‘Dog chased after my boys in park’ in Two Tree Island

Shocked– Harry, Stuart and Charlie Wright, with their own pet labrador, Benson

Shocked– Harry, Stuart and Charlie Wright, with their own pet labrador, Benson

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TWO children have been left traumatised after they were chased by a dog on a walk around a park.

Stuart Wright, 39, of Westcliff, was left horrified when the German Shepherd dog went after sons Harry, six, and Charlie, one, during a walk on Two Tree Island, Leigh.

Mr Wright said his children were screaming in fear as the dog approached his family four times.

He now wants to warn other people about the dog as he fears other families might be targeted.

Mr Wright, whose own dog ran off during the incident, said: “When we pulled up at the park Harry jumped out and went running towards the green while I got his brother out of the car seat.

“Within 15 seconds this big, black German Shepherd had bolted for Harry and jumped up at him. Harry came running back screaming as he was being chased by the dog.

“The dog ran off, but came back again to chase Harry.

“When it came back again, I put Charlie down to stop him getting to Harry, but the dog carried on past him and knocked Charlie to the floor.

“Charlie started screaming and I picked him up again, then tried to shield Harry as well from the fourth attack.

“He didn’t bite Harry thankfully, but it looked like he would have done. It was a harrowing experience and I felt quite defenceless because I had the two children in my arms trying to protect them.”

Mr Wright said the dog’s owner casually walked away from the incident before getting into a Jeep and driving off.

Mr Wright added: “It was scary for my children and I couldn’t believe he was so blase about it when there were two kids screaming.

“I was furious and shaking until the next day.

“Harry said he was fine, but he doesn’t want to go back again.

Even now, when we go to a different park, he won’t get out of the car until the dogs have passed and wants me to get out of the car first.

“He will be fine but hewas definitely traumatised by it.”

Police want more information on the incident, which happened at about 3pm on Sunday.

The dog’s owner was driving a black or grey Jeep.

He was about six foot tall and a bit overweight.

He had blond or mousy hair and was aged in his forties, wearing jeans and a top.

A police spokesman said: “Police were called following reports of an animal-related incident on Two Tree Island.

“Police were informed a German Shepherd was seen growling at a child at about 3pm on August 17.

“The dog did not bite and the owner was nearby.

“Police are attempting to get in contact with the informant to make inquiries.”

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8:57am Fri 22 Aug 14

The King of Southend says...

Happens all the time. Some dog owners are inconsiderate idiots who do not realise they have a legal duty to control.their animal in public places.

If this has happened to my family the owner would be carrying his pet home in a wheelbarrow.
Happens all the time. Some dog owners are inconsiderate idiots who do not realise they have a legal duty to control.their animal in public places. If this has happened to my family the owner would be carrying his pet home in a wheelbarrow. The King of Southend
  • Score: 25

9:17am Fri 22 Aug 14

DogsMessInLeigh says...

Two Tree Island,one of Leigh on sea's Biggest Dog Toilets, its been taken over by Dog owners, there are many responsible owners but many that think its their patch.
Two Tree Island,one of Leigh on sea's Biggest Dog Toilets, its been taken over by Dog owners, there are many responsible owners but many that think its their patch. DogsMessInLeigh
  • Score: 22

9:35am Fri 22 Aug 14

oohlook says...

I agree re the dog mess at twotree. I stopped taking my dogs there for that reason. Just looking at the details of the story its hard to tell that the dog was either agressive or vicious. Out of control and excited yes but it had plenty of opportunity to bite and it didnt attempt that. Scary for the kids and dad but the kids running and screaming wouldve just inflamed an already excited dog (ive got 2 mad spaniels who would welcome a run around with a couple of kids if they got the chance as little people are such fun and love to run). The owner probably didnt realise the effect his dog had on the family but hopefully he will read this or the police will speak to him so that he can teach his dog how to come back and play only when allowd. My comments are not meant to be inflammatory nor derogatory but with 3 grankids and 2 dogs ive seen this situation a hundred times and to get over it and not let it ruin future dog walks will take time and practice.
I agree re the dog mess at twotree. I stopped taking my dogs there for that reason. Just looking at the details of the story its hard to tell that the dog was either agressive or vicious. Out of control and excited yes but it had plenty of opportunity to bite and it didnt attempt that. Scary for the kids and dad but the kids running and screaming wouldve just inflamed an already excited dog (ive got 2 mad spaniels who would welcome a run around with a couple of kids if they got the chance as little people are such fun and love to run). The owner probably didnt realise the effect his dog had on the family but hopefully he will read this or the police will speak to him so that he can teach his dog how to come back and play only when allowd. My comments are not meant to be inflammatory nor derogatory but with 3 grankids and 2 dogs ive seen this situation a hundred times and to get over it and not let it ruin future dog walks will take time and practice. oohlook
  • Score: 46

9:38am Fri 22 Aug 14

Maddogg says...

In other news a cat hissed at an old person in Benfleet. Police were called, but the cat ran off into some bushes. The pensioner, who did not wish to be named, was too traumertised to speak to the Echo.
In other news a cat hissed at an old person in Benfleet. Police were called, but the cat ran off into some bushes. The pensioner, who did not wish to be named, was too traumertised to speak to the Echo. Maddogg
  • Score: 24

9:50am Fri 22 Aug 14

pembury53 says...

The King of Southend wrote:
Happens all the time. Some dog owners are inconsiderate idiots who do not realise they have a legal duty to control.their animal in public places.

