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Old 07-07-2016, 10:46 AM   #1
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Please keep your dog leashed

Just wanted to state how important it is to keep your dog leased. We always leash our dog and even tether him to a tree when we are setting up so we donít have to worry about him. We were camping a short time ago with friends, and their grandchildren came down to have supper with us, along with their new puppy. As the young lady got out of the car, she was holding the puppy and I said that she should leash her as itís the parkís rule. Being the usual know-it-all kid, she replied that she was going to hold her and that she didnít need to leash her. I told her that I would provide a rope so her baby could move around, but she wouldnít hear of it. Well, you can guess at the outcome. Eventually, puppy jumped down as she was tired of being held, ran straight out into the road, and got hit by a car. There are leash laws for a reason, to protect you, others, and your puppy. Iím just so sorry that this young lady had to learn the hard way.

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Old 07-07-2016, 11:08 AM   #2
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Sad that some have to learn the hard way.

Whenever ours are outside they are always on a leash/tether for their protection.
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I don't disagree with what you said, with that said, some dogs do a better job of behaving then people.
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Old 07-07-2016, 12:11 PM   #5
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I hope the pup was not killed. That would be very sad, but some kids have to learn the hard way. The Grandparents should of stepped in as well and make her leash the pup. We have been empty nesters since 1995 and my fur babies are just that. My kids. I do everything possible to keep them safe.
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Old 07-07-2016, 12:22 PM   #6
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I fully agree with pet restraints. My wife was bitten by an unleashed dog back in 2014,,,,,Emergency room at 10PM and $1800 later and 5 stitches......I'm very much in favor of leashing,,,,,AND picking up the poop,,,,,,and NOT leaving the dog outside leashed up while everybody leaves,,,,,and the dog barking to the point of laryngitis,,,,,,or the dog left alone in the rv all day and barking to the point of laryngitis.....that's my major pet peave,,,,,as this paragraph shows. I've confronted numerous pet owners over the years of us being park and camp hosts. No excuse for any of it. But, regardless,,,,I love dogs.....I just have trouble liking the owners.
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Old 07-07-2016, 12:22 PM   #7
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I completely agree. Our two little Havanese furbabies are the world to us and never go without a leash but I want to caution people about getting a proper leash! Please read this:

Dr. Becker: 10 Reasons Not to Use a Retractable Leash#!
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Old 07-07-2016, 12:34 PM   #8
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Please keep your dog leased

Dogs need to be on a lead. I am so tired of dog owners saying their dog is "different" or "well-trained". That he/she is well behaved. Dogs can be find 95% of the time or 99% of the time but all it takes is another dog, or a squirrel, or something that startles them like a loud noise to make them chase something/someone or get in a defensive posture. This can lead them, another animal or a person to be hurt.

Yes, humans are the same (not always perfect) but there are laws/rules about dogs being on leads for a good reason- there are not laws or rules about humans being on a lead. We might think that some people should be on a lead but that's a discussion for another time.
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Old 07-07-2016, 12:38 PM   #9
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Even Bella the camping kitty is always leashed when she's outside...

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Sad sad lesson learned. I've just been reading the alarming number of pets lost because "they bolted from fear of fireworks" despite all of the warnings to use caution. So many say they love their pets but treat them so carelessly. Tragic all around.


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