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Old 08-07-2013, 11:20 PM   #43
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I fully agree with you on the cat thing. I have three, they stay locked up, unless I'm in the yard with them, and even then, they usually get stuck in the cage while they're out.

I wish other cat owners thought the same way, I'm getting tired of my front door smelling like cat pee when I come home from work.

I hate the "they're cats, they're meant to roam" argument. Mine are perfectly happy beating each other in the house.

I have cats due to aforementioned dog problems. Give them a full feeder (12lbs), full waterer (3 gallons), 3 litterboxes, they're good for as long as I'm gone. They've hung out 17 days on their own, house was fine, they were fine.
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Perhaps another thread could address people and their pets on vacation via a survey. It may be interesting to see the results.
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Old 08-07-2013, 11:27 PM   #45
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Here's an example of the difference...kansas rules:

  1. Pets must always be restrained by a camper, cage, hand-held leash, or tethered chain no longer than 10 feet. They are not allowed on swimming beaches or swimming areas that are delineated by buoys or other markers or in public buildings or structures. Dogs participating in authorized activities or assisting the visually or hearing impaired are not subject to these restrictions.
In kansas they can be left alone.
In Washington, there is at least one state park where they PROVIDE a place to tie dogs while you use the restroom.
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Old 08-07-2013, 11:31 PM   #46
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Dog Run...

I know of at least one park in Oregon that has a fenced off area where you can exercise your dog. That's Waterloo Linn County park near Waterloo, Oregon.
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Old 08-07-2013, 11:37 PM   #47
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You have no idea what it's doing while you're gone.
Um.... yes, yes I do.

It is unfair to judge all dogs by the actions of a few (owners). How many non RVrs dislike or trailers being on the road because of the slow driving habits of some that impede travel. Should RVs be disallowed too?
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Old 08-07-2013, 11:45 PM   #48
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Um.... yes, yes I do.

It is unfair to judge all dogs by the actions of a few (owners). How many non RVrs dislike or trailers being on the road because of the slow driving habits of some that impede travel. Should RVs be disallowed too?
So you constantly monitor your dog via video, every minute it's alone?

I'm not saying your dog isn't perfect every minute while it's alone, I'm just questioning how you know.

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A neighbor at a previous residence had a big loud dog. When owners (pack leaders) were home, the dog was quiet. I knew when they were not home sine the dog would bark non stop all day long. No kidding, the dog would bark so much the dog would go "horse."

I informed the neighbors of the problem. They said their dog never barked! And I could XX.

Next time they were gone, I called the city as it is a violation of city noise ordinances, over 10 minutes non stop. I said, come by any time, nine to fiver M-F, and listen in. They did and left a note. Neighbors said %#^*. Claimed city and neighbor harassing them 'cause "dog never barked." City came by several days later at a random time, confirmed the problem. This time city wrote that "next citation will be accompanied by a $250 fine. Subsequent citation $500, etc"
I thought my cats slept the whole time I was gone. It turns out they're quite interested in the neighbor, because the curtains keep moving and opening when he's in the backyard...they never do that when I'm home and he's outside.
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Old Bag was convinced that Charly, the beagle/slug cross, would just settle down and sleep in the trailer, which is what she does best. So, I relented.
Came back to the trailer and our neighbor informed us that the dog had cried and howled the entire time.
I win. Sort of.
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Old Bag was convinced that Charly, the beagle/slug cross, would just settle down and sleep in the trailer, which is what she does best. So, I relented.
Came back to the trailer and our neighbor informed us that the dog had cried and howled the entire time.
I win. Sort of.
Exactly my point, and many people on the other forum posted that their dog just picked up the bad habit of barking at xxx out of the blue. One was sprinklers outside, one while tied up outside a store, etc.
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So you constantly monitor your dog via video, every minute it's alone?

I'm not saying your dog isn't perfect every minute while it's alone, I'm just questioning how you know.
No need to monitor, I am confident he will behave well. He will not touch anything of ours, or get up on the bed without our permission. That said, it is a rare occasion that he would be alone in there.
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Some of us are sneaky Jared I've spied on my dogs at home via webcam (ustream), and they sleep with occasional movement to a more comfortable spot or for a drink. The trailer is a chill zone that they treat like our bedroom at home, and even during races between their turns they'll pass out on the bed. I also make sure to exercise them and make them go to the bathroom before we leave them alone, for any length of time.
My cats on the other hand? Well two sleep and two go crazy. And it's not the ones we'd think based on their behavior while we're home! And we don't feed kibble, so we can't just leave them with a big bowl of food, so my Mom has been our savior this summer feeding them on our weekends away.

Jim sums it up for me! "It is unfair to judge all dogs by the actions of a few (owners). How many non RVrs dislike or trailers being on the road because of the slow driving habits of some that impede travel."
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Here's the crux of the problem Jim. I know your dog, Jasper, and I'm as confident as you are that he's not causing any problem. But, there are many other owners, just as confident as you are, and they are wrong.
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I find likelihoods, but zero guarantees with animals. The cat that has slept with me for the last 7-8 years, just freaked, slashed my face, and ran off and hid under the desk when I yawned last night...obviously, something wasn't right to her, god knows what it was.

My sisters lab is the gentlest dog ever, from the day my nephew was born, it wouldn't do anything, no matter how much he might surprise or accidentally hurt her. She loved everybody, they joked about her being a worthless guard dog. One time when they went on vacation, they left her at home and asked a friend (that knew her well) to look in on the dogs. When he opened the door, her lips were wrapped so far around her head, all he could see was teeth. As soon as he said her name, she was slobbering all over him, though.

The point is, we can all assume what our animals will do from their past, but we can't guarantee any of it. Hence, why I prefer people don't have animals off-leash or unattended. I've been on the receiving end of the "perfect" pet before.

I'm sure some of them ARE perfect. I'm also sure that 75% of pet owners have their head buried somewhere.
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Here's the crux of the problem Jim. I know your dog, Jasper, and I'm as confident as you are that he's not causing any problem. But, there are many other owners, just as confident as you are, and they are wrong.
I know what you mean, but these acts of denial are evident in many aspects of life. How many drivers that think they are perfect drivers are in fact much less so?

I know it is easier for those in charge to make rules based on the behaviour of the worst dogs. It is unfortunate that the rules can't be tuned to deal with the ones guilty of the bad behaviour.
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I know what you mean, but these acts of denial are evident in many aspects of life. How many drivers that think they are perfect drivers are in fact much less so?

I know it is easier for those in charge to make rules based on the behaviour of the worst dogs. It is unfortunate that the rules can't be tuned to deal with the ones guilty of the bad behaviour.
As with many things the numbers are too big to be able to not make rules. I have seen and heard of the dog rules being enforced more and more. One person was told that if they were caught not cleaning up after their dog they would be asked to the campground (NP). It's no different that driving rules, some obey, some don't. Those that don't get caught sooner or later.

In an attempt to reduce conflict when camped next to a dog owner I'll ask to make friends with the dog. Sometimes, not always, this works quite well to keep the dog from barking at me while sitting in my own camp site. The dog and it's owner are there so I try to make the best of the situation.

That doesn't mean I think that dogs should be there, but I can't control that they are.

The rules are there and need to be enforced. I think we'd all be happier, with exceptions, that would never be happy.
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