Vale of Ah Reserve

Auld Avenue Milperra NSW 2214

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  • Toilets

Features: cricket pitch, picnic facilities, shade shelter, waterside view, touch/oztag football fields, public toilets.

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Last Updated: March 21, 2014 - Does this listing need updating? Let us know

46 Comments

  1. Lorraine McHugh
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    This is a huge area with lots of places for dogs to explore. Ther are stands of trees and paddling pool for dogs to cool off. There are dog and human water facilities . There is also a dog agility course for you and your dog to try. A small shelter is nearby to sit and watch your dogs or you can walk around the fenceline. My dogs love it..I just wish it was closer to me as its a 30 km round trip from where I live.

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  2. Jo
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    WOW found out about this park from a friend of a friend, what a fantastic park, so big and clean and well maintained. We met lots of people & dogs, all were friendly, I will deffinately be visiting this park on a regular basis!

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  3. Laura
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    Went to this park first time today – it’s HUGE and completely fenced!

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  4. Dog owner
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    I go to this park all the time, once or twice a week. I was disgusted when I went tonight. There was a staffy X that was jumping and scratching and nipping at my sons face. I ran to him and tried to push the dog away but it wouldnt stop. I had to yell out who owns this dog. The owner did not come over, she was too busy gasbagging to even notice what her dog was doing. By this time I was so upset. We had words, as cause I think if you take your dog to a dog park you are still responsible for what it is doing while there, it does not get to hurt people there just cause it is a dog park. She thought it was okay that her dog did this and tried to put blame on me. I am a person with morals and if either one of my dogs where jumping, scratching or nipping at a person or child I would call it or run over and stop it. I would also apologize, not try put blame on them. I was really disappointed in other people that where at the park. None of them helped out, obviously know the women. What has this world come to. As I was leaving one of their dogs was attached by a new comers dog. I believe in bad karma coming back to you, but never seen it work this fast. One day a dog will hurt one of her kids, but lets hope for her sake the owner is nicer than her.

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    1. Paul
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      I was there when that incident took place and I would consider your response a massive over action.

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      1. Dof owner
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        you wouldn’t say that if it was your child being jumped on and scratched, while the owner just stood there and talked, then instead of coming over and apologising for her dogs actions and taking him away tried blame the child being attacked who was by the way doing nothing but walking around with me. You all reacted more to a dog being attacked by another. I’m sorry, but when you go to a dog park it is still your responsibility to watch your dog, and take action if it is out of control. The thing I’m upset about is not that the dog was jumping over and at my son’s head but that the owner didn’t react at all to stop it, then started to try and blame me and my son for what her dog was doing. Maybe I’m old school but that is just not something a nearing person would do. I just hope her dog dosent seriously hurt someone next time, cause she obviously would do nothing tostop it.

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        1. Pfftt..
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          Never take food into a dog park.

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      2. laura palmer
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        I think if this lady and her son were distressed by the incident it was not an over reaction. How dare you assume this . Typical of the redneck, backwater hillbillies I encountered at this park today.

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    2. Coral Tarlinton
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      Owners are responsible for their dog’s behaviour, however, a child under the age of 10yrs should not be in an off leash dog park & then the child should not run around as this will encourage a dog with high prey drives to chase. I don’t know how old your child is but it is much safer for a child to stay out of a dog park as there are too many dogs with different personalities.

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  5. Tizziel
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    Pity this dog owner left out that the staffie was a 6mnth old pup, and and the reason the pup jumped was that her child was eating chips. She also left out that the dog owner did come across and that a nurse who was present checked her child and there were no injuries. Of course at times there are incidents at a dog park, especially one as large and popular as Vale of Au, There are puppies who are learning to socialise and other dogs there for exercise. There are protective dogs, shy dogs, small dogs and large dogs. It is a pity that this owner decided to vent spleen and omit some details. If, as you claim, to be a regular user of the park, you would have known the owners who were there – they are there almost every day for a few hours. You would also know that dogs, all dogs, find treats almost irresistible. This owner was fortunate that it was a playful puppy who tried for the ‘treats’ her son was holding.. To ill-wish another dog owner is not the behaviour I expect of dog people.

