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Post by stephz on Wed Mar 16, 2011 5:41 pm

I just spoke to Brian and he asked me to pass along the following information for the show this weekend:

* We will be kenneling in the Women's Bathroom.
* 2 dogs are allowed to be on the floor at a time (all other dogs must be kenneled - unless walking to relieve them) 1 dog on the dock, 1 dog waiting. NO EXCEPTIONS!!!
* The noise level must be kept to an absolute minimum!
The kenneling area is very small so be prepared to get to know your neighbor a little better Sweet!



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Post by teamsmoke on Wed Mar 16, 2011 6:29 pm

jUST HOW SMALL IS THIS WOMENS BATHROOM? DO WE STILL ENTER THROUGH THE OVERHEAD DOOR AREA?

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Post by Intellabs on Wed Mar 16, 2011 6:32 pm

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Post by Intellabs on Wed Mar 16, 2011 6:34 pm

Yes,the womens restroom is not far from overhead door area.
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Post by teamsmoke on Wed Mar 16, 2011 6:41 pm

WHAT ABOUT PRACTICE JUMP? DO THEY EVEN WANT US THERE? PUTTING THAT MANY DOGS THAT CLOSE TOGETHER EVEN IN KENNELS MAY HAVE MORE CONSEQUNCES THAN ADVANTAGES. IM NOT WORRIED ABOUT SMOKEY, HES A FRIENDLY GUY BUT THERE ARE OTHERS THAT ARENT SO MUCH TO OTHER DOGS. AND IM ONLY BRINGING ONE DOG SO FOR THOSE THAT ARE COMING WITH MORE.....

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Post by Patrick on Wed Mar 16, 2011 8:57 pm

Steph, Pat says you can sit on his lap to save space. Snickering

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Post by B. Scott on Wed Mar 16, 2011 9:05 pm

At the Outdoorama in Novi, lots of people had chairs (us included) and the crating area was small but it seems like there will be even less room for in the women's bathroom. No room for chairs? Some of the dogs in Novi got extremely noisy when left alone in their crates. How will opening and closing the door to get dogs in and out 2 at a time influence the noise level at the event?
Is there any way to get a count of how many dogs will be crated each
splash/day? We've only signed up for the demo on Friday morning and the
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Post by stephz on Wed Mar 16, 2011 10:02 pm

Thanks Pat Sweet! Hee hee!

I know it sucks but you have to remember that there are vendors there trying to sell boats and what not (some are very expensive too) and it's not a pet expo. I think we all just need to wait and see how it ends up being once you get there before getting worked up.
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Post by Rajah on Thu Mar 17, 2011 7:46 am

I'm sure we'll be able to make it work, but having 30-40 dogs kenneled in a woman's bathroom does not sound like much room. I don't get why they moved us out of the loading dock area. There was always plenty of room and it always seemed like there were never any issues with us out there.
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Post by Intellabs on Thu Mar 17, 2011 9:47 am

I don't understand either why we don't have the loading dock area , there was plenty of room for chairs, coolers. There may not be enough room for everyone to have a chair to sit in in in the womans's bathroom.

Should we be limiting what we bring? Not bring chairs and such to make enough room for all of us?







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Post by teamsmoke on Thu Mar 17, 2011 7:28 pm

I WOULD THINK THAT THE BARKING ISSUE WOULD BE MORE AROUND THE DOCK ITSELF. I KNOW I GET A LITTLE ANNOYED BY IT BUT ITS ONLY FOR A FEW MINUTES AND ITS JUST CAUSE THEIR EXCITED. MAYBE WHAT THE EXHIBITORS DONT LIKE IS THE FACT THAT THE STANDS FILL UP FOR THE DOGS AND NOBODY IS LOOKING AT BOATS AND STUFF. WHO CAN AFFORD ANY OF THOSE BOATS RIGHT NOW ANYWAY?

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Post by B. Scott on Thu Mar 17, 2011 7:36 pm

We stopped by DeVos this afternoon and everything seemed to work fine. The bathroom has two aisles, plus corners (and some dogs were in the stalls) and even tho dogs were barking, you couldn't hear them outside of the bathroom. The only problem was that 2 dogs got out of their fabric crates so I guess if your dog doesn't like to be without you and you don't want to spend the day in the bathroom, bring a vari-kennel or a wire crate.

