View Poll Results: How do you restrain your pet
Keep them on a tether/leash always? 94 82.46%
They just hang out at the campsite? 10 8.77%
Keep them in the camper? 8 7.02%
Just let them run free through the CG? 2 1.75%
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Old 02-22-2016, 05:52 PM   #11
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There are many reasons for pets on leashes. It is not just another dog walking past but an animal (ie squirrel) that may run through the campsite. Many campgrounds just started allowing dogs because of demand. The restraint/ leash requirement was the compromise that allowed this to happen. The breed restrictions that remain are almost universally dictated by insurance companies. It is also for your benefit as a dog is much more likely to get lost if chasing an animal in a strange location.
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Old 02-22-2016, 06:00 PM   #12
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Ex pens at the campsite, leashes for walks. Our dogs are friendly, but some people don't like dogs. The cat stays in the trailer.
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Old 02-22-2016, 06:16 PM   #13
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How do you restrain your animals at the camp site?

It's not campground Nazis, rules are rules. If the campground rules say to leash your dog, then leash or constrain the thing in some way. If the campground allows pets and doesn't have leash rules, I won't stay there.

I don't like unleashed dogs. Not in the slightest. It's not acceptable and it's not OK. I don't care that your dog has never ("and will never") bite someone. I'm not comfortable and especially so when my kids are out.

And if it's leashed- please don't let it run up to me to sniff me or my kids. (The vice versa is true- my kids ask before approaching someone's pets.) I go into protective mode when your dog comes around and don't relax until it's gone.
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Old 02-22-2016, 06:29 PM   #14
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We have a large carabiner clip the we clip to one of the holes in our leveling devices. We clip the retractable leash to it. Our dog has 12' of the camp site to hang out with us.
Our dog is only 10lbs and we also don't like large dogs running around free. I understand dogs get out and run around. But some people don't think they have to follow the rules.
I agree with others that everyone needs to control there animals.


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Old 02-22-2016, 06:41 PM   #15
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It's not just litigation and insurance. Pets (mostly dogs) running loose are a complete nuisance. As an avid dog owner and lover, I completely support leash requirements. We recently had a very bad experience in a park where some people unloading their tent from a car as we were walking past on a trail had their "friendly" dog on the loose, and the dog ran up to us and our dog and proceed to run circles around us and generally harass us (NOT in a nice way so don't even suggest that) until we left the area. I gave those people a real piece of my mind. Apart from being completely rude and inconsiderate, you have to appreciate that OUR dog might well have attacked him as a territorial defense or in defense of his owners. Then, of course, WE would have been to blame, right, because that's OUR dog being bad (our dog who was walking nicely on a leash along a trial minding his own business with us until attacked). Thankfully we were able to restrain our dog and prevent a disaster that might have spoiled both families' vacations. You also cannot predict when a child or some "adult" will do something inappropriate that would provoke a generally friendly dog into doing something the dog would then get blamed for, like biting a child (who may be trying to hit it with a stick). You also have to take into account the sudden and unexpected appearance of wildlife, which can either cause a dog to run in pursuit, or which can have a very unhappy ending when Poopsie ends up as some animal's evening snack. In any campground, all dogs should be indoors or on a leash at all times. It's simple, safe and effective.
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Old 02-22-2016, 06:56 PM   #16
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How do you restrain your animals at the camp site?

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You also cannot predict when a child or some "adult" will do something inappropriate that would provoke a generally friendly dog into doing something the dog would then get blamed for, like biting a child (who may be trying to hit it with a stick).
I read that you're pro-leash and am thankful for that.

But, to put one bit in perspective for others (and hopefully the OP)...

Good dogs sometimes get confused and bite. My grandmother was mauled by a dog as she knocked on someone's door at their house. She didn't provoke it- the owner went around back and the dog got confused. Bit her arm, pulled her down, and didn't let go.
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The rules are for those people that just do not get it. I love dogs and the big ones are my favorite.

I witnessed last Easter a fellow show up with his family and dog to camp with the parental units. This fellow would walk with his son to basketball court every day and I repeatedly heard his son keep asking to hold the leash on the dog. The father keep saying no to his son(they did weigh the same). At their campsites things changed. No tie down at all.

One afternoon a lady walked thru our lane with her dog that could sit in your hand. I watched her scoop up her dog in her arms and use her elbows to fend off the loose dog that was trying to eat it out of her arms.

The owner had to pick up his dog and walk away to end it. He never spoke a word to the lady, just scolded his dog and tied it up for a few hours. This lady was left trembling on the road.

I do not think I need to say anything more about some people...

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We have a 18 year old 8Lb Schnoodle and a 4 year old 6 1/2 Lb Teacup Poodle. We keep a colaspable play pen in the storage area and pop it up under the awning and they stay in there when we're sitting outside and on a leash when walking.
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The rules are for those people that just do not get it. I love dogs and the big ones are my favorite.

I witnessed last Easter a fellow show up with his family and dog to camp with the parental units. This fellow would walk with his son to basketball court every day and I repeatedly heard his son keep asking to hold the leash on the dog. The father keep saying no to his son(they did weigh the same). At their campsites things changed. No tie down at all.

One afternoon a lady walked thru our lane with her dog that could sit in your hand. I watched her scoop up her dog in her arms and use her elbows to fend off the loose dog that was trying to eat it out of her arms.

The owner had to pick up his dog and walk away to end it. He never spoke a word to the lady, just scolded his dog and tied it up for a few hours. This lady was left trembling on the road.

I do not think I need to say anything more about some people...

And those are the people that ruin it for responsible pet owners.

The only time ours "run free" outside is when we are at home and they are behind their fenced in five acres! Anywhere else one of us always have positive control over them.
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Edit...IF the campground has an enclosed dog run and there are no other dogs using in it then we will let them roam around in that area off leash . But as soon as someone else shows up we will leave so they can use the facilities.
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