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Dog Stepping In Ice Hole

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Swimmer

Anybody have experience with their dog going through an old ice hole while running? I would think this could be the cause of a fairly serious injury...I know my knee took a beeting from stepping in a ten inch hole.

Any ideas on how to prevent the pooch from "hurting himself"? Or, does four legs prevent one leg from going down?

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gunflint

I think dogs are generaly smarter and more agile then we are and usually avoid such mishaps.

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upnorth

I do believe they tend to pay a bit more attention to their surroundings than we do. I have take my dog out on the ice quite a bit and she never has stumbled over a hole. Cripes she can run through the under brush at 15 miles an hour and never poke out an eye, I guess avoiding a hole the ice wouldn't be a big deal grin.gif

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Dan Thiem

Worse than that, how about when your dog falls throgh the ice?

That happened to my dog a long time ago. That really freaks a guy out. Watching the poor thing trying to climb back out.

We actually made a human chain to grab her and pull her back up on the ice.

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upnorth

Our old dog did that twice and she just clawed her way back up on the ice. I will say that it was a few very scary moments until she got back up on solid ice.

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J Smith

I beleive they should outlaw the 10" auger...wait till a toddler falls through and drowns besides what are we fishing for Seals?

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DEADhead

Quote:

besides what are we fishing for Seals?


ha ha ha, too funny... laugh.gif

there's the laugh of the day

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hoggs222

I don't see the huge deal with a 10" auger. I have one & love it. It's way easier to get a fishes head up the hole. What about spear fisherman, sure some of them stake off the area, some don't. Like everything on the ice, nothing is guaranteed safe. You just have to be extra careful out there.

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LocalGuide

Yeah me either. I use a 10" auger in my permant house and a 8" for the portable.

The 10" auger is great for fishing, like you said much easier to get the fish up the hole. And I also have plenty of room for either my vexilar ducer and/or my aqua-vu.

I dont see where anyone would want a 10" auger for a portable fish house anyhow. It would be more water than ice under you and no room to set stuff down!

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Swimmer

WE NEEED TO OUTLAW ALL 10" AUGURES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

JUST KIDDING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

PS: Pawlenty told me this...JUST KIDDING!!!!!!!!!!!! grin.gif

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Swimmer

Seriously, I have had the 100# lab on the ice, and it is one less worry, if you'all could tell me that the "pooch" would not break a leg flying accross the lake chasing a "b"???????????

Sounds like the dog is OK?

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J Smith

Ok. Maybe I'm a little off the wall...just P.O.'d because last year I lost a brand new Ice King boot in a 10". Maybe we had a few too many pops. Anyway a 10" does work nicely in a permanent shack. Anyone hook a size 11 let me know!

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hoggs222

Do they make a 12" auger? If so I'd like to get one! OK maybe not, but I thought I'd rattle a few cages with that post!

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fiskyknut

We sometimes use a tractor with pto driven 15 inch post hole auger. We have alot of BIG fish on the LOTW, and that frontend loader helps to get the pile loaded into grain truck sometimes too... grin.gif

Should 'toddlers' even be wandering on the ice? If you think so you better watch them at ALL times PLEASE.

Regards.....fiskyknut

P.S.....Dan part of the reason I invited you guy's up is 'cause I knew you're dog lover's eh! Me too. I love that face shot avatar you have of your doggy you got up now and then. Got a face pic of my choclate Lab 'Bobber' I should get up 1 day. I got a Brittney named 'Rusty' too and I'd dive right on in for either one of 'em!

Could'nt live without 'em, never have, never will!

You can bring your doggy if you want, I'd love to meet, fish with, and shake both your paws!.....Norm.

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