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Old 11-17-2022, 08:24 AM   #1
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Campgrounds with Dog Runs or Parks

Traveling with greyhounds our first choice for campgrounds are ones with a fenced dog area. Why are there so many parks with large open areas not installing enclosed dog runs?

Although not always the least expensive choice we will continue to keep our KOA membership, I think every KOA we've stayed in has some form of dog park.

Also, why do the the ones that do have dedicated dog runs make it so difficult to tell if it is one of their amenities?
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Feel your frustration.......greyhounds are the reason we purchased our first fifth wheel trailer 18 years ago......so we would not sneak our 2 greyhounds into motel rooms. Our greyhounds needed fenced in dog runs when off lead otherwise they would bolt..........and let the chase begin.
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Old 11-17-2022, 09:14 AM   #3
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That is always a concern. We had a Boondockers Welcome host mention an off leash area for dogs. Unfortunately, it was just an open field.

If we take Sadie once to a dog run within the campground, she will only go that direction on every walk. no matter how far our campsite is.

Our girls love to run. We have had to fill in holes in some dog parks. We had a grey break his leg in the backyard when he hit a hole we did not know about.
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Traveling with greyhounds our first choice for campgrounds are ones with a fenced dog area. Why are there so many parks with large open areas not installing enclosed dog runs?

Although not always the least expensive choice we will continue to keep our KOA membership, I think every KOA we've stayed in has some form of dog park.

Also, why do the the ones that do have dedicated dog runs make it so difficult to tell if it is one of their amenities?
We no longer have dogs. I see lots of parks showing dog areas under amenities.
Did a quick search and found this.
https://blog.campingworld.com/the-rv...y-campgrounds/
No idea if good information or not
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Holes in dog runs risk an injury to greys............so we generally take them to fenced baseball fields and sandy beaches like Carmel, California to run free.
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[QUOTE=Charming;6360118]Traveling with greyhounds our first choice for campgrounds are ones with a fenced dog area. Why are there so many parks with large open areas not installing enclosed dog runs?

I can't answer for the campground owners, but maybe they don't want to spend the money on the fencing or on maintaining the dog park. Unfortunately, not everyone picks up their dog's poop in dog parks. I have miniature dachshunds that hunt rabbits, so I have to be very careful about checking the bottom of the fence at dog parks. The fences aren't always that secure at the bottom, or it looks like they've damaged some of the chain link when mowing, leaving holes in the fence. And this has been at city dog parks, not campgrounds. I wonder if there are any ordinances that would affect campgrounds or liability issues, etc.
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Traveling with greyhounds our first choice for campgrounds are ones with a fenced dog area. Why are there so many parks with large open areas not installing enclosed dog runs?

I can't answer for the campground owners, but maybe they don't want to spend the money on the fencing or on maintaining the dog park. Unfortunately, not everyone picks up their dog's poop in dog parks. I have miniature dachshunds that hunt rabbits, so I have to be very careful about checking the bottom of the fence at dog parks. The fences aren't always that secure at the bottom, or it looks like they've damaged some of the chain link when mowing, leaving holes in the fence. And this has been at city dog parks, not campgrounds. I wonder if there are any ordinances that would affect campgrounds or liability issues, etc.
I hadn't thought about the liability, but almost every KOA we've visited has a fenced dog park. I see less dog poop in most of the parks than in campgrounds with dog walk areas.
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Holes in dog runs risk an injury to greys............so we generally take them to fenced baseball fields and sandy beaches like Carmel, California to run free.
The only dog park that we've seen with holes, so far, was the one at the KOA in Petaluma, CA. We will walk the area before letting the dogs off their leads. At the Petaluma park we put barricades over the holes. I always stood by one of them.
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You ought to see the dog owners flinch when I throw our Golden Taby in the dog(?) run. I usually inform them that I instructed my cat not to hurt their dogs.

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You ought to see the dog owners flinch when I throw our Golden Taby in the dog(?) run. I usually inform them that I instructed my cat not to hurt their dogs.

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I know it was a joke, but not a good outcome for your cat if my greyhound is in the dog run.
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I know it was a joke, but not a good outcome for your cat if my greyhound is in the dog run.
Actually I do put my 15# Taby in the dog run. He likes playing and making friends.
Aggressive dogs shouldn't be in the dog run.

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Feel your frustration.......greyhounds are the reason we purchased our first fifth wheel trailer 18 years ago......so we would not sneak our 2 greyhounds into motel rooms. Our greyhounds needed fenced in dog runs when off lead otherwise they would bolt..........and let the chase begin.
Well, you only have to chase them for 1/4 mile!
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Actually I do put my 15# Taby in the dog run. He likes playing and making friends.
Aggressive dogs shouldn't be in the dog run.

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Greys are one of the least aggressive dog breeds you will encounter. The problem is small furry creatures. Retired racers were trained to chase down furry things. We don't take our dogs to the parks when other dogs are present because we are afraid of other dogs.
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