If this has happened to my family the owner would be carrying his pet home in a wheelbarrow.
I think you'll find they are well aware of the responsibility, but couldn't care less....... it's time pepper sprays and tasers were made readily available
[quote][p][bold]The King of Southend[/bold] wrote: Happens all the time. Some dog owners are inconsiderate idiots who do not realise they have a legal duty to control.their animal in public places. If this has happened to my family the owner would be carrying his pet home in a wheelbarrow.[/p][/quote]I think you'll find they are well aware of the responsibility, but couldn't care less....... it's time pepper sprays and tasers were made readily available pembury53
  • Score: 3

10:29am Fri 22 Aug 14

dhd says...

I read this as an excited dog wanting to play with children.
I read this as an excited dog wanting to play with children. dhd
  • Score: 50

10:57am Fri 22 Aug 14

_Lotus_ says...

Maddogg wrote:
In other news a cat hissed at an old person in Benfleet. Police were called, but the cat ran off into some bushes. The pensioner, who did not wish to be named, was too traumertised to speak to the Echo.
Just what the hell are you on about? Just comment on this incident or go and do something useful, please.
[quote][p][bold]Maddogg[/bold] wrote: In other news a cat hissed at an old person in Benfleet. Police were called, but the cat ran off into some bushes. The pensioner, who did not wish to be named, was too traumertised to speak to the Echo.[/p][/quote]Just what the hell are you on about? Just comment on this incident or go and do something useful, please. _Lotus_
  • Score: -24

11:14am Fri 22 Aug 14

Avocati says...

dhd wrote:
I read this as an excited dog wanting to play with children.
Agreed.

You know that, I know that, but most people do not and that's why owners need to act responsibly when anyone else is around.
[quote][p][bold]dhd[/bold] wrote: I read this as an excited dog wanting to play with children.[/p][/quote]Agreed. You know that, I know that, but most people do not and that's why owners need to act responsibly when anyone else is around. Avocati
  • Score: 41

11:21am Fri 22 Aug 14

Loosers says...

pembury53 wrote:
The King of Southend wrote:
Happens all the time. Some dog owners are inconsiderate idiots who do not realise they have a legal duty to control.their animal in public places.

If this has happened to my family the owner would be carrying his pet home in a wheelbarrow.
I think you'll find they are well aware of the responsibility, but couldn't care less....... it's time pepper sprays and tasers were made readily available
I agree we should be able to defend ourselves against unwanted attention from dogs. Pepper sprays are illegal at present in the UK, but you can make your own. Just do a search on-line for it.

We are regularly hearing about dog attacks, and SBC should take action to bring in a local law for all dogs to be on a lead in public.
[quote][p][bold]pembury53[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The King of Southend[/bold] wrote: Happens all the time. Some dog owners are inconsiderate idiots who do not realise they have a legal duty to control.their animal in public places. If this has happened to my family the owner would be carrying his pet home in a wheelbarrow.[/p][/quote]I think you'll find they are well aware of the responsibility, but couldn't care less....... it's time pepper sprays and tasers were made readily available[/p][/quote]I agree we should be able to defend ourselves against unwanted attention from dogs. Pepper sprays are illegal at present in the UK, but you can make your own. Just do a search on-line for it. We are regularly hearing about dog attacks, and SBC should take action to bring in a local law for all dogs to be on a lead in public. Loosers
  • Score: -20

12:03pm Fri 22 Aug 14

supermadmax says...

_Lotus_ wrote:
Maddogg wrote:
In other news a cat hissed at an old person in Benfleet. Police were called, but the cat ran off into some bushes. The pensioner, who did not wish to be named, was too traumertised to speak to the Echo.
Just what the hell are you on about? Just comment on this incident or go and do something useful, please.
It made me laugh.

Are you the Echo police Lotus ? Nee nor nee nor its pc lotus from the Echo Police?
[quote][p][bold]_Lotus_[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Maddogg[/bold] wrote: In other news a cat hissed at an old person in Benfleet. Police were called, but the cat ran off into some bushes. The pensioner, who did not wish to be named, was too traumertised to speak to the Echo.[/p][/quote]Just what the hell are you on about? Just comment on this incident or go and do something useful, please.[/p][/quote]It made me laugh. Are you the Echo police Lotus ? Nee nor nee nor its pc lotus from the Echo Police? supermadmax
  • Score: 22

12:19pm Fri 22 Aug 14

MarcelloM says...

supermadmax wrote:
_Lotus_ wrote:
Maddogg wrote:
In other news a cat hissed at an old person in Benfleet. Police were called, but the cat ran off into some bushes. The pensioner, who did not wish to be named, was too traumertised to speak to the Echo.
Just what the hell are you on about? Just comment on this incident or go and do something useful, please.
It made me laugh.

Are you the Echo police Lotus ? Nee nor nee nor its pc lotus from the Echo Police?
"Mr Wright, whose own dog ran off during the incident"

What a cowardly dog, failing to protect his master!

No bone for you, wimpy dog.
[quote][p][bold]supermadmax[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]_Lotus_[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Maddogg[/bold] wrote: In other news a cat hissed at an old person in Benfleet. Police were called, but the cat ran off into some bushes. The pensioner, who did not wish to be named, was too traumertised to speak to the Echo.[/p][/quote]Just what the hell are you on about? Just comment on this incident or go and do something useful, please.[/p][/quote]It made me laugh. Are you the Echo police Lotus ? Nee nor nee nor its pc lotus from the Echo Police?[/p][/quote]"Mr Wright, whose own dog ran off during the incident" What a cowardly dog, failing to protect his master! No bone for you, wimpy dog. MarcelloM
  • Score: 14

12:49pm Fri 22 Aug 14

Tom from Southend says...

Two Tree island is now a no go for me and my young family. Dog sh!t3 everywhere and loads dogs running around and some jumping up. Dog owners think they have the right to take over these public spaces. When I have a polite word with owners who's dogs jump up or run close to my young kids they just give either attitude or say that it will never hurt anyone; not that that's not really the point.

