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Jayco-noslide

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Posted: 08/07/17 09:30am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

First, we do not dislike dogs per se. We used to have one and several family members have really cute, friendly dogs. Now the "however" part. Wife and I feel our culture is increasingly moving toward "dog friendly" to the excess and that we have to start speaking up for the segment of the population that do not feel dogs should be allowed in stores, restaurants, etc. OK for seeing eye dogs on a leash but not for other companion types of dogs. You should not allow your dog to go up to someone just assuming they will want to make over it unless invited. Dog should always be leashed in a campground, pick up all waste and it's the owner's responsibility that the dog does not bark often whether owner is present or not. I could go on. We realize most owners are responsible but too many are not in campgrounds and other public areas.


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Dog owner here....You have made some good points.
We are fine with dogs in campgrounds as long as the owners follow the rules....leases AT ALL TIMES and poop pick up EVERY TIME.

Agree, too many dogs in stores and restaurants...The new scam is, "comfort dogs."


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I am a dog lover and own two - and agree with you, mostly from the standpoint that there are people who are terrified of dogs, or allergic to them, etc.

On the other hand, I think that *most* dog owners are polite and understand that not everyone wants to meet their pooch. The obnoxious ones are the most noticeable simply because all the other dog owners and their pets are running beneath the radar?

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Is it accurate to assume that by specifically mentioning service dogs for the visually impaired ("seeing eye dogs"), you meant to include all service dogs as clearly recognized under the ADA (Federal law)?


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Jayco-noslide wrote:

First, we do not dislike dogs per se. We used to have one and several family members have really cute, friendly dogs. Now the "however" part. Wife and I feel our culture is increasingly moving toward "dog friendly" to the excess and that we have to start speaking up for the segment of the population that do not feel dogs should be allowed in stores, restaurants, etc. OK for seeing eye dogs on a leash but not for other companion types of dogs. You should not allow your dog to go up to someone just assuming they will want to make over it unless invited. Dog should always be leashed in a campground, pick up all waste and it's the owner's responsibility that the dog does not bark often whether owner is present or not. I could go on. We realize most owners are responsible but too many are not in campgrounds and other public areas.
I feel the exact same way about small children. [emoticon]

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Jayco-noslide wrote:

....You should not allow your dog to go up to someone just assuming they will want to make over it unless invited. ...

Interestingly, I have always had an inverse problem. Sitting at our campsite or walking our dog(s), people approaching us without asking in order to see and/or pet our dog(s).

Some of your other points I agree with, some others I do not. C'est la vie. [emoticon]



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Posted: 08/07/17 10:28am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We realize most owners are responsible but too many are not in campgrounds and other public areas.

I agree with your points about respecting others, etc. but there will always be those with disrespectful behavior. Most restaurants have very strict guidelines as to where dogs can be and most stores make it perfectly clear they are dog friendly. If it bothers you just avoid these businesses just like you avoid campgrounds that have policies you don't like. The issue isn't the business allowing it but the people who do not respect others.


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I have a dog and agree with everything you said. Not an unpopular view point in my book. My wife on the other hand might have a different outlook on it. It is always a point of contention between us about leashing out little dog in the campsite.

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My beef are relatives/friends that visit and insist on bringing their not well trained dogs into our nice home or RV. I stop them in their tracks.


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DOTLDaddy wrote:

Jayco-noslide wrote:

....You should not allow your dog to go up to someone just assuming they will want to make over it unless invited. ...

Interestingly, I have always had an inverse problem. Sitting at our campsite or walking our dog(s), people approaching us without asking in order to see and/or pet our dog(s).


Absolutely. Too many adults these days without any impulse control. They just walk right onto my site, or come up to me while I'm out walking and want to interact with my dog.

These adults don't train their children either, that often come running towards the dog. Their favorite parts to pet are always the eyes and mouth, I don't know why.

This was very hard for my senior citizen dog. He really loved people, but as an old man was quickly overwhelmed by the attention, especially ill-trained fchildren that would circle the dog, approaching from all direction.

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