I love dogs. Some of my best friends over the years have had four legs and wag their tails. That said, I don't think dogs are people. I don't take my dog everywhere I go,
I don't think my dog has the same rights as a human, and I won't bitch if I get a ticket for a dog off leash if the dog isn't leashed in a place that it's supposed to be. I also have a good supply of wag bags that go on all doggie excursions.
Good to know the cops are patroling the boat ramp areas at least a little. Never had an issue there but know people who have.