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post #1 of 41 (permalink) Old 05-31-2007, 10:50 AM Thread Starter
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Strollers.....

I read an earlier thread on strollers but still had some questions.

I am going to the Blue Ridge Hav specialty in Va. and it was suggested to bring a stroller since thats the best way to cart them around if they get tired.
My main question is do any of you use one for 2 dogs? I got one at Petsmart that holds up to 30 lbs & weight wise it will work, but wasnt sure if the close quarters work well. Dreamer is 16lbs & Tripp is 12lbs. Also should we bring an ex-pen? Tom said not to sweat the details, BUT I CANT HELP IT! I like to be prepared.

I always SWORE i would never be one of those people who would use a stroller . But i can see where it would come in very handy. Do any of you feel 'weird' using one? My friends looked at me like i had a 3rd eye when i said i was getting one . I did purchase one, but have not opened it up yet....

Here is the link to see the stroller(yes, i LOVE pink).

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Shannon, I feel the some way about strollers, I would never hear the end of it with my family and friends. I hope Smarty will be good or I may not get to see much or the show.

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I am so glad to hear Sandi that i am not the only one who feels that way

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I bought wheels for the crate... So he can rest in there if it would be too much. On the crate, I always put a little carpet and a towel, so I can brush him and prepare him. Before the show and after, I put the chairs and bags on it... It's very good to have this... and a picture, so you can imagine:
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WOW, I love that set up. And look at all those ribbons!! I am not sure i have seen a crate like that. I will have to look.

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Shannon,

Ask some people more experienced than me, but usually "strollers" in the traditional sense are not allowed at shows....I asked the head guy at the last show I went to and he said that strollers usually put a child/or dog level at the face of other bigger dogs and you never know when a dog might get aggressive, which makes sense; I think that the rule is there for human children in strollers, but usually crates on carts are fine. Someone gave me this website http://www.mardelgroomingtables.com/ I am thinking about getting one of these for future shows. I am sure others out there with more show experience can give some other tips for carting your dogs around at these shows. I just wouldn't want you to not be able to stroll them around!

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It's a normal crate. You can even use these ones out of plastic, then I bought "wheels"... I've seen even selfmade wheels, used from a stroller for babies... Just improvise *lol*
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Great idea Katja, I could use a small dolly that would fit perfectly on her small car crate. Are unentered dogs allowed in the show area?

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I broke down and bought a stroller last summer on a record heat day when I had to walk the dogs a block to get to my motorhome. Yes, it felt very weird, but now it has come in handy so many times that I love having it around.

Interesting timing though. There were several of us talking about the strollers last weekend. While a lot of the three-wheel strollers are really nice for bumpy roads/walks, they seem to take up the most space in the car. The three-wheel stollers don't seem to fold up quite as compactly as a four-wheel stroller does. One friend that bought the three-wheel stroller says that she prefers to use her van with the dogs because that stroller takes up so much room when she doesn't take off the wheels, so you might want to take that into account when considering different types.
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Vicki, it is nice to see that they aren't allowed at your shows. I wish they were banned at ours because so many people (not exhibitors, but people coming to watch) tend to roll right over dogs' tails or bump into crates with them. They are obviously a danger for keeping small children at the wrong height when passing larger dogs, but thankfully, I haven't seen that as a problem yet.
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