Ban Squirt Bottles from the dog park.
  • Petitioned Brooklyn Park, Minnesota Parks & Recreations

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Brooklyn Park, Minnesota Parks & Recreations

Ban Squirt Bottles from the dog park.

    1. Danielle Bohm
    2. Petition by

      Danielle Bohm

      Brooklyn Park, MN

For the safety of all dogs and their owners, that any squirt bottle should be banned from the dog park due to it possibly contaning unkown liquid substance that could be harmful to animals and humans.

*On Tuesday July 11th I was at the dog park when I noticed my dog go up to an older woman who was walking in our direction towards a picnic table we were by, to say 'hi' that he has seen before. She immediatley squirted my dog in the face with an unknown liquid substance (which I can only hope was just water) from a squirt bottle as he was approaching her. I asked her if she "could please not squirt my dog". She became aggressivly hostile, pointing the nozzle of the squirt bottle at me in what I felt was a threatening manner with her hand on the bottle trigger. She claimed it was to "keep the dogs away because they slobber" and to "discipline" them.

When I went to the police for help, they insisted there is nothing they can do but protect the bully unless the rules at the park are changed. The Community Service officer left me feeling helpless & told me at one point I was over-reacting & that "If she's there, just leave, that's the simple solution."

The same goes for other dog owners who could have an issue with their dogs being squirted with an unknown substance, wether it be water or something harmful! She has unfortunatley squirted other dogs at the park & has aimed the squirt bottle at dogs - right in front of their owners.

For the safety of dogs AND their owners, please  help me stand up to get the rules changed for dog parks. We can stand up together for ALL DOGS to show this bully, the police, & the city og Brooklyn Park that we will NOT tolerate her or anyone's BULLYING and TERRORIZING behavior with a squirt bottle towards ANY dog or human at dog parks!

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    • Jim and Mary Slette BROOKLYN CENTER, MN
      • almost 2 years ago

      No one disciplines our children but us, unless I authorize so. She should have been the one to leave, since the other person was there first, or go over to the ice rink and run in there.

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    • Carol Warnke FARIBAULT, MN
      • almost 2 years ago

      Because this is a dog park and people should respect the dogs there or they shouldn't be there. This is not fair to the dogs. Why have a dog park and then be told to leave because someone did something to your dog that wasn't deserved.

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    • Sean Deneau WOODBURY, MN
      • almost 2 years ago

      its the right thing to do

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    • Claire Young MINNEAPOLIS, MN
      • almost 2 years ago

      No on e has the right to squirt your dog. It is not up to her to disipline someoneeles's pet...

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    • Chelsea Ferguson BURNSVILLE, MN
      • almost 2 years ago

      I have a dog and I would not want a stranger thinking she can discipline her. That is my job to teach her what's right and wrong. Would you go up to another person's child and spank them to discipline them? No! It's not any different from our dogs. They are our family too. If you are in a dog park, expect other dogs to come up to you. If you don't want that to happen, then play in the comfort of your own home.

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