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Old 09-18-2013, 02:04 PM   #41
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Agree about picking up their poop absolutely every time, but "if its yellow; let it mellow", as the saying goes. I don't worry if my dogs pee on some bush near the road outside a fellow camper's campsite. People understand.
Exactly. I agree. Just don't let him go completely onto someone else's site to pee or anything else. Keep him on the public paths and pick up all solids that are deposited.

I might add that we got into camping because of our dogs. We got tired of having to be away from them while on cruises or flying trips. We gladly gave all that up to be able to travel with our dogs.

One thing not mentioned here is people who let their dogs wander off-leash around their campsites. We've had many of these that charged aggressively after our dog as we walked by with our dog on a leash. Not acceptable. We'll report that to the campground owners every time. Dogs should be restrained whether they are on your site or out walking.

Our dog stays on a 15-foot tether while outside at our site, but as someone else mentioned, we never leave her outside alone. Mainly because of the folks who don't keep their dogs under control.
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Old 09-18-2013, 02:43 PM   #42
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To follow up on the portable Invisible fence. It works great. It is all about training and the folks at IF will help with that. We don't leave him alone in the site but it keeps the leash off and gives him some freedom. I highly recommend it at have not had a CG owner with any issue with it.
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Old 09-18-2013, 03:10 PM   #43
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To follow up on the portable Invisible fence. It works great. It is all about training and the folks at IF will help with that. We don't leave him alone in the site but it keeps the leash off and gives him some freedom. I highly recommend it at have not had a CG owner with any issue with it.
I would not have an issue with that, either. Might be hard for others to actually see that your dog is being electronically restrained, but as long as you're out there, shouldn't be a problem. I only worry about people who can't or won't control their dogs; not responsible dog owners like you. Thanks.
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Old 09-18-2013, 03:12 PM   #44
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I think you will find that all these rules came about because every time you go anywhere there is always someone who decides that rules are only for other people and never for them.
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Just have to add my 2c to RamblerGuy. Grand Isle state park at the southern most tip of Louisiana has fantastic beaches just across the dunes from the grounds. Up until about two years ago our two toy poodles loved to "dare the waves" and of course, get full of sand. DW and myself always did our duty to their duty and picked up after our poods (no pun intended). I suppose we were among the minority because now dogs are banned from bathing areas..Federal law..but what ISN'T these days.
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I think you will find that all these rules came about because every time you go anywhere there is always someone who decides that rules are only for other people and never for them.
This is very true. Last week we spent sometime at little creek CG which is on the Navel base in Norfolk/Virginia beach. Well anyway it is posted that all dogs must be on a leash. My wife would take our dog which is a Britteny (my hunting bird dog) Down a trail for a walk or marked path. Well she had to walk by a trailer that had 2 boxers with them. As my wife started to walk down the trail 1 of the boxers decided to attack my dog and wife. The boxer had my dog by the neck. My wife let the leash go from her hand and told the dog to run. My dog got his scarf ripped off instead of his neck, Then he tried to attach my wife. After her screaming the owner came and grabbed his dog. Thank God nobody was hurt, shaken up you bet. The navy came to investigate. Wanted to ask what I wanted to do about it. They where going to throw them out. I stopped that and said just tell them to follow the rules and leash there pets. We were lucky this time. If everyone follows the rules these things would not happen.
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This is very true. Last week we spent sometime at little creek CG which is on the Navel base in Norfolk/Virginia beach. Well anyway it is posted that all dogs must be on a leash. My wife would take our dog which is a Britteny (my hunting bird dog) Down a trail for a walk or marked path. Well she had to walk by a trailer that had 2 boxers with them. As my wife started to walk down the trail 1 of the boxers decided to attack my dog and wife. The boxer had my dog by the neck. My wife let the leash go from her hand and told the dog to run. My dog got his scarf ripped off instead of his neck, Then he tried to attach my wife. After her screaming the owner came and grabbed his dog. Thank God nobody was hurt, shaken up you bet. The navy came to investigate. Wanted to ask what I wanted to do about it. They where going to throw them out. I stopped that and said just tell them to follow the rules and leash there pets. We were lucky this time. If everyone follows the rules these things would not happen.
I've had similar things happen where people left their dog loose because they believed it would not go away from their campsite. Usually they are wrong, and they endanger their own dogs as well as others. Dogs want to investigate other dogs or other small animals. They like to chase things. You are right: the best thing is to follow the rules. I'm not sure I would have been as benevolent as you were in the situation you described.
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I applaud you for being so understanding and must admit I would not have. One thing that people who leave their dogs unleashed to think about are people like me. I carry a pocket knife at all times and if I see a large dog and fell threated I make sure my knife is ready to go. I would hate to hurt a dog but I am not going to stand there and take it. I am sure there are others out there as well that are quite willing to defend themselves. I am glad your wife was ok.
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We have had these same kind of issues. We walk a Lab and an English Setter while camping and we keep them on a leash at all times, even on the beach. There are always dogs loose and they tend to come after us, but have only had one actually seem vicious. You were most generous not having the people asked to leave. I don't know if I could have done that. Did the people learn anything from the incident?
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We have had these same kind of issues. We walk a Lab and an English Setter while camping and we keep them on a leash at all times, even on the beach. There are always dogs loose and they tend to come after us, but have only had one actually seem vicious. You were most generous not having the people asked to leave. I don't know if I could have done that. Did the people learn anything from the incident?
I can't really say, I know they got a visit from the MWR. A report had to be made out and sent up to the Base Commander, they said that is protocol. The Navy came by twice that day to make sure we were okay and even offered to have the base vet stop by if I wanted. The surprising thing was that the people took off and let the dogs in the trailer for 2 days I think (I saw them leave in the trk but no dogs). I never got a chance to talk to them. When we left the second day at 12:00PM, they still were gone. I can't say if they left the 2 boxers by themselves or took them along.
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