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post #24 of (permalink) Old 11-25-2013, 08:25 AM Thread Starter
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Originally Posted by DogsR4Life View Post
I have a question for people who have trialed for some time.

This is my very first trial, so I've been reading the manual book and asking a bunch of questions about what to expect.

The host/chairwoman of the trials posted a message on the group forum stating that there has been two diagnosed kennel cough cases in the area. She also mentioned that the two dogs are still going to compete.

The executive of SDDA has been contacted and has spoken with the host about the issue, but no further information has been released.

Is it normal to allow contagious dogs to compete in events?

Someone who has been trialing for quite some time said it is normal, and all she does is keep her dogs separated from her household dogs to stop the spread of disease.

I have a feeling the executive of SDDA has requested those dogs to be pulled, as the manual does state that any dog who is sick and cannot perform the trial will be DQd, but i need to wait for the official email.
Just bumping this, it's been a couple of days and the host has not made a decision yet.

I have a 13 yr old lab at home, I find it's too risky to let Chase compete alongside a contagious dog that he may pass it on to the lab.

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