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  1. Were Back GIF by MUTTS Canine Cantina

    It's an official husky what?

    For nearly a decade now, we have been running an official husky camp for our forum members. This is a chance for people to get to meet in person, and for many a holiday that is easier to do with the dogs. This is done in a way that both people and huskies can enjoy. It was started originally as a way to get around it being difficult to have a holiday with dogs, and make it easier to enjoy due to everyone around you also having dogs of their own. 

     

    When is it?

    Husky camp for 2022 will run from Friday 13th-20th May (Friday to Friday)

     

    Where is it?

    The Meadows (this is the field we are generally on, but just ask for where the husky group is staying)
    Ty Mawr Holiday Park

    Conwy
    LL2 9HG

     

     

    What about covid?

    As much as I wish we had control over this, clearly we don't. I will be adding things related to this at a later point in time, but for now just bear in mind that we have no control (obviously) over what the government decide. We have been restricted on this for 2 years now, and there is nothing to say we wont be next year. Currently there are covid passports required for some events and for nightclubs. Last week that didnt exist. I suspect we will be fine by then, but just bear it in mind.

    Obviously (or I certainly hope it is) if someone has covid, you would need to remove yourself from camp. If you have it before, you would be expected not to attend. I hope however that this is pretty obvious.

     

    How do I book?

    You can book through their website, which is here
    https://www.parkdeanresorts.co.uk/location/wales/ty-mawr/

    Ring this number to book for some reason the website is playing up there are caravans available 01745832079 (Let them know you want The Meadows Field if you are camping. )

    LET ME KNOW ONCE YOU HAVE BOOKED, AND CAN ADD YOUR NAME TO THE LIST :) 

     

    Is it just like a 'dog convention' type thing?

    Far from it LOL. Whenever I explain to people what husky camp is, in the shortest amount of words possible, it tends to be this. We go for walks and stuff during the day, enjoy food together, and generally have a good drink at night. We're about as far from being some boring convention as you could possibly get LOL. 

     

    Are there many of you go? Am I welcome? Can I bring my partner etc

    We have had as many as 130 people at camp, and as little as 10. As you can see from that alone, the numbers can vary wildly. No need to ask if you are welcome at camp! Of course you are welcome! partners etc also welcome. All we ask is that you are responsible for the people that you bring (we are respected for being a good set of people, who are clean and tidy at camp, and don't cause trouble),  adhere to camp rules, and generally don't give the site a bad name. 

     

    What facilities are there?

    • Electric hook up
    • Static caravan hire or camping
    • Shower and toilet blocks
    • Eating places on and around camp 
    • Swimming pool
    • Play area for the kids if you have any 
    • Wifi on site

     

    Where do you walk? What do you do?

    Just to give you a very brief idea of the kinds of things we do, based on years gone by. Some of which we do each year (of course not all).

    • Beach walk
    • Alyn Waters walk
    • Talacre point walk
    • Llandudno walk along the front
    • Aber falls
    • Newborough Forest - Anglesea
    • Pensarn beach
    • Conwy Castle / Conwy walk
    • Sun Set walk
    • Secure offload where all the dogs can be set free to let off some energy
    • Meal over at the local restaurant 
    • BBQs done by Barry (small charge to cover costs between us)
    • Breakfasts done by Dunc & Andy (small charge to cover costs between us)
    • Camp fire and drinks at night
    • Adult style pass the parcel (Yes, this really happens, and it hilarious!)

     

    Added a few pics here for people who haven't been before, to give you an idea. And also a video of the offlead, which is always fun

     

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    Not sure who already booked at camp, and who didn't, so let me know if you already have

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  2. 1 minute ago, robke said:

    Nice monitor really want one of those instead of 2 screens…

    Thats why I  bought it. There is an advantage to having multiple screens instead, but for the most part, this is better lol

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  3. Just as another update here, as I'm still being asked about camp.

     

    Since this was originally posted, we have got from up to 30 people being allowed to meet outdoors, down to not being able to meet anyone outside your own household in the area where camp is, nobody from outside the area even being allowed into this area, and the camp site itself I believe is closed. 

    I wont post anything else on this now unless anyone asks again, but needless to say, this is why no camp is happening until all this is over. I know you guys want it on, and so do I. But we have no option at all.

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  4. And that would be Wales now done the same. Except in Wales the rule is 

     

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    From September 14, a new limit of six people will be introduced on the number of people who can meet indoors at any one time. All six must belong to the same extended household group.