We need dog free zones as it is obvious selfish dog owners cannot regulate themselves.
Two Tree island is now a no go for me and my young family. Dog sh!t3 everywhere and loads dogs running around and some jumping up. Dog owners think they have the right to take over these public spaces. When I have a polite word with owners who's dogs jump up or run close to my young kids they just give either attitude or say that it will never hurt anyone; not that that's not really the point. We need dog free zones as it is obvious selfish dog owners cannot regulate themselves. Tom from Southend
  • Score: 18

2:38pm Fri 22 Aug 14

white_van_ man says...

Career Criminal wrote:
The King of Southend wrote:
Happens all the time. Some dog owners are inconsiderate idiots who do not realise they have a legal duty to control.their animal in public places.

If this has happened to my family the owner would be carrying his pet home in a wheelbarrow.
And if you tried to touch my German Sheppard dog, I'd make sure it mauled you until you was leaving in a wheel barrow.
It couldn't maul me if it's got a size 10 in its head!!!
[quote][p][bold]Career Criminal[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The King of Southend[/bold] wrote: Happens all the time. Some dog owners are inconsiderate idiots who do not realise they have a legal duty to control.their animal in public places. If this has happened to my family the owner would be carrying his pet home in a wheelbarrow.[/p][/quote]And if you tried to touch my German Sheppard dog, I'd make sure it mauled you until you was leaving in a wheel barrow.[/p][/quote]It couldn't maul me if it's got a size 10 in its head!!! white_van_ man
  • Score: -2

6:40pm Fri 22 Aug 14

Illinois10 says...

Tom from Southend wrote:
Two Tree island is now a no go for me and my young family. Dog sh!t3 everywhere and loads dogs running around and some jumping up. Dog owners think they have the right to take over these public spaces. When I have a polite word with owners who's dogs jump up or run close to my young kids they just give either attitude or say that it will never hurt anyone; not that that's not really the point.

We need dog free zones as it is obvious selfish dog owners cannot regulate themselves.
So all of southend beaches isn't enough during the summer. So tell us all where you would like the dogs to be walked....baring in mind there aren't many places that Joe public don't go.
I also wonder if it had been a different breed, such as Bichon Frise, basset hound, king Charles spaniel, the parent would have done the same. Was it because it was a 'big scary GSD' that the parent felt scared.
Surely if you are aware that dogs might be where you are going, that you try and not let your children run around screaming, I for one hate screaming children as they annoy my dogs.
[quote][p][bold]Tom from Southend[/bold] wrote: Two Tree island is now a no go for me and my young family. Dog sh!t3 everywhere and loads dogs running around and some jumping up. Dog owners think they have the right to take over these public spaces. When I have a polite word with owners who's dogs jump up or run close to my young kids they just give either attitude or say that it will never hurt anyone; not that that's not really the point. We need dog free zones as it is obvious selfish dog owners cannot regulate themselves.[/p][/quote]So all of southend beaches isn't enough during the summer. So tell us all where you would like the dogs to be walked....baring in mind there aren't many places that Joe public don't go. I also wonder if it had been a different breed, such as Bichon Frise, basset hound, king Charles spaniel, the parent would have done the same. Was it because it was a 'big scary GSD' that the parent felt scared. Surely if you are aware that dogs might be where you are going, that you try and not let your children run around screaming, I for one hate screaming children as they annoy my dogs. Illinois10
  • Score: 9

6:44pm Fri 22 Aug 14

CHRISTMAS CAROL says...

_Lotus_ wrote:
Maddogg wrote:
In other news a cat hissed at an old person in Benfleet. Police were called, but the cat ran off into some bushes. The pensioner, who did not wish to be named, was too traumertised to speak to the Echo.
Just what the hell are you on about? Just comment on this incident or go and do something useful, please.
yes I agree if you what are you on about.
[quote][p][bold]_Lotus_[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Maddogg[/bold] wrote: In other news a cat hissed at an old person in Benfleet. Police were called, but the cat ran off into some bushes. The pensioner, who did not wish to be named, was too traumertised to speak to the Echo.[/p][/quote]Just what the hell are you on about? Just comment on this incident or go and do something useful, please.[/p][/quote]yes I agree if you what are you on about. CHRISTMAS CAROL
  • Score: -2

9:24pm Fri 22 Aug 14

mercilessblue says...

MarcelloM wrote:
supermadmax wrote:
_Lotus_ wrote:
Maddogg wrote:
In other news a cat hissed at an old person in Benfleet. Police were called, but the cat ran off into some bushes. The pensioner, who did not wish to be named, was too traumertised to speak to the Echo.
Just what the hell are you on about? Just comment on this incident or go and do something useful, please.
It made me laugh.

Are you the Echo police Lotus ? Nee nor nee nor its pc lotus from the Echo Police?
"Mr Wright, whose own dog ran off during the incident"

What a cowardly dog, failing to protect his master!

No bone for you, wimpy dog.
So, he had no control of his own dog .......
[quote][p][bold]MarcelloM[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]supermadmax[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]_Lotus_[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Maddogg[/bold] wrote: In other news a cat hissed at an old person in Benfleet. Police were called, but the cat ran off into some bushes. The pensioner, who did not wish to be named, was too traumertised to speak to the Echo.[/p][/quote]Just what the hell are you on about? Just comment on this incident or go and do something useful, please.[/p][/quote]It made me laugh. Are you the Echo police Lotus ? Nee nor nee nor its pc lotus from the Echo Police?[/p][/quote]"Mr Wright, whose own dog ran off during the incident" What a cowardly dog, failing to protect his master! No bone for you, wimpy dog.[/p][/quote]So, he had no control of his own dog ....... mercilessblue
  • Score: 10

12:40am Sat 23 Aug 14

_Lotus_ says...

supermadmax wrote:
_Lotus_ wrote:
Maddogg wrote:
In other news a cat hissed at an old person in Benfleet. Police were called, but the cat ran off into some bushes. The pensioner, who did not wish to be named, was too traumertised to speak to the Echo.
Just what the hell are you on about? Just comment on this incident or go and do something useful, please.
It made me laugh.

