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Im trying to get Bonzan to walk with me in an orderly manner. She behaves very well when we go for walks in known areas. Today I went to Thu Le park. We encountered a lot of distractions like people, carousels and other animals. Its a zoo. She did wery well most of the time, but she had a hard time to relax when we sat down close to the monkeys. After a while she did not care about the monkeys. Instead she got a lot of attention from vietnamese people. It seems that they where more interested in Bonzan then the monkeys they paid to see. It was a little uncomfortable for a while and I was a bit angry at some people. They had a hard time understanding me when I did not want them to look her in the eye and throw her sunflower seeds. Some just stood 2,5 meter away from her and stared her in the eyes for a few minutes. You definitely not behave like that with dogs. Bonzan was very stressed by it. But one must remember that Bonzan still is a puppy and that she will become calmer in the future. This was good training for her. But still, the monkeys where very exciting.
I´ve had some good news.... read more ...click on the link to the right.
After 8 years Sweden has finally implemented EU regulations for taking dogs into Sweden. From 1 January 2012 we are allowed to take Bonzan into the country without putting her in quarantine for 120 days. if you have the proper vaccinations and correct papers there is no problem. Yabadabadoo! When we go back to Sweden on holiday next summer we will bring Bonzan for sure.
Finaly - I dont encourage anybody to go to this zoo in Thu Le park. Conditions are not good for the animals and you should not pay to see it. I was a little sad when I left the place. Seeing confined animals with behavioral disorders is never fun to watch. I will stick to other parks in the future.