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momwdd
11-04-2012, 12:18 PM
Hi everybody,

My rotten chihuahua has many bad habits-one of which is her incessant howling when left alone. We are coming to FW in Feburary, 2013-we don't want to bother any other Happy Campers!

It's OK to be far away from the action because we will rent a golf cart to get to and from the settlement, etc. This will be the first time we have ever camped in our lives, any recommendations about anything would be helpful!

WE ARE CLUELESS! :confused3

Thanks so much mouseketeers!! So excited!!

Tented1
11-04-2012, 12:34 PM
This post was so unusual I HAD to look!

There are more experienced here but I would suggest asking that the howler ( bless its heart :-)) be noted on your ressies. Also fax in to FW about a week to ten before and make a request again on check in. I'm sure your thoughtfulness will be greatly appreciated!

momwdd
11-04-2012, 01:27 PM
Thanks, Tented1!

I should have specified that we will be in an RV.

Loop 1500 seems to be away from the action...I wonder if that would work.

Cousin Ed C
11-04-2012, 01:51 PM
There are no site without neighbors. It would not be right to ask others to endure the howling. We always travel with our dog but would not if he was a bother to others. The Best Friends Kennel is just down the road from the Fort. It's expensive but handy.

Tiggerkmp
11-04-2012, 02:13 PM
This may sound harsh, but as a fellow dog owner, please leave the howler at home or boarding! The sites are NOT so far apart that the howling would be extremely upsetting to anyone near you, possible far from you as well. I would think you plan on being in the parks during much of the day, do you really want the dog in your camper howling for hours? It would just be a bad situation for you, your dog and the campers around you.

photogal06
11-04-2012, 02:39 PM
The 3000 loop? Joking! There's nowhere you can camp at the Fort where a howling dog wouldn't drive your neighbors bonkers, even if it's in an RV The sites are close together no matter which loop you're in.

momwdd
11-04-2012, 03:44 PM
I knew there was a reason why I should never camp!

photogal-I've done research before now...very funny Loop 3000.

Wow, y'all know how to make a family feel welcome.

ob1quixote
11-04-2012, 04:05 PM
Does she howl at home too? Maybe you can check with your vet about some "doggie downers" to help the little gal with her separation issues, and have time to test them out for how long it takes to start to kick in, and how long the effect lasts BEFORE your trip.

Once you get to FW, you'll know what how much lead time you need to dose her, and what time you need to be back by to prevent disturbing the neighborhood when the effects taper off.

Gotta agree, there are no sites that are not very close to others!

Tented1
11-04-2012, 04:23 PM
It's a chihuahua in an RV. Now I've got a cur that weighs 90 - 100 lbs and when he howls it is LOUD! Besides as stated aren't most people in the parks? Also how do you know the dog howls the whole time your away. At 1 point we were going to bring our inside Yorkie and put him at Best Friends Pet Kennel while in the parks and pick him up when at FW.

Also whose to say there might not be an empty site in Feb. that they could put her next to.

At least she had the courtesy to ask. She didn't have to and doesn't have to be accommodating to others except by choice. The Fort allows pets in pet loops. If you are a pet owner and camp in a pet loop that's part of it isn't it? No dogs in the loops ever bark, howl, whine or misbehave?

ob1quixote
11-04-2012, 04:41 PM
She asked, and I applaud that. She thinks it may be an issue to her neighbors and wants to proactive, applaud that too.

Maybe there will be an open slot they can put her by, who knows? But what is known is that they will put pet owners in non-pet loops on a regular basis.

