The RetrieverTraining.Net Forums The Retriever Academy
Total Retriever Training with Mike Lardy
Hawkeye Media Gunners Up Tritronics Outdoor Media
Results 1 to 7 of 7

Thread: dog law changes in ma.

  1. #1
    Senior Member Jim Person's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2003
    Location
    Central Mass.
    Posts
    1,015

    Default dog law changes in ma.

    To all interested parties (anyone who lives/trains in Ma.), I am still on the road to getting this done. To those of you who have contacted the state senator,thanks,he listened. I am working with the sportsmans council on drafting some bills,that should be filed by july 2008. BUT!!!!!! and this is a big BUT!!!!!!!!. In the past all dog training bills fell on their face because no one came out to testify at the statehouse on this matter when the time came. The last time a bill was brought up they 1 person show up,that isn't going to change anything. I'd like to see 10-12 at least show up when the time comes. If any changes are to come about we need you to come out to testify in a house or senate committee. As the legislative guru for the council put it, we need to take baby steps,or death by a thousand cuts. All of the changes may not happen,but some of them should get through. Heck I'd be happy with getting one passed.
    here is the link to a site with the proposed changes
    www.sportdogtraining.net/massdoglaws
    Anyone that wants to can pm me or email me with any help/comments/support
    Thanks for listening, Jim
    The mightiest oak was once a small nut that stood its ground

  2. #2
    Senior Member Steve Hamel's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Location
    Western Mass
    Posts
    364

    Default

    Jim,


    If I can be of any help, just say the word.

    Steve
    "Are you a good witch, or a bad witch ?" Glinda, the good witch of the North.

  3. #3
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2003
    Location
    Oakdale,ct.
    Posts
    2,697

    Default

    i'll gladly use a vacation day to be there. keep me posted, Jim.

    thanks for your persistence!-paul
    there's no good reason to fatten up a retriever.

  4. #4
    Senior Member Terry Thomas's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Connecticut
    Posts
    679

    Default

    Will the presence of an out of stater help? If so I'll come.

  5. #5
    Senior Member Miriam Wade's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2003
    Location
    Vermont
    Posts
    3,454

    Default

    Jim-

    I've trained & run a lot in MA. Would be happy to drive down too. (But I won't sit next to Terry who views my fluffy dog as alligator bait! )

    M
    "You can put pressure on a dog, you canít take it backÖ"

    Mitch Patterson '07

    MHR Wadin's Katie Lied CD, SH, WCX (11/25/93-1/27/07 Rest Well Kate)
    Brassfire's Brass in Pocket JH, WCX ** (4 Master passes)
    Brassfire's New England Patriot (New Pup!!!)

  6. #6
    Senior Member Susan Young's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2004
    Location
    Connecticut
    Posts
    172

    Default

    Just let us know when, Jim. I'm sure we can pass the word through the local all breed retriever clubs, the specific breed clubs, etc.

  7. #7
    Senior Member Jim Person's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2003
    Location
    Central Mass.
    Posts
    1,015

    Default

    Thanks all, The big thing is getting as many people at the hearings as we can. These hearings will take place no sooner than July 2008. Each item will be addressed individually. The first one we are going after is allowing the use of shotguns with blanks. Eliminating the epo requirement will most likely never happen(it was a deal struck between a past governor and the epo union).next will be to be protected by hunter harass law,which would make it a crime to interfere or obstruct dog training/trials/tests. then we will try for access to more state WMAs. Most of these will be changes or amendments to existing laws and not new laws,which should make it a little easier. One thing for sure is there are many flaming hoops to jump through to get anywhere. Thanks again, Jim
    The mightiest oak was once a small nut that stood its ground

Similar Threads

  1. gun law any info welcome
    By SMITTYSSGTUSMC in forum POTUS Place - For those who talk Politics in the Gallery!
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 08-27-2009, 11:07 AM
  2. Another New Illinois Gun Law
    By Illinois Bob in forum POTUS Place - For those who talk Politics in the Gallery!
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 02-18-2009, 05:05 PM
  3. Proposed Virginia Law To Make It Illegal To Breed Your Dog!!!
    By Brad Slaybaugh in forum RTF - Retriever Training Forum
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 02-02-2008, 04:22 PM
  4. (non dog related) Shootout at Alexandria Louisiana Law Firm
    By louisianadukdog in forum RTF - Retriever Training Forum
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 10-05-2007, 08:34 AM
  5. MN Dpg Law
    By flywaylabs in forum RTF - Retriever Training Forum
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 03-15-2007, 10:47 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •