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Old 03-06-2011, 11:21 AM   #169
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20 foot chain; maybe not a 20 foot chain------but how many dog owners have a; what I call a urealy; (that contracption that lets ther dog run out to 20 or more feet), then they can simply push a button on reel them in; or let them out to run all over the place. This is NOT a 6 foot leash. I see these all the time; the owners let the dog run up in campsites and do there business then real them in.
( OK NOW ALL YOU DOG OWNERS, START HOWLING (NOT ME NOT ME)
I've been camping over 30 years and I( would say 90% of owners have a urealy. IT'S NOT A 6 FOOT LEASH FOLKS).
Ever try a Labrador Retriever (2, at one time) on one of those things. I hate them, too. Was in a rest stop once and a man pulled up and got out of his car with a chocolate Lab on the end of one. In a flash, the thing was wrapped around my dog's head and his dog's head. Fortunately, I managed to get them untied before it got ugly. The poor elderly man said he couldn't hold the dog on a regular leash without being pulled over. I told him, "All is well that ends well." I knew he was upset. So, yeah, "Not Me!"
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20 foot chain; maybe not a 20 foot chain------but how many dog owners have a; what I call a urealy; (that contracption that lets ther dog run out to 20 or more feet), then they can simply push a button on reel them in; or let them out to run all over the place. This is NOT a 6 foot leash. I see these all the time; the owners let the dog run up in campsites and do there business then real them in.
( OK NOW ALL YOU DOG OWNERS, START HOWLING (NOT ME NOT ME)
I've been camping over 30 years and I( would say 90% of owners have a urealy. IT'S NOT A 6 FOOT LEASH FOLKS).
Very true... both are breaking the 6' leash rule... and anyone using a urealy that allows their dog to enter another site to do their business shouild be shot.

However, my 15 pound Westie on a urealy is a misdemeanor but a 80 pound lab tied up outside... unattended.... on a 20' chain is a felony.

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It helps that she's an indoor dog - because of her small size, we trained her to use wee-wee pads since we got her at 9 weeks old. So she doesn't have a need to go outside daily, expect for fresh air and exercise when the weather permits.

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We seem to have strayed into pet talk. Are there any pet threads active? I hope so since I love to talk about my mini-doxie Ruby. She loves rv'ing also. As for cg etiq. I walk her outside often and always make sure she stays in our area or in public areas. at 4 1/2 she will not walk on a leash, PERIOD. No amount of training EVER changed that. So instead I keep within 5 feet of me at all times. Sometimes I get looks about this, but 1. I keep her close 2.no-one ever gets near her 3. she's very friendly, quiet, non-nipping and 4. she obeys verbal command always, minus the leash
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Sorry, meant to say pet THREADS not threats
Guess a new thread regarding pets could be started. I'm sure there have been some in the past, but I'm not sure under what category.
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Woody, with all due respect, you do a disservice to campers who own dogs. Those of us who are in control of our dogs, at all times, are suffering because of behavior like yours.

I'm sure my pup would protect me if he felt the need, but I don't leave him outside to threaten people or as an invitation for someone to hurt him. If I felt that need, I would know that I was camping in a dangerous place, and I would move.

Behavior like mine? You dont even know me. Well, I guess I should have pointed out that I am outside 99.9% of the time with the dog. He is my baby and I am always in control of him.The 20' leash is for our site, which I consider my yard when camping since I am renting the site.It keeps folks from cutting through our site. As far as "threatening people" LOL not hardly unless you can get sniffed or licked to death.
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Guess a new thread regarding pets could be started. I'm sure there have been some in the past, but I'm not sure under what category.
We have a pet forum.
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Behavior like mine? You dont even know me. Well, I guess I should have said that I am outside 99.9% of the time with the dog. He is my baby and I am always in control of him.The 20' leash is for our site, which I consider my yard when camping since I am renting the site.It keeps folks from cutting through our site. As far as "threatening people" LOL not hardly on less you can get sniffed or licked to death.
Okay, perhaps I was judgmental or read your post wrong, Woody. I apologize since you've painted a different picture than what I had in my head. May I ask for your forgiveness?

