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    I will be vacationing in Muskoka for a few weeks, and will have my GWP with me. Is there anywhere in the general area of Bracebridge where I can let the dog run, retrieve bumpers, etc.? I�m from Pennsylvania, and don�t know the ins and outs of dog training on public land in Ontario. I don�t intend to use birds, just need a place to let my dog burn off some energy.

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    When dogs are off leash you'll have to be able to show care and control also out of hunting season chasing game is a big no.
    Watch out for posted prohbitions otherwise good to go.
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    Thats sad to see a sign like that.
    What did it take for someone to go out of there way to pay for signs like that?


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    Quote Originally Posted by roffey View Post
    That’s sad to see a sign like that.
    What did it take for someone to go out of there way to pay for signs like that?


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    That would be a question for the GRCA as its one of their properties. If I had to venture a guess as its a hunting by permit only area too many non permit guys out with their dogs saying "oh I'm not hunting just training the dog"
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    Finsfurfeathers - thanks for the info.

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    As a general rule there is no off-leash dogs allowed on public land, however, as a dog owner myself, I have never even heard of anyone being charged. When out on a trail most dog owners let their dogs off leash but call them back when someone approaches. There 'leash-free' areas in most towns, here are some around Muskoka: https://www.muskokaregion.com/commun...n-bracebridge/

    I avoid those designated leash free areas unless I needed to do some socialization training with the Shepherd, they are breeding grounds for diseases such as kennel cough.

    For the type of training you are wanting to do, a school green space on a quiet day may be better but as said above you will run a small risk of getting a ticket.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marker View Post
    As a general rule there is no off-leash dogs allowed on public land, however, as a dog owner myself, I have never even heard of anyone being charged. When out on a trail most dog owners let their dogs off leash but call them back when someone approaches. There 'leash-free' areas in most towns, here are some around Muskoka: https://www.muskokaregion.com/commun...n-bracebridge/

    I avoid those designated leash free areas unless I needed to do some socialization training with the Shepherd, they are breeding grounds for diseases such as kennel cough.

    For the type of training you are wanting to do, a school green space on a quiet day may be better but as said above you will run a small risk of getting a ticket.
    Good advice to keep you absolutely safe however I do believe its overly restrictive.
    In General dogs are allowed off leash on public land unless specfically prohibited by law. Good rule of thumb is if you can hunt it your dog is good to be off leash.
    Lands subject to high use by different users may have leash requirements and those areas will be posted.
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    Quote Originally Posted by finsfurfeathers View Post
    Good advice to keep you absolutely safe however I do believe its overly restrictive.
    In General dogs are allowed off leash on public land unless specfically prohibited by law. Good rule of thumb is if you can hunt it your dog is good to be off leash.
    Lands subject to high use by different users may have leash requirements and those areas will be posted.
    The General rule is dogs have to be leashed unless otherwise permitted, it is not required to be posted as such. I don't have access to all the regs in all areas but here is a sample of the rules for Ontario Parks.


    Bringing your dog to Ontario Parks
    Pets enhance holiday time for their owners, but they can easily disturb times of relaxation and the outdoor atmosphere for others. Dogs are welcome at all Ontario Parks, and are permitted on campsites, park roads and most hiking trails, except for a few specific campgrounds and sensitive areas.

    However, dog owners must be respectful of nature and their fellow park visitors. To accommodate both those with and without pets, we ask that you adhere to the following rules related to dogs. Violations may result in a minimum fine of $95.00;

    Dogs are not permitted in the following areas:
    beaches and swimming areas (unless a designated dog beach)
    comfort stations
    roofed accommodations (except designated dog friendly sites)
    waters adjacent to interior campsites where campers obtain drinking water
    all areas posted prohibiting domestic animals (service animals excluded)
    Always keep dogs on a leash no longer than 2 metres (6 feet) in length, unless in a designated off-leash area or designated roofed accommodation
    Do not allow dogs to damage or disturb park vegetation and wildlife
    Do not leave dogs unattended or allow them to make excessive noise
    Pick up after your dog’s waste (stoop-and-scoop bags are available at most gatehouses)





    In the past I have let my dog off leash many times in areas not designated as leash free, and I would do so again with no worry.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marker View Post
    The General rule is dogs have to be leashed unless otherwise permitted, it is not required to be posted as such. I don't have access to all the regs in all areas but here is a sample of the rules for Ontario Parks.


    Bringing your dog to Ontario Parks
    Pets enhance holiday time for their owners, but they can easily disturb times of relaxation and the outdoor atmosphere for others. Dogs are welcome at all Ontario Parks, and are permitted on campsites, park roads and most hiking trails, except for a few specific campgrounds and sensitive areas.

    However, dog owners must be respectful of nature and their fellow park visitors. To accommodate both those with and without pets, we ask that you adhere to the following rules related to dogs. Violations may result in a minimum fine of $95.00;

    Dogs are not permitted in the following areas:
    beaches and swimming areas (unless a designated dog beach)
    comfort stations
    roofed accommodations (except designated dog friendly sites)
    waters adjacent to interior campsites where campers obtain drinking water
    all areas posted prohibiting domestic animals (service animals excluded)
    Always keep dogs on a leash no longer than 2 metres (6 feet) in length, unless in a designated off-leash area or designated roofed accommodation
    Do not allow dogs to damage or disturb park vegetation and wildlife
    Do not leave dogs unattended or allow them to make excessive noise
    Pick up after your dog’s waste (stoop-and-scoop bags are available at most gatehouses)





    In the past I have let my dog off leash many times in areas not designated as leash free, and I would do so again with no worry.
    You provided the specfic rules for ontario parks. If dogs needed to be leashed univesally them rules wouldn't be need. In Simcoe county forest they write
    "Permitted Activities:

    Walking and hiking
    Cross-country skiing and snowshoeing
    Orienteering and geocaching
    Nature appreciation and study
    Horseback riding
    Dog walking - Pets must be under control or on leash
    Harvesting of non-wood forest products for personal use only"
    So they can be off leash just under control
    In any case best to verify with the managing authority for an area for specfic rules.
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    Quote Originally Posted by finsfurfeathers View Post
    You provided the specfic rules for ontario parks. If dogs needed to be leashed univesally them rules wouldn't be need. In Simcoe county forest they write
    "Permitted Activities:

    Walking and hiking
    Cross-country skiing and snowshoeing
    Orienteering and geocaching
    Nature appreciation and study
    Horseback riding
    Dog walking - Pets must be under control or on leash
    Harvesting of non-wood forest products for personal use only"
    So they can be off leash just under control
    In any case best to verify with the managing authority for an area for specfic rules.

    I was responding to your comment regarding the general rule, which is dogs are to be leashed unless otherwise permitted.
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