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Chow chows in South Carolina!

Posted: Sat Jul 27, 2013 9:30 pm
by diesel
Is there anybody out there?
Just nod if you can hear me!
Is there anyone home?

If so I'd love to bring my man up to see you!

He's neutered and he loves to play.

Also if small dogs are good as well I'd like to bring the schnauzer faces with me.

Thank you!

Re: Chow chows in South Carolina!

Posted: Wed Sep 25, 2013 9:35 pm
by JammyJoy
Socializing doesn't happen overnight. Your Chow needs to be included in your activities daily. If you neglect to include your Chow in outings or family gatherings, he may regress. You must be responsible for the total socialization of your Chow. This is the only way to have a reliable, friendly, personable Chow Chow who is a pleasure to own and present...

Re: Chow chows in South Carolina!

Posted: Tue Nov 05, 2013 7:10 am
by ChowServant
If you are a camper think about taking your dogs with you to 4 Paws Kingdom - It's a dog-centric campground just across the border in NC near Rutherfordton. They have camping trailers and cabins for rent as well as spaces with hookups for people with their own trailers. They have both large & small dog parks, agility training courses, a pond to swim in with your dogs, hiking trails and lots of dog-friendly campers. The bath house is kept more spic & span than your bathroom at home and it has a grooming station so you can touch up your dog's coat.

My Chow BooBoo seldom deigns to acknowledge the presence of the other dogs in the dog parks but the 13 year old mutt goes crazy playing with her newfound friends.

My family (my wife, 1 chow, 1 small mutt of unknown ancestry and me, also occasionally accused of having questionable ancestry) is going there for Thanksgiving week. We go there at least a couple times a year, our dogs love it and it's very relaxing. The proprietors are great people and usually put on a dinner & entertainment for the humans on Saturday night. A plus is that we've found a great Thai restaurant in downtown Rutherfordton (a very unusual find in a small, rural town).

The only caution is that if you rent a trailer/cabin your Chow may take some time to get used to it; As very protective animals they can get pretty nervous smelling the previous residents and worry that they are invading another pack's territory. Last time we were there I had to sleep on the couch beside BooBoo's crate the first night. After that he figured out that we were OK and was a happy camper again.