I hope she finds a solution and enjoys her visit to FW!

photofreak
11-04-2012, 06:06 PM
I'm glad you had the courtesy to ask. We have no animals and were recently put in a per friendly loop. Most dogs were phenomenal and I can handle an occasional bark. But we had a dog that sounded like an attack dog behind us. Loud, growling, barking. Ughh. It was awful. I have more of an issue with the fort putting us where they did since we have no pets and weren't even suppose to be in that loop. I'd look into some of the good suggestions on here and see what transpires.

momwdd
11-04-2012, 06:29 PM
It's a chihuahua in an RV. Now I've got a cur that weighs 90 - 100 lbs and when he howls it is LOUD! Besides as stated aren't most people in the parks? Also how do you know the dog howls the whole time your away. At 1 point we were going to bring our inside Yorkie and put him at Best Friends Pet Kennel while in the parks and pick him up when at FW.

Also whose to say there might not be an empty site in Feb. that they could put her next to.

At least she had the courtesy to ask. She didn't have to and doesn't have to be accommodating to others except by choice. The Fort allows pets in pet loops. If you are a pet owner and camp in a pet loop that's part of it isn't it? No dogs in the loops ever bark, howl, whine or misbehave?
Tented1 for president!!

veraletta
11-04-2012, 06:38 PM
Have you tried leaving the tv on, so the dog doesn't feel that she is alone? I'm sure she is barking because she hears the noise outside...

littlesighthounds
11-04-2012, 06:42 PM
I would suggest that you talk to a dog trainer. You have plenty of time to work on the howling issue. There are some fairly simple steps to make your sweetie less stressed when you leave and a good trainer will help. That way she will be less stressed,, you will be less stressed and your trip will be enjoyable for all of you. Your vet should be able to suggest a trainer near you. I have done wonders in just a few short visits with other babies just like yours. Not to say that you can't bring her and let her howl but if you are anything like me you will worry about it all day. Enjoy your trip :)

momwdd
11-04-2012, 06:45 PM
We have reserved 7 sites right next to each other!!!!:scared1: Will park the RV in the 4th spot, hopefully cushioning our pup's noise from neighbors. As of now, there is only one other RV booked in the loop-away from our site. As usual, Disney CM I spoke to was very helpful.

I just purchased multiple $100 Mickey gift cards to hand out should a neighbor complain. This is costing a fortune...but it's the only way I can grant my little girl's wishes...to stay "in the bubble" and to be able to bring her 4-lb pup with us! (and if my neighbors don't complain, I can use the gift cards to pay for things at the end of our stay!!)

If any neighbors are still unhappy, we will retreat gracefully into a rental house, as usual.

There goes the college fund...just kidding! Kinda...

Tented1
11-04-2012, 07:39 PM
We have reserved 7 sites right next to each other!!!!:scared1: Will park the RV in the 4th spot, hopefully cushioning our pup's noise from neighbors. As of now, there is only one other RV booked in the loop-away from our site. As usual, Disney CM I spoke to was very helpful.

I just purchased multiple $100 Mickey gift cards to hand out should a neighbor complain. This is costing a fortune...but it's the only way I can grant my little girl's wishes...to stay "in the bubble" and to be able to bring her 4-lb pup with us! (and if my neighbors don't complain, I can use the gift cards to pay for things at the end of our stay!!)

If any neighbors are still unhappy, we will retreat gracefully into a rental house, as usual.

There goes the college fund...just kidding! Kinda...

Bless your heart! Now if that isn't taking active steps to be a good neighbor I don't know what is!

I hope all your little girls Disney Dreams come true. And, the pup will be a little older by then too. Give it one of her old shoes. Has anyone ever tried owner voice recordings or even a video ? Just a thought.

Hope your trip is magical!

kazlac4
11-04-2012, 07:51 PM
It's a chihuahua in an RV. Now I've got a cur that weighs 90 - 100 lbs and when he howls it is LOUD! Besides as stated aren't most people in the parks? Also how do you know the dog howls the whole time your away. At 1 point we were going to bring our inside Yorkie and put him at Best Friends Pet Kennel while in the parks and pick him up when at FW.

Also whose to say there might not be an empty site in Feb. that they could put her next to.

