Join Date: Jun 2009
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I kept my dogs home from all the big summer trials that were held in conjunction with dog shows last summer... It just wasn't worth the risk to me. We also didn't hold any of our play dates last year. We had three pregnant bitches among people in the group, and between that and how the flu was spreading during the summer, we just didn't think it was worth the risk.
I still went to classes, and small, obedience/rally only trials (usually one ring, a bigger crating area, and areas where you can potty your dog away from the crowds) But even then, I am ALWAYS careful to keep my dogs crates covered when I'm not sitting right with them, make sure they only drink their own water, from their own bowls, and don't allow any sniffing other dogs, etc. ...And I never touch other people's dogs when I'm at a trial nor do I allow others to touch mine.
Karen, Kodi, Pixel and Panda
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