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Old 01-02-2010, 01:34 PM   #1
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What a way to start the new year. Tried to go outside my trailer and the dog from next door RV was off leash and didn't like me being in his area. Apparently the dog took the whole camping area as his free roam area and growled, barked and snapped at me. As some of you already know, I am afraid! of aggressive big dogs. So with the owners maybe inside their trailer, and me in mine, I felt like a prisoner inside my own trailer. How do others deal with this problem?

Even with a promise to keep their dog on a leash, we moved our trailer to another less desirable site to prevent this from happening again. We had come early to get a good spot and they had moved next to us.

I just wanted to add that I truely respect people like Gina, who is so good at keeping her babies under control. I like dogs in general and its only the running loose dogs that I have a problem with.
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Old 01-02-2010, 01:41 PM   #2
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no bad dogs just bad owners ! that said mase works wonders , not as ruff water gun with viniger water . or water hose ,
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Old 01-02-2010, 01:43 PM   #3
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Tazor. Not to USE on the dog, but to make an electrical field and a big SNAP noise. Point at at the dog and make it ZAP!!!!

My dogs HATE mine, and they instantly stop what they are doing. Even the bruiser that hates other dogs.

Check the laws. I am in Arizona where anything even considered a weapon is OK.
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Old 01-02-2010, 01:44 PM   #4
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oh, and thanks, but I think my dogs are the biggest pain on earth.

Where are you at right now?
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Old 01-02-2010, 01:45 PM   #5
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Does the campground have a rule that dogs must be on a leash or tether? I would have brought it to the attention of the campground host or office. If they would not comply with the rules, they should have been told to leave. We never, ever let our dogs loose when we take them camping.

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Old 01-02-2010, 02:04 PM   #6
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We are working at the Bakersfield fairgrounds. The security said, yes, that is a problem that is common and if they catch the dog off the leash they talk once to the owner and then call the dog catcher. But they can only do something when they see it. She said it is a hopeless task to make the owners keep their dogs on leashes.
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Old 01-02-2010, 02:25 PM   #7
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But they can only do something when they see it. She said it is a hopeless task to make the owners keep their dogs on leashes.
Take a photo or video of the problem. Show it to the powers that be. There should be no question then.
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Old 01-02-2010, 02:33 PM   #8
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Get a little squirt oiler and fill it with half oil and half amonia.

One squirt in the snout and the dog will remember you for ever as TABOO!
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Old 01-02-2010, 02:40 PM   #9
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Not a fun time to have loose dogs. We keep a small air horn in the trailer to be able to make noise and to keep animals away; mainly while hiking, but in camp would work as well. Something like this, but ours is much smaller and we got it at Wal-mart. http://www.cabelas.com/cabelas/en/template...;rid=0123456789

I not sure if I would have moved, but found animal control's phone number.

Too bad, to have this happen.
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Old 01-02-2010, 02:50 PM   #10
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Hi: Linda& Dale... Walk softly and carry a BIG STICK!!!
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Old 01-02-2010, 03:49 PM   #11
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What Gina said about the sound reminded me of my Mom and her portable oxygen tank.

Every time my mother took a breath there was a very mild click sound. Dogs avoided her.

So, we who are afraid of dogs, need to investigate a sound device that makes them run away. I would be getting myself some pepper spray since I don't know where to buy some sound device.

Keep the animal control phone number on speed dial on your cell phone?

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Old 01-02-2010, 06:36 PM   #12
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How about one of the dog training devices that use sound above the human hearing range. Seems like that would turn many dogs away.

Dogs need to be on leash as required by law. Even then it can be scary when they charge to the end of the leash.
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Old 01-02-2010, 08:22 PM   #13
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The boat horn would be multi function, and could be used to alert humans to a problem.

If this animal sound device really works I wouldn't mind having one, I would prefer it to pepper spray. I have a neighbor dog that while on his leash is between me and my mail box. He is a nice dog, it is just my fear that keeps me off my own driveway.

http://www.tbotech.com/dogchaser.htm

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Old 01-02-2010, 10:28 PM   #14
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I'd try throwing him a dog biscuit, myself. It might change him into your buddy instead of your adversary... (but I agree with the other folks who lament that people break the rules by letting their dogs run off leash.) Of course, since I have a dog that we travel with, we always have dog biscuits on hand. I realize YMMV. Good luck with it, Linda!
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