'We got kicked out of Bunnings, apparently you need to muzzle your dogs? Never had to in the last 6 years,' one user wrote.
Added another: 'I've taken my beautiful meekie to Bunnings for a long time, lots of people know here in there … yesterday I was told she has to wear a muzzle … so I'm not taking her there anymore.’
The policy has angered some dog owners, claiming muzzles are only for ‘evil’ dogs.
'Muzzles are for aggressive dogs and evil crotch goblins. Not friendly, loving pooches,' one user wrote. Added another: 'How dare they!'
However the Bunnings policy was also welcomed by a lot of customers who praised the hardware giant for their muzzle stance.
Said one: 'I think it's a good thing, they could've banned dogs all together [sic] and they didn't … if your [sic] too lazy to put a muzzle on your dog then you're too lazy to own one.’
Added another: 'Why the hell do people take their dogs to Bunnings? It's such a stupid place to take a dog.’
Before the new rule was introduced in 2015, dog owners were allowed to take their furry friends to Bunnings as long as the pet 'did not compromise anyone's safety.'