Dog park coming soon to Eureka; groun...

Dog park coming soon to Eureka; groundbreaking slated for June, com...

There are 55 comments on the Eureka Times Standard story from May 13, 2010, titled Dog park coming soon to Eureka; groundbreaking slated for June, com.... In it, Eureka Times Standard reports that:

If the old adage that a tired dog is a good dog holds true, Eureka's canine population may be poised for a behavioral makeover.

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Arcata Reader

Grove, OK

#1 May 13, 2010
This is a great idea!
Just an Observer

Eureka, CA

#2 May 13, 2010
Well, who picks up the doggy do-do? And when the owners don't, then does it become a job for city employees & who pays for this?? It seems in this day & age when $$$ are short this is one of those luxuries that needs to be put on the back burner. The $$ raised could go to another worth while cause...hmmm. More liberal ideas---you take care of my dog....go walk your dog else where. Oh, hey the $$$ raised to go to cleaning up the dog do-do that is on the sidewalk around a favorite dog/walk area across from the zoo. Responsible dog owners (NOT)there don't pick up the droppings. Don't get me wrong, I love dogs but I think we all need to be responsible for our own dogs. Pay for them ourselves. This is city property so ultimately it will become a city responsibility. We must stop all these warm & fuzzy $$$ costing projects. This project will become another crime area. Don't allow this to happen.
Gary

Mckinleyville, CA

#3 May 13, 2010
I thought the city is in a budget crunch -a dog park? How much will the city pay to build/maintain it?
just wait

San Francisco, CA

#4 May 13, 2010
for the first bite
I hope the dog-doo park supporters have a hefty insurance fund.
ts- bout - time

Santa Rosa, CA

#5 May 13, 2010
We dog owners have been shut off the beaches for our well behaved animals to run off leash. This park is a great idea.
Personally I am tired of trying to walk my dog (on leash) in the more isolated areas of Arcata (the bottom for instance) and been greeted by lazy people "walking" their pooches off leash, while driving alongside them.
Had a verbal run in with one such numbskull recently. My dog was leashed, his wasn't, and naturally his friendly little fellow came running over to say hello to my old dog which for the past 5+ yrs has only walked on a leash. Chances are slim that anything would have happened, but I still become nervous when a dog runs over like that, since my dog is on leash. I am sure it would have been a simple butt sniff hello.
My friend lives in a fenced yard during the day, travels with me in my car, and is inside the rest of the time. We live in the country and don't have access to a safe place to walk unless we go down to this farm land. When the dog was younger we could take him to the beach. But not now. This "gentleman" informed me that I am a hippie and a pot grower, and my marijuana guard dog should be shot if he couldn't be friendly to another dog. My dog is friendly to other dogs and has never acted aggressive to another dog, only curious, and very excited: like I said with the butt snifff and carry on.
So I think the park will be wonderful where everyone can be on equal footing - all four footing.
Good luck, I'll come shopping!
Poobag

Santa Rosa, CA

#6 May 13, 2010
I carry and used pet poop bags. I walk my dogs at the Arcata Marsh. There are a few places there where you can grab a bag. I suspect the new park will be fully outfitted with the bags. OF COURSE!!!
YES

Muskogee, OK

#7 May 13, 2010
Gary wrote:
I thought the city is in a budget crunch -a dog park? How much will the city pay to build/maintain it?
hey gary looks like you must be illiterate cause it says that the park is being paid for by money raised by the committee. the city isn't paying for this. maybe eureka should pay for a class to teach you how to fucking raead so you can join the rest of human society.
SomeSay

Arcata, CA

#8 May 13, 2010
Just an Observer wrote:
Well, who picks up the doggy do-do? And when the owners don't, then does it become a job for city employees & who pays for this?? It seems in this day & age when $$$ are short this is one of those luxuries that needs to be put on the back burner. The $$ raised could go to another worth while cause...hmmm. More liberal ideas---you take care of my dog....go walk your dog else where. Oh, hey the $$$ raised to go to cleaning up the dog do-do that is on the sidewalk around a favorite dog/walk area across from the zoo. Responsible dog owners (NOT)there don't pick up the droppings. Don't get me wrong, I love dogs but I think we all need to be responsible for our own dogs. Pay for them ourselves. This is city property so ultimately it will become a city responsibility. We must stop all these warm & fuzzy $$$ costing projects. This project will become another crime area. Don't allow this to happen.
This area already IS a crime magnet. I would rather see dog do than dead bodies and hypodermic needles.
Yep

San Jose, CA

#9 May 13, 2010
Maybe with more dog owners around it will deter the less desirable elements.

I went to a dog park in Medford, and it was fully enclosed, unlike Hiller. Way better that way.

