Dogs on lead

Please enforce dogs on lead rule except when on private property. Many dog owners allow dogs to run free where members of the public are walking.

Why the contribution is important

Dog owners cannot always maintain social distancing if dog runs away.

by virus on May 08, 2020 at 10:55AM

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  • Posted by Pensionaccess May 08, 2020 at 12:44

    Dogs need exercise. Do you want children on leads too? They’re known to transmit virus, dogs aren’t My dog is my lifeline right now as she’s the only company I am allowed. Most people are cheered up when they see her, I’m sorry that’s not how it is for you but I’m not going to restrict the poor dogs movements any further than they already have been. The poor thing is already depressed and doesn’t understand why she’s not generally getting out. Try to be kind instead of being so mean
  • Posted by Elkie May 08, 2020 at 12:58

    Dogs, in theory, can transport the virus from one family to another.
  • Posted by ScrutinyMatters May 09, 2020 at 12:56

    On very close to every occasion I am out, I witness irresponsible behaviour from owners. They stand staring at their mobile whilst allowing the dog roam at a significant distance from them. The other major concern is that too few owners collect dog mess - at this moment some is lying outside of my gate. These issues are very concerning. In addition, when I see a dog approaching my son, I ask owners to keep it away from him - very few do. And the result? He cowers in terror. He is non-verbal and has severe and complex needs. Does he not endure enough without being at the mercy of negligent and lazy owners? He does not understand that your dog is "friendly". Moreover, if an adult was to invade the space of another after being asked not to they could find themselves being asked questions by the authorities. Irresponsible owners are a menace, as is the belief that everyone desires the company if your dog. One day, we would like to enjoy a walk without being terrorised. Unfortunately, the responsible owners are in the minority.
  • Posted by harshtruth May 09, 2020 at 21:12

    I mean I see what you're getting at but did you know that you're not allowed to cycle on the pavement in Scotland? Absolutely mental, we endorse cycling everywhere, there's cycling maps all around and no matter where you go you can get run down by a cyclist. If you're lucky you can even get your wee dog on a lead run over by a mad cyclist on a pavement. Living near the meadows/edinburgh uni; I can certainly see a much, much larger issue than wee dugs off the lead (even if mine remains firmly leashed up). On that note, my wee dog's developed a limp in the last week. Gonnae be brutal getting him to a vet.
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