An Aussie shopper is slamming ‘entitled’ dog owners for taking their pets to Bunnings after a large canine lunged at their child while they walked through an aisle.
The Northern Territory shopper was with his son at Bunnings in Coconut Grove, Darwin, looking at wood stains when they had a run in with a big dog.
The frustrated dad explained the aisle was so narrow that when the female dog owner walked past with her ‘big bread’ dog the pair had ‘no room to move’.
He called out the owner in a post shared to Reddit on Tuesday, claiming he had to yank his son backwards when the dog ‘snapped’ at him.
The Northern Territory shopper was looking at wood stains at Bunnings in Coconut Grove, Darwin (pictured), when a ‘big breed dog’ snapped at his young son
Many Aussies take their pet dogs to Bunnings. A woman walking a dog in Sydney is pictured
‘What’s with people casually walking around Bunnings with big dogs now?,’ he wrote.
‘A big dog just snapped at my kids and the owner didn’t care. The sheer Entitlement of dog owners.
‘I was like “Woah what the hell” and they just walked away like nothing happened… I had to yank my Son backwards because the dog lunged towards him when he snapped.’
The shopper then questioned retail giant’s dog policy claiming the animals can be unpredictable making them a major liability and ‘recipe for disaster’ for Bunnings.
Bunnings has allowed pets into its stores since 2015 as long as they are carried, secured on a lead or in a shopping trolley.
‘We always welcome assistance animals. We also welcome well-behaved pets that are on a lead,’ store entry information on the Bunnings website reads.
‘We ask that you maintain full control of your pet at all times and clean up after it, otherwise you will be asked to remove your pet from the store.’
Many social media users agreed with the outraged dad, with some claiming dogs do not belong inside the retailer’s warehouses.
‘Dogs do not belong at Bunnings or any other store except the pet store… drives me wild especially the ones who have to sit in the trolley,’ one person commented.
‘I find the dog entitlement in Darwin out of control. People don’t train their dogs and they run wild all over the place. I mostly avoid Bunnings on the weekend. Over it,’ a second person wrote.
A third added: ‘I don’t understand why Bunnings changed their rules to allow dogs on leash without a muzzle. Makes no sense.’
Another suggested Bunnings introducer a ‘dog free time slot’ for customers who are afraid of dogs, have allergies or simply do not want to shop alongside the animals.
The shopper claims he had to yank his son backwards because the dog lunged at him. Meanwhile, the female owner walked away after the ordeal as if nothing happened (pictured, a dog at Bunnings)
Bunnings has allowed pets into its stores since 2015 as long as they are carried, secured on a lead or in a shopping trolley (pictured, dog at Bunnings)
However, others defended the dog owner, claiming the fault might have been with the child’s behaviour around the animal.
‘If it’s allowed then I’ll take my dog to Bunnings and there is nothing you can do to stop me. He’s f***ing huge too. I loath whiney dog haters,’ one person commented.
‘Have you considered teaching your children not approach strangers dogs? Your kid didn’t get bitten, (thank God), think of this as a teaching moment,’ a second wrote.
A third joked: ‘Most dogs I see in Bunnings are far cuter, and better behaved than the humans.’