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Old 08-11-2016, 04:58 PM   #31
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Sure glad we don't have that problem we our cat.
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Old 08-11-2016, 05:02 PM   #32
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I had dogs, been there done that. In my opinion the worst thing Pa State Parks ever did was to allow pets. It used to be nice to go somewhere where there was peace and quiet. There is nothing wrong with kids laughing, shouting etc (except quiet hrs). Why is it folks with yapping dogs find it amusing. Whenever I try to give a look at a barking dog walking by they smile, I don't get it.. As far as loops, French Creek for example, only has full hookup sites IN the dog loop. So, if I want full hookup, I have to put up with dogs, and yes take up a spot in a dog loop WITHOUT a dog, Sorry. I recently found a park in New York with a NO dog policy. were going to check it out.
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Old 08-11-2016, 05:31 PM   #33
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Thanks for the info. It's always nice to know in advance which parks to go to and which ones to avoid.
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Old 08-12-2016, 06:04 PM   #34
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Here is the sign at Promise land State park Pa.
Seem like people have issues with pets and kids. Maybe they should make all State and National parks smoke free zones.
That would change the camping world.


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We travel with 8. Always check the rules beforehand and keep them quiet. I am also not a fan of other dogs on my site. . Why. . Because I don't know how well cared for others are, if one of mine gets sick it can go through them all.
I have another issue. . People think they can come onto my site when they see them in the xpen. Kids think it's like going to the zoo and all we want is a restful vacation. And yes they are quiet and well behaved being on the show curcuit has taught them manners. We've been complemented by campgrounds wishing the kids were as quiet as our dogs. It's all how they are raised to become canine good citizens.
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We camp with dogs....

I have purchased an antibark unit for inside my camper because my newest rescue hates being left in the crate. Works great (& we use it at home too). Would hate to have one of those yipping pups on my site bothering everyone else when we leave ... and I am one of the courageous ones who will approach other pet owners and make suggestions about the anxiety the barking dog is dealing with when they leave their camp sites. I want it quiet too & have enough credentials to offer those suggestions.

We know we could go to adult only campgrounds... but the sounds of kids during the day is usually pretty enjoyable although we are careful to not be right next to playground areas & we set up our site so it would be difficult to cut thru most times

That said... we have a great county park & the pet friendly camp area is sooo small ...we hate that we can't join up with friends that camp there regularly because sites are rarely available in the pet area.

Was only disappointed with a 'pet friendly' RV resort once since we started camping 3.5 yrs ago. Our site was approx 1 mile into the CG, no grass in the park & pets had to be walked on the road only until they exited the park to relieve themselves (or stay on your site only... was all gravel). Unfortunately our pup was arthritic & could never walk that far... ended up having to drive her in / out a couple times a day in search of grass in the F250 diesel. If we had been told what that CG defined as 'pet friendly' we may have brought a cart of some sort to move her around a bit better.

Love FL SP system and the freedom to camp with our dogs (& cat too who just passed ). Just had to watch out for the rattlesnake on our last stay....
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We camp with dogs....

I have purchased an antibark unit for inside my camper because my newest rescue hates being left in the crate. Works great (& we use it at home too). Would hate to have one of those yipping pups on my site bothering everyone else when we leave ... and I am one of the courageous ones who will approach other pet owners and make suggestions about the anxiety the barking dog is dealing with when they leave their camp sites. I want it quiet too & have enough credentials to offer those suggestions.

We know we could go to adult only campgrounds... but the sounds of kids during the day is usually pretty enjoyable although we are careful to not be right next to playground areas & we set up our site so it would be difficult to cut thru most times

That said... we have a great county park & the pet friendly camp area is sooo small ...we hate that we can't join up with friends that camp there regularly because sites are rarely available in the pet area.

Was only disappointed with a 'pet friendly' RV resort once since we started camping 3.5 yrs ago. Our site was approx 1 mile into the CG, no grass in the park & pets had to be walked on the road only until they exited the park to relieve themselves (or stay on your site only... was all gravel). Unfortunately our pup was arthritic & could never walk that far... ended up having to drive her in / out a couple times a day in search of grass in the F250 diesel. If we had been told what that CG defined as 'pet friendly' we may have brought a cart of some sort to move her around a bit better.

Love FL SP system and the freedom to camp with our dogs (& cat too who just passed ). Just had to watch out for the rattlesnake on our last stay....
Nice looking dogs. .so sorry about your kitty.
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Probably about to piss off some dog owners here, but...........

I think it's a great policy! Even though we are all dog lovers my family does not have a dog. We just don't have the time for it. We are lucky to have a family member with a great dog and we take it whenever she goes. My problem with dog people is they think that they can just walk their dogs anywhere. My kids are constantly rolling around, sitting down, laying on, etc. the ground in my yard/campsite. People often don't pick up the poop and even if they do I don't care to have my kids exposed to dog pee or a spot where some dog just took a dump. When we have our surrogate dog we walk it in OUR yard or campsite or we go to the woods or a dog park.

Maybe I'm a little uptight about it but if I pay for a campsite I shouldn't have to deal with someone bringing their dog to poop in it. Funny thing is I had an argument with a guy about it one time and he said that since he picked up the poop I should just shut up. I told him that I was going to piss and s**t on his pillow but not to worry because I would pick it up. He locked his camper every time he was going more than 10 feet away that whole weekend.
Just a thought, but if the dog has to stay on either
1. Your campsite
2. Driven to the dog walk area
and #1 is the choice taken, then wouldn't that defeat your goal of camping in a poop-free zone? Seems like this would concentrate the deposits where you least want it. This would have to be the sleazy, cheap, bed bug infested hotel equivalent of a campsite. That would not be for me, but maybe ok with others. Sometime the rules we make have unforseen consequences.

Just sayin'.......


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My dogs are not used to being on a leash and sometimes will not void all the time, so I tie them out (with me at all times) until they go. I will sometimes when no one is near let them off the lead to go if tying them out does not work. They are well behaved and listen very well off lead but I always feel guilty. Usually it's first thing in the morning when everyone is still sawing logs. I tend not to walk them around much but they get most of their exercise at home running in the invisible fence

My older dog is protective and barks at everyone so I bought a $250 bark collar for him and he's good. If we do leave them, like we did this weekend at Michigan's Adventure, I gave them some acepromazine which made them mellow and they watched TV in the A/C.

Heck - they are better behaved than my 10yr old autistic son!

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Also you never know how people take care of their dogs. Most campgrounds require proof of Rabies. Never have I been asked if they were current on their DHPP vaccine, kennel cough vacc, or if they have a negative stool sample or are on Heartworm preventative - all which can be potentially contagious.
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