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  6. Anthony
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    Fantastic place to let your dog socialise. Will be attending weekly whilst the summer still gives us nice long days. The park a spot light for night walks to.

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  7. Coral Tarlinton
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    Unfortunately the toilets are locked on week days & only open on the weekend if there is a sporting activity on.
    Otherwise the park is great for dogs.
    Some owners are irresponsible & do not pick up after their dog.

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  8. Cheryl
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    I am new to this park and it is very good , all fenced in my Bronte a golden retriever loves it sooooo much she I think wants to live there . Was there today twice and the river fun. she knows all the good spots . Some of the dogs scare me I have to say but, most are great . The owners are quick to talk to their dogs and make me feel ok very quickly .
    Today a bull dog was left inside the two gates on this very hot day . I was not sure why so i did not want to let him in or out . Gave him a drink and could not see his name . A lovely man I chatted to as I left was giving him a little run and then a nice lady come and knew him Walter so was taking Walter home .

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  9. Lara
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    Hey this is a great dog park to come to but really it isn’t a great place. I have a border collie feamale that comes down here and personally I think people can do better. As I have seen people watch or ignore there dogs as there doing a poo and not cleaning it up which really gets to me because I have and see many people step in it and it’s not nice. Don’t just think of us think of you coming down and stepping in dog poo how would. U like that for us to come down leave our dogs poo lying around for you. To step in it personally u shouldn’t come to the dog park if your not going to follow rules such as picking up your dogs poo.And the other thing is people brining dogs down that are on heat that have attacked my dog and I’m not happy at all.and people bring. Dogs down that have attacked. Like I have seen a husky attack a small dog with broken ribs and punctured lungs. And a German Shepard x that punctured dogs skin and saying if my dogs on a mussel your dogs should be on a mussel and it’s not fear to us that have to leave and they stay

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    1. Jess
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      It is a shame that there are so many useless people around. There is a reason why there are plastic bags at the entrances. As much as I don’t like picking up my dogs poop, I still do it because I know that I don’t want to step in it.
      Apart from the ignorance of other people, I really like this park. My dogs love interacting with the other dogs and then going for a dip in the many entrances to the “Beach”.
      One thing is missing though, a little pop up coffee shop/cafe. That would be perfect.

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  10. Belinda
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    My dog loves this park also and I love to see him run freely and play with the other dogs. He loves to lay in the pool to cool down and then get out and play again.
    I agree with you Jess, a small cafe would be perfect.

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  11. Kelly
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    I am new to this park but my little 10 month old pup loves it. I am trying to find out what dog park ettiquette is and I cant find anything. The reason I am asking this is that the last time I took my girl there a staffy kept trying to attack her and I had to put my overly friendly pup on the lead until they left. The staffy also tried to attack other dogs there too. Then another man came in and had to hold his dog to ensure it didnt get my girl… Why are these people even bringing unsocialised, unfriendly dogs to a dog park?? shouldn’t they be the ones on the lead until they are better socialised?

    the othe reason is because my girl is definatley to friendly and she runs full speed to other dogs to play and I cant call her back while she is on her ‘mission’… I guess she will earn in time time to not run to them.. hopefully.

    Also there was a whole heap of large dog poo throughout the large grassed area..

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    1. laura palmer
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      I agree

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  12. Sandra
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    This park is great on weekdays, but a lot of huskies and other nordic dogs go there Saturday and Sunday mornings. They can be real aggressive to small dogs and older dogs. They seem to have a pack like mentality and pick on the other dogs while the owners sit around and laugh at each other. Also a lot of people don’t pick up their dogs waste

