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Every man and their dog out on a sunny day

Discussion in 'Dog Chat' started by GoldenShadow, Apr 8, 2011.


  1. GoldenShadow

    GoldenShadow PetForums VIP

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    Anyone else seeing the same?

    I knew of about eight dogs living on my road and the one back and have never met any with ours out or seen them except to walk past the houses.

    Well today I've seen loads of people I recognise all with dogs, there must be loads round here, I've seen four fat black labs, two fat yellow ones and a normal yellow one, three staffies and a couple staffie and or lab crosses. A few little terriers and then the guy with his springer who always walks round here.

    I've never seen any of the dogs before bar that springer and I recognise half the people walking the dogs :eek:
     
  2. Blitz

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    I just wish we had nice weather. My dogs are going mad at the moment needing a good walk but am supposed to be meeting up with a friend and dogs soon (doubting it will happen though)

    But yes, a good warm day will bring everyone out - you have to wonder what they do with the dogs the rest of the year.
     
  3. myshkin

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    Where do they put their dogs in winter?
    I was thinking about this today, when we lived in the city I used to avoid walking on sunny afternoons - every pigeon chested oik with his shirt off would have a dog he'd tried to train to be a weapon with him.....always knew which the friendly dogs were because you met them in the rain, cold, snow etc.
     
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    We call them fair weather dog walkers. On our local park there is a core group of evening walkers but at this time of year the numbers swell with unfit doggies, who mostly wreak havoc because they haven't been further than the bottom of the garden all winter :rolleyes:
     
  5. GoldenShadow

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    Yeah I don't tend to walk at normal times when its like this either. Lots of people go omg you had dogs we didn't know! They say we've never heard them etc its like yeah they don't make a racket because they get walks and to play a lot so just sleep when they're at home..!

    We live very near the end of the road so I expect a lot wouldn't see me take ours out plus I take them out in the car a fair bit but the amount of dogs round here today, just wow.

    There has been more barking/crying going on the last few days as well not sure why, maybe dogs going WALK ME WALK ME its a nice day :eek:
     
  6. GoldenShadow

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    I wont be going to the park or reserve until end of September I doubt :nonod:

    Shame as reserve has had the canal cleaned, might give it a go a bit before the school hols start..!
     
  7. Eroswoof

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    Yep :mad: drives me mad
     
  8. Milliepoochie

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    It has definately got alot busier where we ar eint he last couple of weeks. But we tend to go on up the hills and through field where most people only bother going at weekends. :D

    Although the hills near us(Chilterns) are very popular with weekend ramblers, its just not as relaxing at the weekend but lovely non theless to see people actually doing exercise rather than in front on TV's :)
     
  9. Staffx

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    I'm glad I'm not the only one who has noticed this. In the winter when it was dark and raining I could walk for an hour and not see a dog, now there everywhere! Major likes this though lots of dogs to talk to a play with.

    It has helped us get him trained though as we have had him since november so there was lots of quiet walks to teach him to be off lead, now we are ready to bring on the distractions.

    I have to say though the dogs we have bumped into who we haven't seen before are all very well behave, except for a 12month old rescue GSD who was on a long lead, however the owners had just got him (rescue) and were just taking him out before training class. I also got my first glimpse of a real life American Pitbull Terrier, really beuatiful soft dog but shh don't tell anyone.

    I personally like seeing lots of dogs out, it is sad they aren't out all the time but then there owners might just take them on well lit paths wheras we go off into the fields with a torch in the winter.

    More the merry I say, however I would as I still know two or three walks where I can get away from everyone if I so wish.
     
  10. sid&kira

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    people see less of us in this weather, dogs just get too hot so would rather lounge in the garden or indoors, we head out after dark when its a bit cooler :)
     
  11. catz4m8z

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    I havent really noticed a difference. People here either walk thier dogs or they dont, no matter the weather.
    Im the complete opposite though, I hate the sun and try to avoid it. (in fact last year the regulars thought Id moved during the summer months. In fact I was just walking at early o'clock or just round the streets at night!!:eek:)
     
  12. CheekoAndCo

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    I'm the opposite with walking. Your more likely to see me out walking in winter because it means I don't have to be walking with dogs that hardly get out and un socialised in the sunny weather :p Much prefer walking late in the evening in the summer because there seems to be less people around then.
     
  13. JJAK

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    Yepps,
    Took kai and Jess out this morning (before it got too hot) and no one was out, just walked back from town and every man/dog/child and fatty is out....almost naked! iv seen a kazillion and one dogs iv never seen before...but all people i know!

    Although, the people who live next door to us have just thrown their staffy on the balcony & the woman down stairs has her back door open so her dog can go into their garden...they didnt take them out cause of the sun!!

    Im waiting till it gets abit cooler to take ours out again this evening, just me and the doggies again cause OH is going cinema...so going to have a nice walk to the next town along and back me thinks :D
     
  14. bobbyw

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    I have noticed this a lot where I am, but there are a few people greeting me like long lost friends saying "ooh, haven't seen you round here". Hmm, I walk this way almost every day (unless away) at the same time each day and they are surprised to see me.
     
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