Owners must control their dogs in park
Having recently become the owner of a Bishon Frise pup. I thought I would engage a dog trainer and behaviour consultant to help me give my dog the best chance of being a well-mannered and pleasant dog to have and take around.
So on Tuesday, to my horror, when in Overtoun Park with my granddaughter, my dog and the trainer, when we were working away with my pup, all of a sudden a large dog came pounding over to me trying to get the treats from my hand.
I was holding the treats to reinforce the training with my pup. The dog was jumping on me and then it was joined by “building social capital, creating local and regional employment opportunities and revenue to address community development needs linked to combating fuel poverty.” Does she not know that the huge subsidies our government pays out to wind developers comes from our bills and of course hits the poorest the hardest? £1.8billion has been paid out to operators since May 2007 in the form of a subsidy known as the Renewable Obligation.
Introduced by the UK Labour Government to encourage investment in renewables, the money is recouped via a supplement added to all domestic and commercial electricity bills. According to the Renewable Energy Foundation the levy adds almost £69 to the average household’s cost of living, with £33 of that in electricity charges alone.
Additionally, as our national grid system cannot cope with power efficiently and effectively, it’s the government that pays out again to switch the wind turbines off. The National Grid has paid out almost £80 million to wind farm operators in Scotland since 2010 to shut down their turbines and keep them idle. More locally £12m was paid out last year to another. The owners recalled them but unfortunately that didn’t help. Eventually one of them went to his owner but the other was determined to get the food.
After a while the retrievers owner came over to get it and said to me,“he wants the treats”as if I was to blame for having them. Now, you would think that would have been that, but no, 10 minutes later further on in the park, it happened again with the same dogs joined this time by yet another - two of the dogs now jumping on me and another going around me.
If it wasn’t for the trainer keeping both my granddaughter and myself switch the nearby Eaglesham turbines off. This is all paid for by the public.
It strikes me that Health ‘n’ Happy’s proposal is ludicrous. They are well and truly caught up in the great spin wind rip off by hitting those in fuel poverty and making their circumstances worse. Their proposal plain and simply is an abuse of public money never mind charitable money.
Does Jane not know that it is mostly the Germans and Danish that build these turbines? The jobs for Scotland in the renewable industries are few and far between. Have CO2 figures gone down as the result of an increase in turbines across Scotland? No, they haven’t, they have gone up and Scotland is failing miserably to reach its targets to reduce CO2 emissions.
The wealthy landowners and often foreign owned companies are the ones who are benefiting very well financially from this scam. Just because the proposed money produced from operating this single wind turbine is to be fed into the Cambuslang and Rutherglen community, with a sizeable amount going to Flemington Farm, does not make this proposal right for so many reasons.
Name and address supplied. calm I would have been scared stiff. (I was scared stiff but followed his instructions to appear calm).
What if I had been a child with sweets or someone just enjoying a sandwich, it doesn’t bare thinking about. It wasn’t my pup that attracted these large dogs, as she was with the trainer. It was the smell of treats.
The dog trainer said dog owners should never give treats or accept treat from others as this is exactly what happen.
The other thing about dogs off lead, is with owners who are now having a nice chat no longer know where their dogs are toileting so therefore the poo bags remain folded within their pockets for another time and any children enjoying the park get covered in dog poo.
Overtoun Park is not a doggy park it is a public park for the use of all, where people are allowed to picnic, play ball and run about freely with out the worry of being pounced on by dogs, or indeed getting covered in dog poo. It is a nice park to walk your dog on lead and meet people.
Shame that was not my experience on that day. Mrs F McGrath, 58 Limeside Avenue, Rutherglen.
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