why oh why do people take agressive dogs to Badminton

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I camped at Badminton so was there from Thursday to tonight and I am astounded by the number of people on all days who take aggressive dogs to Badminton. In the trade stands on all days we witnessed dogs going for others in a seriously aggressive way. The little Jack Russel in the horse lorry parked next to us was attacked and bitten in its face causing a bad puncture wound and lots of swelling. My own dogs were attacked by 3 loose terriers in the camp site despite instructions stating all dogs must be kept on a lead and the owners did nothing to get their dogs so I had to chase them off. My Oh was attacked by a loose alsation as he walked through the campsite with our two dogs on the lead. Luckily he caught it hard with his steel toe capped boot so it didn't latch on to my dog which it was attacking but not an owner in site.

Walking the course yesterday there were aggressive dogs all over the place and owners who seemed completely oblivious as to their animals behaviour. As a dog owner I will not tolerate aggressive behaviour towards my dogs and I would not take my dogs with me if they ever showed aggressive behaviour to other dogs. One lady today was sitting on a deck chair holding a collieX and a terrierX. We watched someone pass about 10 yards away with a spaniel on a lead walking to heel.The collie went for it so aggressivly it pulled the owner backwards of her chair. Only the weight of the lady holding it kept it from getting the spaniel. She was laughing. The spaniels owner wasn't. for the 10 mins we were in that area we saw it go for every dog that passed it. Not once was it reprimanded.
 

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Sickening isn't it!
Sad as it is for all of the responsible owners of well behaved dogs, I do think the only way to stop these people is a ban on dogs completely on XC day.
 

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I think the question should be why do people take dogs to Badminton at all, agressive or not.

I am a complete dog lover but don't take mine as it's not fair to be dragging them around all day and potentially getting attacked by other peoples dogs.

The dogs get in the way round the tradestands, it's busy enough without dogs and dog leads tripping you up. And you have to keep a watch out for where you step!
 

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But that was just it - it wasn't just XC day - it was on all four days. I agree with the muzzling and to be fair I did see several wearing muzzles. But it's the owners acceptance of it as normal that amazes me.
 

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Agreed and also why do people insist on letting their small children hold the lead of large powerful dogs. On saturday I saw one child of perhaps 8/9yrs ish casually holding onto what I think was an Akita - or something of the sort. Someone walked past with their child and Flat coat on a lead. The Akita promptly pulled free from the child, pinned the Flat coat down and tried to have it's wicked way. Fortuntely the bloke with the Flat coat pulled it away. The woman with the Akita belted it and shouted at it for being naughty!

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I think the question should be why do people take dogs to Badminton at all, agressive or not.


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Ditto.

Also, because EVERYONE thinks THEIR dogs are little darlings and paragons of good behavior, and that its everyone else's who are the naughty, nasty and out of control ones.
 

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I take my dogs, but never go near the trade stands on XC day as that is just not fair. But this is not about the rights and wrongs of taking your dog this is about taking aggressive dogs.
 

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did u see that dog chasing a competitor on the xc course while he was jumping! outragous!!

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I agree that agressive dogs should not be taken to Badminton and other places unless suitable precautions are taken e.g. a muzzle and making sure you can handle the dog.

How about the poor rider who ended up being chased by a dog around the Farmyard complex? Saw that on tv and felt so sorry for them, and was also astounded that the dog did not get kicked! I understand that sometimes dogs will get away, but I do wonder if the owners had again taken all necessary precautions to attempt to prevent this happening. (I'm not saying that they didn't, just wondering if they did)
 

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I took my dog to Badminton on cross country day last year. However he is not aggressive with other dogs and well behaved on a lead. He loves adventures and meeting people and we just stayed away from the most crowded areas (I hate crowds anyway tbh).

It does amaze me that people take dogs that are obviously consistently aggressive towards others though. Surely they are just asking for trouble?

In the same line the number of people who have never taught their dog to walk on a lead drives me mad. I hate seeing dogs pulling and choking themselves on the end of a lead. It really isn't that hard to teach them to walk at heel.

There's a big difference between having a dog on a lead and having a dog under control!
 

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I intensely dislike owners of aggresive dogs who do nothing to rectify the situation. We have a labrador rescue near us (ok not known for their aggresive behaviour) but have never known any of those dogs although they have history misbehave out of order, they start off on a long lead until they learn to come back which is normally pretty good and they are quickly very good around the horses and other dogs.

