I recently moved into the Stocks bridge area. I have been taking my dog for walks around Underbank reservoir with no problems. (I've only been here for 2 weeks). I went for the usual stroll today only to be confronted by an elderly lady saying that my dog had scared away the ducks she was feeding and that one of the ducks were injured and pointing the finger at my dog saying she hopes it's not him.
My dog is controlled, he is whistle trained and has very good recall. Now I know he likes a dip in the water, as far as I can see it doesn't say no swimming for animals here, I will have to check with authorities as I could be in the wrong for letting him off the lead.
She told me to leash my dog now, told me if she saw me and my dog around here she would report me to the RSPCA and the fact this lady said she works for the police and can find out where I live. I was totally gobsmacked this elderly lady was so aggressive verbally. "We don't the likes of you around here" was a response to me apologising for my dog scaring away the ducks.
I'm very reluctant to go back there, I thought it was the perfect place to walk as its beautiful there. Has anyone else had any problems while walking dogs there?