Are you the Echo police Lotus ? Nee nor nee nor its pc lotus from the Echo Police?
Max, I wasn't speaking to you, or was I?

Stupid troll.
[quote][p][bold]supermadmax[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]_Lotus_[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Maddogg[/bold] wrote: In other news a cat hissed at an old person in Benfleet. Police were called, but the cat ran off into some bushes. The pensioner, who did not wish to be named, was too traumertised to speak to the Echo.[/p][/quote]Just what the hell are you on about? Just comment on this incident or go and do something useful, please.[/p][/quote]It made me laugh. Are you the Echo police Lotus ? Nee nor nee nor its pc lotus from the Echo Police?[/p][/quote]Max, I wasn't speaking to you, or was I? Stupid troll. _Lotus_
  • Score: -2

6:37am Sat 23 Aug 14

I love Essex says...

I can only assume that this was at the first of three main areas to park down there. It does sound like an over friendly dog - unwanted attention maybe- not aggressive at all. Even so- why did he not check area first - before allowing a child to run across a carpark - with attention clearly in the other. Why was his dog not on lead? Carparks as far as I am aware are under same rules as a pavement. Sounds like he just opened up the car and 'all' bundled out. With responsibilities towards children/ dogs / safety and other users - sounds like both sides needed a little more control.
I can only assume that this was at the first of three main areas to park down there. It does sound like an over friendly dog - unwanted attention maybe- not aggressive at all. Even so- why did he not check area first - before allowing a child to run across a carpark - with attention clearly in the other. Why was his dog not on lead? Carparks as far as I am aware are under same rules as a pavement. Sounds like he just opened up the car and 'all' bundled out. With responsibilities towards children/ dogs / safety and other users - sounds like both sides needed a little more control. I love Essex
  • Score: 13

7:31am Sat 23 Aug 14

sesibollox says...

What on earth makes people think its of to take your dog to a nature reserve , and let it off the leash ? I expect the two boys were taunting the other dog, bit off more than they could chew..
What on earth makes people think its of to take your dog to a nature reserve , and let it off the leash ? I expect the two boys were taunting the other dog, bit off more than they could chew.. sesibollox
  • Score: -16

9:49am Sat 23 Aug 14

supermadmax says...

_Lotus_ wrote:
supermadmax wrote:
_Lotus_ wrote:
Maddogg wrote:
In other news a cat hissed at an old person in Benfleet. Police were called, but the cat ran off into some bushes. The pensioner, who did not wish to be named, was too traumertised to speak to the Echo.
Just what the hell are you on about? Just comment on this incident or go and do something useful, please.
It made me laugh.

Are you the Echo police Lotus ? Nee nor nee nor its pc lotus from the Echo Police?
Max, I wasn't speaking to you, or was I?

Stupid troll.
Really Lotus ? 12:40Am on Friday night / Sat morning ? Wow, just wow...
[quote][p][bold]_Lotus_[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]supermadmax[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]_Lotus_[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Maddogg[/bold] wrote: In other news a cat hissed at an old person in Benfleet. Police were called, but the cat ran off into some bushes. The pensioner, who did not wish to be named, was too traumertised to speak to the Echo.[/p][/quote]Just what the hell are you on about? Just comment on this incident or go and do something useful, please.[/p][/quote]It made me laugh. Are you the Echo police Lotus ? Nee nor nee nor its pc lotus from the Echo Police?[/p][/quote]Max, I wasn't speaking to you, or was I? Stupid troll.[/p][/quote]Really Lotus ? 12:40Am on Friday night / Sat morning ? Wow, just wow... supermadmax
  • Score: 3

12:08pm Sat 23 Aug 14

pembury53 says...

Illinois10 wrote:
Tom from Southend wrote:
Two Tree island is now a no go for me and my young family. Dog sh!t3 everywhere and loads dogs running around and some jumping up. Dog owners think they have the right to take over these public spaces. When I have a polite word with owners who's dogs jump up or run close to my young kids they just give either attitude or say that it will never hurt anyone; not that that's not really the point.

We need dog free zones as it is obvious selfish dog owners cannot regulate themselves.
So all of southend beaches isn't enough during the summer. So tell us all where you would like the dogs to be walked....baring in mind there aren't many places that Joe public don't go.
I also wonder if it had been a different breed, such as Bichon Frise, basset hound, king Charles spaniel, the parent would have done the same. Was it because it was a 'big scary GSD' that the parent felt scared.
Surely if you are aware that dogs might be where you are going, that you try and not let your children run around screaming, I for one hate screaming children as they annoy my dogs.
that's very generous spirited of you, to allow the rest of us who don't like dogs, a few scraps of scruffy 'beach' for 6 months to escape from the wretched things...... in the meantime, every park, football pitch, nature reserve, wood, pavement, or any other public place you care to think of, except shops, are littered with their filth...
[quote][p][bold]Illinois10[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Tom from Southend[/bold] wrote: Two Tree island is now a no go for me and my young family. Dog sh!t3 everywhere and loads dogs running around and some jumping up. Dog owners think they have the right to take over these public spaces. When I have a polite word with owners who's dogs jump up or run close to my young kids they just give either attitude or say that it will never hurt anyone; not that that's not really the point. We need dog free zones as it is obvious selfish dog owners cannot regulate themselves.[/p][/quote]So all of southend beaches isn't enough during the summer. So tell us all where you would like the dogs to be walked....baring in mind there aren't many places that Joe public don't go. I also wonder if it had been a different breed, such as Bichon Frise, basset hound, king Charles spaniel, the parent would have done the same. Was it because it was a 'big scary GSD' that the parent felt scared. Surely if you are aware that dogs might be where you are going, that you try and not let your children run around screaming, I for one hate screaming children as they annoy my dogs.[/p][/quote]that's very generous spirited of you, to allow the rest of us who don't like dogs, a few scraps of scruffy 'beach' for 6 months to escape from the wretched things...... in the meantime, every park, football pitch, nature reserve, wood, pavement, or any other public place you care to think of, except shops, are littered with their filth... pembury53
  • Score: 9

