What's the deal with dogs allowed into Bunnings?

Love dogs, but should they really be allowed into Bunnings. Just saying.

When I had a dog she was either left home or tied to a pole outside if I needed to go into a store.

Today wasn't hot and you can always carry some water for your pet.

I'm not talking about assistance animals as they are obviously allowed, so owners can get around.

Bunnings have already had to pay medical costs for a child being attacked by a dog in store.

Poll to end this Sunday.

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  • 625
    Dog's are ok to be let into Bunnings.
  • 565
    Dog's shouldn't be allowed into Bunnings.

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Comments

  • +32 votes

    Why you care?

    • +24 votes

      Just don't think they belong in the store. I don't want to be walking in the isles and stepping on a dog as I haven't seen it or have to look out for it when walking around. One less thing to watch out for.

      • +92 votes

        How do you cope with small kids?

        • +203 votes

          Small kids should be muzzled and on a leash too.

          • +56 votes

            @endotherm:

            either left home or tied to a pole outside if I needed to go into a store.

          • +8 votes

            @endotherm: Especially the ones that get their hands on the kiddy trolleys at Bunnings…

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            @endotherm: the old kids V dogs…… ppl arent allergic to kids…..

        • +26 votes

          When was the last time a small kid attacked another small kid and had to be put down…

          • +17 votes

            @smartazz104: Not put down, but I can assure you that small kids attack people and other small kids all the time.

          • +6 votes

            @smartazz104: people attack other people far more often.

          • +1 vote

            @smartazz104: Depends, are early teens included. If yes, then it does happen. We just don't have death penalty.

        • +9 votes

          One generally doesn't step on small kids. Toddlers should not be allowed to crawl around on the Bunnings floor.

        • +1 vote

          That is another issue. There is the play pen for them

      • +14 votes

        I don't want to be walking in the isles and stepping on a dog…

        This is now the best reasoning for almost everything. Love it.

      • +7 votes

        What’s your favourite isles?

      • +18 votes

        You don't step on a dog as you should be looking for snoots to boop!

      • +2 votes

        should karen be allowed into bunnings? I dont want to be walking down the isles and seeing eye to eye with a karen as I havent seen it or have to look out for it when walking around bunnings store

      • +1 vote

        every bunnings ive been to you have to put your dog in the trolly or you arnt allowed to bring them in. They give you a matt and everything

    • -11 votes

      I care why my local Bunnings it like boxing day sales on weekend bad walk around people let alone dogs and (profanity) leads then dogs shit on floor and Dogs who fight each other.

      • +51 votes

        Is this a jumble puzzle?

        • +1 vote

          Yes/maybe
          … still trying to decipher the grammar

        • +1 vote

          Goodie, I love cryptography.

        • +4 votes

          Could be a message from the Zodiac killer

      • +22 votes

        then dogs shit on floor and Dogs who fight each other.

        Have you ever actually witnessed this at a Bunnings store, or are you simply exaggerating?

        • +11 votes

          he's exaggerating and being ignorant

          I've never witnessed a dog fight or dog poo in a store esp bunnings

          Most dog owners will clean up their dog's mess. Its only the select few who won't or maybe forgot their doggy poo bags.

        • +11 votes

          I think he shitted on the floor and is trying to cover his tracks.

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        I've seen more human shit of shops floors than dog shit.

        OP, maybe online shopping is for you, just make sure you request your delivery driver doesn't have a dog with them and you should be canine free…

        Enjoy your joyless life!

        • +1 vote

          Where do you shop to see such filth? Guessing Chapel St?

    • +1 vote

      people like to get involved in other people's businesses. It's just the way people are these days, or as I like to call it, stupid people.

    • +2 votes

      For what it's worth, some people have severe pet allergies so dogs in cafes, shops, etc are an issue.

  • +49 votes

    Pets are permitted if:

    • Secured safely in a vehicle
    • On a lead and wearing a muzzle
    • Carried

    Assistance animals are always welcome

    https://www.bunnings.com.au/store-entry-information

    I'm not generally big on dogs but seems fair.

    • -7 votes

      I'm not talking about assistance dogs. Just owner's bringing in their pets

      • +43 votes

        The 3 bullet points apply to normal pets.

        • +1 vote

          Dog was not muzzled. It was a cute Begal

          • +14 votes

            @Melb88: Bengal or Beagle?
            .

            • +69 votes
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              @Nugs: Bunnings Staff: "Can you please indicate your dog on the dog chart?"
              Customer: "Hmmmm….. number 6"

    • +5 votes

      I've yet to see a dog muzzled out of the dozens I've seen cruising the Isles of Bunnings.

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        cruising the Isles of Bunnings.

        … In my yellow submarine.

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      The muzzle and restraint part seems to have been forgotten by most customers, I've seen numerous examples where both leashs and muzzles weren't used properly if at all.

      Now we are starting to see consequences of this wacky plan :

      https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9208901/Small-dog-a...

      The owner should be jailed, and Bunnings should be sued by the staff and other witnesses, and obv. the victim for pyschological damage.

      The pitbull owner supposed punched his dog in the face to stop it, but that doesn't work in my experience, nothing short of eyeball gouging, or a grab a just screwdriver off the shelf to brain it.

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        Only if you are in the tools section. 🙄

  • +26 votes

    Seems fine if they are being carried or riding in trolleys. If they don't growl or snap at me as I walk past I don't mind. Not hurting anyone. Even though I hate dogs.

    • +56 votes

      but you are a cat… ;)

      • +5 votes

        Touché

        • +3 votes

          Says the macaw

      • +1 vote

        Depends what quantum state he/she’s in

    • +5 votes

      If they don't growl or snap at me as I walk past I don't mind.

