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 02-23-2016, 12:23 PM   #41
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Corralling doggies

We keep our little 12 lb Norwich terrier on a leash, a tether or in foldable pen. And all you free range owners whose dogs are so good are some of the ones whose dogs mosey onto our campsite and either get aggressive with our little guy or leave a deposit in our site. Be responsible and follow cpground rules

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Old 02-23-2016, 12:26 PM   #42
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I keep my chick magnet jack Russell on a 6ft. Leash. That way all the women come to me to talk about the dog.LOL.

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Old 02-23-2016, 12:27 PM   #43
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I keep my chick magnet jack Russell on a 6ft. Leash. That way all the women come to me to talk about the dog.LOL.

Gotta go with what works!

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Old 02-23-2016, 12:33 PM   #44
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Originally Posted by flymhi View Post
Unfortunately, litigation has changed this country forever ... and not for the better!
We have a 15 pound Jack Russell, who loves everyone and everything. I often let him just hang around, and have only once had a fellow camper complain. I never had any complaints from management, or even rangers.
Having said that, I know I am violating campground rules, and state and federal park rules, and local ordinances. If caught, I wouldn't have a leg to stand on.
Part of my joy of camping is taking my dog, and watching him enjoy his freedom and new experiences. Sadly, in this over-regulated world, those days are coming to an end.
In many parks, you are not allowed to take your dog hiking, even on a leash. Also, you are not supposed to leave your dog unattended in the RV. I suppose I could ship him to my mother-in-law for the day.
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Old 02-23-2016, 12:34 PM   #45
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Old 02-23-2016, 12:38 PM   #46
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Sometimes dogs not allowed on trails because they attract bears or Cougars but other times new rules come because owners leave poop on trails and ruin it for everybody
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Old 02-23-2016, 12:40 PM   #47
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Sometimes dogs not allowed on trails because they attract bears or Cougars but other times new rules come because owners leave poop on trails and ruin it for everybody
Oh! I did not even want to GO THERE!!! PLEASE CLEAN UP YOUR PETS MESS!!

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Old 02-23-2016, 12:48 PM   #48
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Off leash

"Only stayed at 2 camp grounds, the rest of the time we are at the race track or dry camping with friends in the middle of nowhere. Have not had a problem in the 2 camp grounds I've been to with having my boxer/ rhodesian ridgeback/ pit mix off leash. Both places had dog parks and the owners dogs were there too. Saying that, he has been trained to listen do to his size so the Gf can walk him, not that he's bad or hard to handle, he's just 70lbs of muscle. He follows me every where and doesn't run off. So off leash as much as possible. He does walk on a leash.

If campground said he had to be on a lead while at camper I wouldn't be camping there, he would be panicking being tied to something all the time. But if they had a rule for a tether I'd have to respect it."

It does not matter how well trained they are. Good dogs can get something into their head and do something bad. I am a Doberman owner. I always keep mine tethered or on leash because it does not matter how nice they are, I have found a lot of people (even dog lovers) get uncomfortable around them because of size and breed. My last two were the biggest sweethearts, but my current one not so much. If you were to let yours run loose in the same campground as me and your dog came up to my dog, well you would more than likely making an emergency trip to the vet. She was attacked by another dog and beat up pretty bad which is the reason she does not like other dogs. I would not consider it my fault either. I also let people know that pets need to be leashed.

I always pick up after my dog as well. I have seen a lot of people leave their little dog dropping because they figure they can since it is small. Every dog owner needs to take other people into consideration when they take their dogs out. If I am in the middle of no where and no human, I will let my dog run for exercise, but then they go right back on leash. I read in another post about dog runs. I always wait until it is empty and then take mine in. If someone comes up wanting to use the run, I ask them to wait while I put mine back on leash.

Being a responsible pet owner not only makes our outing more pleasurable, but it makes our neighboring campers outing pleasurable as well.
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We always have ours on a leash. It's safer for our dogs, you never know what kind of distraction may appear. As often as possible we find off leash dog parks or dog beaches.

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Old 02-23-2016, 12:56 PM   #50
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Long, but not too long cable attached to the trailer stab, he loves laying under the trailer anyway.
Only IRRESPONSIBLE OWNERS would let their pets, especially dogs run loose in a CG.

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