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jbdragon17

Who is going? Which Day? What breed are you bringing?

I am going this weekend...for sure...Haven't figured out the specific day/time, but we will have one basset and two red setters in tow.

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Bushwacker

The plan is we will be bringing our male yellow lab on Friday 8/17. He just turned two last month and still has plenty of energy, but he should have fun and I think we will too watching him do the doggy games. He is 100 mph all day everyday when it comes to retrieving. My wife and I are talking about how much cash we need to bring down because it will be like having a kid at a county fair that keeps begging to go on rides over and over and over.

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uplander

Not sure if I will make it this weekend, but bringing my two two legged animals is enough work without involving the four legged ones. Hey jbdragon, met you at the soccer feilds in Ramsey this year. Love to get together this fall and hunt some grouse over those red setters!!!!!... maybee some white ones too!!!

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springerspeed

My wife, son and myself and at least one springer will make the trek to the Game Fair. We are still trying to figure out which day to go though.

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jbdragon17

Yes we will... Need to get Setterguy out too.

You ever go up to Four Brooks? I was just up there last weekend, and will be getting up more in the next several ones. We found a couple quail, then did some "backing" work.

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uplander

I use to go there all the time. i lived about 2 miles from there for a couple of years. Now I usually just go durring the season but i have a young dog and realy should get up there. do you ever go up on week day mornings? If so let me know my E-mail is rcheath3@comcast.net Maybee i'll see you at Game Fair

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jbdragon17

Heading up there about 1 today!

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1runhotshot

Not trying to be a "stick in the mud" but I really don't understand the infactuation with bringing your dog with you to Game Fair. O.K. a large crowd, it is very hot, dogs are stressed because of the ruckus (shooting and all) and having to negotiate stollers and other dogs? Seems like it is alot more enjoyable walking around without worrying about the pooch. I also understand the "events" part too. Just my .02 cents. I also understand the socalizing aspect. I just got back, saw some puppies there, why would you bring a 8 week old pup around loud guns kinda baffles me. K, I'm done! grin.gif

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Benny

The Game fair has lots of games for the dogs to run.

I usualy go for the duck flurry where the dog does a land retrieve then a water retrieve as soon as it has dropped the land dumby.

There is an obstical coarse, a long jump, a bumper luncher, and now aggility trials as well.

I recamend bringing tons of bottled water though, my dog refused to drink out of the buckets they have set up out there!!!

And at $2 per bottle out there you can spend tons if you forget yours at home.

Benny

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jbdragon17

I bring my dogs. I put them on birds for $2 in the pointing competition. It is not a really great event, but it gets them on birds. One of mine won it today! Not a huge honor or anything but I was happy about it. I like to see all the other dogs...Talk to others about them. I do not believe mine were stressed in the least. Yes it was hot, but I was able to get them fresh water and spray them down. I was probably hotter than they were!!

Probably the best booth I visited was the one that was selling the first aid kits. I talked with the guy manning that booth for 20 minutes or so. Very informative. I already have the products he was selling, but he had a lot of great tips.

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Bushwacker

Are there any special requirements to bringing in a dog? Like vacination certs or anything?

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fishnhooks

You have to fill out a little piece of paper with your info on it. Type of dog, who's your vet, is the pup current with it's shots, etc.(do not need to bring certs). Then you get a number that gets safety pinned to the back of your shirt (kind-of like the riders at a rodeo). That is about it. Dogs need to be leashed as well.

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Blaze

Personally, I don't care for the doggie games. I can play all those games with my dog in a much more relaxed setting where we can both enjoy them more. What I DO like about bringing a dog to Game Fair is that it's a major socialization opportunity - many chances to reinforce basic obedience training and teach them how to handle overwhelming situations.

Bumper-strollers and bad-itude dogs can get old REAL quick, though.

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burl

I have found the game fair a great place to get my dog in some uncontrolled situations and see what can happen.I sure there are better places to do it but this can be interesting.Many times while training in controlled condtions on my land i was not prepared for what to do with problems in the real world.Just my opinion.Burl.

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Ron Burgundy

Where is this?

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jbdragon17

Northwest Ramsey...off Armstrong blvd north of Hwy 10. Google "Game Fair".

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311Hemi

Will be up there tomorrow from 9-12 or so..hopefully the rain holds off.

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