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    1. Norm
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      Oh Sandra, you are are so far from the truth that is very funny. your lies and mis truths are your biggest downfall. This person comments have no bases for and as one of the Huskies owners that goes to this park several times a week, who has two of my Huskies attached and damaged cause to by aggressive un control dogs i find this some what bullshit story by Sandra. So at no time are my four out of my sight and if they start to get a little excited I’m the 1st one to come over and walk them away. My four huskies and total the opposite to your comment and yes there pack but they usually stick together, at no time in the 18 months of going to this park have we had any issue. Matter of fact Sandra I’m the 1st to waste my poo bags and pick up other dogs SHIT only cause i want to protect my dogs from the diseases found in shit, also its me that walks around the park and picks up all the golf balls at 6:30am and it can be hundreds only so dogs don’t choke on golf balls and cost $3000 to have it removed, its me and others that call council when the idiots come into park and steal the gates and smash chairs and tables……Sandra why don’t you come over and say hello and may be meet the owners and animals, instead of judging people…I’m proud to own Huskies and to rescue them and give them a home that has a reasonable owner, Sandra i think you have really gone about it the wrong way and i think you have a bad experience but i can tell you know its has not been one of my 4 huskies….wake up your self and get educate before you make comments……

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    2. Anthony C
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      Hi Sandra,
      I was going to get really pissed off and come out fighting but thought different. I am one of the “Husky and Other Nordic Dog” people you were talking about. First off i want to educate you. Arctic dogs have a different style of play, they bare teeth make noise and look like they are being aggressive. But i can assure you that is not the case. Arctic dogs are one of the most sweetest and loyal dog breeds you can have.

      To sate that the owners just sit and laugh, let me tell you this, we all know each other our dogs know us, if we see one of our dogs playing a bit rough with small dogs, we step in even if its not our dog. None or our Dogs have been aggressive to another dog, so to say that our dogs are aggressive is a false statement.

      Sandra my name is Anthony I’m down there Sunday mornings came have a chat and we can educate you on the arctic breeds. You can’t miss me Big Guy Long hair

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    3. laura palmer
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      I found this to be true> I was mocked and laughed when I felt threatened.

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    4. julie
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      I totally agree with what norm said Sandra. What’s up lost for words. And they are Arctics not Nordics.

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  13. Jono
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    Vale of Ah is amazing I have 2 very friendly and playful alaskan malamutes, they love getting to know all dogs big or small.

    Sandra, if you had the time to come over and actually speak to us and learn how our dogs react to other dogs you’d understand you have nothing to worry about. It’s fearful people like yourself who keep the park segregated. Most bad incidents that take place in the park do not involve arctic dogs.

    We are animal lovers just like you.

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  14. Mel
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    Hi

    I go down on Saturday and Sunday mornings to the park every weekend and I disagree that the arctic dogs (huskies) are aggressive. If you observe closely the arctic dogs usually stick together and play with one another rather than the smaller dogs in the park.

    With little dogs and puppies I have even seen them get down to their level to play with them. I find it is usually the smaller dogs, due to small dog syndrome, are the ones that get aggressive as they tend to snarl or snap at the arctic dogs and then their owners run over thinking that their dog is being attacked by the larger dog, which is clearly not the case.

    Last weekend I saw a small white dog try to attack one of arctic dogs and the arctic dog just sat there not retaliating. So to say arctic dogs are aggressive to small dogs is a huge misconception. Sure there can be some out there that may be aggressive but none of arctic dogs that come down on Saturday/Sunday mornings are.

    Arctic dogs are often mistaken as being aggressive because they have wolf like features, their ears are pointed and their hair tends to stand up, which is why smaller dogs tend to mistake that as a sign of aggression and start snarling at them. If you research Arctic dogs in general you will find that they are a pack like animal originally used to protect the community and what is perceived as being aggressive is just them playing with each other.

    All the Arctic owners I know are quite attentive and know what their dog is doing at all times. Some of them even go around the park cleaning up other dogs poo so that others don’t step in it or their dogs don’t eat it. So to say they sit around laughing at each other and not watching their dogs is incorrect.

