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    Posted: April 24 2002,10:00 am QUOTE

My dog Issaquah Puppy has been to more geocaches than most people. I figure she has been to about 70 gecocaches at this point, and has pictures on many a cachecam. There have been a few caches where there description has advised not to bring dogs due to terrain. Forget about it! While I am scrambling up, and down a hill, hanging on for life, she is bounding up and down the hill having a blast! She is an Airedale Terrier (the biggest, and best of the terriers according to some), and they are tough versatile dogs.

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    Posted: April 24 2002,10:55 am QUOTE

We have just begun the adventure of Geo-Caching with one find under our belts.  But we have already decided to take along the dog when we go.  It will be a great way for him to get some exercise as well as us.  And if it gets to the point where we carry too much with us, we can always make packs for him to carry as well! hehehehe

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    Posted: April 24 2002,6:41 pm QUOTE

Our golden retriever, Penny, goes along on nearly all our cache placements and finds.  She's about the same age as us in dog years, and in about the same shape; the three of us make a good team, all pooping out about the same time if we overdo the hiking.  On the rare occasion that we leave her home, we're shunned when we get home and aren't forgiven for a while.

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    Posted: April 24 2002,9:38 pm QUOTE

Quick! Someone register GeoPuppies.com.. I can see it all now.. dogs trained to respond to the scent of McDonald toys and rubber balls seeking caches, sans gps, to the amusement of all... hm, not a bad idea at that!

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Posted: April 25 2002,5:01 am QUOTE

For the sake of safety & the future of our sport, I hope vaccination and leash laws (applicable on most Public Lands) are obeyed ...and you use a plastic poop bag (I learned raising Guide Dogs).

Does everyone recall the thread on Park Service co-existance?  Or the thread on Parks vs. Caching?

My point being, we need to co-operate within various systems for the better of all, rather than flaunt our individual freedoms.

(and this coming from a country where cows wander in the streets)

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    Posted: April 25 2002,7:30 am QUOTE

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For the sake of safety & the future of our sport, I hope vaccination and leash laws (applicable on most Public Lands) are obeyed ...and you use a plastic poop bag (I learned raising Guide Dogs).

Of course, she is vaccinated. I didn't spend the money buying a purebred Airedale to let her get sick due to neglect of relatively cheap shots. She is also licensed.

I keep her on the leash except when getting into thick bushwhacking where it is constantly getting tangled, and caught in the bushes. Or sometimes when as going down the banks of the Genesee river, I am descending very steep terrain, and I am affraid of slipping, and dragging her by the neck down to hill. But then the leash goes right back on.

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    Posted: April 25 2002,2:10 pm QUOTE

I've seen that dog in several cache pix...she looks like she has quite the pep for caching. Very nice looking dog indeed.
I like the idea someone had of tossing a small carry pack ( water and maybe spare gpsr) on the dog, though not quite sure how the pup would feel about that. ;)

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    Posted: April 25 2002,4:29 pm QUOTE

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I like the idea someone had of tossing a small carry pack ( water and maybe spare gpsr) on the dog, though not quite sure how the pup would feel about that. ;)

How about someone get a St. Bernard with a barrel of brandy. Now talk about adding a challenge to geocaching!  :^^

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    Posted: April 25 2002,5:34 pm QUOTE

How do you handle protecting the dogs from ticks??

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    Posted: April 25 2002,7:01 pm QUOTE

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How do you handle protecting the dogs from ticks??

Alan

I think some of the meds that she has had are supposed to protect her from ticks.

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Posted: April 26 2002,5:02 pm QUOTE

Hey!  We've been taking Foo the Wonder dog with us........Pomeranian with an attitude.  We just have to watch the weather.  We took her caching right after a thaw and her red fur turned to tea bag color.  The amazing thing is that once she drys off the red is back......maybe she has some of that color change stuff in her.......

I have noticed that if I say "go caching" she smiles!!

REALLY

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BTW Foo resembles ....but looks better and much more animated than......that thing Roadkill wears on his head

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    Posted: April 26 2002,5:40 pm QUOTE

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I have noticed that if I say "go caching" she smiles!!

If Issaquah sees that I am putting on, or wearing my hiking boots, she will shadow me around the house not letting me out of her sight. She knows that we are going geocaching. I have thought about training her to find cache boxes, so that when I get close, I can set her on the trail, and have her locate it.  :oo:

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    Posted: April 27 2002,6:27 am QUOTE

Airedale...aren't they kinda like velcro when it comes to the great outdoors, burrs, etc.?  ;0o

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    Posted: April 27 2002,7:06 am QUOTE

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Airedale...aren't they kinda like velcro when it comes to the great outdoors, burrs, etc.?  ;0o

Not that bad. They pick up burrs and that is about it. They were bred for the woods.

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    Posted: May 01 2002,7:38 am QUOTE

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...and you use a plastic poop bag (I learned raising Guide Dogs).

Here's a question. Why are people all concerned about dog crap, but when I walk down trails in some parks, I find myself dodging big piles of horse crap. Don't the same laws apply? Or are horses exempt?

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    Posted: May 01 2002,8:21 am QUOTE

LOL...I have never had horse doo get stuck in the treds of my boots not to mention it is usually very easy to spot before you get to it.

I remember a cache I went after had a pile of the doggy stuff right next to it with a perfect print of a shoe in it. Then when I got home to log the cache the person before me had mentioned he stepped in a pile somewheres and didnt know it until he was in the car and on the way home  :grinnin
But at the cache location when I saw that I almost had to call myself an ambulance because I knew exactly that the print must have been a cacher and this made me laugh till I couldn't breathe :rotflmao

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    Posted: June 07 2002,5:47 am QUOTE

It's funny that I came upon this thread!  We bring our dog, Chi on every cache we go on.  Now for the story!  

Went to do the Shagadellic cache and of course, Chi was all  into it.  All of a sudden, he was gone!  We called him and called him--nothing!  We do keep him leashed at all times, but sometimes, when we are deep in the woods, we let the leash go and let him roam a little.  Well, we started freaking because, as you know, it was a difficult terrain rating and we was worried about his safety.  Just when  the tears started coming, we came upon the cache, and who was sitting there??? Chi!!!!  :^:

Ever since we bought Chi, he has been doing caches with us.  Do you think it is possible that he has done so many that he just knew where we were headed???  Wow, what a dog!!!  Too bad WE couldn't find them like a dog!  Actually, that could be another story! LOL  (Stalker Pt. 1 & 2)

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    Posted: June 07 2002,6:24 am QUOTE

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Ever since we bought Chi, he has been doing caches with us.  Do you think it is possible that he has done so many that he just knew where we were headed???  Wow, what a

It's possible. I have played with the idea of training my dog to hunt for cache boxes. My dad trained a couple dogs to go into the woods at a golf course, and bring back golf balls in exchange for tootsie rolls.

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Posted: June 07 2002,1:51 pm QUOTE

Yeah I remember a post on the other site where a cacher was using ammo boxes to scent train their dog.......

Foo's ability to sniff out a caches is none to great......she wasn't much help on Hinges' Leprechaun gold....but then neither were any of the other Hiltons

BTW...kite wizard posted a px of hubby and I with Foo and labeled my geocaching bag a doggie bag.....naw her's is leopard colored........

Her self appointed task while we cache is to keep her eyes on me at all times.......whines and barks if I'm too far away....the rest just spped off........

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