At least she had the courtesy to ask. She didn't have to and doesn't have to be accommodating to others except by choice. The Fort allows pets in pet loops. If you are a pet owner and camp in a pet loop that's part of it isn't it? No dogs in the loops ever bark, howl, whine or misbehave?

Being in a pet loop does NOT mean that "incessant howling" will need to be an accepted behavior by ANY dog, small or large. Putting up with an occasional bark or two is certainly to be expected, but incessant howling...No thanks! Please be a considerate camper and make plans to put your "barking" pooch in daycare. I know that is what we are making plans to do. On days we are at the park we will put her in daycare and pick her up for the time we are at the Fort. It is a win-win for us, the dog (who gets to play all day) and our neighbors! Yes it is an added cost but one that a responsible dog owner needs to factor in. Just my opinion!;)

Tented1
11-04-2012, 07:53 PM
Obviously, you didn't read what her resolution is.

kazlac4
11-04-2012, 08:15 PM
Obviously, you didn't read what her resolution is.
Actually I was typing my response at the same time she was giving what you call her "resolution". Tell me, if Disney does not assign sites until the week prior to arrival then how would she get 7 sites all next to one another? And giving $100 gift cards???? Also, there is no way a CM would tell her that there is only 1 site assigned on the next loop, for the same reason as stated above..NO SITES are assigned to loops 2+ months in advance..sorry, it just doesn't happen.:confused3

PrincessNana
11-04-2012, 08:41 PM
Check out the loops and sites on google earth or other apps. We like the 900 loop . We ask for a site in the back of the loop, no neighbors behind us, the sites have a lot of foliage between campsites and the loop is small and set off from the main road. We always leave the tv on and a fan to drown out any outside noise. So far, this has worked very well with our little barkers. When I request a site, I always ask for this type of campsite and I'm up front about my dogs and how this type of site will help control nervous barking.

Tented1
11-04-2012, 08:55 PM
This is all i could find with regard to FW pet policy, someone else may know where to access a list of substantive rules:

"Pets are welcome at a limited number of pet-friendly Preferred Hook-Up and Premium campsites. Please note that all pets must be kept handheld leash that is 6 feet or shorter or confined in the interior of the owner's personal recreational vehicle. For pop-ups and tents, pets must be secured in a container, such as a portable cage or kennel. Campsite Guests with pet privileges may take their dogs to play in the off-leash Waggin' Trails Dog Park or walk the many on-leash trails. So that our Guests with pets can enjoy ample time at the Walt Disney World theme parks and destinations, day and overnight kennel care is available at Best Friends Pet Care. If you find that this pet policy is no longer accurate, please submit a correction now."

WDW also says other loops can be designated as pet loops.

As for reserving multiple adjoining sites I don't pretend to know what CM's tell guests or what's booked and when. I do know I've read of campers requesting and getting adjoining sites. Likewise Feb. is value time and the fort may not be full.

I also suspect this over-the-top response may be a response to the initial post opinions.

Me? I'll worry about, barking, whining, howling, growling, drunk, loud, or crying FWC neighbors when I'm actually camping next to some and being disturbed. Until then, happy camping. :)

retired and happy
11-04-2012, 09:17 PM
The Fort is generally a quiet place, suitable for relaxation. A howling dog could disturb that quiet for hours before a complaint could be acted on by Management. I would be VERY upset if a neighbor had such a beast (whatever its size) next to me when me or my children were trying to catch a nap. I am paying a goodly price to stay there and am entitled to consideration as a paying customer. A printed pet policy does not preclude complaints from paying customers. Please leave the dog at home, with a relative, in a kennel, or anywhere other than the tranquil atmosphere of the Fort. Or leave one of the many family memebers/friends behind every day to quiet the pup.

momwdd
11-05-2012, 08:53 AM
Actually I was typing my response at the same time she was giving what you call her "resolution". Tell me, if Disney does not assign sites until the week prior to arrival then how would she get 7 sites all next to one another? And giving $100 gift cards???? Also, there is no way a CM would tell her that there is only 1 site assigned on the next loop, for the same reason as stated above..NO SITES are assigned to loops 2+ months in advance..sorry, it just doesn't happen.:confused3


Dearest kazlac,

Disney makes wishes come true-for a price.