Actually, after I wrote my 2 cents I started to think. Yup, I sit out and read with my lab on a tie up that is definitely more than 5 or 6 feet and it covers my campsite, as well. Walking, he's definitely on the regular size leash. So, I was about to get back on to retract, explain and back down off my high horse, but you saved me the trouble. Peace.:
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whether they deserve it or not. This is an example of an irresponsible owner. I hate to question anyone's truthfulness if I don't know them, but I sincerely doubt that any campground (private or public) would allow a dog to be kept on a 20 foot chain.

After thinking about the post, I believe it was made by a troll to get a reaction, and I'm sorry I reacted-I won't, again. JMO
Wow, Do you have a habit of bad mouthing folks you dont know, or just me?
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Wow, Do you have a habit of bad mouthing folks you dont know, or just me?
I apologized, Woody. I was wrong-our posts crossed. And, no, I don't usually bad mouth anyone-I got the wrong impression from your first post-most likely because I misread it.
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To get back to campground etiq. Since spring is springing Lets all try to remember the things said here, not just the animal things, and remember to treat our neighbors as we want to be treated.
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A camper recently had his dog tied outside at Big Meadows at skyline drive last Oct when I was there. The dog saw our dogs and wanted to play and broke his lead. I handed the lead to the person I was with and managed to catch the dog and got him back to his owner. He was very thankful and had no idea that could happen. Snapped the Ring and broke it.
I have been breeding and involved in dogs and dog shows for 30 years and am very responsible and have also seen it all. I use ex pens but the dogs are never unsupervised when they are in them. They get out of ex pens also very easily. They can jump over or go under them.
Remember the dog may be the friendliest dog in the world but other people have the right to walk their dogs around a campground without a tied up dog harassing their dogs. Your loose dog may be friendly, but my dog that I am walking on a leash may see your friendly dog bounding toward me as a threat and decide he wants to protect me. Your loose dog may see some wildlife and take off after it and you may never find that dog again. There have been lost dogs from shows as they have gotten out, usually through negligence on the handler or owner and they were never retrieved.
Your nice dog tied up may decide they want to protect their "property" and all of a sudden become protective and bark and growl provoking a response from the passing dogs.

Flexi leads are another hot subject. If you know how to use them they are great. This means the ability to shorten the lead when you see another human or animal and grasp the webbing to keep the dog under control. CONTROL at all times is the key words here. Most flexi lead operators I see don't and let the animal run wherever. They can, if your not careful, cause damage to the dog if the dog bolts and comes up short at the end of the lead. This sudden stop can cause trauma to the neck or trachea. I walk the dogs on a short lead even with the flexi lead through areas like campgrounds and use the longer lead capabilities to let the dog get a bit of a run in an area away from others, as in a big field etc... In that case the flexi leads are worth their weight in gold as the dogs system gets moving and he can do his business faster plus get a few good little runs in and still be attached to a lead and under control.
That being said I do most of my walks in CG or shows on short leads .. not flexi leads. There is a time and place for everything.

Last summer we had just arrived at a campground and were walking from our site to the camp store for some ice cream. Jake was on a short leash and we were in the center of the paved roadway. From our right- with NO warning - no barking, no growling - a big boxer mix dog has broken his restraint and instantly has Jake down and by the throat. The offender would not let go no matter what we did. Jake was crying in pain and terror. I thought either Jake would be killed or I would have to kill the offending dog. It was a horrible few moments.

Fortunately the dog's owner was on the scene and came and physically wrestled his dog into releasing Jake's neck. He was bitten and clawed pretty severely by his own dog.

I looked at the dog's collar and chain. They were cute little things. The type designed for miniature dogs. He had broken it in an instant.

The owner was apologetic and continuously insisted his dog had never done anything like that before and was of a most angelic nature.

Fortunately, the dog had Jake primarily by the loose skin and no lasting physical damage was done. He was traumatized however and now is reluctant to be near any other dog. Even those in the extended family he knows and used to play with enthusiastically.

Please- all dog owners -make sure your pet is actually secured.
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