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Post by Intellabs on Thu Mar 17, 2011 8:45 pm

B. Scott wrote:We stopped by DeVos this afternoon and everything seemed to work fine. The bathroom has two aisles, plus corners (and some dogs were in the stalls) and even tho dogs were barking, you couldn't hear them outside of the bathroom. The only problem was that 2 dogs got out of their fabric crates so I guess if your dog doesn't like to be without you and you don't want to spend the day in the bathroom, bring a vari-kennel or a wire crate.

Thanks for providing us with the info. on the crating (bathroom) area. Being reduced down to a bathroom for crating is an interesting experience!! Laugin' out loud!

Is there plenty of electrical outlets in there?????? I always bring a power strip and extension cords, blow dryers and a floor heater. To help with avoiding coldtail. I will be happy to share any of these. We will be there on saturday and sunday.

Just to be clear, I am not going there to buy a boat!!
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Post by B. Scott on Thu Mar 17, 2011 8:55 pm

You probably won't need the heater; it was pretty warm in the bathroom and will probably be warmer as more dogs are crated there.

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Post by team sky on Thu Mar 17, 2011 9:16 pm

You won't need the heater. But you will need ear plugs. If the dogs are barking in the bathroom it echoes and becomes noisy in there very quickly.

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Post by Intellabs on Thu Mar 17, 2011 9:44 pm

My wife said it was warm in there last year, I hope the dogs think it's as warm as we do. They are jumping in the cold water, so it may take them longer to think it's warm in there. I will bring a blow dryer anyway.

Thanks for the earplug recommendation, maybe I will bring my ipod. Is there wifi there?
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Post by flyingbcs on Thu Mar 17, 2011 10:23 pm

I was there today jumping my dog. I thought the temperature in the bathroom was just fine. The barking was loud inside the bathroom, but could barely be heard just outside the door because of the cinder block walls. I would say there isn't enough room for anything but crates in there to make room for everyone. Lots of extra porcelain seating:) Not sure if there is WiFi.
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Post by Intellabs on Thu Mar 17, 2011 10:33 pm

flyingbcs wrote:I would say there isn't enough room for anything but crates in there to make room for everyone. .

What do you think it will be like in there for room on saturday & sunday.? Do you think it will it be worse then today? Sounds like there will be no room for chairs.
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Post by teamsmoke on Thu Mar 17, 2011 10:37 pm

WE WILL BE THERE TOMORROW AFTERNOON. SET UP A PLACE OF OPERATION BUT AS FOR SATURDAY I THINK WE WILL GO HANG OUT SOMEWHERE ELSE IN BETWEEN SPLASHES. THERE SHOULD BE TIME I THINK.

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Post by teamsmoke on Thu Mar 17, 2011 10:40 pm

TOILETS MAY BE THE ONLY CHAIRS IN THERE.

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Post by flyingbcs on Thu Mar 17, 2011 11:04 pm

There were 21 dogs jumping today and there was plenty of room. Aside from the handicapped stalls, the regular ones were not used. I suppose you could get creative and partially put a crate in one of those by proping the door open. That bathroom has roughly 20 stalls. All should fit. They were allowing dogs to exit out the Monroe street exit doors (They are right next to the bathroom). It was warm out today and a few dogs waited outside for their turn to practice.
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Post by pbear79 on Thu Mar 17, 2011 11:57 pm

Echo.....Echo...... LOL Its gonna be loud in there!! Just kidding!
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Post by B. Scott on Fri Mar 18, 2011 10:19 am

By the end of the night Thursday, the entire floor in the bathroom was totally covered with water...non-slip surface but might not be a good place to plug in electric stuff.

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Post by GoldenBrown on Fri Mar 18, 2011 11:46 am

I have a simple solution to this problem... Dogs that do not bark can wait by the pool like normal and dogs that do bark can wait in the bathroom. Some dogs just don't bark even when excited and others do... no big deal. But if noise is the issue just make the dogs that do bark wait in the staging room. Just my 2 cents!
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Post by Rajah on Fri Mar 18, 2011 12:01 pm

Or maybe we just do as the show requests and go with the flow. It might suck for the staging location but at least they are still holding this event.
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