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  15. Husky owner
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    To Kelly: this is a fantastic dog park i previously went 7 days a week 2 hours a day. You need to understand when your dog is new to the park dogs need to establish who is alpha — girl or boy– unfortunately this does mean you will get annoying dogs trying to attack… I would say just keep up with it… It takes a bit but they get there on the end. You are right of someone’s dog is attacking they should be the ones and 90% of people do do something about it. As for weekends. I encourage you to come down on a Sunday morning around 9am. People like Sandra have never taken the time out to actually say hello and have a conversation. In all the Sundays I’ve been at the park (coming onto two years now) I have seen one husky “attack” a dog which it was a husky that rarely comes down. Between them they look aggressive but that is how they play… Sandra is much like the common society that doesn’t even take the time out to learn someone before they judge. My dog is by far considered the alpha male and has NEVER initiated an attack on anyone the only dog he has ever bitten took over six months of everyday the dog biting him on the face and his tongue. Notice I didn’t say attack he literally growled the dog down and warn him for about 15 mins before he bit down once for the first time…. My dog you look at him and hear him and even husky owners get worried. But you talk to the people that had the opinion of Sandra but took the step to get to know us and he is everyone’s favourite. So please do come down on a Sunday morning walk straight into the group and say hi! We have many people who own different breed who love playing with ours. We would be happy to show you how out dogs sound vs how they actually are! As for the “pack” mentally that is not strictly to arctic breeds in fact my boy actually defends other breeds much more than he does his own. Sandra, maybe you should do the same come say hi spend half hour with us. And also the comment about dog poo, we are a poo police within ourselves we have people looking out everywhere and if we miss it someone sees us and let’s is know. Just because we are friends doesn’t mean we let each other ruin our park. I think it’s the worse thing for people to come onto something like this where people who have a bad experience judge and make comment. To anyone who reads this in the future come down a few times judge for yourself. Yes a new pup gets sniff because it’s new like kids at Christmas but soon enough it’s just another regular.

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  16. Jenny
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    Arctic owners,
    You don’t clean up your mess, you leave tables and chairs all over the park, do not clean dog poop, and mostly don’t have control of your dogs, They growl and bark/howl all the time they are there.

    My shepherd was harassed a few weekends ago by a white husky and the owner just laughed.

    If you can not control your dogs DO NOT COME TO THE PARK!!!!!

    We have contacted the council and make a complaint.

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    1. Norm
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      Oh Jenny…….

      I have four of those huskies and I for one walk around that park at 6am and pick up several bags of POO and numerous occasions, Next time i do it i will make sure that i walk over and dump the bags in your sorry face and then you can decide who shit belongs to who’s dog and enforce your park police bullying tactics……..You can’t talk i have seen your German Sheppard shit and you don’t get of you arse to go pick it…..You show me the signs that states the the chairs have to be returned to any area once use, who the hell made you the park police…….Its me that goes around in the mornings and picks up the hundreds of golf balls to protect all the dogs from swallowing them and costing owners thousands of dollars in vet bills…….wake up to your self we know who you are and don’t care for your park police rules. You are never there on a Sunday morning so how the can you comment when your not there and its rare that i have mine there in the afternoon simply cause you and your park police tactic’s. Take your fold up chairs and your water bucket and go some were else…..and who could move those tables any way they weigh a tonne so before you comment get the facts right, but that’s ok council are going to remove all the dumped chairs and tables and fine the next person that dumps then in the park. Why don’t you walk your dog around, it may help you to loose some weight also….your a liar and a trouble maker….

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    2. Norm
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      Furthermore – If you actually took the time to get to know people you might be actually quite surprised. And to that you goes and graffiti’s a rescue group charity fund raiser night flyer to get there point across. Me and my mate made those flyers up for the rescue group and no cost to them to help them out, the issue of the hair left on the ground had nothing to do with the rescue group or myself but people at the park take it our on our flyers…..Seriously who does this, what sort of childish act is it to graffiti a community no profit organisation that is trying to save these beautiful, animals….it just shows one thing your a trouble maker and compulsive complainer and made be you should grow up and act your age……its not your park, it a tax payer funded park paid by rate payers….get a life, no one cares about you and your lies, we all know who you are, take your bully tactics and go find another park, no one cares for you……….

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    3. laura palmer
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      These people think they own the park and can behave however they please. I am sure when their dogs attack others they see it as some form of entertainment. Bring camp chairs and beer!!!

