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Old 01-27-2014, 04:35 PM   #1
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So what's the big deal...??

We recently attended the RV Super Show in Tampa FL. We were there for two full days and it also was a pet friendly show.

We did see many dogs and being dog lovers we of course took note of many of them.

In past few days some comments surfaced on irv2 complaining about people bringing the dogs there.

When we read this we were quite surprised as we did not see any issue at all. So what's the big deal?

I hate to say it, but seems that some find something to whine about no matter what. Then again, makes me think twice if I would want to bring our 7 lb dachshund along as some of the nay sayers would frown upon us.

We're animal lovers so as far as were concerned they are part of the family bring em with you!
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I also saw the other postings about the dogs at the show........Have a question, as part of your family(I understand that) when you and your wife went inside of a Coach to look at the inside.......Did the dealers let your dog go inside and check it out with you? How do two people at a RV show go in and out of all of them that they want to look at and talk to each other about what they are looking at if one has to remain outside with rover, or........maybe all the dealers let folks take their pets on the interior tour with them........as a family. Just wondering how this works?
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Old 01-27-2014, 05:46 PM   #3
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Great Point, as a dog owner of 2. I would have to say that they would have to stay in the MH. They do when we go shopping or out to eat.
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We did not have our Duke with us on this trip. However, the folks we saw with pets only a few that were on the small side, were held by one of the family members as they were inside. Non issue. Many of the others were outside with member as one or the other went inside. Some had pet strollers. I did see a few pretty large dogs that I wondered how they were managed but never seen anything that was out of line. I think it is being respectful that if your dog is on the large side you keep them out of the new units. If it is a very small dog and well behaved probably better than some of the rug rats drug inside.
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We travel with a Maltese. Abby. Sweetest breed out there. But, we don't drag her around to crowded public places. Partly because I don't want to carry around poop bags but also because not everyone is a dog lover. Some even have a serious fear of dogs from childhood. Like my 84 yr old mom who saw her sister mauled by a Shepard walking home from school. The lease gets in peoples way and can cause a trip.
Personally I always wanted to pet other's dogs but not everyone is like that. And Abby loves to curl up and sleep in the RV while we're out touristing. To each his own.
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If pets are allowed, and you don't want to see pets, don't go. If it bothers you, stay away.

Just like going to a campground that allows campfires and then complaining about that.
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I personally would not take my dog to everything. Not happy for her and not happy for us. We love our animals, but they are not children that need 24/7 supervision. Our dog is perfectly happy curling up for a nap while we are out doing our human stuff.
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If pets are allowed, and you don't want to see pets, don't go. If it bothers you, stay away.

Just like going to a campground that allows campfires and then complaining about that.
Stepping in a camp fire and stepping in dog poo are two different things.
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I live in Jersey and here, none of the state parks allow dogs. We always found it odd that only here and Hawaii have that a policy.

Over the years we found out why. People just don't seem to give a crap about picking up after their dogs! I assume it's because most are the tiny cat like breeds and maybe their owners feel it's too small of a load to worry about. I have two good size bird dogs and we're out all the time walking around so we see this at every CG.

Eventually the laziness of these owners will ruin it for everyone. If you're a dog owner and you see someone walking with a dog and catch them not picking up after their dog, be sure to say something.
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I live in Jersey and here, none of the state parks allow dogs. We always found it odd that only here and Hawaii have that a policy.

Over the years we found out why. People just don't seem to give a crap about picking up after their dogs! I assume it's because most are the tiny cat like breeds and maybe their owners feel it's too small of a load to worry about. I have two good size bird dogs and we're out all the time walking around so we see this at every CG.

Eventually the laziness of these owners will ruin it for everyone. If you're a dog owner and you see someone walking with a dog and catch them not picking up after their dog, be sure to say something.
I agree. Having our girls along was the reason we choose to settle into the RV lifestyle! We personally carry extra poop bags to clean after irresponsible pet owners. Don't like it! However, DW and I don't want to loose our privileges at well cared for resorts or plain over night stops.
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Stepping in a camp fire and stepping in dog poo are two different things.
I agree, but the comparison is valid. The person is entering an area where a certain activity is allowed, and then complaining about that activity.

I personally don't think an RV show is a place for dogs, and would not bring mine. I am there for the show, not to walk the dog.

The place to complain is with the management of the show. If enough people do so, and the management thinks the policy will reduce attendance and their profit, then the policy will change.

Otherwise, watch out for irresponsible dog owners or do not go.
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Something you are passionate about may not be another's cup of tea. There's nothing sacred about anything two-legged or four-legged. Probably makes no difference what is and isn't allowed.

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Our family dog bit my oldest son when he was 3 yrs old. It caused more stitches then I could even guess inside his head and out on his skull. As a matter of fact you could see the skull. One bite was all it took. The dog was very mild tempered but it was an accident. Still the dog was not allowed back in the house and given to the cops for their prison farm. We actually told Joshua that the dog did a bad thing and had to go to jail. He still got taken care of but he was not around people anymore just in case.

Personally I would not take an animal to anything like that, unless it was a service animal.
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If your dog could talk......and you asked him (or she) if he wanted to go to a RV show and be there for 6-10 hours.......or stay home, eat, sleep, lay on the couch, favorite chair...........what do you think he would say?
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