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bertnspike

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Posted: 07/31/13 08:56pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I'm curious, having read some comments about walking dogs to poop in front of a site...

When I take my dog for a walk in a park with paved roads bordered by grassy sites I encourage my dog walk on the edge of the grass. The pavement is sometimes very hot! Usually we get to the open area meant for her to use, but occasionally it happens on the way, along the edge of the road, in the grass.

It's not deliberate OR nasty on my part; when ya' gotta go, ya' gotta go. I ALWAYS pick it up. Always. If someone is outside at the site I'll apologize. It never occurred to me before that someone may have thought I was just being a selfish pig.

Folks who don't own pets: you DO know that most of them don't poop on command, right?

Anyway, do you think there's a better way to handle the situation? Sites next to a dog run are not always available.

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Posted: 07/31/13 09:12pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Last year when parked at my sons place, when I walked my 2 dogs I carried a shovel. I had them pooping on the shovel. If I could just get them to do it into a bag!


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Posted: 07/31/13 09:49pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I can sometimes get the dog to hold it when he starts, but in some cases when he has to go he has to go. If somebody doesn't like it and thinks I'm a selfish pig then I'd say who cares? They can think what they want, doesn't make them right.


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Posted: 07/31/13 09:51pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I pick it up and never have had anyone say anything. If they did I'd simply treat them like any other random idiot that crosses paths with you.


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Use a 6ft leash, not a retractable, or longer lead, and pick up the poop. If no bag, the bags are a mere 40ft back at the camper. We walk the beast back to the camper and head back down with a bag, or three. Labs are poop machines.


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Posted: 07/31/13 10:17pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I think you are handling it just right. If you pick it up I just don't see why anybody would complain. I do like those private parks that have pet only areas and no pet areas. Then there is never a problem.


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Although a dog lover, I full time today and currently elect to not have one. From my perspective, you appear to be such a conscientious owner that I'm not tracking poop into the truck or the house. No harm/no foul. Keep up the good work. Of course I'm amazed at how many folks I've seen with those 25' retractable leashes who allow their dog to "whiz" on the FW spigot at an unoccupied site. A good blast of bleach and water from a spray bottle is my S.O.P. prior to connecting to any hose bib today.


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Posted: 08/01/13 01:45am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Doggie makes the deposit and I make the withdrawl.

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I stayed in a park that required your dogs to be able to fly. The park rules said for dogs to only be in the designated dog areas so I am out there walking out dog on a 6 foot leash with poop bags in my pocket and the park manager starts in on how I can only have the dog in the designated dog areas and when I explained that I was walking to that area he informed me that dogs were not allowed anywhere else period, When I asked him how I was to get my dog to that area he told me that was my problem not his. Left the next day since I could not get the dog to fly.


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TyroneandGladys wrote:

I stayed in a park that required your dogs to be able to fly. The park rules said for dogs to only be in the designated dog areas so I am out there walking out dog on a 6 foot leash with poop bags in my pocket and the park manager starts in on how I can only have the dog in the designated dog areas and when I explained that I was walking to that area he informed me that dogs were not allowed anywhere else period, When I asked him how I was to get my dog to that area he told me that was my problem not his. Left the next day since I could not get the dog to fly.


Had something similar happen once.This particular campground had tame rabbits all over the place.I was walking to the designated dog area when a campground employee told me I could only walk my dog in the designated area.I informed her that we were in the site they assigned us and I had to walk through this area to get to the designated dog area.I also reminded her that we informed the campground we had a pet when we made the reservation.Needless to say we never returned to that campground again.While I agree you can't stop a dog from going,I think if you are headed to a specific area,it is a good idea to walk them by your side in a heel on the roadway and don't let them sniff along the way.

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