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Old 05-01-2012, 08:24 AM
 
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Do you have a suggestion on places to take my dog for a swim? Is there a beach that allows them in Sarasota?
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Old 05-01-2012, 08:34 AM
 
Location: Port Charlotte, FL
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South Brohard Beach and Paw Park is located at 1600 Harbor Dr. S., Venice, FL. This park is for dog lovers. It has a fenced dog play yard, doggie drinking fountains, showers on decks for dogs only, fire hydrants and leash posts. The park is also adjacent to the only beach in Sarasota County that allows dogs to roam free. Dog lovers have declared this park and beach to be the best doggie park in the state.

Here is a web site that has pet-friendly parks in the area: http://www.bringfido.com/attraction/...arasota_fl_us/
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Old 05-01-2012, 11:16 AM
 
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If you go just be sure to keep an eye on your dog. Some owners tend to just let their dogs run where ever they choose and not watch them. There has been a few instances of bully breeds attacking and the owners not even owning up to it.

It's a beautiful beach and our dog loves it but just keep your baby in your sights.
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Old 05-01-2012, 05:30 PM
 
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It is very nice there however there are dog owners that do not pay attention to their dogs or behavior. I have seen many fights and not one had a bully breed involved. It's important to watch your dog regardless of the breed. We encountered a small breed dog attack my docile St. Bernard once and the owner never even blinked an eye and the crowd laughed at this little guy taking on my gentle giant...but had my dog bite back he would have been deemed the aggresser. Double standards I have unfortunately seen at many dog parks. Just be a responsible dog owner and you should be fine.
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Old 05-02-2012, 07:54 AM
 
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It is very nice there however there are dog owners that do not pay attention to their dogs or behavior. I have seen many fights and not one had a bully breed involved. It's important to watch your dog regardless of the breed. We encountered a small breed dog attack my docile St. Bernard once and the owner never even blinked an eye and the crowd laughed at this little guy taking on my gentle giant...but had my dog bite back he would have been deemed the aggresser. Double standards I have unfortunately seen at many dog parks. Just be a responsible dog owner and you should be fine.
Some numerous years ago I had a Newfoundlander/Shepard cross (160 lbs). Along comes FiFi the chihauhau nippy as all get out. FiFi was not too smart, and owner thought it was "cute" and funny. My dog did not concur with FiFi's owner's sentiments.

Long story short, after 3rd nip, FiFi is now enjoying a long time in doggy heaven, and it that transpired in a split second. FiFi's owner was not happy, yelled and screamed at me. Demise of FiFi was without pain or suffering, and probably endorsed by many dogs who had been subjected to FiFi's belligerence.

No, I was not pleased about the incidence, but it was not my dogs fault. FiFi's owner got so obnoxious I was about to call the police, when cooler minds took the owner away. FiFi's body was left there when we left.
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Old 05-02-2012, 08:12 AM
 
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I always see lots of dogs in the water at the park near marina jacks which is downtown and also on the mainland side of the north bridge to siesta, I believe that road is called siesta drive
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Old 05-02-2012, 12:49 PM
 
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Some numerous years ago I had a Newfoundlander/Shepard cross (160 lbs). Along comes FiFi the chihauhau nippy as all get out. FiFi was not too smart, and owner thought it was "cute" and funny. My dog did not concur with FiFi's owner's sentiments.

Long story short, after 3rd nip, FiFi is now enjoying a long time in doggy heaven, and it that transpired in a split second. FiFi's owner was not happy, yelled and screamed at me. Demise of FiFi was without pain or suffering, and probably endorsed by many dogs who had been subjected to FiFi's belligerence.

No, I was not pleased about the incidence, but it was not my dogs fault. FiFi's owner got so obnoxious I was about to call the police, when cooler minds took the owner away. FiFi's body was left there when we left.
Wow, that is very unfortunate especially for FiFi. Many pet owners of the smaller breeds don't realize that yapping and nippy isn't cute to the dog on the other end and can trigger a fight.
However as a responsible pet owner I know all my own dogs behavior and I have a lab mix that isn't mean but I know she would bite back if nipped at so I wouldn't put her in that situation to harm anyone else's dog nor risk losing her if she was deemed an aggressive dog. So she's never been to the dog beach for that reason. I love all dogs, not just my own.
The dog is rarely the problem, it's the owners and sorry but I'd have to ask why the dogs weren't kept apart after the first nip? I would have promptly addressed the situation hopefully before it escalated. The fact that little dog was left dead on the beach is heartwrenching and can't imagine how disturbing that was to fellow pet owners and their families!
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Old 05-02-2012, 06:32 PM
 
Location: Sarasota, FL
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Here's the thing about Brohard Beach Paws Park:

It's great. If you're looking for something to be upset about, you'll find it. There isn't a dog park on Earth without those who feel (often rightly) that the other dogs' owners are irresponsible or bad or whatever. That comes with the territory. They're dogs and dog owners.

Many people find that the same applies to children's playgroups.

Just saying.

Go there, enjoy yourself. Our dog is a big wuss and she has a great time every single time. If a dog bullies her occasionally, I go get between them. We have been there plenty of times and never once seen anything over the top, and we're pretty overprotective.
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Old 05-03-2012, 04:23 AM
 
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I agree with Rushmore, go and have fun. I just wanted the OP to be aware that not everyone is a responsible dog owner. It's always good to be proactive.
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Old 05-03-2012, 08:17 AM
 
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Here's the thing about Brohard Beach Paws Park:

It's great. If you're looking for something to be upset about, you'll find it. There isn't a dog park on Earth without those who feel (often rightly) that the other dogs' owners are irresponsible or bad or whatever. That comes with the territory. They're dogs and dog owners.

Many people find that the same applies to children's playgroups.

Just saying.

Go there, enjoy yourself. Our dog is a big wuss and she has a great time every single time. If a dog bullies her occasionally, I go get between them. We have been there plenty of times and never once seen anything over the top, and we're pretty overprotective.
Well said and so true. That's the key, watching your dog and ready to step in if bullying starts up. My St. Bernard was a big wuss too and loved going there! There is no greater joy than watching your pet having a great time!
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