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Old 08-14-2010, 03:30 PM
 
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Why are old posts being revived with a nearly duplicate one right below it about how dog friendly LV is?
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Old 08-14-2010, 06:57 PM
 
Location: Alamogordo, NM
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If you are able to stand the severe brightness of the daytime sun, your dog cant and has no way to tell you. Both my dogs wear a hat with just the visor if the sun is up. The visors block the sun from their delicate eyes and they will love you for it.

Gotta admit I have never seen this doggie restriction before. Bright light severely affects dogs' eyes? Huhh? Shouldn't I have heard this from
a vet before or in a dog magazine or something?
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Old 08-15-2010, 08:54 PM
 
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If my little guy is outside he is on a leash. Anyone who knows me will tell you that I love dogs more than people. My best friend is always on a leash so I can protect him from harm. Letting your dog outside without him being on a leash is just setting him and you up for trouble.
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Old 08-15-2010, 09:41 PM
 
Location: NW Las Vegas - Lone Mountain
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If my little guy is outside he is on a leash. Anyone who knows me will tell you that I love dogs more than people. My best friend is always on a leash so I can protect him from harm. Letting your dog outside without him being on a leash is just setting him and you up for trouble.
Darn hard for a dog on a leash to run down a ground squirrel...which is what the terriers live for. Or even to participate in the futile task of chasing a rabbit.

Dogs were not made to spend their lives on leashes....
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Old 08-15-2010, 09:42 PM
 
Location: SoCal
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Here's an article from LA Times:

http://www.vegas.com/alwaysopen/pdfs/032609.pdf
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Old 08-16-2010, 04:10 PM
 
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OleCapt, in a perfect world I would agree that dogs should be allowed to run free. In a perfect world there would not be "leash laws". In a perfect world there would not be cars driven by people who can't stop or choice not to stop when a dog runs out in the street. In a perfect world ... I think you get my point.
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Old 08-16-2010, 04:26 PM
 
Location: Southern Nevada
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Hey you guys -- who are your favorite vets on the west side? I have a big girl (ridgeback) and haven't yet begun researching where we're going to be taking her.

Boy is she NOT liking the hot weather, btw
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Old 08-16-2010, 05:21 PM
 
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OleCapt, in a perfect world I would agree that dogs should be allowed to run free. In a perfect world there would not be "leash laws". In a perfect world there would not be cars driven by people who can't stop or choice not to stop when a dog runs out in the street. In a perfect world ... I think you get my point.


It obviously depends on the situation. If you're out in the desert I don't think you are going to be concerned about cars running them over. There is no replacement for common sense. Most people who love their dogs also have a fairly good understanding of the dogs "personality" and if it will come when called. Just a word of caution on a different note as well; I have heard a few stories of people bringing pit bulls into gated dog parks around the valley and deliberately sicking them on other dogs. Supposedly there was a fist fight at sunset park over this the other day.The owners of these dogs have no compassion for them as animals and only wish to display their fighting prowess.
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Old 08-17-2010, 01:24 PM
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Location: Redmond, WA / Henderson, NV
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As far as pet friendliness goes, Las Vegas biggest downside is probably that it's a desert. If you like to take your dog out for runs or hikes in open spaces, there isn't a lot of grass or soft dirt trails for them to run on outside of city parks. The natural open environment is hard rocky ground with prickly brush. Which means its easy for sharp dried spiky things to poke a pets foot. I've pretty much given up on taking the dog out to desert areas as the liklihood of something sharp poking a paw is so high.
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Old 08-17-2010, 03:33 PM
 
Location: NW Las Vegas - Lone Mountain
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As far as pet friendliness goes, Las Vegas biggest downside is probably that it's a desert. If you like to take your dog out for runs or hikes in open spaces, there isn't a lot of grass or soft dirt trails for them to run on outside of city parks. The natural open environment is hard rocky ground with prickly brush. Which means its easy for sharp dried spiky things to poke a pets foot. I've pretty much given up on taking the dog out to desert areas as the liklihood of something sharp poking a paw is so high.
Prior dog was virtually immune. Take off after a rabbit like a bat out of hell and both the rabbit and he would go sailing over prickly pear and such and careen through underbrush without a scratch or a splinter.

Current dog is leash confined and is prone to picking up thorns...so it is animal specific.
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