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Old 08-09-2011, 07:29 PM   #15
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May I ask what kind of dog you are getting?

Fyi, incase some aren't aware, don't ever tie out a greyhound...they reach high speeds in 3 strides, enough to break their necks. I just thought I'd mention that seeing that you are from Birmingham, where they have a race track and lots of greys.
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Old 08-09-2011, 07:31 PM   #16
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I have camped with 6 (yep 6) dogs, they actually travel better then me.
I use a portable fence, that is stored inside the boler when we travel.
All the dogs are happy to see new people and love the kids to stop by.
They all sleep inside the boler , they sleep on the bottom bunk.
I also take time to allow the dogs to be free around my camp-site
(one at a time) because a well trained dog is one that is welcomed anywhere.
I assume these are not St. Bernards?
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Old 08-09-2011, 07:37 PM   #17
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Fencing is great if your dog cannot escape. I used small animal fencing to go under the back of the trailer (where the door is) as it was just the right size. But I had to keep jack in a crate if I used fencing and he is fine on a tie-out. Downside is having to monitor tangles with more than one dog.

If you google lightweight exercise pens you may fine some very nice light ones made. Only for for small dog's.
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Old 08-10-2011, 03:35 PM   #18
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Actually, there are good quality, lightweight ex-pens and crates for large dogs too. Even more important as the weight increases with the size of the dog.
We travel with two Rhodesian Ridgebacks and they are well contained in either crates or pens.
We also leave them in the trailer on occassion. If hot we run a portable fantastic fan.

Most important consideration for how to contain your dog is to know your dog. Some cannot and should not be left in a soft crate or soft pen. You also need to consider whether your dog is a chewer or jumper and how high they will jump. Or, alternatively, how well trained they are to accept containment. Mine can jump but choose not to.

We use the "It's a Breeze" brand of crates and pens for our two. They each have an appropriately sized crate and we have two pens that we connect together into one large pen. It has bases and mesh covers for added security.
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Old 08-10-2011, 09:55 PM   #19
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May I ask what kind of dog you are getting?

Fyi, incase some aren't aware, don't ever tie out a greyhound...they reach high speeds in 3 strides, enough to break their necks. I just thought I'd mention that seeing that you are from Birmingham, where they have a race track and lots of greys.
No, not a greyhound. A little 12# terrier (see picture in avatar).
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Old 08-10-2011, 10:39 PM   #20
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Camping with four dogs

I load up four dogs to go camping. I bring a large portable playpen, it folds flat when not in use, and is about four feet high. I put the three little dogs (1 dachshund, and 2 Chinese crested powder puffs in it at the camping site) and tie up the golden retriever. All four sleep in the trailer with us. My whole reason for a trailer is to have the company of the dogs. I like getting outside and walking and relaxing with the dogs. When we go swimming or kayaking, we put the dogs in the trailer with the air conditioner on.

I also bring citronella anti bark collars on trips with us. If they get too happy, I can make them quieter. It sprays citronella in their face, and quiets them down.
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Old 08-11-2011, 01:24 PM   #21
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We have 2 labs, 6 1/2 & 4 1/2 years old. They have both camped since they were pups. They have been all over the west half of the US and up above the Arctic Circle. We got our Scamp last October and have put on about 9,000 miles on it, before that it was tent camping. The dogs love to camp.

I keep them on a 10 line in camp, tying it to anything convenient. At night they sleep in the Scamp on the floor and when we wake up they are up on the bed.
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