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    4. julie
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      Oh Jenny you are just a pain in the butt. It’s because of you and people like you that the council is considering closing the park.
      We go down there to give our dogs a good run. It’s a dog park not a people park. Why don’t YOU find somewhere else to go and cause problems.
      You’re the reason that all the chairs are gone and the water bowls etc. so my advice to you is to pull your head in and just mind your own business.
      You are coming very close to legal action so shut up.

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  17. Cheryl
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    Jenny,

    I don’t think you should be putting all Arctic Owners in the same basket, we go to the park one morning a week. My partner picks up our dog poo and even picks up others dog poo as well sometimes 3 or 4 bags full of poo. Our dogs don’t growl at any other dogs and are quite friendly, yes they make noises when they play with other arctic breeds, but don’t all dogs bark?.

    I don’t know what dog your referring to, we have control over our dogs unlike some of the people in the park and our dogs have actually been attacked and bitten by other breeds of dogs in the park including a German Shepard.

    We have actually contacted the council as well and have requested that the rangers come down to the park to see for themselves how dangerous and out of control our dogs are, as a matter of fact they were there last weekend and said our dogs were all friendly and were no problem at all, they did say that the person who complained is a chronic complainer.

    As for the chairs and tables, the chairs are always all over the park, and the table I do t think we could lift it if we tried.

    It is a public dog park and is not owned or controlled by you Jenny.

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  18. Jenny
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    Hi Norm,
    My husband and I have only been a few times during the week so if it wasn’t you then don’t worry I was not pointing fingers.

    It was a white husky with a orange collar. The owner was brushing fur everywhere and his dog was being really rough with our 9 year old Sheppard. The guy was moving chairs all over the place and not cleaning up after the dog.

    Again I don’t know who it was so I’m not pointing fingers, so please don’t take it personally if it was not you.

    I tried to talk to the owner but he brushed me off.

    I’m sure your dogs are wonderful and thank you for cleaning up after messy people.

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    1. Norm
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      Good Evening Jenny,

      Well there seems to be two Jenny’s and both have German Sheppard’s who seem to be at the park in the afternoon and the one we know has been coming as long as we have been going and our black and white husky who is over 2 years old now. The Jenny we all know sits on her fold out chair and throws her dogs ball and some times mine have been known to take it but i always get it off them and give back no questions ask. I have a white husky but we have never own and orange collar for him as all my huskies have color collars and leads and our white one has always had Black collars.

      So i wish to apologies if this is not you but the Jenny we all know off have been a pain in our arse since we took our puppy husky there over two years ago…

      We actually know who the Jenny is as she has one of the husky owners as a friend on facebook….

      https://www.facebook.com/jenny.wells.758

      Again apologies if this is not you…..

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  19. Jenny
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    Hi again Norm,
    Thank you for an apology, no that is not me, but I can see the confusion. Like I mentioned above, we have only been a few times to that park, usually when it’s quiet during the early hours of the week day as it gets really busy on weekends. Please except my apologies for attacking Husky owners in general, that was most definitely not a smart move on my behalf and I can appreciate you standing up for your breed, I was just venting.
    I guess like all dog breeds there are good and bad in all, as well as owners. Again, pleas except my apology.
    JS

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  20. Jessica
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    As of late Vale of Ah dog park has become a place with a very uncomfortable vibe especially for the ‘regulars’ over he said, she said, her dog did this, these dogs did that.
    I think we all need to remember the reason we are at the dog park, and that is too get our dogs out of the house to socialize and be active.
    It’s about the dogs not us!!
    People may have their issues about what is an what isn’t appropriate for the dog park, with everyone sharing a different view and causing so much conflict.
    We all need to sit back and remember that everyone at the dog park has one thing is common and that’s our love for our dogs.
    So next time someone personally attacks a person, or group of people based on their views or responsibilities we should remember our own.
    If everyone cleaned up and supervised their own dogs and we went back to the amazing friendly dog park which we have the reputation for everyone would be much happier :)

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  21. Kelly
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    WOW! Its a dog park.. dogs growl, bark, bite its their nature.. My little dog some of you may have seen her a little tan and white long haired tibetan spaniel named Milly.. She will run up to every dog and say hi it doesnt matter if it is a Great Dane or a poodle and I have only ever had one or two issues.
    The last time I was there she was running in and out and of the Husky group and all the dogs were great with her and so were the owners.
    We are all very lucky that most of the dogs and owners at our park are friendly lets keep it that way.. Yes there is dog poop around and yes it annoys me but I still love taking Milly to hang out with her friends.

