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Old 02-21-2012, 06:51 PM
 
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Think some people are a little uptight. So long as you stay on the path, your dog does its business close to the path, and you pick up after the dog, I do not see what the problem is.

Some people need to relax.
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Old 02-21-2012, 08:35 PM
 
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Uptight? Or maybe the majority of people don't like stepping in dog crap. For 100 responsible dog owners, all it takes is one irresponsible owner to ruin your day. Besides that, it is just plain disrespectful in a cemetery. Dogs don't know any better, but their owners should.
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Old 02-21-2012, 09:14 PM
 
Location: Houston
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Think some people are a little uptight. So long as you stay on the path, your dog does its business close to the path, and you pick up after the dog, I do not see what the problem is.

Some people need to relax.
Is it really that hard for you to understand that there are people who don't want to see a dog peeing and taking a crap at the cemetery while they are at a service or visiting a family member's gravesite? It's just common sense to show respect to those grieving at the cemetery.

It's a cemetery. Not a dog park.
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Old 02-21-2012, 09:16 PM
 
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actually animal dung makes better composte than decaying human flesh
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Old 02-21-2012, 09:43 PM
 
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Is it really that hard for you to understand that there are people who don't want to see a dog peeing and taking a crap at the cemetery while they are at a service or visiting a family member's gravesite? It's just common sense to show respect to those grieving at the cemetery.

It's a cemetery. Not a dog park.
Thank you.

It's just plain tacky.
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Old 02-22-2012, 03:52 AM
 
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Default Hmmmm...

The fact that the OP had to ask is already a sign that the OP knows it is not right, but wants validation for the action. No, it is not okay, a cemetery is a burial ground and meant for greiving, remembering, or attending a funeral.

That said, it's no big deal. Next.
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Old 02-22-2012, 10:32 AM
 
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Is it really that hard for you to understand that there are people who don't want to see a dog peeing and taking a crap at the cemetery while they are at a service or visiting a family member's gravesite? It's just common sense to show respect to those grieving at the cemetery.

It's a cemetery. Not a dog park.
First, if I'm at a cemetery mourning a lost loved one, I am not paying attention to any dog walker so long as they aren't walking through the service.

Also, cemeteries are tourist attractions all over this country and world, either because of who's buried or because of the artistic nature of the tombstones. Is dog walking any worse than someone taking pictures of tombstones?

I think we just have different mental pictures of what's going on here. Obviously if there is a service going on, a dog walker should maintain respectful distance. However, most of the time services are not going on at cemeteries.

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Old 02-22-2012, 11:49 AM
 
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Think some people are a little uptight. So long as you stay on the path, your dog does its business close to the path, and you pick up after the dog, I do not see what the problem is.

Some people need to relax.
Yeah but what if a few others decide to walk their dogs in a cemetary too? Would you still be okay with it?

Regardless, kudos to the OP for staying clear of the cemetary.
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Old 02-22-2012, 05:03 PM
 
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First, if I'm at a cemetery mourning a lost loved one, I am not paying attention to any dog walker so long as they aren't walking through the service.

Also, cemeteries are tourist attractions all over this country and world, either because of who's buried or because of the artistic nature of the tombstones. Is dog walking any worse than someone taking pictures of tombstones?

I think we just have different mental pictures of what's going on here. Obviously if there is a service going on, a dog walker should maintain respectful distance. However, most of the time services are not going on at cemeteries.
Museums are tourists attractions too. You don't walk a dog there either.
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Old 02-23-2012, 09:28 AM
 
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I don't see why it would be a problem as long as you (1) pick up after your dog, (2) don't walk the dog during a burial service or near other visitors, and (3) don't take the dog over gravesites or along headstones.

But other people are more sensitive about this than I am, so it might just make more sense to find a better place to walk the dog.
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