On 9 Nov 2017 at 12:50am Ali R wrote:
Today I witnessed a very poor interaction , a lady ran past with her dog which attacked another dog on the the lead. She did not not stop, or check on the condition of the other dog but kept on jogging! We were all very concerned as her dog had pinned the other dog down and she did not seem concerned in the slightest. An older gentleman came to the ladies aid, as she was really shaken. Two other women observed the attack and were shocked by the lack of concern from the dogs owner. We later discovered that the owner of the Boxer had been informed of the dog's assault by letter and had shrieked through then window at the owner of the injured dog!
Would people moving to Lewes realise that you are wanting to move into a community, so please can you at least try to fit in with the community that you saw when you moved down from London! We are a kind community, please consider this .... you may have lived in other areas which dealt in different ways with disputes, we are happy here, and welcome you into our community. Please be respectful of the town of Lewes .... today left us shocked at your arrogant attitude. We are a welcoming community, consider your actions .
On 9 Nov 2017 at 6:19am Madame x wrote:
Resist the troll !!! I have heard of similar incidents in the past happening by dog owners from lewes also. Having lived here for many many years now I have only ever heard the DFL term on this site and this site is not representative of the people of lewes ( half the people storing up things on here so not even live in lewes!)
On 9 Nov 2017 at 6:20am Madame x wrote:
** Ďstiring up things on here do not even live in lewes Ď
On 9 Nov 2017 at 7:18am Hazel wrote:
Ignoring the DFL slant, as a dog owner myself I completely recognise the situation described. I regularly walk my two dogs on leads and often have to contend with other dogs who are running free and "harrassing" my dogs. Why don't other owners show a bit of respect and at least recall their dogs to prevent a situation arising? Similarly, why do so many dog owners think it perfectly acceptable to allow their dogs to walk off a lead when on a pavement or even in town centre? Just because your dog is friendly doesn't mean it is immune to suddenly running into the road or being "spooked" by someone's behaviour.
On 9 Nov 2017 at 7:22am Deja Vu wrote:
Stuff your dogs, you should try having a small child in the park and some random dog runs up and scares the bejesus out of them. It's not respect, it's the law, if you're not in complete control of your dog keep it on a lead.
On 9 Nov 2017 at 7:27am Earl of Lewess wrote:
"He's just being friendly". Grrr.
On 9 Nov 2017 at 7:31am Tradesman wrote:
My thoughts entirely, Deja Vu. I hate the fact that dog owners assume that everybody else loves dogs, and dislike visiting homes where an animal greets me by jumping up and runs its claws down my trouser leg. I have to grit my teeth and lie when asked "Do you like dogs?".
On 9 Nov 2017 at 7:45am Paolo wrote:
This discussion, while very important is not about DFL, it's about responsible dog ownership. I've lived in Lewes half of my life, which I know doesn't make me Lewes born and bred, but all my kids are!
Our dog has been attacked more than once and quite frankly the first thing on my mind is not how long the owner has lived in Lewes.
On 9 Nov 2017 at 7:51am Hazel wrote:
Gosh, I thought it was just me who had experienced the problem. I think dogs used to be pets and now for many they are trophies. And don't get me going on extendable leads.........
On 9 Nov 2017 at 8:04am Nut wrote:
DFL = Dog For Lifestyle
On 9 Nov 2017 at 10:43am Clifford wrote:
Yes, a serious problem. Ali R, can I ask how you know the person you're complaining about is an 'Incomer - DFL'? Do you personally know her?
On 9 Nov 2017 at 11:38am Dog owner wrote:
What??? Really? All bad behaviour is down to new arrivals in town? Seriously?
Buried in the bigotry is an important point though. I frequently take my dog to Stanley Turner: it's a safe enclosed area to let her run free. I have frequently seen a woman walking a huge pack of dogs, and the day before yesterday she had nine! She drives a big red Mercedes van and always wears a woolly hat.
One of those nine dogs was a heavy red/golden lab or lab cross male. It was very over-excited and came racing at us barking really aggressively, followed by several smaller spaniel type dogs also yapping madly. It happened twice, and the second time my dog injured herself running away. The person responsible was far too busy on the phone to notice, until I yelled at her to call the dog back.
My dog is fragile because she has a spinal problem, which obviously the other person wasn't to know. But she should not have allowed it to happen again. The obvious conclusion is that nine dogs at once is far more than one person can manage effectively, and I cannot believe at the very least that she can pick up after them.
Is there a limit to the number of dogs a professional can take out at once? She's there every day - yesterday I know those dogs got an absolute maximum of 20 minutes walk, because I timed it. I assume that someone is paying for an hour's walk - if that's you, can I suggest that you might ask some questions? And do you really want your dog running in an out of control pack?
On 9 Nov 2017 at 12:10pm £ 0 /7 /6d wrote:
9 bloody dogs ! that's 9 irresponsible owners who pass off a duty of care to a 3rd. party who also can't be arsed to do a proper job. The title was the cost of a dog licence way back. Bring it back @ £100 a year+ and enforce it. !
On 9 Nov 2017 at 12:27pm Dog owner wrote:
Er no, that's one professional dog walker who is putting profit before responsibility. The owners probably have no idea that their dogs are not receiving the walk they've paid for (I can't believe they think their dogs are only getting 20 minutes) or indeed that they're all jumbled up in the back of that van. (I know they are because when she opened the side door they all came hurtling out together. They should be in travelling kennels, not loose in the back. )
On 9 Nov 2017 at 3:27pm Hamid Barr wrote:
I moved here from London ( unfortunately) and I walk my dog twice a day in all sorts of areas including the town. Sometimes I have a neighbours dog with us as well.
Not once have I had a problem with other dogs, their owners, children, old people, Old Uncle Tom Cobbley and all. Neither have I or my dog (s) caused anyone a problem.
Quite the reverse in fact.
Some of you need to get a life.
If you want to complain about something dog related try the beggars that infest Lewes with their ill treated animals on bits of string. They all look like they could do with treatment for fleas
On 9 Nov 2017 at 7:35pm Doggie wrote:
If Iím in town with my dog she stays on her lead and doesnít bother anybody. When Iím walking on the Downs sheís off lead and she might come up to your dog (or you). If I see you and youíve got a dog on a lead Iíll call her back. If you come to my house sheíll probably jump up at you and want to sit on your lap. If you donít like it then donít come back - she lives here, you donít.
On 10 Nov 2017 at 3:53pm Auld_coldblow wrote:
It would be much worse under Labour