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  22. The Chook
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    Dear Dog Owners,
    I have been attending Val of Ah for the last 3 years, usually Monday to Friday. Monday is , side step the dog crap , left behind by your casual weekend dog attendees , too lazy to take a bag or bend over and pick up their pet’s excrement. Grooming of your dog – if you like grooming your dog at the park , do everyone a favour, take a rake with you and rake up the hair instead of leaving it on the grass. Same as picking up your dog’s crap.
    To the moron that complained to the council and had the tables, chairs and dog bath removed, give yourself an uppercut. There are a lot of elderly people attend the park and appreciate being able to sit down, especially on a hot day. The dog bath was removed , from under the tap , now the dogs can’t cool off .
    Finally , to Norm , your comment “October 7, 2014 at 8.30pm” , get your facts right.

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  23. The Chook
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    Noticed my post of 23/10/14 got taken down. Who controls this website? It was not offensive , just telling it how it is.

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  24. Mark
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    Good Morning people, some of you may know me as i walk my dogs every morning down at the park between 6am-7am and i mean very morning rain hail sunshine every-time, and have done for the last 3 1/2years.
    Firstly the park is there for every dog big or small black or white, so when people make statements along the lines of “you cant throw a ball or your dog must be desexed or my dog doesn’t like staffies because it was attacked by one” doesn’t really hold water because then your dog has the issue not being socialize properly.
    I know that it maybe hard to hear but if my 2 dogs can get over a few attacks then others can too. Yes my dogs are still weary of that breed but our dogs can tell friend or foe, they will wag tails the hair on the back of the neck will stay down and there wont be a neck to neck confrontation, if any of those things happen then walk away as calmly as possible and explain that to the person so that hopefully you can both stop a confrontation from happening and maybe try to keep a half park distance, if the the person choices to do nothing then report that person because that is the type of person we don’t want down at the park but talk first.
    Know i mean that in the best possible way because i know we all love our dogs and our dogs don’t ever do anything wrong, but the fact is if your dog takes another dogs ball and that dog then gets aggressive because his ball was taken then don’t bring a ball down on the flip side if your dog steals other dogs balls then bring a ball down for your dog because owners bring items down for there dogs to play with not have another dog take it and not return it.
    The chairs and tables that’s easy DO NOT bring them down as sitting around in the park means your dogs will play in the same little area and when people walk around the park and come back to that area some dogs will think its there area and try to be dominant over that little area simply because the owners are not moving around.
    The clam shells that people put water into again don’t bring them down as some dogs will claim the clam shell and its surrounding area as there own and they will attack making it impossible for other dogs to be able to get a drink form the tap.
    The park is for every dog its meant to be walked as that is why your are bringing down the pets that you all love so much. As i said we love our dogs and hate fights so don’t bring foreign objects down that might create a fight or form any sort of aggression.
    I to hate the dog poo that people don’t pick up and yes i have seen Norm pick up other dogs poo and he has picked up some of the golf balls i have pick up the others as i know the damage they can do when swallowed. I haven’t seen Norms dogs attack anyone elses dogs so to that i cant comment, my dogs have had issues with the Husky and Malamute breed so i am always weary of them but i haven’t had any issues with the weekend crowd mind you i am leaving just as they arrive so i cant really comment as to what happens when i have left.
    Norm and the other Nordic dog owners why have you left the park if your dogs are so good? As i said i am down every morning without fail and haven’t seen you for a few i thought you would have wanted to show that you and the other owners are good owners and wouldn’t wanted to be bullied out of the park which it appears you have been, sometimes you have to stand up for what is right and show others the truth behind what your are saying.
    I don’t ever write anything on blogs but my wife found this blog and showed me and i felt i had to write something because there has be a fair playing field for everyone and as my dogs have been attacked and has other people you cannot look at the dogs look at the owners and i am sure that you will see that a dickhead owner will have a dickhead dog the 2 go together.
    I always try to stick up for all dogs that get bullied in the park as i remember what it was like when my 2 were young so i endeavor to make sure that no dog gets bullied and that’s when if it does talk to the owners and make them aware of your personal feelings so that the owner can try to curtail the dogs bad habits, you must try dialogue before tarnishing all Nordic dogs with the same brush and that is coming from an owner who has had a few run ins with the Nordic breeds.
    Lastly i would like to say the park is there for all dogs to enjoy and we are lucky enough to have one of the best if not the best off the leash parks in NSW, so lets look after it and our be-love pets.

