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    I often take my girl to the "dog park", so she can join in and socialise. However I also want to take my camera gear (two bags. You can probably guess what I want to know.

    How do I prevent males from peeing on my camera bags? One has actually done it when I was carrying the bags, and peed on me as well! Not much because I yelled and he stopped.

    Many of the owners either do not care or are ineffectual. Some even get snotty if I have a go at the dog. Usually all I say is "AH!"

    I have tried citronella oil, and it sort of works, but will not stop some dogs. Once a dog has left its little present, others follow.

    I can't be holding the bags up all the time. I want to throw stuff for the dog, or even take photos and the bags are too heavy to be held out of range for extended periods.

    SO, has anyone tried to avoid this? What was tried and what worked? I am willing to cough up for something like the Dog Off pro etc, but even they require that I watch my bags like a hawk at all times,...........there is something suspiciously surreptitious about the leg cocking action....the advantage of an ultrasonic unit is that I am not yelling at the dog and risking the ire of the owner.

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    Menthol, Put moth balls in your camera bags - especially the outer pockets. Put vicks vapour rub along the corners where they sniff first. Eucalyptus oil may also work. Vicks and Eucalyptus oil both evapourate off so you will need to renew before you go to the park each time.

    I've been thinking about investing in a pole that will hold a bag of gear up and then I only need to do the pole with vicks...

    Ie get something that stings when you sniff it... dogs will avoid. Note, pepper and powdered chilli will not do it reliably. Not like the moth balls or vicks.

    The other thing I'd have no shame in using is a pump up water pistol or garden sprayer. Though you only want to get the dog, not the bag. You could put a few drops of tea tree oil or eucalyptus oil in the water to get an extra effect...

    I've also thought about taking a large plastic bucket, you know those floppy sided ones - but it would not be proof against a tall dog. And I have used the large sea to summit water resistant bags - the ones for kayacking with camping gear... but you still have to wash the pee off so they're less fun.

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    Sounds like you are doing a professional photo shoot with all the gear you plan on taking???

    I just take my camera along with the strap around my neck and snap away, if I want to do some good photos where I need to take equipment I wouldn't dream of taking it all and putting it on the ground at the dog park. I'd go somewhere a bit more secluded, dogs will be dogs and it's not fair to expect an off-leash dog not to pee on something that smells like your dog (which the bags would do).

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    Can you go outside of peak times? That may be a better option. Usually there are not any dogs around 2/3ish might be an option. Otherwise as already suggestion try somewhere more secluded.

    Or you can try Hya's ideas

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hyacinth View Post
    Menthol, Put moth balls in your camera bags - especially the outer pockets. Put vicks vapour rub along the corners where they sniff first. Eucalyptus oil may also work. Vicks and Eucalyptus oil both evapourate off so you will need to renew before you go to the park each time.

    I've been thinking about investing in a pole that will hold a bag of gear up and then I only need to do the pole with vicks...

    Ie get something that stings when you sniff it... dogs will avoid. Note, pepper and powdered chilli will not do it reliably. Not like the moth balls or vicks.

    The other thing I'd have no shame in using is a pump up water pistol or garden sprayer. Though you only want to get the dog, not the bag. You could put a few drops of tea tree oil or eucalyptus oil in the water to get an extra effect...

    I've also thought about taking a large plastic bucket, you know those floppy sided ones - but it would not be proof against a tall dog. And I have used the large sea to summit water resistant bags - the ones for kayacking with camping gear... but you still have to wash the pee off so they're less fun.
    OK. Nice! I will try all of those, one at a time.

    I don't mind washing a plastic bag. There is still the indignity and annoyance , but I can pretty much live with that.

    HAH! Maybe I could take all my gear in a wheelie bin!

    The sprayer idea is good, but it's aggressive (owners not like) and again you have to be hawk-like and fast. It really works though! My dog got into a scrap with a Ridgeback, and -------after far too long a time-------- its owner simply sprinkled water from a drink bottle over them, and the fight stopped.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crested_Love View Post
    Sounds like you are doing a professional photo shoot with all the gear you plan on taking???

    I just take my camera along with the strap around my neck and snap away, if I want to do some good photos where I need to take equipment I wouldn't dream of taking it all and putting it on the ground at the dog park. I'd go somewhere a bit more secluded, dogs will be dogs and it's not fair to expect an off-leash dog not to pee on something that smells like your dog (which the bags would do).
    Not pro, no. Just keen amateur. My trouble is I never know what I might need:that's why I have all this gear! I would also rather have dog pee on the bags than leave my gear in the car! Better peed on than lost. I had a bag full of gear taken from a car once. It was years of collected stuff and quite heart-breaking.


    Quote Originally Posted by Keira & Phoenix View Post
    Can you go outside of peak times? That may be a better option. Usually there are not any dogs around 2/3ish might be an option. Otherwise as already suggestion try somewhere more secluded.

    Or you can try Hya's ideas
    I want to take photos of dogs! Also, I want my dog to have as many others to play with as possible. I guess I may be dreaming. I will try Hyacinth's ideas and see what happens.

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    I want to see some of these pix now.

    Don't put anything up that you wouldn't be happy to have stolen - ie put your name all over it, cos that's what happens on the net.

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    Also be mindful that you can only put up pictures of your own dog unless you have permission from the other dogs owner.

    Would love to see some pics.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crested_Love View Post
    Also be mindful that you can only put up pictures of your own dog unless you have permission from the other dogs owner.

    Would love to see some pics.
    I find that hard to believe. Are you having a dig? Are you talking law, or some sort of convention that I have not heard of? If it is any sort of law, I have seen it broken so many times I could not count. I can post pictures of people (including children, although I might get accosted by parents for taking them) in public places (or even visible from a public place) as long as I don't use them for commercial purposes.

    Sorry to leap a bit, but this one came right out of the blue for me.

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    rules must be different in Tas.

    They're only just thinking about making it illegal here in SA to publish (by uploading) pictures that show bullying - without the consent of the bullied one. So publishing all the other pictures are just fine.

    It would be polite to get all the other people's permission, and news broadcasters tend to blur out childrens faces unless they have written permisson from the parents. But they don't ask permission before they film then broadcast a shot of the mall full of people, children and dogs.

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