53775RE: [Authentic_SCA] Working dogs
- Jun 4, 2006I can attest that when someone with a working dog contacted me (when I was
the Pennsic Troll) ahead of time, it was *wonderful*. Not only did it
brighten my day but it increased the number of volunteers I had when the
word got out ("We're going to have a person come through with a sightdog/
alarm dog/ trained monkey (!) and they'll be needing to contact ____ when
they get here"). Everyone wanted to be the person who got to meet the dog
and its owner *first*, indulgent folks that they were.
I've seen working animals with and without special 'SCA' collars/backpacks -
generally, there has been no problem in recognising them as such no matter
what their collar looks like. When they're working, it's obvious. Use what
appeals to you. But may I suggest that if you do decide to make a special
'camping/vacation' collar for your dog, that you consider putting the
Chirurgeons symbol on it somewhere if you are concerned about other folks
being able to tell.
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