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B. Kidd
post Oct 12 2011, 03:42 PM
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We have spent the last two winters at a RV resort in Yuma. For some reason, last year we had more snowbirds then the year before whom RV with 2-3 dogs (mostly small ones) but walk them (or shall I say, the dogs walk them) with extension dog leashes; and they failed to keep them on a shorter leash. The park does have a lengthy dog walk, but this occurred on the way to the dog walk.
One lady walked three daschunds at the same time and she let them urinate on the front part of my site and my front tire covers 3-4 times. Finally, I politely confronted her about it, and she did not say anything in response, but if looks could kill, well, I would not be posting this now.
Anyways, to make a long story longer, a few similar isolated instances occurred with single dog owners.
I'm not the type to run to park mgmt. over every little thing, so halfway through last season I bought Repel II Dog Repellant granules and spread them generously over the front of my site.
Result: No Problemo!
Works great in small areas, like the front of my back-in site.
BTW, I like dogs, don't own any.
Repel II available at Wal-Marts or Petco.
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post Oct 12 2011, 07:38 PM
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Ammonia in a squirt bottle works well as well.
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post Oct 12 2011, 10:31 PM
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I love my dog but would not in a million years let her urinate on someone's rv wheel covers. Very very rude and inconsiderate. I do let ours hit the grass with number one, but never close to someone's coach.


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post Oct 13 2011, 06:53 AM
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QUOTE(B. Kidd @ Oct 12 2011, 05:42 PM) *

I bought Repel II Dog Repellant granules and spread them generously over the front of my site.


And for those of us that are responsible dog owners that happen to get the site after you - what happens to my dog now that we are in a site full of this? Do you clean up the repellant before you leave?
Again, it's just like someone said in another post when someone mentioned a walker letting their dog go on someone's cooler - he said if that happened to him, he would drop kick the dog. You are punishing the dogs, not the irresponsible owners.
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post Oct 13 2011, 03:24 PM
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And for those of us that are responsible dog owners that happen to get the site after you - what happens to my dog now that we are in a site full of this? Do you clean up the repellant before you leave?
Again, it's just like someone said in another post when someone mentioned a walker letting their dog go on someone's cooler - he said if that happened to him, he would drop kick the dog. You are punishing the dogs, not the irresponsible owners.



Self-admitted, responsible dog owners, like yourself, are to be commended.
Granules are to be lightly sprinkled, not piled onto the ground. They become inert/inactive/ineffective after one week of application. Dousing with water speeds up that process, which I do at my Yuma site before I leave, as it rarely rains there.
I also stay at my Yuma retreat for 4-5 months every winter, and reserve the same site every winter season for the past 2 years and am headin' there again this winter.
I never have, or would use 'Repellant II' at short term sites.
Your accusation of dog punishing, comparing what I'm doing to kickin' dogs is just, well,...... wrong.
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post Oct 13 2011, 04:15 PM
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QUOTE(hoefler @ Oct 12 2011, 06:38 PM) *

Ammonia in a squirt bottle works well as well.



Thanx for the tip 'H'.
Might try at shorter term sites, like 1-2 weeks, that I stay at in the future and encounter this problem.
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post Oct 13 2011, 06:30 PM
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QUOTE(hoefler @ Oct 12 2011, 08:38 PM) *

Ammonia in a squirt bottle works well as well.


I can just imagine the problems this could cause. One would assume that the dog is on a lead with the owner being on the other end. Using a spray bottle to spray the dog also opens the possibility of spraying the owner. You can imagine the legal problems this would open. If it happened to me I'd sue so fast it would make your head spin.

That said, I'm one of the responsible owners. My dogs are always on no more than a 6' lead and never are allowed to go on another RV owners property unless invited. My pockets always have poop bags, just in case (for them, not me, although... biggrin.gif )

The best way to keep a dog from defiling your space is to ask the owner to control his dog. If that fails, see the park management and complain. If that fails, sue both parties. I think that's really petty, but if it means that much to you that is a logical way of doing things. Temeber that you don't own the space, you are just using it for awhile. It's common courtesy to respect that your space is yours, but you don't OWN it and I doubt that if it ever came to it that you could defend you actions in court.
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post Oct 13 2011, 07:36 PM
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I could be wrong, but I thought the post about spraying ammonia meant that it should be sprayed on the ground, NOT the dog. Good grief, spraying it on the dog would be horrible!

