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Old 02-27-2012, 07:28 AM   #15
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Yea, I meant for a few hours. What precautions do you take?
i guess the "precautions" are proper obedience training. and knowing the dogs will behave alone in the trailer.

though as a wise man once said: "never trust a dog to watch your lunch"
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Old 02-27-2012, 07:58 AM   #16
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i guess the "precautions" are proper obedience training. and knowing the dogs will behave alone in the trailer.

though as a wise man once said: "never trust a dog to watch your lunch"

Good point. My greyhound underwent a 10 week training program at Coldwater Prison in Michigan prior to her adoption. I'm concerned as to what exactly they may have taught her in addition to sit, heel and shake.
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Old 02-27-2012, 08:16 AM   #17
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We travel with 2 Rhodesian Ridgebacks. I make sure that they are tired, the temperature is reasonable (or set up the portable fantastic fan) and put away ALL food. I lock the door and then never leave our site for more time than it takes to have a shower. I would never leave the campgrounds without them.
They can stay alone at home for 8 hours-- the house is secure and the neighbours would notice a stranger. At the campgrounds, anyone with food could leash them up and go.
We got the trailer for the dogs-- not to leave them in it
My wife and I have always had a dog . We like dogs. When our last dog passed on after 14 years we discussed whether we wanted a dog in our retirement years . We are now the proud owners of a chocolate lab.
When i read your post it seems like you are a prisoner of your dogs and that they control your schedule. Again I like dogs but we wish to be able to see the sites in an area and that means being away for more than a shower's length.
Why is it okay to leave a dog locked up at home for 8 to 10 hours but wrong to lock him in your Trailer for 4 hours . We've found most campers to be very honest.
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Old 02-29-2012, 07:11 PM   #18
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Thanks for all the good tips and replys. I think we decided to stay with one dog only. We loved to get another one but are afraid to make that kind of move since staying with one is not a mistake but the second could be a mistake. We believe in a permanent commitment. Anyway, the one writer John who owns a rat terrier is right about the dog sleeping in the bed. We can't wait to April for our first camping trip with our "new second hand" scamp and our "new second hand" dog!
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Old 02-29-2012, 07:16 PM   #19
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Ah, but did you ask the dog what he/she wanted. Although Franklin was 5 years old and the first born, when we got Hershey Franklin took over as both father and mother. Now they are inseparable.
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Old 02-29-2012, 07:40 PM   #20
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We wish we knew for sure about the second dog and I'm sure if we asked our pup she would say yes as she loves to play. It just seems like it might be a little harder especially at first to travel and camp with two dogs than with only one. The jury is still out however.
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Other tan twice the amount of walks, I feel they are good company for one another because camping is not as much fun for them as it is for us. Remember to take water from home, particularly if it is the first time for traveling.
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If having two they have each other while you are away from the camper. My concern would be how much they bark while you are gone. My dogs do not bark so I am free to leave them in the camper with air conditioning on. They have 5 or 6 x-pens outside hooked together, so they don't need to be walked all the time. The trailer is sometimes surrounded by x pens so they can be with us. They have their own fenced in yard, and have nice comfy kennels in the camper if we need to leave them for awhile.
I got my camper for their safety as well as mine.
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