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Hi,

Has anyone ever been to an outdoor car boot sale that doesn't allow dogs?

Daisy's now coming up 6 months and was behaving really nicely as we pootled around. She got lots of fusses from visitors and stall holders alike.

About half way around a steward chap asked us to leave as dogs were now banned. He explained this was because dogs were toiletting, owners were not picking up and some stallholders had stepped in it, so they'd complained. He suggested we leave Daisy in the car (to cook???) while we looked around.

I was furious!!!! :evil: Daisy's well toilet trained and we ALWAYS, ALWAYS pick up, as all responsible owners do.

What a shame that one of the nicest things to do on a Sunday is now being made inaccessable by dogs. It's a great place for puppy socialisation.

Well, we all left with our tails between our legs. I'm still really, really upset about it!!! :evil: :evil:

Besides, who could deny a pup this cute a Sunday pootle..?
 

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How stupid is that! Most car boots I've been to publicly flaunt the rules and laws about selling knock off labels, pirate dvd's etc, selling meat and other perishables yet they come down heavy on dog owners! 8O

Well that's another reason for me to avoid these rip off and somewhat shady little grubby bizarres.
 

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never known a car boot to ban dogs either. We did one on Saturday and there were loads of dogs around all well behaved, we even leave a bowl of water near the stall for them.

Its just mad
 
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Oh what a shame. Boot Fairs are usually a great place to do a bit of socialising....Lots of people, children, noise, dogs, prams, etc, etc and I'm often to be seen walking a young dog round the stalls, even though I would never usually go anywhere near the places.

I can sort of see why they have banned dogs though, as I've seen so many dogs cocking their legs up stalls all over the goods, or dogs pooing and the owners just pretending they didn't see it happen. It is such a shame that a few spoil things for the responsible dog owners amongst us, once again. :roll:
 

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I can see both sides of this.
Unfortunately there are people who spoil it for everyone.

I agree, dogs enjoy the outing and its lovely to take them along! But, I have seen dogs mess at boot sales before are its utterly disgusting. One of my friends ended up trodding in a heap of dog dirt and it really does spoil the day, especially the car journey home with the stench of another dogs dirt wafting about!

These few selected people who don't pick up spoil it for everyone and unfortunately you cant start picking and choosing who gets allowed in, no matter how well trained the dog might be.

The minority always spoil it, although i think a better way of going about things would be to have more animal control wardens going about these places MAKING SURE people pick up after their dog! That way people could still have nice outings with their dogs and these irresponsible owners might just get taught a lesson when they find a £60 fine in their hand for not picking up after their dog!
 

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You can't blame the car boot organisers, blame the irresponsible dog owners who let their dogs crap everywhere.

The minority spoil it for the majority unfortunately.
 

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I'm fed up with dog owners being an easy target - and it's something that seems to be happening increasingly looking at all the dog control orders councils are considering :(
 

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I had a stall at a car boot sale last year, and some very odd looking people allowed their dog to poo right in front of some stalls. Some of the stall holders got very angry and got the steward, who asked the owners to clear it up - they refused. Absolutely disgusting behaviour, so I can see why dogs get banned. We all suffer because of the behaviour of a few.
 
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