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Re: [ft-l] FT Hikes & Dogs

Let's take a vote on our preferences regarding dogs as companions.

I vote NO on group hikes.
However, if hiking alone or with a small group that is aware the owner will 
be bringing Fido, I vote YES, IF the owner has the dog under control at all 
times and assumes all responsibility for the animal's actions (i.e. leaving a 
common camping area if the dog is barking, or walking all over everyone 
else's things; keeping the dog on a leash if there are other hikers around; 
cleaning up after the dog).  I am an animal lover myself, but I would 
appreciate meeting a dog in the woods for the first time with its owner were 
present and the dog leashed.

My .02
--Dust Devil
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