3:58pm Sat 23 Aug 14

DogsMessInLeigh says...

Illinois10 wrote:
Tom from Southend wrote:
Two Tree island is now a no go for me and my young family. Dog sh!t3 everywhere and loads dogs running around and some jumping up. Dog owners think they have the right to take over these public spaces. When I have a polite word with owners who's dogs jump up or run close to my young kids they just give either attitude or say that it will never hurt anyone; not that that's not really the point.

We need dog free zones as it is obvious selfish dog owners cannot regulate themselves.
So all of southend beaches isn't enough during the summer. So tell us all where you would like the dogs to be walked....baring in mind there aren't many places that Joe public don't go.
I also wonder if it had been a different breed, such as Bichon Frise, basset hound, king Charles spaniel, the parent would have done the same. Was it because it was a 'big scary GSD' that the parent felt scared.
Surely if you are aware that dogs might be where you are going, that you try and not let your children run around screaming, I for one hate screaming children as they annoy my dogs.
Walk them by all means no one has a problem with that, but keep them on lead where you can control them and a muzzle would be ideal, can you seriously notice every second what your dog is doing, can you see if its taking a dump either behind you or well ahead of you ? can you control it if it went wild at a child or person, will if obey your every word every single time ?

Two tree is a nature reserve thats been occupied by dogs, and check out the road by the side of the driving range, a veritable mine field of dogs muck if its not in mounds its in black or blue plastic bags, some owners are downright disgraceful, i do encounter many good ones though so its not all bad of course.
[quote][p][bold]Illinois10[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Tom from Southend[/bold] wrote: Two Tree island is now a no go for me and my young family. Dog sh!t3 everywhere and loads dogs running around and some jumping up. Dog owners think they have the right to take over these public spaces. When I have a polite word with owners who's dogs jump up or run close to my young kids they just give either attitude or say that it will never hurt anyone; not that that's not really the point. We need dog free zones as it is obvious selfish dog owners cannot regulate themselves.[/p][/quote]So all of southend beaches isn't enough during the summer. So tell us all where you would like the dogs to be walked....baring in mind there aren't many places that Joe public don't go. I also wonder if it had been a different breed, such as Bichon Frise, basset hound, king Charles spaniel, the parent would have done the same. Was it because it was a 'big scary GSD' that the parent felt scared. Surely if you are aware that dogs might be where you are going, that you try and not let your children run around screaming, I for one hate screaming children as they annoy my dogs.[/p][/quote]Walk them by all means no one has a problem with that, but keep them on lead where you can control them and a muzzle would be ideal, can you seriously notice every second what your dog is doing, can you see if its taking a dump either behind you or well ahead of you ? can you control it if it went wild at a child or person, will if obey your every word every single time ? Two tree is a nature reserve thats been occupied by dogs, and check out the road by the side of the driving range, a veritable mine field of dogs muck if its not in mounds its in black or blue plastic bags, some owners are downright disgraceful, i do encounter many good ones though so its not all bad of course. DogsMessInLeigh
  • Score: 9

4:13pm Sat 23 Aug 14

Now listen for I have something to say says...

I take my dogs down to Canvey beaches, they love going on there...
I take my dogs down to Canvey beaches, they love going on there... Now listen for I have something to say
  • Score: 1

4:17pm Sat 23 Aug 14

girlie71 says...

I don't have a dog I have a child, if my son needed to go to the toilet I would take him to one, not allow him to go anywhere he liked .. Why do dog owners think it's acceptable to allow their pets to go anywhere and not think it's right to pick it up ?
Dog and cat poo is very dangerous and can carry many diseases ..
And it's horrific when it gets on your shoes ...
Maybe I should consider allowing my lad to go where he likes and shrug my shoulders when tackled about it.
Dogs should be on a lead ... Always
I don't have a dog I have a child, if my son needed to go to the toilet I would take him to one, not allow him to go anywhere he liked .. Why do dog owners think it's acceptable to allow their pets to go anywhere and not think it's right to pick it up ? Dog and cat poo is very dangerous and can carry many diseases .. And it's horrific when it gets on your shoes ... Maybe I should consider allowing my lad to go where he likes and shrug my shoulders when tackled about it. Dogs should be on a lead ... Always girlie71
  • Score: 3

12:07am Sun 24 Aug 14

Illinois10 says...

DogsMessInLeigh wrote:
Illinois10 wrote:
Tom from Southend wrote:
Two Tree island is now a no go for me and my young family. Dog sh!t3 everywhere and loads dogs running around and some jumping up. Dog owners think they have the right to take over these public spaces. When I have a polite word with owners who's dogs jump up or run close to my young kids they just give either attitude or say that it will never hurt anyone; not that that's not really the point.