Also one in Ashland had pretty cool watering device that had permanent bowls with water that comes up through it, activated by a foot pedal. Pretty cool.
YES

Muskogee, OK

#10 May 13, 2010
SomeSay wrote:
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This area already IS a crime magnet. I would rather see dog do than dead bodies and hypodermic needles.
i support your position
Bad Human

Fremont, CA

#11 May 13, 2010
Just an Observer wrote:
Well, who picks up the doggy do-do? And when the owners don't, then does it become a job for city employees & who pays for this?? It seems in this day & age when $$$ are short this is one of those luxuries that needs to be put on the back burner. The $$ raised could go to another worth while cause...hmmm. More liberal ideas---you take care of my dog....go walk your dog else where. Oh, hey the $$$ raised to go to cleaning up the dog do-do that is on the sidewalk around a favorite dog/walk area across from the zoo. Responsible dog owners (NOT)there don't pick up the droppings. Don't get me wrong, I love dogs but I think we all need to be responsible for our own dogs. Pay for them ourselves. This is city property so ultimately it will become a city responsibility. We must stop all these warm & fuzzy $$$ costing projects. This project will become another crime area. Don't allow this to happen.
Comments like this... are why I like my dogs better than most people. We pay taxes for schools for your bastard kids, you can live with our dog park.
Bad Human

Fremont, CA

#12 May 13, 2010
just wait wrote:
for the first bite
I hope the dog-doo park supporters have a hefty insurance fund.
You must be one of those people who bought "Sky is Falling" insurance. Look up before you go outside today!
Money Hungry Bitcho

Newark, CA

#13 May 13, 2010
You can always eat the dogsh##, it won't kill you just ask any Humboldt bum.
B Mitchell

Redwood City, CA

#14 May 13, 2010
Bad Human wrote:
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Comments like this... are why I like my dogs better than most people. We pay taxes for schools for your **** kids, you can live with our dog park.
And kids have to be afraid of your **** dogs. Ever see a full grown shephard put its paws on the shoulders of a 5 year old and the owner says "he likes you" and does nothing about it? I have! The mother of the child should have sued the dog owner but was trying to calm her child shaking in fear afterwards.
Bad Human

Fremont, CA

#15 May 13, 2010
B Mitchell wrote:
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And kids have to be afraid of your **** dogs. Ever see a full grown shephard put its paws on the shoulders of a 5 year old and the owner says "he likes you" and does nothing about it? I have! The mother of the child should have sued the dog owner but was trying to calm her child shaking in fear afterwards.
Sounds like a case of bad ownership... once again bad human! If you teach your children to fear everything in the world, they will grow up to be neurotic adults, who find something as simple as a dog park threatening.
Fuller Bud Man

Oceanside, CA

#16 May 13, 2010
I think that people that take the time to take
their dog to a dog park tend to be conscientious
about picking up stuff and controlling their animals.
And there are dozens of off-leash dog parks in California.
http://www.dogfriendly.com/
B Mitchell

Redwood City, CA

#17 May 13, 2010
Bad Human wrote:
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Sounds like a case of bad ownership... once again bad human! If you teach your children to fear everything in the world, they will grow up to be neurotic adults, who find something as simple as a dog park threatening.
You are partially correct, it is irresponsible ownership and I see it often. People who let their dog "Precious" crap in my and my neighbors yard then walk away are the ones to blame, a dog dumps where it feels necessary but the owner should be responsible.

That 5 year old little girl is now in her late teens and will still not go near dogs and I can understand that. I suppose if a gorilla put its paws or hands (not sure which) on my shoulders even at my age now I would probably have a problem with m o n k e y s. Sorry about the spaces, Topix handles the word as being vulgar.

I like dogs but you who own them and are irresponsible should understand that your dog Precious is a representation of you when they go bad.

http://dogs.about.com/cs/breedprofiles/a/mean...
Bad Human

Fremont, CA

#18 May 13, 2010
B Mitchell wrote:
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You are partially correct, it is irresponsible ownership and I see it often. People who let their dog "Precious" crap in my and my neighbors yard then walk away are the ones to blame, a dog dumps where it feels necessary but the owner should be responsible.
That 5 year old little girl is now in her late teens and will still not go near dogs and I can understand that. I suppose if a gorilla put its paws or hands (not sure which) on my shoulders even at my age now I would probably have a problem with m o n k e y s. Sorry about the spaces, Topix handles the word as being vulgar.
I like dogs but you who own them and are irresponsible should understand that your dog Precious is a representation of you when they go bad.
http://dogs.about.com/cs/breedprofiles/a/mean...
Responsibility is pretty much the key to everything. Dog owners that don't pick up their dog crap ruin it for others. People that don't properly train their animals are bad owners. It all comes back to responsible ownership. I agree not all dog owners are responsible, and that is a shame. What I find worse is irresponsible parents... their children grow up to be thieves, rapists, murderes, etc... I'm sorry to hear the child in question still fears dogs, they are some of the best people I know.
Bill Halitnan

Newark, CA

#19 May 13, 2010
Try a cork, shove it in your dog's rear end.
blf

Manor, TX

#20 May 13, 2010
Groundbreaking!!? What is there to ground break? You let dogs off the leash, they run around, chase off the wildlife, fight with each other and crap all over everything, end of story. What are you going to do put in "doggy" toys? Doggy toilets would be more appropriate.

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