Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Don't Ruin It for Everyone Else

Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Don't Ruin It for Everyone Else

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SOAPBOX

DANIELLE FORD

danielle.ford@scnews.com.au

AS A dog owner, I'm 100 per cent an advocate of having public off-leash spaces for people and their four-legged pals to enjoy.

I think there should be spaces available for people to let their dogs run free to have fun and exercise.

But what I'm not a supporter of is people who think they have the right to let their dog off leash wherever they want.

If I take my dog to a place where dogs are supposed to be on leash I expect that all dogs in that area will be on leash.

While you may know your dog and say to others that they're safe, you don't know how other people's dogs will react to yours.

I was recently walking my dog on a track where dogs are permitted if they are on a lead. Suddenly, another dog comes running up to mine and starts sniffing her. …

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