We need dog free zones as it is obvious selfish dog owners cannot regulate themselves.
So all of southend beaches isn't enough during the summer. So tell us all where you would like the dogs to be walked....baring in mind there aren't many places that Joe public don't go.
I also wonder if it had been a different breed, such as Bichon Frise, basset hound, king Charles spaniel, the parent would have done the same. Was it because it was a 'big scary GSD' that the parent felt scared.
Surely if you are aware that dogs might be where you are going, that you try and not let your children run around screaming, I for one hate screaming children as they annoy my dogs.
Walk them by all means no one has a problem with that, but keep them on lead where you can control them and a muzzle would be ideal, can you seriously notice every second what your dog is doing, can you see if its taking a dump either behind you or well ahead of you ? can you control it if it went wild at a child or person, will if obey your every word every single time ?

Two tree is a nature reserve thats been occupied by dogs, and check out the road by the side of the driving range, a veritable mine field of dogs muck if its not in mounds its in black or blue plastic bags, some owners are downright disgraceful, i do encounter many good ones though so its not all bad of course.
Yes to all parts of the top half of your comment. Can you fo the same to your children (if you have any) should you still be held accountable for their behaviour when they are adults? What about the penis pump I found last month dumped in the field and the lady part utensil I found today in the same field. They aren't dog toys do it must have been left by a human...shock horror!
[quote][p][bold]DogsMessInLeigh[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Illinois10[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Tom from Southend[/bold] wrote: Two Tree island is now a no go for me and my young family. Dog sh!t3 everywhere and loads dogs running around and some jumping up. Dog owners think they have the right to take over these public spaces. When I have a polite word with owners who's dogs jump up or run close to my young kids they just give either attitude or say that it will never hurt anyone; not that that's not really the point. We need dog free zones as it is obvious selfish dog owners cannot regulate themselves.[/p][/quote]So all of southend beaches isn't enough during the summer. So tell us all where you would like the dogs to be walked....baring in mind there aren't many places that Joe public don't go. I also wonder if it had been a different breed, such as Bichon Frise, basset hound, king Charles spaniel, the parent would have done the same. Was it because it was a 'big scary GSD' that the parent felt scared. Surely if you are aware that dogs might be where you are going, that you try and not let your children run around screaming, I for one hate screaming children as they annoy my dogs.[/p][/quote]Walk them by all means no one has a problem with that, but keep them on lead where you can control them and a muzzle would be ideal, can you seriously notice every second what your dog is doing, can you see if its taking a dump either behind you or well ahead of you ? can you control it if it went wild at a child or person, will if obey your every word every single time ? Two tree is a nature reserve thats been occupied by dogs, and check out the road by the side of the driving range, a veritable mine field of dogs muck if its not in mounds its in black or blue plastic bags, some owners are downright disgraceful, i do encounter many good ones though so its not all bad of course.[/p][/quote]Yes to all parts of the top half of your comment. Can you fo the same to your children (if you have any) should you still be held accountable for their behaviour when they are adults? What about the penis pump I found last month dumped in the field and the lady part utensil I found today in the same field. They aren't dog toys do it must have been left by a human...shock horror! Illinois10
  • Score: 0

12:13am Sun 24 Aug 14

Illinois10 says...

pembury53 wrote:
Illinois10 wrote:
Tom from Southend wrote:
Two Tree island is now a no go for me and my young family. Dog sh!t3 everywhere and loads dogs running around and some jumping up. Dog owners think they have the right to take over these public spaces. When I have a polite word with owners who's dogs jump up or run close to my young kids they just give either attitude or say that it will never hurt anyone; not that that's not really the point.

We need dog free zones as it is obvious selfish dog owners cannot regulate themselves.
So all of southend beaches isn't enough during the summer. So tell us all where you would like the dogs to be walked....baring in mind there aren't many places that Joe public don't go.
I also wonder if it had been a different breed, such as Bichon Frise, basset hound, king Charles spaniel, the parent would have done the same. Was it because it was a 'big scary GSD' that the parent felt scared.
Surely if you are aware that dogs might be where you are going, that you try and not let your children run around screaming, I for one hate screaming children as they annoy my dogs.
that's very generous spirited of you, to allow the rest of us who don't like dogs, a few scraps of scruffy 'beach' for 6 months to escape from the wretched things...... in the meantime, every park, football pitch, nature reserve, wood, pavement, or any other public place you care to think of, except shops, are littered with their filth...
So when SBC took 10tonnes of rubbish off their beaches last year in one month....how much of that was from those 'wretched things' you talk of...?
Every park, football pitch, nature reserve, wood, pavement, etc is human rubbish free is it....ermmm nope I think not. Just because there are a small few that are not good responsible owners doesnt mean that all dog owners are the same.
[quote][p][bold]pembury53[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Illinois10[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Tom from Southend[/bold] wrote: Two Tree island is now a no go for me and my young family. Dog sh!t3 everywhere and loads dogs running around and some jumping up. Dog owners think they have the right to take over these public spaces. When I have a polite word with owners who's dogs jump up or run close to my young kids they just give either attitude or say that it will never hurt anyone; not that that's not really the point. We need dog free zones as it is obvious selfish dog owners cannot regulate themselves.[/p][/quote]So all of southend beaches isn't enough during the summer. So tell us all where you would like the dogs to be walked....baring in mind there aren't many places that Joe public don't go. I also wonder if it had been a different breed, such as Bichon Frise, basset hound, king Charles spaniel, the parent would have done the same. Was it because it was a 'big scary GSD' that the parent felt scared. Surely if you are aware that dogs might be where you are going, that you try and not let your children run around screaming, I for one hate screaming children as they annoy my dogs.[/p][/quote]that's very generous spirited of you, to allow the rest of us who don't like dogs, a few scraps of scruffy 'beach' for 6 months to escape from the wretched things...... in the meantime, every park, football pitch, nature reserve, wood, pavement, or any other public place you care to think of, except shops, are littered with their filth...[/p][/quote]So when SBC took 10tonnes of rubbish off their beaches last year in one month....how much of that was from those 'wretched things' you talk of...? Every park, football pitch, nature reserve, wood, pavement, etc is human rubbish free is it....ermmm nope I think not. Just because there are a small few that are not good responsible owners doesnt mean that all dog owners are the same. Illinois10
  • Score: 1

9:59am Sun 24 Aug 14

pembury53 says...

