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#1 gec343

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Posted 15 March 2008 - 09:53 AM

Are dogs allowed at most rallies?

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Posted 15 March 2008 - 01:52 PM

View Postgec343, on Mar 15 2008, 10:53 AM, said:

Are dogs allowed at most rallies?
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If not most of my Lady friends wouldn't be allowed...

I can only speak about my area, NC & SC.  As long as the 4 legged type is good, a little friendly, controlled, not barking all the time, and so on.   A couple I know love to give little love bits to get you to play/chase with them.

It is really up to the people running the Rally, so I would check.
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Posted 15 March 2008 - 03:43 PM

View PostCharlie Pew, on Mar 15 2008, 02:52 PM, said:

View Postgec343, on Mar 15 2008, 10:53 AM, said:

Are dogs allowed at most rallies?
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If not most of my Lady friends wouldn't be allowed...

I can only speak about my area, NC & SC.  As long as the 4 legged type is good, a little friendly, controlled, not barking all the time, and so on.   A couple I know love to give little love bits to get you to play/chase with them.

It is really up to the people running the Rally, so I would check.


Thanks, Charlie.  Same here.  years ago, I used to take my female friends to rallies, and yes, some were dogs.  I've been widowed for 34 years and I've finally found the right companion, a one year old Pug dog named Pugsley.  He is a delight to say the least, what a character.  He never compains and is alway happy to see me.

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Posted 16 March 2008 - 07:02 AM

View Postgec343, on Mar 15 2008, 09:53 AM, said:

Are dogs allowed at most rallies?

Leave them at home.  I've never understood why some people have to drag a dog along to public gatherings.  Besides the mess they leave, I don't like dodging around leashed or unleashed animals.  They may be your little "baby" but they ain't mine.  And, if your dog nips me, you are in for a long nasty legal battle.


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Posted 16 March 2008 - 10:10 AM

View Postredflasher, on Mar 16 2008, 08:02 AM, said:

View Postgec343, on Mar 15 2008, 09:53 AM, said:

Are dogs allowed at most rallies?

Leave them at home.  I've never understood why some people have to drag a dog along to public gatherings.  Besides the mess they leave, I don't like dodging around leashed or unleashed animals.  They may be your little "baby" but they ain't mine.  And, if your dog nips me, you are in for a long nasty legal battle.


Flame away!!! :feelssogood:

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Seems like you may have gotten up on the wrong side of the bed or something.  Or maybe you just spent too many years dealing with people on the road.  I spent 25 years in the MSP and have found that animals are much easier to deal with.  But anyway, thanks for the advice.

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Posted 17 March 2008 - 07:31 AM

View Postgec343, on Mar 16 2008, 10:10 AM, said:

View Postredflasher, on Mar 16 2008, 08:02 AM, said:

View Postgec343, on Mar 15 2008, 09:53 AM, said:

Are dogs allowed at most rallies?

Leave them at home.  I've never understood why some people have to drag a dog along to public gatherings.  Besides the mess they leave, I don't like dodging around leashed or unleashed animals.  They may be your little "baby" but they ain't mine.  And, if your dog nips me, you are in for a long nasty legal battle.


Flame away!!! :unsure2:

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Seems like you may have gotten up on the wrong side of the bed or something.  Or maybe you just spent too many years dealing with people on the road.  I spent 25 years in the MSP and have found that animals are much easier to deal with.  But anyway, thanks for the advice.


Yeah, you are probably right on both counts.  Cabin fever up here in the sorta frozen Northland.  We took the GearUP over to St Anthony Lock and Dam in downtown Minneapolis yesterday.  Lots of walkers, along with their "mans best friend" in tow.  Leaving both liquid and solid deposits.  Not a pooper scooper in sight.

Geez, I need to go for a long ride in the country. :feelssogood:
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Posted 17 March 2008 - 08:37 AM

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Posted 17 March 2008 - 11:12 AM

Dogs to Rallies? depends wheather you walk-em or ride-em, If you ride-em....NOOooo problem, if you can stand the giggles, If you walk-em...that another story, If they bite, like little Reily bites, that an indication on your leg that you have been to one of the better rallies to be found, If its missing, chances are you smell like a BiiiiggGG dog, Reily is no fool ya know, now if you bring a Biiigg dog, a lot of folks are not comfortable, the dog is not comfortable...troubles....we got troubles!  IMHO little dogs are ok, most big dogs are not a good idea, exception is mellow, aged dogs or Lab's and Golden retreviers, who with rare exception are pretty docile....pit bulls....where's my gun......Ken :biggrin:

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Posted 17 March 2008 - 12:40 PM

I've always been a cat person, but since I live alone, My daughter talked me into getting this little Pug dog, named Pugsley.  She said that if I decided I didn't want it after a while, she would take it.  However, it was not long before I realized that this little dog is more entertaining than TV, computer or anything else that I know of. He rode with me on the back of my Honda ST1300 on several rides last Fall.  At that time he was small enough to ride in a small tool box on the rear, but he has outgrown that, so I have a large pet carrier for the ST, plus this Tourist for him now.  He loves them both, much like myself.