I think dogs should be banned from the shopping area, the number of times I have nearly stood on a jack russell by accident! and langford vet school run a doggy creche for the purpose. I don't mind behaved dogs on the cross country though am not sure they really enjoy being there. As for campsites, if they must be there they should be well behaved, supervised and tethered. I often think dogs get away with more than say horses cos they are smaller (also the case with minature shetlands!)
 
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Selfishness just about sums it up - I have an agressive dog whom wasn't socailised as a pup, therefor I DO NOT take him to places shuch as badminton and hickstead, it is unfair on him and unfair on other people.
I would like to see kenneling brought in at events such as this, with all dogs to be kenneled on arrival, with appropriate staff of course, this would pay for it's self and people would be able to enjoy the event without being bitten, chased or otherwise bothered by dogs - the same should go for young children!!!! I have had many a derby day ruined due to a screaming brat.....
 

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I had a Doberman that was by all accounts mental.

She wanted to kill everything.
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We stayed away from crowds, she was always on the lead and always muzzled.

She was a dog we took from a farm since I went to look at livery and couldnt bare to leave her there being attacked by the two Rotties they had. She had the war wounds to prove it.

Anyway, they didnt want her, said she was trouble and much to the ex's dismay she came home with me.
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It always amazed me, that this dog, muzzled up to the eyeballs who was giving off growls and blood curling snarling, leaping and trying to attack everything would be ignored by owners with their dogs off the lead that came charging over to us.
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I'd be shouting "Call your dog!" and get the reply of "Oh its okay, they're friendly!"
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Yours may be, but mine is adamant on killing it.
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Its on the lead and muzzled for a bloody reason
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There should be a complete ban on dogs at events like this!!
I never took mine anywhere of the sort and cannot understand why people wish to take them??Even the best behaved dog will get pissed off with being trodden on and kicked about at some point during the day
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i was standing by the lake whilst a rider was going past on the flat after the lake. A woman had her dog on the lead but it was under the fence and actually on the course as the horse was galloping past.
We said to her she should take it off the track and she replies "do you think?"
We were shocked by how stupid people can be!!
 

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and those horses get bloody close to the ropes at times, makes me stand back!

edt to add and puppies! why would you take a puppy that rapidly gets incredibly tired when you try and walk the course?
 

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Wasn't there an incident with one of the top riders this year at the Hexagon Hedges as well? Their horse spooked at the quad that was carrying the camera, which had to swerve towards them because of a dog in the way. I forget which rider it was, but they were NOT happy as their horse lost concentration, refused the second hexagon hedge, and they retired.
 

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fihunt it was rodney powell on zinzian II I think, and he definitly shot lots of evils in the direction of the camera man, Can't remember where they said it was recently on the tv commentary (poss kentuky) that a rider had 20 penalties removed as a dog got in the way at a fence.
 

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I take my dogs, as I take them everywhere. They come competing with me and enjoy travelling in the lorry, walking the course and being with me. As we camp we are away for four days so they have to come with us. The dogs enjoy their trip out, we don't take them in the trade stands, one of us will hold them while the other shops. We enjoy having our dogs with us - I suppose it's like people taking their children - they take them because they like having them with them.
 

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I suppose it's like people taking their children - they take them because they like having them with them.

No we dont
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I have no idea why anyone takes a dog to be honest.

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nor me, after watching them run after riders on the XC course, then having to step over them while trying to shop in the village, then having to avoid the lead which is spread out between dog and owner (who makes no attempt to pull them out the way) I totally agree, leave your dogs at home people.

I have two dogs but would NEVER take them to Badminton
 

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Ah Hadfos - I know where you are coming from on that on but we friends with us and took friends child around and my two dogs were far better behaved than that revolting whinging child. So a creche for kids would be brilliant. They used to do it with Norland Nannies - what ever happened to that. And kids really get in the way, and as for buggies and prams - they should be banned. if the child can't walk 5 miles it should be left at home - in the garden or with friends. Put the rest of us non child owners out of our misery.
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I- I suppose it's like people taking their children - they take them because they like having them with them.

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errm not quite, I haven't seen many (or infact any) children run out from the ropes chasing the horses yapping as they did so.

Children are not really things you can leave at home while you have a day out.
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why not - they have friends and relatives. And I have seen a child run in front of a horse at a major XC event. And certainly I saw lots of screaming kids clearly hating every moment
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