We have paid Disney staffers for a variety of extra special wishes.

For example, my daughter has ridden the Barnstormer with Donald, just the two of them-she has "turned on the lights" at the start of every Disney Parade we've ever been to with confetti, etc.-we walk into restaurants with no reservation and are seated immediately every time-front row at Fantasia every time-private meet and greets with the characters-no waiting in the Judge's Tent-, picnic on the grass, all food delivered-china plates and everything-you just have to pay extra and you can do whatever special thing you can come up with!

Trust me, they can be quite accommodating if you call and say you want to reserve 7 sites for two weeks, with all the trimmings, including the Platinum Magic Your Way packages!

Sorry, it DOES happen...every day at Disney! Thank goodness!!

Have a MAGICAL day!:thumbsup2

JanL
11-05-2012, 09:53 AM
Having had a FW campout ruined by a barking dog, I can tell you there are not enough gift cards in the world to make up for that level of annoyance. If it happens again, I would be calling the local authorities re pet abuse.

If you can afford all those gift cards and special site requests, you can afford the kennel...which would be way better for the pup anyway.

North of Mouse
11-05-2012, 10:26 AM
Dearest kazlac,

Disney makes wishes come true-for a price.

We have paid Disney staffers for a variety of extra special wishes.

For example, my daughter has ridden the Barnstormer with Donald, just the two of them-she has "turned on the lights" at the start of every Disney Parade we've ever been to with confetti, etc.-we walk into restaurants with no reservation and are seated immediately every time-front row at Fantasia every time-private meet and greets with the characters-no waiting in the Judge's Tent-, picnic on the grass, all food delivered-china plates and everything-you just have to pay extra and you can do whatever special thing you can come up with!

Trust me, they can be quite accommodating if you call and say you want to reserve 7 sites for two weeks, with all the trimmings, including the Platinum Magic Your Way packages!

Sorry, it DOES happen...every day at Disney! Thank goodness!!

Have a MAGICAL day!:thumbsup2

Wow! Brag much?

Maybe you will soon find out if money can also buy out the annoyances of others that have planned and paid good money to stay at FW. It wouldn't matter to me because I cannot tolerate constant howling, barking at any time - a few barks here and there, yes!

Hope your bribe money will ensure you and others a fantastic trip. We have stayed at FW since they opened and have never heard of another camper like you.

Tiggerkmp
11-05-2012, 12:11 PM
I will be there the first ten days of February myself and I pray that I will be nowhere near you! We do not spend all day every day in the park, part of our love for staying at (and paying the high price of) Fort Wilderness is the tranquility of spending quiet days at the campground. Your gift cards would NOT compensate us for the aggravation of listening to a howling dog. I used to live next to folks with two chihuahuas who would howl when the owners went on vacation. In a house, windows closed, a few hundred feet away...you could still hear them.

It is common campground courtesy to keep your pets under control and well-behaved. All the money in the world would not make up for making someone else's vacation miserable. JMHO.

Butterbunkins
11-05-2012, 12:30 PM
Obviously the dog is just unhappy to be left alone. Putting him in daycare would be far cheaper than 6 unused sites and numerous gift cards. And even more important, guests and animals alike will be much happier!

http://www.bestfriendspetcare.com/waltdisneyworldresort/services-rates/day-camp/

wishuponastarforever
11-05-2012, 01:19 PM
Possibly trolling?:confused3

elleherself
11-05-2012, 01:41 PM
Possibly trolling?:confused3

I would have to agree, I mean I have heard of "more money than sense" but this poster takes the ratio to another level.

If you can afford the price of seven campsites for your entire stay, why not just employ a pet-sitter during your vacation, if you are opposed to kennels? I am sure your dog would appreciate that much more than sitting stressed out and howling terribly with no one around to hear.

