Large dogs deserve their space

There is no where in Kelowna that will allow me to run along a flat trail while giving my dog freedom to be off leash running with me.

To the editor:

I am the owner of a very active large Weimaraner dog. I find there is no where in Kelowna that will allow me to run along a flat trail while giving my dog freedom to be off leash running with me.

The current off-leash parks are far outside of town or too small for us both to enjoy a run.

Why is Kelowna so strict about off leash dogs?  I can’t accept that a large dog be leashed his entire life because the city can not free up some in town trail space for our animals to enjoy along with their owners.

Getting to a dog park everyday that is 10 km out of town or away from your house is not a good daily option for exercise. If the city can not give dog owners some appropriate space for both dog owners and their larger dogs to exercise, why not just ban large dogs from the city all together?

I propose that dog owners be giving a section of the Mission Creek Greenway trail as off-leash friendly running trail or post off-leash hours where owners and dogs can enjoy some daily exercise together.

I am tired of being scolded for trying to enjoy daily exercise with my large overactive dog. What is wrong with this city?

Angela Daniels, Kelowna

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