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The Austin Happy Campers Meetup Group Message Board Group Policies › Camping With Dogs

Camping With Dogs

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Howard T.
Cedar Park, TX
Post #: 65
The Austin Happy Campers are a very dog-friendly group, but each member needs to be fully aware of our dog policies whether you are a dog owner or not.

Proof Of Current Texas Vaccination Required. Collar tags are all you need.

All Dogs Must Stay On Leash According To Park Rules. We tend to allow our dogs off leash for activities such as hiking and swimming, but no dog should be allowed to roam around the campsite unattended except in the case of certain primitive camping situations where everyone finds it acceptable.

Always Clean Up After Your Dog. Bring poop bags. I will always have an ample supply, so forgetting to bring your own is no excuse for not picking up.

Non-Aggressive Doggies Only. This is not a breed restriction. We understand that many breeds have a reputation for aggression. We also understand that any dog can become aggressive. We do not endorse or oppose any breed, but you are always responsible for the behavior of your own dog. Dog fights can be sparked in the spur of a moment and are usually a territorial issue. We hope that we never experience a traumatic dog fight, but we are not going to kick anyone out over a minor scuffle or simple expression of dominance. However, if any dog ever bites a camper, that dog will be banned from attending future events. This applies even to small dogs.

Don't Bring The Whole Pack. We ask that no member bring more than two dogs on any camping trip.

Dogs Are Allowed On Dog-Friendly Trips Only. Most of our trips are dog-friendly, but we do occasionally organize trips that do not allow dogs for reasons ranging from venue restrictions to simply providing a dog-free event for campers who prefer not to camp with dogs. Each event will clearly state whether or not it is dog-friendly. Never bring a dog on any trip designated as "DOG FRIENDLY: No". You will be asked to leave.

Dogs And Children. Children must ask permission before approaching unknown dogs. It is the dog owner's responsibility to keep their dog under control at all times. It is the parent's responsibility to keep their children under control at all times.
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