When you got to go you got to go

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  1. Big bus man

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    Taking our dogs for a walk heading for the dog walk area the other side of the campsite one of our dogs could not wait and decided to fertilise the outer edge of a pitch with a huge RV on it, the owners started saying how rude it was and ended up hurling verbal abuse at us, so much so they nearly ended up with it for their lunch! naturally I cleaned up the mess as soon as I could but I would be interested in your views as to who was in the wrong, me for not forcing a bung up our dogs bum or them for not understanding dogs are not aloud in the toilet blocks!
     
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    When our boys need to go they go no matter where they can't help it the people that hurled abuse at you were obviously not doggie people.they don't want to understand or they would have kept quiet and let you get on with the clean up a bit quicker,
    There's always one somewhere on a site.
     
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    I was on a Caravan Club site and my knee was very very bad, so I could hardly walk.

    Taking my lovely old Phoebe down to the dog walk she did a poo in the middle of the roadway. A guy from right to other side of the site, more than 100yds away started screaming abuse saying it was disgusting. Then went and reported it to the site wardens. By the time they arrived I had, of course cleaned it up and put it in the bin by the dog walk.

    I find in this country everything becomes less and less acceptable to more and more people.
     
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    Did you get the poop bag out and were holding it ready while said pooch was performing? If you didn't the shouting person may have thought you weren't going to do anything about it. And why, if the dog was on a lead which I assume it was, did you not drag it away from the pitch so it performed on the path/track or road? And of course why was it walking on someone else's pitch? :)
     
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  5. Big bus man

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    Glad its not just me then, mind you it didn't help matters that I have a sense of humour and the RV people didn't!
     
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    The dog in question was desperate and started doing the deed before I noticed, yes he was on a lead and I was clearing it up when they started the verbals, perhaps it was the mountain that our German Shepard created that they found offensive!
     
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    Have to say I don't try to catch it, but wait until they have finished :) though I would never walk over someone else pitch and would aways try to prevent my dog from doing so, as I say this was in the roadway.

    I think quite a few caravan club members would prefer all dogs to be banned, though how this would affect the club financially I am not sure - the only reason I ever bought a motorhome to travel in was because I am a dog owner.
     
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  8. Big bus man

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    Quite right dippingatoe, our dog will only go on grass and we are talking inches onto the pitch not feet. As for the Caravan Club my guess is around 80% of van owners have dogs but most seem to be outraged if another dog enters their pitch. It was very funny at the weekend when one dog started barking then rapidly set off barking alarms throughout the site.
     
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    While we all endeavour to get to the correct place, accidents happen, don't worry :)
    I think non dog owners don't understand what fouling is and automatically go off on one, they don't seem to realise it's not picking up that makes it fouling not the action of the dog going, as long as it's picked up not a problem :)
     
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    If I had a dog $hit on my pitch, I would be angry too! :swear2:

    Craig
     
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    Neither dogs nor their owners should be on someone else's pitch!
     
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    I fully understand your predicament and think you were in the right.
    We always clear up after our dog.

    Last year, at our place in France, a couple walking their dog watched it crap on our lawn and just walked on. I followed them and offered them a bag saying " sorry, I believe you are missing this".

    Shamefaced, they returned and picked it up.

    You only have to read the Caravan Club magazine to see the "doggy lovers" v "doggy haters" debate.

    Unfortunately, as described above not all dog owners are responsible.
     
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    we have had similar and one incident sticks in my mind. at that time our old boy was dying of cancer and this particular day had a case of the squits. He did his best to get to the dog area but the innevitable happened by the site office. That sort of accident is never a simple bag job, but I did my best then popped into the office to say I was taking the dog back to the van and would return.
    I came back within 5 minutes with a bucket of hot water and disinfectant, but there was already a moaner complaining. I apologised to deaf ears and the warden came out and helped me wash away the stain
    speaking to the warden later he said it was actually a pleasant difference that a dog owner actually cared enough to come back and clean up. The only downside was scowls of disapproval from a few ultra posh caravan owners when I walked the dogs again later

    as they say though "SHIT HAPPENS!"
     
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    Time to worry when it happens to you......not the dog:)
     
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    Being a dog owner I understand they go when they want to. Dog Poos on someones pitch you clean it up. What's the big deal?
     
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    Well if you ain't got a sense of humour you probably own a huge RV, that's my motto.

    (sorry to all RV owners that are infact human!)
     
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    Wel, I am sorry but when you pay your fees you have rented the pitch! It is yours not someone else's. The dog on site should be on a lead and kept off others pitches!
    I am a dog lover to the extent though we do not have one now I carry a box of dog treats for those we befriend!
    BUT unless invited it should not be on MY pitch!!!
     
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    A German couple let their dog crap on our pitch a few days ago and started to walk off. The dog just started to go so not their fault. What was their fault was letting their poxy dog on my pitch in the first place. They did clean it up as I was just coming out of the van as it happened and they had 2 choices clean it up or wear it.

    Sorry have nothing against dogs in fact I love dogs but I really despair of some dog owners.
     
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    Totally agree.
     
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    My pitch ... your pitch ..... his pitch .... her pitch ????? It is owned by the site owner, rented by me, then you, then another, many before, many after ..... dogs, cats, mice and rats, men and women have all peed and possibly pooed there before. we were dog owners, sadly both gone now ... we always carried bags to clean up jobbies .... found pee to be rather more of a challenge but really ..... why travel around in motor homes/caravans/tents .... whatever if we are going to be SO possessive of a small patch of land this is not ours in the first place ... chill ... say hello ... make friends ..... is this not one of the main reasons for what we do ????
     
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