Illinois10 wrote:
pembury53 wrote:
Illinois10 wrote:
Tom from Southend wrote:
Two Tree island is now a no go for me and my young family. Dog sh!t3 everywhere and loads dogs running around and some jumping up. Dog owners think they have the right to take over these public spaces. When I have a polite word with owners who's dogs jump up or run close to my young kids they just give either attitude or say that it will never hurt anyone; not that that's not really the point.

We need dog free zones as it is obvious selfish dog owners cannot regulate themselves.
So all of southend beaches isn't enough during the summer. So tell us all where you would like the dogs to be walked....baring in mind there aren't many places that Joe public don't go.
I also wonder if it had been a different breed, such as Bichon Frise, basset hound, king Charles spaniel, the parent would have done the same. Was it because it was a 'big scary GSD' that the parent felt scared.
Surely if you are aware that dogs might be where you are going, that you try and not let your children run around screaming, I for one hate screaming children as they annoy my dogs.
that's very generous spirited of you, to allow the rest of us who don't like dogs, a few scraps of scruffy 'beach' for 6 months to escape from the wretched things...... in the meantime, every park, football pitch, nature reserve, wood, pavement, or any other public place you care to think of, except shops, are littered with their filth...
So when SBC took 10tonnes of rubbish off their beaches last year in one month....how much of that was from those 'wretched things' you talk of...?
Every park, football pitch, nature reserve, wood, pavement, etc is human rubbish free is it....ermmm nope I think not. Just because there are a small few that are not good responsible owners doesnt mean that all dog owners are the same.
yep, those that leave litter are scum as well, but better step on an empty crisp packet than a pile of..... well you get the picture...
[quote][p][bold]Illinois10[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pembury53[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Illinois10[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Tom from Southend[/bold] wrote: Two Tree island is now a no go for me and my young family. Dog sh!t3 everywhere and loads dogs running around and some jumping up. Dog owners think they have the right to take over these public spaces. When I have a polite word with owners who's dogs jump up or run close to my young kids they just give either attitude or say that it will never hurt anyone; not that that's not really the point. We need dog free zones as it is obvious selfish dog owners cannot regulate themselves.[/p][/quote]So all of southend beaches isn't enough during the summer. So tell us all where you would like the dogs to be walked....baring in mind there aren't many places that Joe public don't go. I also wonder if it had been a different breed, such as Bichon Frise, basset hound, king Charles spaniel, the parent would have done the same. Was it because it was a 'big scary GSD' that the parent felt scared. Surely if you are aware that dogs might be where you are going, that you try and not let your children run around screaming, I for one hate screaming children as they annoy my dogs.[/p][/quote]that's very generous spirited of you, to allow the rest of us who don't like dogs, a few scraps of scruffy 'beach' for 6 months to escape from the wretched things...... in the meantime, every park, football pitch, nature reserve, wood, pavement, or any other public place you care to think of, except shops, are littered with their filth...[/p][/quote]So when SBC took 10tonnes of rubbish off their beaches last year in one month....how much of that was from those 'wretched things' you talk of...? Every park, football pitch, nature reserve, wood, pavement, etc is human rubbish free is it....ermmm nope I think not. Just because there are a small few that are not good responsible owners doesnt mean that all dog owners are the same.[/p][/quote]yep, those that leave litter are scum as well, but better step on an empty crisp packet than a pile of..... well you get the picture... pembury53
  • Score: 5

10:52am Sun 24 Aug 14

DogsMessInLeigh says...

pembury53 wrote:
Illinois10 wrote:
pembury53 wrote:
Illinois10 wrote:
Tom from Southend wrote:
Two Tree island is now a no go for me and my young family. Dog sh!t3 everywhere and loads dogs running around and some jumping up. Dog owners think they have the right to take over these public spaces. When I have a polite word with owners who's dogs jump up or run close to my young kids they just give either attitude or say that it will never hurt anyone; not that that's not really the point.

