Where to attach the dog tag

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  1. ReginaR

    ReginaR Beach Comber

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    Yesterday at 7am I was told by a sheriff on the beach that my dog's beach tag is improper because it hangs at the top of the leash and not his collar. Three years ago, after he lost THREE tags in one year the people at the clerk of court suggested I affix his tag to the top of the leash or my wrist and that has always been sufficient when I have been asked to show the tag especially since his fur is long making presence of the tag hard to see if on his collar. By the way I carry the paper copy in the tiny saddlebag of the leash as well. I have reviewed the county website and cannot find anything saying the tag MUST be anywhere specific and I think having the paper copy is beyond expected. Today I panicked twice on our walk thinking he had lost it again because I couldn't find it on his neck! Any ideas??
     
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    I don't attach Pepper's tag to her collar. It's too noisy. I keep it at the house. If a sheriff approached me, I'd just tell him/her that it's at the house which is one minute away from the beach, and Pepper's worthiness to be on the beach could be determined then.

    Oops! It expired in August, right? Thanks for the reminder.

    What you experienced is freaking unbelievable.
     
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    I guess maybe they want it on the dog in case he gets free he'll still have it on him.
     
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    I've never heard of putting a tag anywhere but on the dog's collar. I find crimping it with pliers cuts down on both the noise and the loss.

    And BR, I think if it is not on the dog it is a fine. Law enforcement doesn't have extra time to go to your house and everyone who doesn't have one claims "it's at the house or it fell off".
     
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    Thank you. Why do people think the law is not written for them?
     
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    Pepper is never off a leash when in an unfenced area. Plus when I see a Walton County truck coming, she and I head for the house. If I'm walking her any distance from the walkover, I carry the tag in my pocket. The tag doesn't match her pink collar with gators on it. That bothers the OCD in me. :floor:
     
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    You are very welcome.
     
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    FTLOG, nice to see where my tax dollars are going. :roll: That a responsible citizen is harassed for improper placement of dog tag, especially if the dog is leashed. Even if a dog is loose and were to bite someone, if the tag were on the neck of a long haired dog, chances are the dog is not sticking around for you to fiddle with it's tags to see who he belongs to.

    Perhaps, their time might be better spent working with animal control. Based on the amount of dogs I see coming into Alaqua, even pure breed, sweet dogs, better controls of roaming and uncared for animals looks like it needs much more attention.
     
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    Leave me alone. ruff
     
  12. Em

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    Get a pitbull and put the tag on his collar and tell the deputy that he can check it himself.

    You are making it easier for the deputy to check by putting it on the leash.
     
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    Ahhh...that would be heaven. We just adopted the sweetest most perfect dog for our family from Alaqua last month. She has rabies, identification, beach and her chip tags. The are so noisy especially at night when the baby has to scratch! I'm am going to find out where to get this! It will be perfect! Thank you so much to the info!!:clap:
     
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    High 5! But with Pepper I should say high three. She had to have one toe amputated at Auburn due to toe cancer, common among well-bred black standard poodles. :sosad: We fondly call her three toes.
     
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    I got it here:
    http://www.itzadog.com/Details.cfm?ProdID=41&category=2
    same problem here with all the tags chiming at every step. Now they all fit in the pouch and it keeps them clean and quiet. Congratulation on your adoption!!!
     
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    Thanks everybody for your ideas. It is unfortunate that a leash, a tag, and a paper permit were not enough for the deputy to say "thank you and have a nice day." The ordinance that states only that the owner shall have a permit not that the dog will wear the tag on the collar. I am not going to change til the law does.
     
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    If is true that "the owner shall have a permit," ReginaR, it sounds like anyone who attaches it to the collar is in violation, not you.
     
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    Personally, I think the permit should be worn around the neck of the owner! I'm thinking of a type of ID badge with a chain. This would allow anyone to see at a distance if the owner had one.
     
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    Is there a problem with animals roaming free on the beach? I haven't noticed this. At least not since the good old days in grayton when neighborhood dogs visited the beach whenever on a whim and for a swim with or without owners.
     
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    Not so much roaming free as with owners who don't care that their dog is pooping and harassing others.
     

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