He is a pain in a lot of ways, but I cannot believe the joy and happiness he has brought into my hermit lifestyle.  I have not laughed this much in many years.  In reality, he  should not be taken to motorcycle rallies, but that decision has not been made for sure yet.  He is very well behaved, however, he does play rough with cats. :biggrin:

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Posted 17 March 2008 - 02:37 PM

I take my dogs to rallies quite often. No one has ever said anything negative to me about them. They are not big dogs so that may be a consideration.

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Posted 17 March 2008 - 02:41 PM

My cat won't ride in the sidecar...can't figger that out...
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Posted 17 March 2008 - 07:25 PM

View PostKen Ulrich, on Mar 17 2008, 04:12 PM, said:

Dogs to Rallies? depends wheather you walk-em or ride-em, If you ride-em....NOOooo problem, if you can stand the giggles, If you walk-em...that another story, If they bite, like little Reily bites, that an indication on your leg that you have been to one of the better rallies to be found, If its missing, chances are you smell like a BiiiiggGG dog, Reily is no fool ya know, now if you bring a Biiigg dog, a lot of folks are not comfortable, the dog is not comfortable...troubles....we got troubles!  IMHO little dogs are ok, most big dogs are not a good idea, exception is mellow, aged dogs or Lab's and Golden retreviers, who with rare exception are pretty docile....pit bulls....where's my gun......Ken :biggrin:

Riley has never bitten me, but I did get a frowny look once when I got too close to her bike.

She mostly just herds folks away from her bike.
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Posted 17 March 2008 - 09:45 PM

Being a rather recent member of the foilhead movement, I have not yet attended a rally or run...but I may. My dog is a Rottweiler-Golden labrador mix, his name is Ozzy...but he will answer to "Crummy Dog". Ozzy seems to enjoy riding in the hack (he wears a harness that is short-leashed to the spare tire), and gets LOTS of attention from other motorists (espcially the female variety). Ozzy is the runt of the litter he was born with and he weighs 90-95lbs. I would most likely forgo bringing him on a rally/run as my wife, SgtMajorMom would pull rank (and the Crummy Dog does sorta fill up the hack seat).  But I dont hesitate to take him for a day ride to the dog park.

I love dogs...but the cuteness factor is lost when the cur(s) start a bark-fest, or a bite-fest....and as Bob pointed out...the encounters with biodegradable canine by-product are usually less than pleasant. :thumbsup!:
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Posted 18 March 2008 - 12:09 AM

State parks and most campgrounds require that dogs be kept on leashes.  For liability purposes dogs that are prone to bite should be muzzled when in close proximity to others (people and animals) the dog is not familiar with.  Unspayed females in heat should definitely be left home along with dogs known to fight other dogs.

Small or large dogs get no preference in treatment.  All should abide by the above suggestions.

Any dog found loose in my campsite (not leashed, accompanied by owner) is subject to whatever treatment required to removed from my campsite.  I've been known in the past to be quite unpleasant under those circumstances.

My last dog was trained to AKC obedience commands and was a border collie.  Notwithstanding her training she was leashed around others or when required although she was trained to heel, sit, stay, down, and come on command she was muzzled when necessary. I cleaned up after her as well.  She never caused me any grief and was my constant companion (24/7/365) for 7 years.  The only trouble I ever had was from dogs left unleashed in nearby campsites.  I belted more than one large dog good and hard including a guard trained German Shepard.  He lost the fight but other than roughed up was not injured.  His owner retrieved him from my choke hold.

I have no objections to dogs handled as I handled mine.  Others are pretty much on their own regardless of size.
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Posted 18 March 2008 - 12:55 AM

Becky; I hope you know I jest about Reily, but Reily has a record, that ...ya forget it...Reily never nips hard.... I have a Dachound, that I was going to call Kermi, but seemed  less than kind....to the dog, so I called him Dude, Betty calls him Dudy...like howdy dudey...His is a disgrace to the breed, an absolute wuss, but barks bravely....dosen't like flying, Lorne and I pass him back and forth about 4-5 feet, two feet high,....about three flights a day is his limit. Eats unsalted peanuts, catchs them in mid air, loves to chase the dot of sun light, reflected from my watch, never seem to catch on where it coming from. Likes his sleep time, has a favorite blanket, an old towel, which he will cover up with completely, very good at it, going to take a trip solo this year, Dude, a tent, camp stove, fishing rod, maybe  a road map, and "Sweet Thing", get lost for a while ...dogs are like kids, they grow on ya.....Ken :thumbsup!:




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