But the problems only start when the dog owners don't realize that not everyone loves their Fido as much as they do.
I'd say that 99% of the people here who camp with dogs are good at picking up after them. In fact, I haven't seen one dog poop on the ground that wasn't being picked up, but Ruth says that she had to pick up one. So that part of it hasn't really been an issue so far this year.
Our dog Whiskey, taken back in November of 2007.
We miss Whiskey, but we don't miss owning a dog!
I have had to tell several people to make sure they had their dogs on leash, even around their personal trailer area. But it wasn't like the dog was running around the park loose. Everyone receives a copy of our dog rules, so I don't know what it is that makes them forget. But again, it hasn't been a big deal.
And I haven't seen any dogs being left alone. So far, this hasn't been a problem.
Our park's dog rules.
But the problem we have had relates to dogs barking. Not badly...just enough to be slightly annoying to some people.
And it turned out that one lady was camping with three dogs. For most people, one dog is enough. Two? Okay, I suppose. But three dogs? Why would you put yourself in that situation? Isn't life difficult enough?? Lol.
Each to their own, I suppose, but it sure does make it hard to control. Because one starts barking and they all follow suit. It is certainly not music to everyone's ears!
Anyhow, I had to have a chat with this lady regarding her dogs, and I guess she simply didn't realize that they were going to be a problem. She's made other arrangements and two of the dogs are going home. Hopefully the third one isn't the instigator, but I guess we'll see.
Whiskey loved the motorhome.
Anyhow, happy to see that this year people who do have their dogs with them seem to be pretty good on an overall basis at following the rules. I think that what we learned from last year was that you have to be very strict with people, otherwise they will feel as if there are no consequences to their actions.
Stay tuned for our next giveaway. It's coming, I'm just not ready yet. But it will definitely be of interest to our RV'ing readers!
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