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  1. Can always tell someone has been here before, when they come back after a year, and have a post count 10 thousand higher than mine lol
  2. Like I said, screwed LOL
  3. Another update... Everything screwed lmao
  4. No dogs, no people, but the fire is there so it's camp 2020 lol 20201009_212459_05.mp4
  5. 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.
  6. And that would be Wales now done the same. Except in Wales the rule is 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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 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). 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.
  9. I keep thinking of starting using instagram. I know I set up an account at one point, but never really got into it
  10. Good When the new app is ready for use with the site, you will also see the app is very similar to the mobile site.
  11. Looks like you will need to re-add it @robke . No idea whats happened there, but the links are just to the main website and not to your image.
  12. I can look to see if I can see why, but it's likely because bbcode is being used, which isn't supported any more. Will have a look in the morning
  13. 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
  14. Lot more info to come, as there are quite a few subtle changes here and there
  15. Welcome to the new look husky owners. Please bare with me if you find anything missing or any issues. Tapatalk mobile app as per previous announcements is no longer existing. There will be a replacement once Ive got it sorted.
  16. Marc

    Site update

    Hi All, Just a quick heads up to let you know that for some time a revamp to the site has been in the works behind the scenes, which is almost ready to be launched alongside the updated version of our sites software. At some point in the coming days, you may see the site offline while its being updated
  17. I will try to keep this updated as and when we know things, but Ive been asked multiple times now about camps later this year, and even next years. So to be clear, there will be no dates whatsoever for any husky camp set by us until we are 100% clear on whether it would go ahead safely. At the moment, its only from Monday that we would even be able to meet up at all in Wales (30 people max), and even then we have to social distance. Anything indoors is also only just opening. Some have only just managed to get refunds from last husky camp, let alone another one. We're not just a few people going on holiday. Like it or not we're a group gathering. To put this in context England - You can meet up to 6 people outside your house from different households - https://www.gov.uk/guidance/meeting-people-from-outside-your-household-from-4-july Wales - From Monday, up to 30 people will be allowed to meet outdoors, but must be Socially distanced. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-52416541 Both of those are nowhere near what we need to do, and some places, as we know, have taken a step backwards only this week. With 30, we will still have problems with social distancing at night, and thats if we can guarantee there is only 30 people. I know you guys want camp. I do to. But we simply cant do it safely. Its too soon, it's as simple as that. We may well get to March next year and find everything is locked down again. We might get to March next year and its all gone away and everything is rosey. But the simple fact is, we don't know.
  18. Its probably just going to take time. Make sure you are not going back to him every time he cries. Treat him when he has been good when you are away from him etc.
  19. The hardest thing for us to really know is what the climate is like where you are. Thats one thing to be aware of with him being outside. That said, I have read people who do have theirs outside at night. The main things you need to ensure is that its seen as his safe space, the same as anything else with training. No different really to crate training. So ensure it's a place he wants to be. Make sure he has shelter when he needs it, can access outside the shelter when needed, can go to the toilet when needed. Have his toys out there, feed him out there etc. Anything at all that makes that space the place he feels the most comfortable. You are going to get people who wont particularly agree with keeping him outdoors. But the reality is, there are many that do. You just need to ensure that if they are outdoors at night, they are well catered for and feel safe. The rest, unfortunately, is nothing more than just giving it time. If you dont get the basics right though, you are fighting a losing battle. Safe space Place to shelter Place to be comfortable Toys are outdoors Feeding is done outdoors Dont ever use that space as punishment. For example, do not put him outside if he has done something wrong, otherwise you turn it into the negative place. So if ours fight, ours go outside and never ever in their crates. Because their crates is where they sleep and is their safe place. You need to do the opposite of that, as your outdoors is what you are trying to make his safe space. As strange as it sounds, think of it like you would yourself. If somewhere is the the place where all the nice things happen, thats where you want to be. A dog is no different in that respect.
  20. One thing for others to bear in mind with this is exactly whats just been said about the amount. If its not a huge amount then it may be worth the voucher. If however its getting to 3-400 like ours, then personally I would take the money. One thing to be very aware of is that not all businesses will make it out of this. And that includes big ones. I certainly wouldnt trust a company holding money of mine at the moment
  21. Probably just not had anyone who can update it yet. They are currently trying to get hold of trevor from IT, but he was laced last night and still on his first coffee* *all speculation
  22. So, Im here to tell you what most of you already know, and was looking more and more likely in any case. For the first time since 2008, husky camp has now been officially cancelled. The UK government made it clear that any form of hospitality places will not be open until July at the very earliest. I suspect even in that case, camp sites will not likely be one of the first of those, and in any case its of course too late for camp regardless. The Welsh government are actually more locked down at present than that of the rest of the UK, with restriction of movement of people. The camp site have already said they will be in contact to refund, based on an email many of us had from them over the weekend, so going to see what we get through today. If you have not booked through the site, then you would need to contact whoever you have booked with. A couple of questions I have already been asked a few times, so will put the answers on here so I'm not repeating it to each person involved. Are you going to be setting dates for next year? OK, so we have been caught out by this coronavirus, as has everyone else in the world. Now however, we are not caught out. We know about it, and its here. So the issue is we have no idea when this will end, and when social distancing will end. Until there is a vaccine, a treatment, or it wipes itself out, the honest answer is we cannot set a date for camp. While there are trials for vaccines at the moment, there is absolutely no guarantee they will work. This time next year, we could be perfectly fine. However we could also be in a position where camp family holidays are possible, but social distancing in general still applies. For us, that would make camp almost impossible. Therefore there will be no dates set for any camp, until we get the complete all clear. Otherwise we risk the chance of making a decision where people lose money, and I personally wont put anyone in that position. The camp are offering 120% voucher. Should I take that or take the refund? I cant really answer this question. I believe they are time limited, so based on what I said above, Im not taking that chance. Personally we will be getting our money refunded. If you chose otherwise, just bear in mind you may well not be able to use it for husky camp, as it might have expired before we set one, for the reasons I mentioned above.
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