I you ask and the reply is f U my dog is staying off the lease, then as stated take a video and image and then right there on the spot call 911 and make sure you use your speaker phone while your at it.
Here in Mammoth not a day goes by that I do not see dogs off the leash on trails, in town and in all the campgrounds.
Dog owners need to realize not every one like's your Dog!
We had a great dane with the sweetest dispostion of any dog that we have ever had and wouldn't hurt anyone. BUT we had one friend who was terrified of dogs and the dane sensed it and sat right in front of the man and growled and curled his lip at him. Your dog might be the best in the world, but if someone is frightened of it, they will sense it and will take advantage. All dogs should be kept on a leash, because even the best of them could attact someone who they feel is threatening their masters.
Dogs don't bother me but yapping dogs drive me nuts. If you can't control their barking, they should not be allowed in campgrounds.
we're new to camping/rving and are out for a number of months
heading from the northwest back to Florida. Our preference
is for camping in the national forests. We have had many
problems with people with their dogs, and we're talking large
dogs, not on a leash. twice, while heading to a restroom,
ladies have left the dog outside, loose while she uses the
facility. These dogs have been agressive. One woman using
a shower had three dogs, loose, and one was a pit bull would
not let me anywhere near the restroom. the husband came by,
put one with the wife, and told me point blank he would not
put his dogs on a leash, with a string of profanity.
do people feel that because its a gov't park/forest they
don't have to follow rules? We've been in washington, oregon,
california, and nevada and every park or forest has had a big
sign that says dogs must be on a leash. can anyone explain this?thanks
Sounds to me by judging from your story you MUST be in the Ocala National Forest.!!
If you are, my advice is to leave as fast as you can because those people you are encountering are NOT RV'ing campers. They don't even know how to spell the word rules and trust me they are not there on a weekend camping trip either.
You could not pay me to stay in the Ocala National Forest, sadly it's the armpit of Florida. Heck with all and what is living in that Park, the police don't even like going in there!
"We must be willing to get rid of the life we've planned,
so as to have the life that is waiting for us".
Am I the only one on earth that can't stand dogs at all? They seem like a PITA altogether, especially to bring camping. I've picked up numerous piles in my campsite. I hate being barked and growled at. It's not fair that I have to wait for some moron to get out of the bathroom or shower room because their mutt is protecting the whole place. I don't like being licked or having my butt sniffed. My kids have been threatened by a "family" pit bull, and it was lucky the owner got there before my shovel contacted his head. I would never buy any vehicle or house of a dog owner.
Yes, I know what kind of comments this will generate from dog people, but isn't it okay to not be one?
Yes, it's perfectly okay that you can't stand dogs. It's truly a shame that you have had to endure the many atrocities that dog owners have heaped upon you. BTW: a lot of people feel the same way about your kids!
Well when her kids start leaving piles on your lawn, and start snapping and biting you, your statement might make some sense, but until then...
Hmmm... You must be lucky! Some of the kids that I've seen are noisy, they throw trash, set off firecrackers, 'tag' your garage with spraypaint, throw balls at your windows and cars, ride bikes over your yard, steal things, break things, etc. In other words, if kids and dogs have lousy parents-they are both PITA.
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I'd report them. Then I might try talking to the owner.
When I've talked to the owner it's turned ugly though. Seems like that type of person usually isn't very nice. So report it first.
I used to think I hated dogs then I figured out it was just some dog owners. So I got a dog. He's not allowed to approach anybody when we're out. Yuck. Nobody deserves to be slimed by an 80 lb (or 8 lb) dog against their wishes. If you want to make contact with my smelly dog, you have to make it. He will be delighted. But you don't have to worry about him being off leash or leaving poop or sniffing your butt.
Americans are all too "human" when it comes to respecting the rights of others in a country where it is everyone for themselves. Part of traveling is dealing with or learning how best to avoid the 10% that are jerks.
I have had dogs most of my life but do not consider a pit bull the type of dog that anyone in their right mind would own. It is like having an assault rifle in your pickup "just in case".
If you are worried about going to the facilities the only legal solution is to carry bear grade pepper spray. I would not use it unless the dog was charging me or had latched onto someone. If you shoot the dog and you are not a law enforcement officer you are likely to end up in court and win or lose you will be out the attorney fees involved.