Pets off-leash at Kalamalka Lake Provincial Park

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Pets off-leash at Kalamalka Lake Provincial Park

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For the past 4 weekends, my family and I have been hiking thru Kalamalka Lake Provincial park enjoying the spring like weather. During our hikes more than 90% of the pets we encountered were off-leach, both on trails and on the people only section of Corsen’s bay beach.
Our 4 year old daughter is very afraid of dogs, since she's been attacked twice. This has proved to be very distressing to my daughter as the pets that are off-leash running up to her and has reduced the enjoy ability of our outings, with us having to pick her up or shield her from these dogs.
It is clearly stated on the BC Parks website http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/bcparks/explor ... amalka_lk/
, that pets are to be on-leach at all times except for the 2 designated areas.
I feel that there is not enough signage to remind pet owners that their pets are required to be on-leach at all times in the park and can only be off-leach at the 2 designated pet-friendly beach areas.
I would like to remind pet owners that they are responsible for knowing and abiding the rules when they have their pets with them, keep them on-leach, clean up after them. Because when they decide to be the animals that there are and they injure someone because of your negligence, there will be financial and emotional repercussions.
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Signage wont matter...these people know they arent allowed to have dogs of leash. The type of person who does this does it every chance they get and have been told many time by others to put their pets on a leash but they don't care. They think their pet is so special and deserves to not have a leash so they break the rules cuz it doesnt apply to them.

A certain percentage of people are just self-absorbed narcissists.
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Palliser wrote:Signage wont matter...these people know they arent allowed to have dogs of leash. The type of person who does this does it every chance they get and have been told many time by others to put their pets on a leash but they don't care. They think their pet is so special and deserves to not have a leash so they break the rules cuz it doesnt apply to them.

A certain percentage of people are just self-absorbed narcissists.


sad but true.Its always that's not my dog as my dog is obeadiant and friendly and therefore poses no danger and therefore the leash rule does not apply to me

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Buy some dog repellant spray. When the free running dog runs up to your child spray the dog. If the owner gets belligerent and comes at you, let them have it as well.
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Law should be changed....

"When safe to do so and not in harm of people, Conservation officers allowed to shoot to kill domesticated animals as they are not wildlife and can endanger wildlife and habitat in any provincial and Federal Parkland"

Blow away a few fifi and fidos and people will get the picture.
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Symbonite wrote:Law should be changed....

"When safe to do so and not in harm of people, Conservation officers allowed to shoot to kill domesticated animals as they are not wildlife and can endanger wildlife and habitat in any provincial and Federal Parkland"

Blow away a few fifi and fidos and people will get the picture.


I say shoot the Dumb *bleep* owner its not the dogs fault here at all.its ignorant dumb *bleep* dog owners
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My bet is a lot of the same people drive in the left lane, speed, tailgate, ride their bikes two or more abreast impeding traffic etc., etc.. They are all ignorant dumb *bleep*'s.
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Smurf wrote:My bet is a lot of the same people drive in the left lane, speed, tailgate, ride their bikes two or more abreast impeding traffic etc., etc.. They are all ignorant dumb *bleep*'s.


I tailgate but only if your in the left lane impeding traffic
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And that makes it right?????????????????????
Do You do it if the person is travelling the speed limit?
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Smurf wrote:And that makes it right?????????????????????
Do You do it if the person is travelling the speed limit?


you bet I do and that's why there bringing back the old law that stated "slower traffic keep right"
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Just wanted to know if you are a speeder also which you are since that is the only way you could catch up. That tells the whole story doesn't it.

Better get back on topic.
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Smurf wrote:And that makes it right?????????????????????
Do You do it if the person is travelling the speed limit?


wanderingman wrote:you bet I do and that's why there bringing back the old law that stated "slower traffic keep left"



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Is there a keep left at the park?
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Only if you're off leash.
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We keep our dogs to the right ... more fun stuff for them too explore. But they are always on a leash in Kal Park ... albeit a long leash so they have a chance to explore and gives me the control to reel them in when I need to.
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