Even if you are making sure not to inconvenience others, I am not sure that causing your dog such stress to appease your daughter is the best solution. At any rate, I hope you can find a solution to help your dog's anxieties, maybe take a little of that "extra magic" trip budget and invest in a trainer.

maxiesmom
11-05-2012, 02:38 PM
It sounds as if you consider the puppy a toy for your daughter, instead of a living breathing animal with needs of it's own. Leave the dog at home in the care of a dog sitter. Explain to your daughter just as she would be bored and lonely cooped up in the motor home all day, so would the dog.

It shouldn't be up to a small child to bring the dog along or not. The adults should be able to do the right thing by the dog (and the right thing for the other campers) by leaving a pet they know will be unhappy, and vocal about it, at home.

4kids4karen
11-05-2012, 02:42 PM
I was also going to suggest a pet-sitter. I have a friend who lives in Orlando who works with animals. I am sure you can use your resources wisely to find a pet-sitter to take your pup out for the day or sit at your campsite with the pup. With the money you are willing to spend, I am sure they will come pick up the pup, and bring her back on your schedule. In between, the pet-sitter can pamper the pup with walks or playing at the dog park, or getting groomed. That sounds cheaper than reserving 7 sites and handing out $100 gift cards.

RVMH
11-05-2012, 03:07 PM
Obviously, there are strong opinions on this one! I would think the 1600-1900 loops might be quieter and thus less stressful for your pup. I agree w/ the TV/radio idea. We always leave the radio on and close all curtains so our dog can't see the "outside" world. Maybe you could try her out at home and listen to see if she continues to "talk". People are really pretty understanding on the pet loops especially if they know you're working on a problem.

Camping is great fun and the Fort is truly wonderful!! Don't be discouraged! That being said, try not to let your dog bother your neighbors if you can avoid it.

ccgirl
11-05-2012, 03:09 PM
Dearest kazlac,

Disney makes wishes come true-for a price.

We have paid Disney staffers for a variety of extra special wishes.

For example, my daughter has ridden the Barnstormer with Donald, just the two of them-she has "turned on the lights" at the start of every Disney Parade we've ever been to with confetti, etc.-we walk into restaurants with no reservation and are seated immediately every time-front row at Fantasia every time-private meet and greets with the characters-no waiting in the Judge's Tent-, picnic on the grass, all food delivered-china plates and everything-you just have to pay extra and you can do whatever special thing you can come up with!

Trust me, they can be quite accommodating if you call and say you want to reserve 7 sites for two weeks, with all the trimmings, including the Platinum Magic Your Way packages!

Sorry, it DOES happen...every day at Disney! Thank goodness!!

Have a MAGICAL day!:thumbsup2

Entitlement at it's finest. No need for anyone to respond because she is going to do what she wants to do regardless if it inconveniences others. :rolleyes1

North of Mouse
11-06-2012, 09:22 AM
Hi everybody,

My rotten chihuahua has many bad habits-one of which is her incessant howling when left alone. We are coming to FW in Feburary, 2013-we don't want to bother any other Happy Campers!

It's OK to be far away from the action because we will rent a golf cart to get to and from the settlement, etc. This will be the first time we have ever camped in our lives, any recommendations about anything would be helpful!

WE ARE CLUELESS! :confused3

Thanks so much mouseketeers!! So excited!!

OP, are you still here? Haven't heard anything from you on this thread since someone posted possible trolling :confused3

Some of your bragging was pretty far out which brought on the trolling issue. If you are that clueless about what to do, IF you actually do have a howling pet, I really feel for your neighbors at home :eek:

retired and happy
11-06-2012, 03:08 PM
North, I agree it's hard to believe most of the privilege boasting in OP's recent post. But it got MY blood boiling just to think someone could pull those strings and get such benefits. Ok, I'm cooling down now.

