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Old 01-16-2020, 09:30 AM   #1
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Quartzsite Big Tent Show – Dog friendly?

We’ve never been to the show before and are planning to go for a few days next week. Just wondering if we can take our lab without issues or if we’re better off having her boarded and traveling without her. (She’s not a stay in the trailer alone kind of girl.)
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Old 01-16-2020, 10:52 AM   #2
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Dog Friendly ?????

Just a thought------ If you are bringing your "pet" into an unfamilar situation do do you have "current" "adequate" "insurance" for your "pet" if an unforseen incident were to happen?

Is the insurance applicable in the location, i.e. "state" "county" "township" "municipality" ?

Most people "seem" to be un-aware of the issues that come out of an unforseen event.

Also, is the applicable "pet" also identified as a "therapy" "pet".

If it is, you might need to look into your concealed carry permit.

If you have "self identified" yourself as needing theraphy for what ever?

Just thinking.
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The answer is yes & no. Yes, you can, ie they are allowed, but the crowding is bad enough that if you do, you & others will wish you hadn't. I've been tangled in leashes more than once at the show...
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The answer is yes & no. Yes, you can, ie they are allowed, but the crowding is bad enough that if you do, you & others will wish you hadn't.
That’s what I was thinking. We definitely do not identify as service dog people. And a 70lb lab is no “purse dog.” We’re just new to the idea of having our dog with us on the road 24/7. And since a lot of RV people are in that same situation, I was just wondering if an RV show would be any more dog-friendly than the real world...

Easy to leave her home for a few days away. I’m just starting the think ahead to having her with us for weeks or months at a time.
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I couldn't imagine heading camping without our dog, and if sitting is needed have used rover.com with great success.
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My concern is never with my dogs, but dogs belonging to others and my dogs safety as I have come across that in RV parks.

If your dog is not crate-trained, that might be something to consider if you looking at taking her with you for weeks/months at a time. I'm guessing maybe "separation anxiety" is the issue, but that can be worked around.
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One if the reasons we have a camper is to bring our dogs with us when camping, we do not need a concealed permit as both of our weapons bark very loud if we are not with them. We always leash them and one has over 40,000 miles under her legs, so to speak. They travel well and enjoy camping with their masters.
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One if the reasons we have a camper is to bring our dogs with us when camping, we do not need a concealed permit as both of our weapons bark very loud if we are not with them. We always leash them and one has over 40,000 miles under her legs, so to speak. They travel well and enjoy camping with their masters.
I think the implication was if one has a service dog for mental distress it could be viewed as indication of mental health condition in conflict with having concealed weapons permit.

Both of ours are crate trained but most parks have rules against leaving dog unattended. My problem is the dang things bark like crazy when I leave, even just to go to the bathroom. Not sure if it is separation anxiety or just wanting desperately to go along.

I struggled to enjoy potluck at rally when wife didn't go and I had two dogs on leashes. If not for the generous offer to hold the dogs while I got food it would have only been possible to go through the food line once line was gone. One handed food serving would have been a challenge.

I generally figure with dogs it is going to be different activities. Not going into the museums or interpretive centers in parks. Many tourist attractions will be off limits. Restaurant selection will be very limited. Have been seated with dog at outside patio dining. Our older dog has always had a calm demeanor, our younger one... eh? Not so much. Not sure how well that would work yet. Taking a dog is a challenge. Less so if one is doing camping and nature activities, more so if one is doing organized or public activities.

Also have to consider the dogs tolerance or enjoyment of crowds, our older dog just happy to meet people and very calm about crowds. Will walk up to a toddler with an ice cream to be petted without incident. Our younger dog is more skittish about people and more boisterous when she decides they are ok and she wants to say "howdy". Younger one I'm not as confident she would ignore the ice cream while being petted. Maybe yes, maybe no. So I won't put her in that situation until I'm sure she knows how to behave and will behave.

Neither dog aggressive but the older one was attacked at a dog agility trial by a dog that bolted from the ring to do it. Crowds that allow dogs can mean crowds of dogs, under varying degrees of control and of varying temperament.

Make sure you have documentation of all shots being up to date, and consider some non-mandatory ones such as flu that can be required by boarding kennels, or might be advisable if dog is in a kennel around other dogs of unknown health.

