Canine Courtesy

I beg you, take a bag and a shovel to collect their shit.

Yes, don’t take them to the nice swimming beaches. Take them somewhere like Jinshan old beach where no one swims. Or go down the coast toward Taichung. Miles and miles of broad sandy beaches around Dajia. Again, no one swims there.

WE like to swim. We want to go to a nice beach!!! It’s important for the dogs to socialise with other dogs and PEOPLE too!

WE like to swim. We want to go to a nice beach!!! It’s important for the dogs to socialise with other dogs and PEOPLE too![/quote]
Yuck! I’m a dog-lover, but a busy beach with barefoot kids running around is NO place for a dog. :noway:
As for socializing with people, perhaps its better to ask the people what they think – any unleashed strange dog that comes romping up to “socialize” with me when I’m lying in the sand covered in suncreen is going to be one sorry-ass dog in about a New York minute.
You like to swim, so go to a swimming beach and leave your dog at home or else keep it leashed. You want to exercise your dog, take it somewhere quieter where it won’t disturb so many people. And make sure you take its damned shit away with you.

Agree with Sandman. It fine to take the dog to a quiet beach or to the beach in the off-season. I went with Maoman a couple weeks ago with he and his dog to Daxi beach and that was fine. There was no one else around. Even now I doubt you’ll find too many people at the beaches even on the weekends. But please do be considerate when summer gets closer.

In most western countries you cannot take a dog to the beach during the summer months. Why do something in Taiwan that you wouldn’t even argue about back home?

Hmmmm good points. Will think it over.

OK, 2 minutes later:

When I went to the Phillipines there were a few dogs on the beach. I was on vacation to relax. Even so, we were trying to get the dogs to come up to us. And when they came to say hello we were a little happier!

I understand that some people (especially in Taiwan) don’t like or are scared of dogs. I don’t want my dogs tramitizing anyone. But, they dont bite. So maybe education is best way. When people get scared we, kiss the dogs to show them that they are our kids and not dangerous. Our dogs are happy and playful.

The beaches are public. So anyone can go. Maybe you guys should lighten up a bit? How would you feel if your kid came up to me and I was rude to him/her because I was trying to relax? “Hey kid, fuck off would you? You are blocking my light.”

This is how it would actually go, “Hey cutie. These are our dogs. They are sisters. They love to play. See, they are smiling. you should be nice to dogs. Here, you can touch them. Dont worry they dont bite”.

The dogs are EVERYWHERE here. You cant compare to back home. If I saw a dog wandering the streets back home I would get the dog and try to find its owner. Here this is not the case.

As for shit thing which you repeated TWICE. I will be sure to bring some bags along.

I love a good mutt, but, heck, they’re dumb animals.

[quote]
Op for dog who ate 28 golf balls

Vets have operated on a dog who had become sick after swallowing 28 golf balls.

German shepherd Libby had been coughing up blood after weeks of fetching golf balls at the course where owner Mike Wardrop works.

Mr Wardrop said he had not realised the dog had a secret taste for the balls she found each day at Didsbury Golf Club in Manchester.
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/engl … 652903.stm[/quote]

There’s only enough room in my closet for a smart pussy cat.

I share people’s concerns about dogs at the beach. I think all dog owners have to take full responsibility for the behaviour of their dogs, just as parents have to take full responsibility for the behaviour of their children. Dogs that approach strangers to “socialize” have been poorly trained. (Same goes for children!) Dogs that defecate/urinate at random have also been poorly trained. (Same goes for children!) Dogs that bark or whine for no reason have been poorly trained. (Same goes for children!)

If anyone sees my dog displaying any kind of undesirable behaviour, please feel free to give me a kick in the ass. That being said, I have full confidence in my dog’s deportment. :sunglasses: :scooby:

Maoman,

I don’t know if your post would go over too well on the “spanking” post.

But if your dog tries to cut me off on a scooter then I will know it has been poorly trained (same goes for children).

Not to worry - my dog has been trained to signal first and do a mirror and shoulder check before changing lanes. :wink:

That’s funny ^_^.