We need dog free zones as it is obvious selfish dog owners cannot regulate themselves.
So all of southend beaches isn't enough during the summer. So tell us all where you would like the dogs to be walked....baring in mind there aren't many places that Joe public don't go.
I also wonder if it had been a different breed, such as Bichon Frise, basset hound, king Charles spaniel, the parent would have done the same. Was it because it was a 'big scary GSD' that the parent felt scared.
Surely if you are aware that dogs might be where you are going, that you try and not let your children run around screaming, I for one hate screaming children as they annoy my dogs.
that's very generous spirited of you, to allow the rest of us who don't like dogs, a few scraps of scruffy 'beach' for 6 months to escape from the wretched things...... in the meantime, every park, football pitch, nature reserve, wood, pavement, or any other public place you care to think of, except shops, are littered with their filth...
So when SBC took 10tonnes of rubbish off their beaches last year in one month....how much of that was from those 'wretched things' you talk of...?
Every park, football pitch, nature reserve, wood, pavement, etc is human rubbish free is it....ermmm nope I think not. Just because there are a small few that are not good responsible owners doesnt mean that all dog owners are the same.
yep, those that leave litter are scum as well, but better step on an empty crisp packet than a pile of..... well you get the picture...
Yes seems Illinois can't decipher the differance between Excrement and urine and a walkers crisp packet.
[quote][p][bold]pembury53[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Illinois10[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pembury53[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Illinois10[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Tom from Southend[/bold] wrote: Two Tree island is now a no go for me and my young family. Dog sh!t3 everywhere and loads dogs running around and some jumping up. Dog owners think they have the right to take over these public spaces. When I have a polite word with owners who's dogs jump up or run close to my young kids they just give either attitude or say that it will never hurt anyone; not that that's not really the point. We need dog free zones as it is obvious selfish dog owners cannot regulate themselves.[/p][/quote]So all of southend beaches isn't enough during the summer. So tell us all where you would like the dogs to be walked....baring in mind there aren't many places that Joe public don't go. I also wonder if it had been a different breed, such as Bichon Frise, basset hound, king Charles spaniel, the parent would have done the same. Was it because it was a 'big scary GSD' that the parent felt scared. Surely if you are aware that dogs might be where you are going, that you try and not let your children run around screaming, I for one hate screaming children as they annoy my dogs.[/p][/quote]that's very generous spirited of you, to allow the rest of us who don't like dogs, a few scraps of scruffy 'beach' for 6 months to escape from the wretched things...... in the meantime, every park, football pitch, nature reserve, wood, pavement, or any other public place you care to think of, except shops, are littered with their filth...[/p][/quote]So when SBC took 10tonnes of rubbish off their beaches last year in one month....how much of that was from those 'wretched things' you talk of...? Every park, football pitch, nature reserve, wood, pavement, etc is human rubbish free is it....ermmm nope I think not. Just because there are a small few that are not good responsible owners doesnt mean that all dog owners are the same.[/p][/quote]yep, those that leave litter are scum as well, but better step on an empty crisp packet than a pile of..... well you get the picture...[/p][/quote]Yes seems Illinois can't decipher the differance between Excrement and urine and a walkers crisp packet. DogsMessInLeigh
  • Score: -1

12:33am Mon 25 Aug 14

Illinois10 says...

DogsMessInLeigh wrote:
pembury53 wrote:
Illinois10 wrote:
pembury53 wrote:
Illinois10 wrote:
Tom from Southend wrote:
Two Tree island is now a no go for me and my young family. Dog sh!t3 everywhere and loads dogs running around and some jumping up. Dog owners think they have the right to take over these public spaces. When I have a polite word with owners who's dogs jump up or run close to my young kids they just give either attitude or say that it will never hurt anyone; not that that's not really the point.

We need dog free zones as it is obvious selfish dog owners cannot regulate themselves.
So all of southend beaches isn't enough during the summer. So tell us all where you would like the dogs to be walked....baring in mind there aren't many places that Joe public don't go.
I also wonder if it had been a different breed, such as Bichon Frise, basset hound, king Charles spaniel, the parent would have done the same. Was it because it was a 'big scary GSD' that the parent felt scared.
Surely if you are aware that dogs might be where you are going, that you try and not let your children run around screaming, I for one hate screaming children as they annoy my dogs.
that's very generous spirited of you, to allow the rest of us who don't like dogs, a few scraps of scruffy 'beach' for 6 months to escape from the wretched things...... in the meantime, every park, football pitch, nature reserve, wood, pavement, or any other public place you care to think of, except shops, are littered with their filth...
So when SBC took 10tonnes of rubbish off their beaches last year in one month....how much of that was from those 'wretched things' you talk of...?
Every park, football pitch, nature reserve, wood, pavement, etc is human rubbish free is it....ermmm nope I think not. Just because there are a small few that are not good responsible owners doesnt mean that all dog owners are the same.
yep, those that leave litter are scum as well, but better step on an empty crisp packet than a pile of..... well you get the picture...
Yes seems Illinois can't decipher the differance between Excrement and urine and a walkers crisp packet.
Aww how petty, you are trying to get personal now, I feel sorry for you.
[quote][p][bold]DogsMessInLeigh[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pembury53[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Illinois10[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pembury53[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Illinois10[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Tom from Southend[/bold] wrote: Two Tree island is now a no go for me and my young family. Dog sh!t3 everywhere and loads dogs running around and some jumping up. Dog owners think they have the right to take over these public spaces. When I have a polite word with owners who's dogs jump up or run close to my young kids they just give either attitude or say that it will never hurt anyone; not that that's not really the point. We need dog free zones as it is obvious selfish dog owners cannot regulate themselves.[/p][/quote]So all of southend beaches isn't enough during the summer. So tell us all where you would like the dogs to be walked....baring in mind there aren't many places that Joe public don't go. I also wonder if it had been a different breed, such as Bichon Frise, basset hound, king Charles spaniel, the parent would have done the same. Was it because it was a 'big scary GSD' that the parent felt scared. Surely if you are aware that dogs might be where you are going, that you try and not let your children run around screaming, I for one hate screaming children as they annoy my dogs.[/p][/quote]that's very generous spirited of you, to allow the rest of us who don't like dogs, a few scraps of scruffy 'beach' for 6 months to escape from the wretched things...... in the meantime, every park, football pitch, nature reserve, wood, pavement, or any other public place you care to think of, except shops, are littered with their filth...[/p][/quote]So when SBC took 10tonnes of rubbish off their beaches last year in one month....how much of that was from those 'wretched things' you talk of...? Every park, football pitch, nature reserve, wood, pavement, etc is human rubbish free is it....ermmm nope I think not. Just because there are a small few that are not good responsible owners doesnt mean that all dog owners are the same.[/p][/quote]yep, those that leave litter are scum as well, but better step on an empty crisp packet than a pile of..... well you get the picture...[/p][/quote]Yes seems Illinois can't decipher the differance between Excrement and urine and a walkers crisp packet.[/p][/quote]Aww how petty, you are trying to get personal now, I feel sorry for you. Illinois10
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