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Dogs off lead, Landport Bottom

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On 3 Mar 2018 at 11:25am Tom wrote:
If you're the man with a brown and white spaniel, or the lady with a grey lurcher, both off a lead in the field of sheep at Landport Bottom this morning at 08:00 you should report yourselves to the Police.
I know where you can buy dog leads but I don't know how to you revive scared or savaged sheep if that were to happen.
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On 3 Mar 2018 at 1:46pm Nigel wrote:
Try getting a picture and post it on here to shame these bloody idiots.
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On 3 Mar 2018 at 3:20pm j.p wrote:
they can do a self arest . just need to down load the aresr form
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On 3 Mar 2018 at 3:28pm Tom wrote:
Hi Nigel. Good idea - next time!
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On 3 Mar 2018 at 3:40pm Scared and savaged wrote:
You don't revive them - they abort or die. Are there any footpaths across Landport bottom?
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On 3 Mar 2018 at 5:00pm Berty wrote:
There are paths across Landport Bottom, and loads of signs warning people about sheep in the field and asking them to keep their dogs on a lead. To not do so is arrogance and stupidity of a staggering level. Report them.
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On 3 Mar 2018 at 9:40pm Calm Down wrote:
What did these dogs do then. Not all dogs attack sheep, in fact most donít and are perfectly ok in a field with sheep. The signs actually say keep your dogs under control, which doesnít necessarily mean on a lead. So did they do anything or are you just trying to cause trouble?
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On 4 Mar 2018 at 7:38am @ Calm Down wrote:
Bloody DFL you know nothing about farming.
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On 4 Mar 2018 at 7:58am @@calm down wrote:
You really don't know what you are talking about. Was it you? Do you know what a lurcher is?
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On 4 Mar 2018 at 10:00am @@@calm down wrote:
Wasn't me
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On 4 Mar 2018 at 10:24am Tom wrote:
The Lurcher was about 50 yards ahead of its owner, admittedly walking, but still making the sheep scurry away. If any of the sheep had run, I expect the Lurcher would have chased.
The Spaniel's owner was throwing a ball (with one of those bendy throwing things) directly toward the sheep and causing the sheep to scatter. It is pure arrogance, flouting the instructions and believing a dog will behave. It is the same as those who walk their dogs off a lead next to traffic.
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On 4 Mar 2018 at 12:26pm Dick wrote:
If any tw@t lets a dog loose near my moving car it'll be a gonner. Kind regards
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On 4 Mar 2018 at 1:32pm Farmer wrote:
The dogs should have been shot.
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On 4 Mar 2018 at 9:19pm Nevill Walker wrote:
There have been a number of incidents involving dogs chasing sheep on Landport Bottom, some involving death of sheep. We have had more and more dogs being walked here, and at the same time I would observe more and more dog owners who don't seem to be able to control their dogs, or at least err on the side of caution when near sheep and have them on the lead. On one occasion I spent some time with another walker chasing a dog that was chasing sheep with NO owner anywhere to be found, it turned out it had been let out to take itself for a walk! On another a lurcher (same one)? was running amok across the main field chasing the sheep, the owner said she had no idea there were sheep in the field? There are notices on every entrance. People are generally rather selfish, stupid and unknowing of the damage their dogs can cause.
 
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On 4 Mar 2018 at 11:31pm downs walker wrote:
I walk every day on the Downs at Landport Bottom and the dogs and owners are pretty well behaved. Calm Down is correct, most dogs don't chase sheep and many have grown up in this area with the sheep and are trained not to chase them. Tom, the grey lurcher and the brown spaniel would have chased the sheep if they were that way inclined, but they didn't. It's awful that sheep have been attacked by dogs, perhaps the signs should be changed to "Keep dogs on a lead" if there are sheep in a field so there is no doubt of the rules.
 
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On 5 Mar 2018 at 8:46am Tom wrote:
@Downs Walker, I disagree.
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