Dogs on beach
I have a 1-year-old and a 3-year-old and we go at to Point Chevalier beach a few times per week, usually in the afternoons.
We have to share the beach with dogs that pee on our buckets and spades and try to eat from our lunch boxes.
Some of these dogs are huge from a 1-year-old’s perspective (like an elephant for adults) so my children are constantly scared of these animals.
The recent news that someone was bitten has really spoilt what should be relaxing time at the beach.
I’d say that probably 50 per cent of the dogs are well behaved (they don’t bother us or try to eat from our lunch boxes) but the problem is the other 50 per cent that either don’t obey their owner or the owner doesn’t even care.
I have stopped talking to the owners of the dogs that are not well behaved because I have had a couple of bad experiences and I don’t want to repeat the same in front of my children.
It’s very sad animals have more rights than my children.