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Kelvyn your bang on , not only did I have to dodge all the doggies but I also recollect there to be a lot of mobility scooters cruisin up and down the strip .

I had assumed it was the local Lincoln Hells Angels chapter that were there for security to keep the warring Autotrail lot away from the Hymers

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As much as I love dogs, I have stopped attending shows because of them (and their owners). I'm so fed up of tripping over leads and yappy little mutts, then getting dirty looks from the owners as if it's my fault for not looking where I was going.

Why anyone feels the need to walk round closely located or busy stalls with (on one occasion) 4 dogs, is beyond me.

 

No doubt the usual suspects will come on defending every dog owner in the land, but hey ho, they're quick to moan about kids, what's the difference?

 

And don't get me started on the price of food >:-(

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Interesting comments about dogs ... whilst there were dogs at the shows we've been to, we've never had a problem with tripping over leads etc.

 

As for why people take dogs round the show - we were talking to a couple who were fostering an Akita puppy which was only 12 weeks old and had been 'abused' by his previous owners. :-( He was as good as gold and they were just sitting and letting him observe the comings and goings so he could get used to 'nice' people. :-D

 

We took our dogs to the show and they stayed in our camper but had a good few lollops around on the grass when we were with them, however, we chose to take Tazzy with us to the show for a potter round at one point to socialise her more with people and more importantly other dogs. She didn't get in anyone's way and was a hit with some of the kids who just loved her, especially when she played with them and rolled over for a tummy tickle! We wouldn't take our dogs round a show all day and I'm not sure that many others do either but for some they don't have much of an option - if they've gone in a car it isn't safe to leave a dog in it in case it gets too hot (and by heck did it get hot on Saturday!), and it isn't always possible to leave them at home for others to look after, some people take dogs, others take kids, I know which ones cause less damage to vans etc!

 

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People moan about the cost of food on the shows without knowing the full picture, I helped run a Catering  unit for a Season on Garden shows and believe me it costs a fortune to be there, and you are reliant on people buying the food you are supplying to just break even, it made little difference to me as I was paid either way, Motorhome shows are worse as most Vanners eat their own food, let me give you a brief breakdown of the Logistics, 
1. You have to  get the Vehicles to the show.
2. You have to staff said  unit and pay people.
3. You have to  buy the raw products  ahead of the show and store them properly.
4 You need refrigeration.
5 You need energy, IE gas and Electric.
6. You need accommodation whilst at the shows'
8 You need a hygiene certificate and you are visited by  Health and Safety whilst at the shows .
so you need to be on the ball.
9. You need to spend a lot of time setting up the unit and getting it ready to trade.
10.You need good weather  or else no one will be there to buy your food.
11. You need the patience of a Saint to listen to Joe Public moan about your prices when he knows nothing of the cost of you producing it.
 So is the food expensive at shows, well you decide that, it will of course be cheaper to eat your own food but that is true about eating out  anywhere.
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Fair comment Mel , remember like you I love dogs but there did seem to be a lot there and if I was the owner of an Autotrail that I saw someone taking there dogs into then I would not be best pleased .

My view is they should not be there , crowded area , somebody stands on dogs leg / tail , dog turns and bites and bang you have a problem .

Remember Mel not a personal dig at you just my view as a dog lover and owner who's dog went on holiday / weekends with us also .

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My biggest moan about dog owners (and I have been one for many years until March last year) is the way they merrily let their "little friends" pee up anything, our sign got a watering in Malvern and the neighbours display stand at Licoln got watered along with some other traders stock. Is it too much to ask that dog owners pay attention to where their pets piss?

 

D.

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Absolutely right Dave.

 

We have seen more than one dog allowed to pee on stands at shows this year and whilst in some cases the owners looked as if they were unaware in others they looked furtively like they were aware but pretended not to be.

 

Even if unaware it is hardly rocket science to know that when a dog sees a vertical item his first reaction is to pee on it and that owners of male dogs have no excuse for nor knowing this and for not keeping their dogs out of range.

 

It is symptomatic of today's all to common attitude of 'sod you jack I know my rights' as this sort of selfish inconsideration can be seen on sites and in any town.

 

No small wonder then that dogs are not welcome in so many establishments.

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As i have said before i'm not a dog lover but i do not hate them either. However the bugbear for me is the retractable leads some owners (not everyone and of course no one here) let the dog roam a long way away and the lead them becomes a hazard , ie: dog one side of the path / passageway and the owner at the other the lead then becomes a great trip wire. The leads are retractable so please retract them.
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Guest pelmetman

Troy had a tendency to pee up any vertical object and have a dump outside any food establishment 8-)

 

But we have tried to get him to do it in private :-S............................................................................................................................ but we still cant get him to turn the knob or flush the pan *-)

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