Tented1
11-06-2012, 04:17 PM
Possibly trolling?:confused3


I think so. (Though i am so forum niave i had to look up what trolling meant!) I defended a TROLL! :blush: Even when what it said didn't quite add up. :confused3 I thought it was just sarcasm.

Tented1
11-07-2012, 02:02 AM
Karma. My big curr dog, Aladdin, will NOT stop barking.

4kids4karen
11-07-2012, 05:18 AM
From her post about her Disney cruise, the daughter was 11. For her January cruise that the dad suprised them with for mom/daughter, the dad stayed behind to take care of the "pup". So the "pup" is over a year old now.

I think an 11 year old should be able to understand the "pup" needs to stay with a sitter. Perhap the child has special needs that would prevent her understanding. Children want a lot of things, doesn't mean the parents need to give in.

There are lots of animal hotels where the pup can go on his own vacation.

JanL
11-07-2012, 07:44 AM
"Perhap the child has special needs"

Sounds more like the mom is needy!

North of Mouse
11-07-2012, 08:16 AM
From her posts (12 - half of them on this thread) it sounds like she's the one living a *fantasy* life - no one rents 7 campsites to *cushion* their dog's howls, nor is it normal for people to give away $100 gift cards to bribe anyone complaining about said dog :rolleyes1 sure wouldn't be enough *hush* money to ruin my trip for :headache:. Also, all the *perks* seemingly done by Disney for her don't ring up!

The biggest *give away* that these are made - up things, is that once we caught on to her, she's never posted again :confused3 unless she's changed names. :sad2:

North of Mouse
11-07-2012, 08:21 AM
"Perhap the child has special needs"

Sounds more like the mom is needy!

If she had a special needs child, I'm sure she would have thrown that in as she sure wasn't hesitant about giving other info out that appears to be wrong. Most of us are far from ignorant, and the *red* flags go up on threads like this.

PrincessNana
11-08-2012, 05:48 AM
I think so. (Though i am so forum niave i had to look up what trolling meant!) I defended a TROLL! :blush: Even when what it said didn't quite add up. :confused3 I thought it was just sarcasm.

I had to look up trolling too. I just figured the OP was being sarcastic.

MattFromPA
11-08-2012, 09:10 AM
I'll be there from the 11th to the 18th of this month. It will be our first time at FW, and I'm glad we aren't there with the OP! No offense meant, and she did indicate they are first-time campers. As a long-time camper with two dogs (who aren't going on this trip), we are very aware that extended barking is an annoyance. We are lucky that our dogs are well-behaved when we aren't at the camper. If they weren't, they would never go along. Every campground I've ever stayed at is explicit about animal behavior, and most campgrounds reserve the right to ask you to vacate if an animal becomes a real problem.

The fact is that your average camper is more likely to be a dog owner, and with that in mind most campers are tolerant of our four-legged friends. If the OP isn't a troll, please just be aware that you need to consider your neighbors when camping/RV'ing. A campground isn't typically a free-for-all where rules go out the window. A little common courtesy can go a long way.

wishuponastarforever
11-08-2012, 01:53 PM
I think so. (Though i am so forum niave i had to look up what trolling meant!) I defended a TROLL! :blush: Even when what it said didn't quite add up. :confused3 I thought it was just sarcasm.

You were giving the poster the benefit of doubt and taking the time to be very helpful and supportive. That is what the Dis is all about. :goodvibes I don't know if the poster if a troll. It just sounded that way. That, unfortunately is the dark side. Few and far between but they show up once in a while.:scared1:

sharadoc
11-08-2012, 04:02 PM
I think the OP's location could be a clue too. Part of that location is slang for a certain body area that the sun don't shine on. Tender Donkey Perhaps???

