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I had the day off today, the weather was beautiful, and so we decided to go to our local off-leash dog park with the hounds. Bad idea... there was a woman there with a big lab/husky like dog and as soon as she saw us coming she ran over and said her dog doesn't like beagles and we should go. We said our dogs were fine with other dogs but she kept harping at us about how beagles were too vocal for her dog and that we should either leash them or leave because her dog does not like them (leashing her dog did not seem to be an option). She wouldn't shut up (beagles are vocal - has she ever heard herself?!?) and she eventually left the park in a huff, yelling at us and how horrible we were the whole time. I don't see why we should have to leave the only off leash park in the area or ruin our dogs' enjoyment of the park by not letting them run around because HER dog has a problem... plus they seemed totally uninterested in her darn dog during the time we were all there. Needless to say our enjoyable trip to the park was ruined although we did meet OTHER nice people there who are not so anti-beagle. Ugh.