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Dog walking in Canada, Oshawa in particular

preExPat
March 4th, 2010, 05:03 AM
Hi,

I am from the UK, but thinking of moving to CA.

I wanted to find out how things are with dog walking in Canada. In particular my OH has applied for a job in Oshawa, and we may move there.

Can dogs walk off leash on footpaths/trails in wooded areas in rural parts? Are there lots of restrictions? Do they run the risk of being shot if out of control in farmland (I don't know if you have lots of stock in the Oshawa area or mainly arable).

Rob.

happycats
March 4th, 2010, 07:05 AM
HI Rob, Welcome to the board :)

I live in Oshawa, it's a nice city, but there are some areas that aren't so nice and should be avioded (expecially if purchasing a home, don't let those really low prices fool you)

We have a huge beautiful off lease park, http://www.waymarking.com/waymarks/WM3VQ8_Harmony_Valley_Off_Leash_Dog_Park_Oshawa

There are leash laws but many allow their dog loose in most parks around the city without a problem as long as you have control of your dog, and your dog is well behaved.

And no, there is no "shooting" of anything within city limits.
Here are the pet by-laws of our city
http://www.city.oshawa.on.ca/documents/ResponsiblePetOwner11-96.pdf

ANd here's a bit more info about Oshawa.

http://www.oshawa.ca/

Kay9
March 4th, 2010, 01:22 PM
Wow--You get to own 6 cats and 3 dogs! Where I live, it's 2 and 2. :(

happycats
March 4th, 2010, 01:28 PM
Wow--You get to own 6 cats and 3 dogs! Where I live, it's 2 and 2. :(


Oh they must have changed that law, when I first moved here is was unlimited number of cats as long as they were altered.