Tented1
11-10-2012, 06:44 PM
you were giving the poster the benefit of doubt and taking the time to be very helpful and supportive. That is what the dis is all about. :goodvibes i don't know if the poster if a troll. It just sounded that way. That, unfortunately is the dark side. Few and far between but they show up once in a while.:scared1:

thank you! :-)

Disney Bunny
11-19-2012, 10:02 AM
I love most dogs. However, I used to live next door to a lady who owned 7 of those chihuahuas. I grew to hate them. Worst yapper dog on the planet.

OP....if you have the kind of money that you can rent 7 campsites at The Fort even in February, you have the kind of money that you could have someone come sit with the dog every day or board it daily at WDW's kennel facilities.....or hire a good trainer to cure her of this bad trait before you arrive. It is cruel to leave a dog locked up and howling in an RV all day. It's not good for your neighbors and it's not good for the dog. If I were your neighbor and the Disney CMs turned a blind eye to the disturbance, my next call would be to the SPCA to report you for cruelty to animals.

The last time we were at The Fort, there was a dog being a huge disturbance across the street from us. And the owners were actually on site at the time. Dog was only a disturbance the first night. We saw CMs over there and after that the dog was seen no more.

We used to have a German Shepherd/Keshound mix who was a wonderful dog that we rescued from a shelter (lost her to cancer a few years ago and still miss her terribly). However, we learned after our first (and only) camping trip with her that she just wasn't a camper. Some dogs aren't. We ended up having our daughter come sit with her or boarded her at our vet (who loved her and she loved them so everybody was happy).

Your daughter's right to happiness stops at the line between your campsite and the neighbor's campsite. :listen:

momwdd
11-19-2012, 06:51 PM
I think so. (Though i am so forum niave i had to look up what trolling meant!) I defended a TROLL! :blush: Even when what it said didn't quite add up. :confused3 I thought it was just sarcasm.

Hi again Tented1,

I'm no troll-I had to look it up myself!

I haven't posted anything lately because I got everyone so riled up...and I want this to be a happy place for all. It seemed like the more I tried to solve the problem, the more truly mean-spirited comments (and SPCA calling threats) I received. I re-read my posts, and the people are right-it comes across as bragging...but if we met, I hope you'd all see that I'm not so bad. I really appreciate everyone who tried to help me.

Tented1, you were very kind to me-I wanted to let you know that your initial instincts were spot-on...I just really needed some wisdom from the 'boards because I was worried about offending the people around our site.

We have completely cancelled our trip, so if anyone hears a barking chihuahua at the Fort any time in the future...it's not my doggie.

veraletta
11-28-2012, 07:31 PM
So sorry to hear that you canceled your trip..but again I know that it had to be stressful for you to worry about people getting upset, over if your dog would be barking while you were at the park.
I hope that you will once again try to come stay at the Fort Wilderness campsite, when you feel the time is right.
As I'm sure your family would have enjoyed their stay.

djblu883
11-29-2012, 08:09 AM
Cancelled a trip because of the dog? It's a dog and yes I have 2 and love them dearly but they aren't going to be the reason I cancel a vacation! Maybe have the find find a calming med for the pet!!! Don't stop your plans !

North of Mouse
11-30-2012, 07:32 AM
Cancelled a trip because of the dog? It's a dog and yes I have 2 and love them dearly but they aren't going to be the reason I cancel a vacation! Maybe have the find find a calming med for the pet!!! Don't stop your plans !

:thumbsup2 But if you read all her posts on this thread you will see that there are more issues at play here than a dog :confused3 In fact, the way she speaks of being so entitled, some of us wonder if she is for *real* ;)

Here at the Fort now, and we sure will not put up with constantly barking dogs.

fishngjb
12-01-2012, 04:52 PM
I think it is a shame you are having so much negative feedback. Just how much noise can a pup that small make ? We have 2 Toy Fox Terriers who bark at everyone who passes by, and it bothers us, but we would hate to not be able to have them with us. Several people recommended the "Thunder Shirt" for our pups fear of the fireworks and thunder storms, and many swear by them for calming dogs with separation anxiety, as well. I am buying two to try during the fireworks, as both my pups go bananas with panting, pacing, and trembling. They have a money back policy if it doesn't work, so you might get one for her, and give it a good try at home. I hope and pray it will work for you all, so you can have her with you at the fort.

wdwrroad
12-01-2012, 05:01 PM
I think that most of the negative response is due to the over the top bragging. I mean, read the post about the seven camp sites for two weeks. That's about $10,000. Who would do that. Then the $100 gift cards to quiet the complaints? And all the perks that you can supposedly buy? It seems a little outrageous.