Also this is a little off topic, but I have noticed that we sure are a "sue happy" bunch. There have been several posts recently that the suggested solution to a problem is to sue the other party. Just an observation; and I'd probably sue if someone sprayed my dog with ammonia.

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post Oct 13 2011, 08:04 PM
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QUOTE(B. Kidd @ Oct 13 2011, 05:24 PM) *

Self-admitted, responsible dog owners, like yourself, are to be commended.
Granules are to be lightly sprinkled, not piled onto the ground. They become inert/inactive/ineffective after one week of application. Dousing with water speeds up that process, which I do at my Yuma site before I leave, as it rarely rains there.
I also stay at my Yuma retreat for 4-5 months every winter, and reserve the same site every winter season for the past 2 years and am headin' there again this winter.
I never have, or would use 'Repellant II' at short term sites.
Your accusation of dog punishing, comparing what I'm doing to kickin' dogs is just, well,...... wrong.


Thanks for the clarification. I didn't intend for you to be compared to kicking a dog, just that the dogs were being punished for stupid owners.
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post Oct 14 2011, 03:15 PM
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just that the dogs were being punished for stupid owners.


Sounds like maybe the dogs should sue the stupid owners.


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post Oct 14 2011, 03:32 PM
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Hap-Camper, looking back on my OP, I can see that clarification was needed. You brought up valid concerns.
Myself, I didn't take 'hoefler''s post to mean that one actually sprays the dog with ammonia.
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post Oct 26 2011, 10:24 PM
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Amazing thread.
I too, have had to ward off reasonably intelliegent dogs towing oblivious humans.
Spritzing diluted bleach water on the gravel at the front of the rig worked wonders. It breaks down in the sun, so one needs to spritz every other morning (or so) before the thundering herd of dog walkers hit.

Don't spray your tires. ohmy.gif
We were lucky in that we could park far enough to the back of our lot that dogs passed us by before they could get to the tires.

Their owners never had a clue.
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post Oct 26 2011, 11:49 PM
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QUOTE(FosterImposters @ Oct 26 2011, 11:24 PM) *

reasonably intelliegent dogs towing oblivious humans.


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post Oct 27 2011, 06:12 AM
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QUOTE(Texasrvers @ Oct 26 2011, 09:49 PM) *

reasonably intelliegent dogs towing oblivious humans.


We have just returned from a month long trip where we have stayed an numerous parks. Some up-scale resorts, some Mom & Pop over-nighters and lots in between. What I have noticed at a lot of parks these days are heavy handed rules and mostly relating to dogs. There was a time not so long ago when there were very few rules. Common sense prevailed and pretty much everyone got along.

I think we dog owning campers are creating an atmosphere of not being welcome anymore. We stayed at one park in Wilsonville Or. that, although they say they will allow pets, is so restricted that if you have a pet......don't bother staying there. This was the extreme but the tone seems to becoming more common.

I believe I am a responsible dog owner. We have travelled with a dog for over forty years now. We have always cleaned up after them. We do it at home and it's no different when we are away. We have a Miniature Poodle at present. I think they may be considered one of the yappyest breeds but she has been taught to stop barking. I won't say that she doesn't bark at all but she does stop on command. We know her schedule thus are "ready for her". When she has to go, we are usually in the designated area (if there is one).

I think that I am doing all the right things to minimize her affect on other campers but am I, and other pet owners, being "oblivious"? Or are there that may irresponsible people who have pets out there?
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post Oct 27 2011, 09:09 AM
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QUOTE(JDOLLEN @ Oct 27 2011, 05:12 AM) *

We have just returned from a month long trip where we have stayed an numerous parks. Some up-scale resorts, some Mom & Pop over-nighters and lots in between. What I have noticed at a lot of parks these days are heavy handed rules and mostly relating to dogs. There was a time not so long ago when there were very few rules. Common sense prevailed and pretty much everyone got along.


We worked at an RV Park this summer as camp hosts. it was close to ATV trails so the ONLY rule we has was no riding of 4 wheelers in the park except to and from trails. I told folks that we didn't have a lot of rules. Just the Golden one. That worked well.


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