We’re so close to Shibapalooza! I hope you all are getting excited!
I would like to go over a few things before the date just so we are all on the same page.
*YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR OWN DOG(S) AND THEIR ACTIONS! I am well aware things happen, especially with shibas. But in order to make sure this is a fun positive experience for dogs and humans, PLEASE make sure you watch your dog at all times. If you notice your shiba is getting agitated, annoyed, scared, or anything else that could cause an issue, you MUST remove him/her immediately until they have had some time to cool off. I hate to be play the bad guy (REALLY hate), But I will ask you and your dog to take a breather if I feel he/she is causing a disturbance in the flow of the pack.
There IS a huge fence in the middle of the play area where if we need to separate the dogs into 2 groups, we are able to do that if some dogs get along well with certain dogs.
If you are attending Shibapalooza I am trusting your Shiba is a dog-friendly playful and NOT aggressive and an instigator! Again, please help me make this a positive experience for the Shibas and for us, the Humans! 🙂
*YOU ARE ALSO RESPONSIBLE FOR MAKING SURE YOUR DOG IS PROPERLY VACCINATED PRIOR TO THE DATE! All dogs must have up to date vaccinations. And also if you use any flea/tick topical medicines monthly, please do not administer 48 hours prior. Since there will be a lot of play biting, I do not want any dog ingesting the flea/tick and it possibly causing health issues! Please give at least 2 days for the flea/tick to settle in their fur & skin.
I understand accidents happen and I would be shocked if we didn’t police at least a little tiff between the dogs, but I am hoping you all can make good judgment calls to make sure tiffs & “arguments” are few and far between!
If anyone has any type of fun agility things please email me! It would be fun to put a few things in the area for them to jump over, jump on, etc. I am hesitant to bring *toys* because some might get a little possessive but maybe a bunch of tennis balls might be okay? I’ll bring a few myself.
Sorry to be the rule maker but trust this is stuff that needs to be said. I will be sending another email soon to give some more directions and discuss a possible pre meet up on Saturday May 5th. I unfortunately have been called into work but my boyfriend Amos and Paul&Nobuko who have been helping me with Shibapalooza have mentioned possibly doing something. Updates to come!
If you have any questions/concerns feel free to email me back!
Can’t wait to meet you all!