      That's kind of the crux of the problem. Not just Bunnings but anywhere. On more than one occasion (luckily over the span of years but you don't forget these things) I've had a dog have a go at me while just out about for a run at the park.
      The owner's did not give a crap, not even an apology even though I was bitten on the ankle once, and a souvenir hole in my shorts from another time.

      Plenty also act that way behind a fence, gotta wonder what would happen if I ever passed by that same dog in an open area.

      • -11 votes

        Did you slow down and walk past? I know plenty of runners who don't. Considering you have been bitten before I reckon you didn't or slowed down too late. Sometimes there is no time or space to walk to the side. Some dogs feal threatened by runners. Just walk for a moment and you should be fine.

      • +3 votes

        Ive had similar happen to me as well. Most dogs are just curious and just sniff or come nearby when walking past, but a few times atleast dogs looked like they were having a go before the leash was snapped back. Scary when this happens. Why should non-dog persons have to put up with this? If a human did this (ie looked like they were lunging towards you in an aggressive manner) I'm sure this a police-reportable incident. Why be more lenient towards the dog?

  • +44 votes

    it's for the tradies who have dogs with them, instead of leaving them locked in the car/van/ute in the sun

    • -24 votes

      I doubt they’d be taking a dog to a job site though…

      • +8 votes

        yeah, i doubt it too, considering most use them to guard their tools and such…..

        • +1 vote

          gotta get that tax deduction

      • +27 votes

        Pretty common on residential construction sites. Never seen one on a commercial site though.

      • +6 votes

        Loads of tradies take their dogs to job sites. Source: me who has to deal with them every time they jump off the bed, get pulled behind a tow bar, or squished by a trailer.

        • +1 vote

          Why do you have to deal with them?

          • +5 votes

            @Burnertoasty: I might be wrong, but usually people who deal with injured animals are vets.

        • +2 votes

          Dogs usually keep a watch on them expensive portable tool gear. Touch a Makita battery and you are history! (probably for good reason)

  • +17 votes

    Dogs earned it as civil and well behaved as opposed to the #BunningsKaren thing…
    https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-07-27/leaders-respond-to-bu...

    • +35 votes

      Karen’s should be muzzled!

      • +7 votes

        Nah … tied to a pole outside

        • +3 votes

          Don’t you mean and not Nah?

      • +2 votes

        Would neutering your Karen help with behavioural issues?

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          Yeah night even out the hormones

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          Also best not to breed from a Karen with behavioral issues.

  • +13 votes

    As long as they are behaving appropriately for the situation I think it’s fine. Same as in any public place really. I wouldn’t take my dog, as he probably wouldn’t behave well enough. (way too friendly - would want to say hello to everyone). It is leaving a lot of discretion with the owner, but I guess Bunnings has weighed up the brand benefits against the risks.

  • +80 votes

    Dogs should be allowed in more stores.
    I had a bit of a shock when visiting relatives in Germany years back, and noticed that they were able to bring their dog into plenty of shops and even pubs/restaurants with outdoor areas. But there was demonstrably little reason to be worried about it, and no one else seemed bothered. Staff usually just wanted to pat the dog.

    There are always going to be some better and worse behaved dogs. The big difference over there is that people aren't dumb enough to think everyone else is a moron, and that there aren't plenty of good owners who are able to take responsibility for themselves and their pets.

    You literally just saw a dog in a shop, and nothing happened, and you are upset.

    • +4 votes

      Yeah, in a lot of Europe, not being able to take your dog is the exception rather than the rule (as here). Even at hotels! You're totally right about owners being different there; same goes for a lot of things (e.g. speed limits) - most people act responsibly, so the government doesn't need to treat them like children.

      • +7 votes

        Hotels? Into rooms? Gross.

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          Rooms get cleaned. No stress.

        • +23 votes

          You think someone taking a dog into a hotel room is gross?
          I'll bet you dollars to doughnuts the LEAST gross things happen in hotel rooms that people take their pets into…

          You realise that most surfaces of a hotel room have been covered in EVERY bodily fluid there is, often at the same time, and your worried about a dog?

          • +3 votes

            @Adz81:

            often at the same time

            Sounds like a party

            • +13 votes

              @chriise: It certainly wasn't the worst wake that I've been to.

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            @Adz81: Remind me never to bring a UV light into a hotel…ever

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      "they were able to bring their dog into plenty of shops "

      In Freie Hansestadt Bremen at least, even cats had to be on a leash if outside. Henning Wehn would probably assure you that allowing dogs to bark or annoy others when not essential for security would be most innefficient…

    • +1 vote

      I really wish we can bring dogs on public transports but I know it will never happen here

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        I don't mind that when it's quiet but during peak times it would be pretty inconvenient and perhaps even dangerous.

  • -3 votes

    Bunnings got rid of those tiny kids shopping trolleys (well mine did) I assume because people were tripping over them or the little ankle biters were accidentally ramming customers.

    This has nothing to do with dogs in bunnings but is an interesting yet useless point.

    • +11 votes

      Here in Sydney, the little trolleys have been put away due to Covid. Bunnings play areas are closed and even trolleys with baby capsules have been isolated.

      • -1 vote

        Yet they didnt get rid of the big trolleys. Fuzzy logic!

        • +3 votes

          I haven't seen many adults licking the trolley handle. I have seen plenty of kids don't that with the little trolleys. The flag on the trolleys is also at a perfect height to slap the average adult on the face.

          So they need more careful disinfection.

          Big trolleys are a necessary evil anyway. Lots of bulky and heavy items at a hardware store.

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          Um, that's not what fuzzy logic is… swing and a miss there champ

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      Still got them in WA….playgrounds are still closed though.

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        Same in Qld