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  25. Tizziel
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    Firstly, I am the owner of Moppet, the long haired miniature dachshund, and before that Sandi, the whippet. Most owners know the dogs long before their owners. STOP the personal abuse. It is unacceptable and wrong. It reflects badly on the person doing the abusing and is a cause for concern for the person being abused. There are dogs who need socializing and training, so stop taking any comment re a breed personally. Dogs that pack can be intimidating, to dogs and to owners. Un-neutered males who want to be park alpha can also be a problem. Most of the owners who use the park are responsible and do their best to control their dogs and clean up. Others do not. The “dumping” around the park perimeter is unlikely to be done by dog owners, since it forms a hazard to the dogs. I do not care who removed the chairs and tables, they were there for everyone’s convenience and I hope Council sees its way clear to provide more seating around the park. Not everyone is equally mobile, and as far as I am aware, good health is not a prerequisite for dog ownership. Since joining the park community, I have found friendship and support through some trying times. Socialization is just as important to humans as it is to dogs. I am most thankful for the facility, I just wish the toilets were open more often.

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    1. Mark
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      Hello Tizziel you are correct it is not a prerequisite to be in good health to be a dog owner but don’t you think that walking around with your dog is a fun way to get a little healthier??
      Even if its just a few laps??
      If you are just going to sit around and watch your dog run up and down in the same 10-20mtres then why not stay at home??
      The chairs and tables being in the park are objects that should not be in the park because i have seen dogs run into when they are running around and having a good time and injuring themselves in doing so.
      You are supposed to be there for your dogs so that they can be socialized and exercised not for your dogs to sit around and then bully other dogs when they come back around because your dog takes exception that another dog is coming into his claim territory after all dogs are territorial and that is they natural way so by walking around they are taught that the park is no ones and yet everyone’s.
      I think it is the best off leash park in NSW and that its there for everyone so a little thought for others goes a long way and remember its for our dogs not us as humans we can communicate in many different ways our dogs really only have this one outlet.
      If people wish to sit them there are little huts just outside the park or you have the hut that is inside the park toward the back as well as two bench sits again toward the back in front of the centre clump of trees and then in between the centre and back clump of trees if you feel the need to sit.

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  26. Cheryl
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    We have left as we don’t need any drama we want to enjoy our dogs and the park not have drama with people saying they did this and they did that. Besides we have a park just around the corner so the only day we go is Sunday, and now that the ranger comes every Sunday we have had no dramas at all and the ranger can’t understand why the Arctic dogs were reported anyway. As for the tables and chairs the ranger said it’s public liability and they had to go. The very first time we went to the dg ark which was 18mo the ago we were told by a lady that we don’t like huskies in this park, so from day 1 we have had to put up with this nonsense.

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  27. john brown
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    Nice park but watch out for the packs of locals that will gang together to attack you or your dog

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  28. Julio
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    I found out about this park from taking my girl to touch footy for school sport, we all got excited to come down their but after reading all the comments
    NO THANKS !!! I live about 15 minutes from the Park but I rather drive for a good 45 to an Hour to a park where Dogs and most importantly people
    have respect for other people and their dogs no matter what breed !!!!

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