I hope the OP can find a way to enjoy Disney, and even the Fort. It just seems the claims that have been made are far fetched.

North of Mouse
12-01-2012, 07:00 PM
I think that most of the negative response is due to the over the top bragging. I mean, read the post about the seven camp sites for two weeks. That's about $10,000. Who would do that. Then the $100 gift cards to quiet the complaints? And all the perks that you can supposedly buy? It seems a little outrageous.

I hope the OP can find a way to enjoy Disney, and even the Fort. It just seems the claims that have been made are far fetched.

:thumbsup2 This!

retired and happy
12-02-2012, 11:35 AM
Fish, How much noise can a small dog make? Are you for real? How about people who come to the Fort for peace and relaxation? I would not like to pay $100 or so for a campsite and have to listen to a yapper all day every day the owners chose to leave it alone. It would be so inconsiderate to even comprehend. If your dog can't be controlled,. it has no place at any campground where there are other paying customers. In fact, if your dog cannot be controlled, maybe the owner needs some training!

lost*in*cyberspace
12-02-2012, 12:26 PM
having had a fw campout ruined by a barking dog, i can tell you there are not enough gift cards in the world to make up for that level of annoyance. If it happens again, i would be calling the local authorities re pet abuse.

If you can afford all those gift cards and special site requests, you can afford the kennel...which would be way better for the pup anyway.

+1.

After reading this whole thread, I suspect the original post was made for trolling purposes.

articfox676
12-02-2012, 04:39 PM
I agree and we should let it die a natural death.

iuki
12-02-2012, 06:07 PM
I think it is a shame you are having so much negative feedback. Just how much noise can a pup that small make ? We have 2 Toy Fox Terriers who bark at everyone who passes by, and it bothers us, but we would hate to not be able to have them with us. Several people recommended the "Thunder Shirt" for our pups fear of the fireworks and thunder storms, and many swear by them for calming dogs with separation anxiety, as well. I am buying two to try during the fireworks, as both my pups go bananas with panting, pacing, and trembling. They have a money back policy if it doesn't work, so you might get one for her, and give it a good try at home. I hope and pray it will work for you all, so you can have her with you at the fort.

We got our money back - didn't work with our dog. :sad2:

jonimce
12-07-2012, 12:31 PM
Don't count on 7 sites next to each other. They do not let you reserve spiciffic sites. On our recent trip we were traveling with our daughter who has a pop up with 5 little ones. I made both reservations so we would be together. Comfort stations aren't always close enough to run the kids to the potty so we needed to be together so they could use our bathroom. Also called twice to make sure we wern't in a pet loop. 18 month old is terrified of dogs. When we checked in they were in 100 and we were in 300. (pet loop) They did end up switching us both to 200.

North of Mouse
12-07-2012, 07:13 PM
Don't count on 7 sites next to each other. They do not let you reserve spiciffic sites. On our recent trip we were traveling with our daughter who has a pop up with 5 little ones. I made both reservations so we would be together. Comfort stations aren't always close enough to run the kids to the potty so we needed to be together so they could use our bathroom. Also called twice to make sure we wern't in a pet loop. 18 month old is terrified of dogs. When we checked in they were in 100 and we were in 300. (pet loop) They did end up switching us both to 200.

Go back and read OP's post #15. As you stated, there is no way to guarantee that many sites together. Most of us don't believe all her bragging either - it's what made the *light* go on - troll!!!!!!!!!!