Its really not surprising that people make complaints, as these dog boxes kinda resemble a big pizza oven, and look dangerous to an uninformed caring person. Even HPL a dog person & a member of this forum questioned their function in this thread. I was fortunate in this incident that I was notified and had the opportunity to show the boxes function, and in the fact that I got a cop with some common sense
Fortunately the cop had some common sense and has spread the word through his dept about me. Now if they get a call they ask if it is my vehicle and tell them not to worry as they are familiar with it
I agree. Take your tests and your money elsewhere and make sure you let the offender's know why. Start with the Chamber of Commerce, the hotels and eating establishments as well as Vet clinics in the area. May not make any difference but at least you won't have to put up with it. Thank God we have Big Brother looking out for us. Duckdon
One other suggestion I'll throw out from a LEO's point of view. I would place a small sign on the chassis or trailer that says in "In case of emergency contact ####" It can save lots of time and if there was a true emergency that could save some dogs.
What implication does an ordnance like this have for clubs? There was mention of a 90 deg limit-- so if the temp on a trial day goes over the limit and thus the dogs cant be on the trucks can the trial be forced to shut down?
Having just passed thru CO on vacation it seems that the state is very dog friendly. Ouray, Silverton Durango a lot of businesses had water bowls outside the in front. Lots of folks were walking dogs or had dogs with them. We stayed in Silverton to ride dirt bikes and our ATV's along with other touristy type stuff. We did get a few "stink eye " looks with the bikes. I would guess IMHO everyone has a boss. I would be sure they know 2 things that the direct and indirect loss of income for the area and that the dogs are not in danger. I think that part is the most important.
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Sounds like a ncie sit down with the AC ladies boss is in order too. She should at least be willing to listen. Sounds very unprofessional to me.
I'm hopeful that had Tim chosen to remain there and intentionally WAIT for the Sherriff to arrive, he'd have been able to reach the same conclusion that MJH found with his example in post #22. Then again, the conclusion the Sherriff would reach is totally beyond Tim's control - and it would have cost Tim time and effort to attempt to talk some sense into somebody wearing a badge.
I'd imagine Tim had already dealt with it enough and chose to just do what he had control over....get down the road.
I wonder if there really is an ordinance. I've know local law enforcement to make up a reference to ordinance that doesn't exist. Got that in Polson, MT a month before the National Am a year or two ago.