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Old 01-25-2006, 08:29 PM   #1
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ok Guys I know I need lots of help .......but I have looked everywhere for the post about how to keep our little friends around the camper. Awhile back someone( maybe Gina D) explained how they put up fencing around their camper to keep their doggies from going under it..........then one of the guys posted some pictures and dirtections on how to make a Xpen type set up using PVC pipe & sunscreen type window screen wire.........I have tried for days to find that post and have had no luck..........if anyone knows what I am talking about and can point me to it I would "Dance at Your Wedding" ( no that is an old East Texas saying from my childhood.....) I know everyone will jump in to help so I will just say Thanks now and Later too..........Lynn M
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Old 01-25-2006, 09:01 PM   #2
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Lynn, if that information was posted prior to November...it was lost to the hacker. If may have been Joy A that posted some of the information/pics. You could send her an e-mail/PM and I know she hangs at YahooScampers too...if you're in a hurry to get a hold of her.

Surely with all the pet owners we have on this forum...someone can help Lynn out
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Old 01-25-2006, 09:52 PM   #3
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Have you considered using a leash running on a pulley on an overhead line? These 'dog trolley' systems are cheap, compact, easy to use, and - unlike cumbersome portable cages, are virtually escape-proof. They also allow the dog more freedom of movement and exercise than any portable fence. We travel with a very, very active field-bred English springer, and use the dog trolley almost exclusively. Just tie the overhead line between two trees, hook up Fido's leash with a carabiner, and you're in business.
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Old 01-25-2006, 09:53 PM   #4
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Ok, I have 4 of the x-pens and they go all around the camper. I have one smaller one I can climb over if not wanting to take the hooks apart to get into the camper. I plan to get another one this year, as I want a bigger area for the dogs, and I want to arrange it so that I can go to the camper door without getting dog poo on my shoes.
You did not say what kind of dogs you have. I have Maltese and they usually can get by with a 24" high fence. I bought the 36" fence because I have a climber. The campers at the Lanesboro campout last fall can vouch for little 3 lb Nicky climbing that 36" high fence to get to me at the other campsites.
X-Pens can be found at petsmart, Petco and many other outlets. Your veterinarian could maybe order you some if no pet store near by.
Feel free to ask any questions you may have.
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Old 01-25-2006, 09:55 PM   #5
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Both Joy and I have doggie jails. Joys set up is a lot more elaborate, encircling her whol trailer.

Mine is a simple glorified child jail that I got at Pet Smart.

Here is a picture.. Joy can tell you about hers.

EDIT.. sorry Karalyn, I got you mixed up with Joy! Doh!
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Old 01-25-2006, 10:02 PM   #6
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her is another. Also the dogs can crawl under the camper to keep cool. Ifit should rain they are protected from sun and rain. Their little kennels fit under the camper also. I love this set up.
It takes a little time to set it up, but once set up they are confined (unless you have a digger or a climber.)
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Old 01-26-2006, 06:01 PM   #7
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Digger or climber? Let us break out the EZ Twist Screenroom. Remember that thing that all of us had so much fun putting up and even more taking it down? I use it for my cat (s) when camping and by using more tent stake things to really secure the bottm keep my siamese, Phussy and bengal, Shelia well confined and shaded. ???Dogs should work too????
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Old 01-26-2006, 06:20 PM   #8
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I get my exercise pens from carealotpets.com. As good a price as I have found anywhere else. Also I have a couple of crates that work like the ez twist sun room, one of them from Wally world and the larger one from Gander Mountain. These are really nice to keep in the camper as they take up so little room.

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Old 01-26-2006, 06:43 PM   #9
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Thanks everyone ...........I have a 3 year old Chihuahua,and as everyone know Pebbles is not spoiled, Ok well not much anyway. I do use xpens & crates for her. I think what I was looking for was posted after the hack......I also have 2 grandsons,the youngest is 8 months old today . I am fair with them and they are not spoiled any more than Pebbles....LOL They travel a lot & do have an xpen for him........but it is heavy & takes up lots of room. What I was looking for folds,or rather rolls up and takes up very little space. It seems like it was one of the guys that posted a link to his sight with pictures of his PVC self built xpen. Thanks again for all the help I will keep looking and Maybe I will run across it.

Oh I also have "grand dogs" that show in aglity......our daughter use to show conformation but gave that up for the fun and exercise of aglity.
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Lynn,

It still may be mine you were thinking of. It folds flat and it weighs... nothing. A chewy would not be a big challenge for it at all.

I went with this because the X-Pens are way to heavy and cumbersome for me.
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Gina, I went with the x pens because I did not know yours were lighter. Your set up looks thicker and bulkier though. Is it??? I would need at least 5 of them to go around the camper and the easier to set up the better.
My dogs would chew through any thin plastic, and that screen room for the cats looks great, except my dogs would chew through it in no time (anything to get them to come to mom )
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Old 01-27-2006, 10:58 PM   #12
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Well here's what we do when we go camping with our German Shepherd. We have her trained to a product called Invisible Fence. It also goes by other names but they all work the same way. This is an eletrical device that consists of a radio transmitter that is connected up to a small gauge insulated wire. This wire is laid out (and maybe even tent pegged to the ground to help prevent a tripping hazard) around your campsite and plugged in. The dog(s) AND/or cat(s) each wear a small receiver strapped aroung the pets neck like a regular coller. The receivers come in small, medium and large sizes depending on the size of the animal to be contained. This is a VERY effective system and once the pet is trained to it, they will actually "beg" to be put on it. (Well our dog does anyway). It gives them almost total freedom of your "pegged out" site. The only drawback to it is, that it will NOT keep other animals out of your area. This product is available at Sears stores and most all other Pet Stores. Worth a try, it works for us and doesn't leave your sight looking like you've got infants frollicing in their little cages. I also know this product has been used on other livestock as well. The device sends a mild shock to the radio receiver upon close contact to the radio antenna (the wire). This causes a mild shock akin to licking a 9V battery to the pet and they soon learn to visually LOOK where their boundrys are.
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Doug, we used one with our Golden here at home. I never thought about using it for cats. Great idea. I will try to locate all stored parts and put shocky thingy on a cat's wakling jacket and give it a try. I seem to remember that it had different levels for the control issue. Once trained, the dog never left the boundry after the fence was stored. This would be great for camping.
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We are on small acerage here in Iron Mountain and have a small "kreek" runnin through our property. The wire is run through an old garden hose and submerged across the water and provides control that way as well. We liked this system so much, we mounted the box on a small sheet of plywood (to hang it on a wall at home), put electrical plugs on the wire to make re-connection a snap, took the box down to our place in N.W. Washington, ran the same wire around our place and put similar plugs onto the wires and connected it up. Our dog is now free to run the property. It really scares lookie lou's who venture near our place to see this rather large viciously barking shephard running toward them and the STOP on a dime right at the property line
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