    As none of us are in the same extended household group, it actually means none of us can meet up. This is why I said I wasnt announcing camp in any way until this lot was all over. Had I done a full announcement on the normal camp, and started organizing everything, it would have been broken in less than a week. Camp will not refund you unless they physically have to close, and at the moment they dont. So please please bear that in mind.

     

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  5. Less than 24 hours and things are already changing. Had the change in rules to only 6 people being allowed to gather been in Wales, and in May, we would be screwed. This is why we've been reluctant to add dates. It's only 6 months away. 

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  6. OK guys, I know quite a few of you have been asking about next years dates for camp. The reality is, even though I know things are opening more, it doesn't actually put us in any better situation than we were in when I last posted. The rules that affect us have not changed in any way, and are not likely to any time soon. The reality is, we are still a group. We're not 2/3 people going on holiday somewhere.

    So with the above said, I'm going to post what the dates would be if it were to go ahead, but you need to read all of this before you decide on whether or not you want to book.

    READ THIS FIRST

    Wales rules - https://gov.wales/coronavirus-regulations-guidance#section-39241

    1. You cannot socialise in groups of more than 30 people - If you do decide on booking camp, there will be a topic on this as always. You need to post up if you are going. This is highly important, as its up to everyone to ensure there is not a group of more than 30 people. If there is, you would almost certainly be asked to leave, and you can be prosecuted here. Husky owners as a site will acting as no more than a reference point as to how many people are at camp. We are not assuming responsibility for this in any way, as we would be prosecuted for it (and people have).
       
    2. Even within the above, you must maintain social distance when people are not within your "extended household" - Unlike in England, this is still 2 meters. That means every person at camp has to be 2 meters away from any other group of people at all times. If there are walks etc, this has to be done. Therefore:
       - night time camp is a complete no. There will be no booked pitch unless the rules change dramatically
      - Meals out as a group are a complete no. Quite simply, there is nowhere that would be able to accommodate even 6-7 of us distanced, because of how they have to operate.

      This isn't what we are deciding, its what the welsh rules are. Its not that we don't want to, its that we are not allowed. On top of this, the camp will enforce it, as if they are seen not to they can be shut down.

     

    I completely get that people are looking around and going "Yes, but things are opening, and it isnt that bad for doing things now" etc etc. However please think firstly in terms of large gatherings, and not in terms of a family. And also, people who have spoken to me so far seem to miss that we are not in England, we're in Wales. The rules are different here. In particular the grouping of people and the distances away from each other still being 2 meters.

    Also bear in mind, there is no guarentee on what things will be like in any way. Bolton this morning is pretty much back to lockdown. Most of northern England have restrictions. Caerphilly is in local lockdown. Areas of Scotland are in localised lockdowns. This thing, as much as we want it to, hasnt gone away. We're a holiday resort down here. While we're pretty low on the scale at the moment, people move in and out of here all the time. We could quite easily find ourselves in the same position next year, as we are this year.

    DATES - READ ABOVE FIRST

    The dates for next years camp would have been 7th May to 14th May 2021. Feel free to book if you wish with the above in mind. Please do bear in mind that Sarah and myself will not be booking a caravan this year, but we will be around at times. 

    I will post up a topic for people to post in if they book later today. Then we can keep track of numbers.

     

     

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  7. On 8/24/2020 at 10:30 AM, Andy said:

    Go to the Pita Pata website  https://pitapata.com/index.html  and sign in to your account.

    Click on the far right tab "My Pita Pata". This will give you a list of your tickers.

    Hover over the ticker you want to insert and click on "Get clicker code"

    There are a series of Tabs click on Image URL and copy the "Ticker URL".

    Now you have to go to your settings in your Husky Owners profile.

    Go to Signature.

    and paste the ticker, (if it says you have pasted in Rich text format change it to plain text)

    and your Pita Pata ticker should be there.

    Cheers, Andy

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  8. The only thing that stands out clearly there is when you say you have moved twice in the last 3 months. That may well be what is doing it. If thats the case, it will just take time for him to settle down. Look at it this way, you adopted last fall, so thats one move, then you moved 3 times, so thats actually 4 for him. 

    The reason I think it might be that is because of what you mention with the food. I know ours when we go to husky camp for example, will not eat as well for the first few days. They are just unsettled.

    Another thing it may be is the exercise. If he is running 12 miles a week with the GF and then also doing dog parks, plus the normal walks, he may well simply be tired. Dont get me wrong, its likely not this, but it's a very very easy thing to test. Just ease off a little. Maybe ease on the runs and dog park, and just go for the walks, just for 1 week. See how he is. If he picks up then it may well be that. Then you can decide how much to add back in. Maybe go on only 1 of your GFs runs instead of all of them for example

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