Many people expect to be able to bring their four-legged friends along on their RV adventures.
However, this is not always as easy as it sounds. Some RV parks make it easier than others for dog owners to stay in their parks. Can RV owners with an aggressive breed of dog stay in RV parks?
Today we look at the experiences of RV owners with aggressive breed dogs. We also provide some tips for responsible dog ownership to reduce the likelihood of problems.
Let’s get started!
A camper looking to take his RV on a full-time road trip posted a question about racial restrictions in RV parks. The user quickly found that this is a hot topic in the RV community.
Some people have a passion for their pets, while others fear certain breeds. It doesn’t matter if they’ve had a traumatic experience before or not – the fear and anxiety they experience is real.
Most of the responses to the post came from other pet owners who shared their experiences traveling with their dogs. Unfortunately, the responses indicated that many RV parks have breed restrictions.
However, they also offered hope that it is possible to travel around the country and find dog-friendly parks.
Why do mobile home parks have breed restrictions for dogs?
Many mobile home parks have breed restrictions because they are ultimately responsible for what happens in their parks.
This could result in the campground being held financially responsible for damages and injuries. A massive lawsuit would likely have a very detrimental effect on the campground’s finances.
Some RV parks have little control over which breeds are welcome at their facilities.
Insurance companies typically do everything they can to eliminate potential risks, including requiring breed restrictions.
These providers often require companies to comply with certain rules and regulations. Failure to do so could result in claims being denied or contracts being terminated. These parks must follow the provider’s rules to avoid paying higher premiums.
What breeds of dogs are prohibited in mobile home parks?
Unfortunately, we do not have a comprehensive list of dog breeds that are prohibited in mobile home parks.
Each site may set its own restrictions and guidelines. Although there is no standard list, some breeds are banned more often than others.
The most common dog breeds banned from RV parks include pit bulls, Rottweilers, Doberman pinschers, German shepherds, and wolf mixes.
However, a mobile home park may classify other dog breeds as aggressive and add them to the list.
Are there race restrictions in all RV parks?
It is important to know that while many RV parks have breed restrictions, not all do. Check the policies of each RV park before making a reservation.
You can also call and ask about the policies over the phone so you don’t have any surprises when you check in.
If you arrive and find that your dog is in violation of a breed restriction, you may be fined. Depending on the fine print, you may forfeit a deposit or the entire reservation fee.
Even if the park gives you a full refund, you may have to look for new accommodations.
How to travel with an “aggressive breed” dog
If you are the owner of a dog that is classified as an aggressive breed, there are some things you can do to make your travels easier.
Can this help you avoid any potential conflict with people who aren’t big fans of certain breeds? Unfortunately, no.
But these tips will help you be a responsible pet owner who won’t give them any reason to complain.
Pro Tip: If you haven’t camped with your dog yet, take a look at our insider tips for a successful camping trip with dogs!