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Hello everyone, For the second time I have visited Merlin's Meadow in Tewkesbury yesterday. It is £15 for an hour to hire a 16 acre secure dog park. The place has to be visited to be appreciated, but essentially it is a paddock of two very large fields, securely fenced with 6ft fencing. Here is a link to my google photos drive so you can take a look at the action: Tewkesbury Dog Park with Taylor, Blaze and Snowball There are some rules for the park apart from the obvious poo pickup etc, number of dogs per hire etc, but if a few of us wanted to meet there, I am sure we can sort something out. Access is secure via an air lock system so you drive through the main gate, leave the husky's in the car, lock the gate then let them out. You then open another gate into the main area and off they go!
So we were at a husky huddle today and everything was fine and dandy for the first two and a half hours that we were there, no major scuffles or anything. Now the way this park is set up does cause a little bit of an issue as you have to walk a few feet through the large dog part to get to the small dog section, but most small dog owners just picked their dogs up and walked them through to the little dog section. This small dog owner I could tell was going to be a problem the moment I saw her coming up the sidewalk, I don't know how I knew, but something told me she was going to be an issue. Well the huskies of course gathered at the gate wanting to meet the new dog and instead of picking the dog up she just opens the gate and lets the little walk right into the pack of huskies gathered there. So of course there's bound to be at least one dog who isn't so good with little dogs and this dog starts going after the little dog. Being scared the little dog starts screaming, the owner starts screaming and trying to drag the little dog by its leash towards the gate for the little dog section, then she realizes that this isn't going to work and tries to lay on top of the dogs...by this point four of us had converged on the scene and were pulling huskies away. From what I saw as I charged into the melee the husky wasn't actually biting the little dog, he had it in his mouth but wasn't applying pressure. Anyway the woman finally scoops the little dog up and gets into the little dog section to check it over, she's obviously upset but there was no blood on her or the pup. She then ropes another lady in to the issue and this lady goes around the park demanding to know who the owner of the husky is, being irate and just plain mean. We tipped off the owner of the husky that they were threatening to call the police then I grabbed Champ's stuff and we high-tailed it out of there not wanting to be in the middle of what was looking to be a fight among the humans over the matter. My issue is that I always enter the park first so that Champ isn't swarmed by the other dogs, I go in and push them out of the way to give him space, she let her little dog just walk into a pack of big dogs, what did she think was going to happen? They were excited and they're three times her dog's size, not every big dog is okay with little dogs either and nobody was hurt. My intent on running over there was to pick the little dog up and drop it over the fence so that it was safe, instead of picking the dog up or doing that she drags it along the ground by its leash effectively making a tug o war game out of it...it's been my experience that small dog owners aren't very aware of the issues that are caused when they bring their little dogs into the large dog section, then they freak when something happens...ugh...I'm thankful and appreciate those that do think about the safety of their little ones and take them into the small dog section or pick them up if they have to walk through the large dog section, those small dog owners make my life so much easier...
Hey guys, Me and Nic visited Queens Park Offlead dog section today for our second visit in a week. After spending a while at the park and the dogs playing for ages, Aleu met a husky through the bars of the park. I invited them to camp and everything. The person left with their sibe, a few minutes later and Aleu decided she didn't want to be in the park any more and be out where she had seen the other dog. Aleu army crawled through the gap between the floor and the fence. She ran off and my heart sank. Nic tried to tempt her back with Mak and after a while she got tempted. I eventually got her back after pinching a ladies Labrador to make her jealous with. We were extremely lucky to get her back, we didn't know the area and the roads are so near by, she could have been killed. Please be careful and reconsider your use of this park, i didn't think she could do it but she proved me wrong, i wont be going again. Stacey xxx