Actually those are tell tale signs the driver took a defensive drive course overseas. You best have the dog retrained in Taiwan driving habits. (same goes for the children) :slight_smile:

I’ve never seen any dogshit on the beaches in Taiwan - perhaps that’s got something to do with the tides? Or else the owners have buried it or taken it away? I HAVE seen plenty of broken bottles, rusty tin cans and other debris, and most parents I know would prefer their child trod in a turd than sliced their foot open on something - of course, in a perfect word, there would be neither…

I’ve also seen grown men take a shit in the rocks around hotsprings, and seen mothers let their children take a shit in the gutters of Taipei, wipe its butt and throw the tissue into the street - I’ve seen this twice just recently, both times outside of a 7Eleven, where I presume it’s convenient to buy the tissues. I also saw a woman rip a dirty nappy off a baby and throw it into the street - in Ximenting - where there are trash cans everywhere.

It’s irresponsible and stupid people in GENERAL that make the streets and beaches filthy; I actually think dog owners are MORE responsible than most parents as dog owners tend NOT to think they have a god-given right to inflict their “progeny” on everyone else in the vicinity.

Someone mentioned socializing dogs with humans - well, it’s just not possible here, because people tend to scream and kick out - my dogs are now trained to ignore strangers, which I actually think is a shame, as people might just learn that happy, friendly dogs that approach you for a sniff are just that - happy and friendly. It’s fearful dogs that bite. Still, I’ve been RESPONSIBLE and I am quite content to let the ignorant screamers live their lives in fear of dogs because they won’t let a friendly one near them to GET OVER IT!

And going back to shit, what on earth is the deal with cats? An animal you let out at night to go shit in someone ELSE’S garden/balcony/roof? How responsible is that? :wink:

Of course the dog owner should clean up after their pet, but otherwise why is everyone so negative here? I love dogs, and miss my own dog back home very much. I’m always happy to see other people’s dogs, whether at the beach, at the park, or even in restaurants (Grandma Nitti’s, anyone?).

I hope you guys arent like dog owners here in Oz… that is, dont clean up dog crap from the beach! :smiling_imp:

Hey, I picked up her poo and then carried in my bag, in a little plastic bag, until I could dispose of it, as I always do. even when we’re out for walks and I don’t have any paper of bags, I use nearby vegetation to pick up Luna’s #2s. I do this cause I hate doggie poopoo on the beach, sidewalk or anywhere else.

Hey, I picked up her poo and then carried in my bag, in a little plastic bag, until I could dispose of it, as I always do. even when we’re out for walks and I don’t have any paper of bags, I use nearby vegetation to pick up Luna’s #2s. I do this cause I hate doggie poopoo on the beach, sidewalk or anywhere else.[/quote]
So you take the poo home while Luna stocks up on beach sand, right? :wink: Hope she’s recovered from her ordeal!

Hey, I picked up her poo and then carried in my bag, in a little plastic bag, until I could dispose of it, as I always do. even when we’re out for walks and I don’t have any paper of bags, I use nearby vegetation to pick up Luna’s #2s. I do this cause I hate doggie poopoo on the beach, sidewalk or anywhere else.[/quote]
So you take the poo home while Luna stocks up on beach sand, right? :wink: Hope she’s recovered from her ordeal![/quote]
Sure has. Stitches are coming out tomorrow.

Dunno what Maoman would do with Gustav if he had a big one somewhere. He’d need a forklift at the very least. A big, beautiful, friendly chap he is though. And no, Anthony, I’m not talking about you.

I kind of pine for the days when most dogs were strays, and the shit was everywhere. Now that most mutts are kept by humans, the shit stays strictly on the footpath :fume:
Makes me want to rub their noses in it and kick their asses into the street. The owners I mean :smiling_imp:

I am a big dog-person, but I don’t agree with bringing your animal to a bar, unless perhaps into some small Outback place. Or maybe there ought to be a pet night… bring your bird, goldfish, cat, snake or dog…or gf :wink:

I am a big dog-person, but I don’t agree with bringing your animal to a bar, unless perhaps into some small Outback place. Or maybe there ought to be a pet night… bring your bird, goldfish, cat, snake or dog…or gf :wink:[/quote]
sorry maoman, didn’t mean for this to be an issue. it was only a little spurt of green stuff. and wolf, the owner liked the dog, and we were the only ppl there. in those circumstances, i think it’s fine.