toys when they get hit over the fence... I thought I was doing the right thing by the kids as I really don't want to see them get hurt... It was an old mini orb fence and rusty on the edges... I don't think for a minute that Ziggy is in any danger whatsoever.. If I did, I would act accordingly. I think the kids were probably playing with him through the fence and my son saw the end of it... These kids don't come across as horrors.. They are just little kids... I think it is unfortunate that they were poking the stump through the fence and Ziggy got it,mthey are now down a stump for their games... Ziggy is not a danger to them coming in the yard (my concern was them hurting themselves on the big tin fence as they are little kids)... I don't want to approach the parents as there was that one issue years ago... It is easier to let it be... Ziggy ends up with extra toys (if i dont get them before he chews them up and give them back to the kids) and I don't have to have a disagreement with my neighbours... I believe kids should be taught how to approach the owners of dogs and ask if they can interact with the dog before touching it... However, not everyone views dogs like I do and I realise there will always be inappropriate people who let their kids run up to unknown dogs... Lucky for me Ziggy is pretty bombproof when it comes to kids... My hackles go up when people start talking about physically abusing other people, having been on the recieving end of that myself as a child, a little more tolerance in the world would be a great thing. I think this whole thread pretty much turned into a hypothetical scenario not really related to Ziggy and the kids over the back fence- Sorry Ziggy for stealing your thunder! I hope he enjoys his manna from the heavens (or over the back fence)
  10. Keep your dogs away from children then? I would presume having the dogs behind a fence on your property would be considered keeping them away from the children! The dog's clearly not safe and kept away from the children if they are climbing the fence. lol, that's screwed logic. if kids climb into a dogs yard you can't say the dog isn't being kept away from children. maybe the child should be tied up so it doesn't climb the fence! Yeah, but if you can't change the kids behaviour then that is the situation if the dogs safety is a concern. Children used to get tied up, probably not an acceptable practise nowadays :laugh:
  11. Keep your dogs away from children then? I would presume having the dogs behind a fence on your property would be considered keeping them away from the children! The dog's clearly not kept away from the children if they are climbing the fence.
  12. I never said children should be able to torment dogs, only that they should be able to learn about the world without being monitored at arms reach, so take it down a notch Rebanne :) My children, visiting children and my dogs are always supervised closely together, so I personally have no problem. I have Dobermanns so appreciate risk managment and public perception of my dogs behaviour and am realistic about what would happen if I didn't mitigate the risk, even to children who I don't like (yes there are some!) because my dogs would in all likelyhood pay for it with their life. Personally I would be doing what I could to keep my dog safe from other kids in the OP's position, by making my yard unapealing to children jumping the fence, keeping my dogs secured inside when I'm not at home or moving house if need be, I have moved quite a bit and wouldn't hesitate if I had neighbours from hell and my dog might be provoked into attacking them or end up getting baited by them.
  13. Keep your dogs away from children then?
  14. I'd be worried about being confrontational (by putting hot tape up where the kids can be zapped) if the people possibly tried to bait the dog. I'd be keeping my dogs inside when I'm not home.