Our vet prints off a "shots due" sheet that shows the dates when the dog next needs the shot. As long as those dates are in the future it documents the shots are up to date.
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Having been to the Big Tent event in Quartzite I agree with Jon Vermilye. It is crowded and certainly not the place that we would want to take our dog. It can be difficult enough navigating thru the masses... alone... We are also are the same as Jim Bennett, we will always travel with our Maggie Mae... she is a very good traveler and doesn't mind looking after our Escape while we are gone for a short while. But enjoy the Big Tent event... it is that... An Event.
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I think the implication was if one has a service dog for mental distress it could be viewed as indication of mental health condition in conflict with having concealed weapons permit.

I do not think that even a trained psychologist can make that connection, let alone a fg camper. But we are not here for those issues, are we. We take turns at rallies with our pets and always have a cage. They have calming medicine now and it works really well. The alternative of kenneling them depends on the age and condition of the animal, I'm sure the Vet can advise the best approach to take in making your decision.
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Though some may oppose it, in close quarters, we used a citronella collar for one of our dogs. She was a demanding and stubborn dog, best dog I ever had. She hated the smell of the citronella and after a short time, the cartridge could be empty and she didn't take the chance it might not be. If she started barking, I would go back in immediately, show her the collar and she would go and lay down on her bed and be glad I was leaving and not start barking again.

We have always traveled/moved across country with larger dogs. There are limitations for sure, but the value of the dog far outweighs the cost in limitations.
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My biggest worry of dog in camper & not in cage would be standard schnauzer sees squirrel through window, said schnauzer then goes through window screen to get said squirrel.

I know if the prop up style windows are partly open they would go right through the screen without a problem or any hesitation. Hundreds of years of breeding that favored a strong rodent prey drive is tough to ignore. Especially unsupervised. If the window was closed I'm petty sure they would have at least a chance at breaking the latch, or would at least give it a good workout.

Could cage one dog inside a Scamp 13 but to cage two would require a cage on the bed. Easier to just limit our activities to dog friendly ones unless at a motel that allows dogs. Solid walls and room for both cages. Lot of camping activities are more fun with a dog. They certainly add enjoyment to a simple walk or trip to the ice cream stand. And I do sleep better knowing there is a furry motion detector with a loud alarm right next to me.
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We have always traveled/moved across country with larger dogs. There are limitations for sure, but the value of the dog far outweighs the cost in limitations.

Could not agree more......
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I like dogs. I've had a couple of great ones. While I'm pet-less right now, I expect I'll have another in the future. BUT, I have to say I'm getting really tired of everyone taking their pets to 'people events.' I'm starting to miss the days of 'service-dogs only.' I've recently been to a couple of events where it was really crowded. I honestly felt sorry for the dogs. Nothing but a sea of legs for them. I wonder how some of the dogs would react if someone stepped on their paw. Besides yelping, would they bite? Unintentional actions can bring about unintentional consequences. If you know an event is going to be crowded with people, do yourself and your dog a favor... don't take it. You'll be able to enjoy the event because you won't be concentrating on keeping your pet safe.
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We have always traveled with a dog, and have visited the Quartsite big tent numerous times over the past few years. I would NEVER expose my dog to that. Thousands of people, shoulder to shoulder, moving at a snails pace is no place for a poor animal. Leave your poor dog at the trailer. He/she will thank you for it.
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Take turns staying in the RV with the dog. These things are easy enough to solve.
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Take turns staying in the RV with the dog. These things are easy enough to solve.
Assuming we don’t want to go to the show together.

We’ll board her.
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dogs in the show

I just got back from the big-shew.. dogies everywhere big doggies small doggies all peeing everywhere.

we took ours anyone that had nice carpeting in their area we didn't take her!

about all we saw were the solar boys everywhere! must be a lot of money in that stuff!

show is now over I think but anyone going next year pets welcome!

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I wonder if any of those solar people are still in town and discounting inventory before heading home...
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I wonder if any of those solar people are still in town and discounting inventory before heading home...
They all went home, and there were not all that many of them. The "Big Tent" show is still mostly State Fair type stuff - pots & pans, mops, a million ways to ease pain, etc. There are enough RV related booths to make it still worthwhile, but it is far from an RV only show.

There are still two large solar suppliers in Quartzsite - Solar Bills & Discount Solar. I prefer Discount Solar.
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