This Weeks Walk - Chertsey Meads - Sunday 9th August 2020

Please join us on one of our weekly walks around the sometimes sunny surrey countryside! Everyone is welcome!
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Tequilasdad
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August 4th, 2020, 8:20 am

This week’s walk is at: Chertsey Meads.
It does seem to have its own weather system here so please come prepared for 'anything

Meet at 10.30am for an 11.00am start :!:

Directions are :arrow: :
Nearest postcode is KT16 8LS
Its not the 1st car park, which is for the marina, but the 2nd car park further on over the common and bear left when you see the 2 dead end signs

Dogs MUST be kept either in cars or walked AWAY from the car park until the start of the walk. (The only exception to this, is when the weather is really hot, then you must stay with your dog, to insure it's wellbeing)

This place also has a smallish car park, and it can get fairly busy at times. And it doesn't help our cause to have the dogs barking and bouncing about on the leads. It is up to us to make sure that our dogs are not seen in a bad light and to have a large amount of dogs in the car park barking at people and their dogs as they go past is not acceptable & it's not fair on the rest of us who spend a great deal of time and effort trying to improve how the public looks at dogs like ours.

Please be aware that other dog walkers or even the odd horse are often seen at the Meads. We do ask if owners can put dogs on lead or make them sit to the side when horses or people walking with or without dogs are on the same path to let them pass. Please keep this up, we have been congratulated on previous walks for stopping and allowing members of the public to pass with their dogs or horses etc so it is important we carry on doing this not just because it's polite and something that should be done but because we 'are' responsible GSD (& others) owners

And don't forget a loud shout of Horses, Dog Walkers or Cyclists will alert the rest of the group, as to what is ahead, and take the appropriate action

All dogs and owners welcome as usual, but we would ask that all owners please be responsible for your own dog. BIGGSD will not tolerate, be held accountable or responsible for any accident, fight or unwarranted behaviour towards a member of the group or member of the public. We welcome new members and dogs and positively urge them to come on the walks for their and their dogs’ benefit but we do expect owners to keep their dogs in check. We all come on the walks to socialize the dogs & have a natter with likeminded people and have a good walk, but if you think your dog maybe aggressive to other dogs or you don't know how your dog will react to other dogs we do ask that you muzzle it for your dogs and others safety. If your dog is unpredictable, we ask that you either keep it on a lead or a long line. Please be courteous and respect others by keeping an eye on your dog and being aware of what it's doing, we do not want to stop people or dogs coming on the walk but we will be left with no choice if a dog is a constant problem. If a member’s dog is being too problematic (for one reason or another), you will be approached by a walk member who will politely request that you either put your dog back on a leash &/or muzzle for a period of time.
This is not intended to offend anyone, it is a request to restrain your dog from getting too carried away, making a nuisance of itself &/or it being too aggressive. If you are unsure how your dog will react on the walk, then the dog must be kept either on a lead or a long line.
If the owner is not in close proximity (for one reason or another) another walk member may place your dog on a lead until it is reunited with its owner & the reason why will be explained.

Please make sure your dog is wearing a suitable dog tag before the walk, by law this MUST have the owners address and telephone numbers on and preferably that the dog is chipped and neutered.

If the walk has to be cancelled for some reason it will be posted on here at least 2 hours before the walk. It won't be cancelled if it is just raining
So please check here before you set off. :D :)
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Honeysdad
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August 6th, 2020, 1:07 pm

I'll be there 👍🏻
See you Sunday. Mick
And known to enjoy the occasional "cultural" weekend away - without the dogs
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Honeysdad
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August 9th, 2020, 9:07 pm

Hi everyone.
It was a bit of a scorcher 🌞 today.
As such we cut quite a bit of the walk off.
But we did keep all the dogs favourite water spots.
Needless to say more than a few made full use of the river 💦
Unlike most of the time, a few humans also went in and got wet feet.
We'd like to say a biggsd welcome to Chris who came and joined us for the first time.
Chris adopted Lola whom we took on the walk at Chertsey 3 weeks ago. He'd seen the pictures of her with us and brought her along for more socialization.
If we thought she did well last time, she far surpassed herself this time.
That really makes it so worthwhile.
I believe we had 14/15 dogs with us today.
We also had a bit of a change in our spot for coffees.
Today we had it on the grass near John's. This offered shade and the comfort of sitting on the grass.
Plus the bonus of the dogs being able to mooch around without getting into trouble. Even Charlie was doing his own thing without a muzzle.
Don't know why we didn't think of it before!!
As is the norm, I'll see you all next week at Elstead.
Have a good week until then. Mick 👍🏻
And known to enjoy the occasional "cultural" weekend away - without the dogs
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August 10th, 2020, 2:30 pm

Phew yes, it was certainly a scorcher alright. Good venue for such a hot day as the dogs had plenty of water to cool off...

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Lola and her dad Chris who brought her to meet up with all the sheps again.....

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First stop - THE WATER! Oooooh lovely.....check out Bella and Ki Ki wearing their fab cool coats!

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Cooling off again.....

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Another lovely cooling down session.....and not only the dogs!

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Barry watching from above.....

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I'm dying for a cuppa .....

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All in the shade now.....

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Thank goodness for the rivers at sizzling Chertsey!

Lovely to see how more relaxed Lola was and even Charlie was pretty chilled out too.

Oh well folks, that's it for now. It's going to be unelievably hot until the weekend - so keep cool everyone - furbies included of course!

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KYSA - trying to be guided from above by Major, Dexter and Alfie.....but he's not for listening!
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