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Old 11-09-2012, 12:53 PM   #1
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Traveling with dogs

I would like to leave MN and go out west for a couple of weeks, any tips on traveling with a dog? Don't want to have to leave the dog in the camper when site seeing. I've been to SD several times so I would like to go somewhere else. Everyone tells me I can't travel because of the dog. I would like to hear from those that travel with dogs.
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Old 11-09-2012, 01:58 PM   #2
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Henry always travels with me (and sometimes I even take my husband!) Some animals do get car sick and that would be miserable for the pooch so test them first.

For safety, Henry has a back seat and a harness that clips into the seatbelt. He is comfortable and satisfied. We make lots of stops and do walks. Stock up on food you can prepare in your travel trailer since eat in places are out for your travels.

There are lots of places you cannot take dogs - in most state and national parks you are limited to paved paths. Be sure to bring along vaccination records in case you choose to do a day camp at pet-smart.

Most important, have fun!
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Old 11-09-2012, 02:11 PM   #3
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Butch camps and travels with me all over MN, he loves to go, doesn't get sick and he's very comfortable traveling. I was just told, I couldn't do anything ( site seeing) walking through parks ect with a dog. I know people travel with dogs all the time, I want him to have fun on the trip and be able to do things with me other then just site in the campground.

Does anyone find traveling with a pet a problem?
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Old 11-09-2012, 02:42 PM   #4
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.......Does anyone find traveling with a pet a problem?
I like to hike wherever I go and on some trails, pets are not allowed. Anytime the dog is left in the car (or camper) you need to worry about keeping them safe from excess heat or cold, dog nappers, dehydration, etc. Most camp sites don't allow dogs to be left alone because they can bark for hours. Some people let their dogs run loose, so you don't want the dog tied outside and vulnerable. I take a crate with me for that purpose.

So, I love my dog, but it takes some special effort to keep her safe.
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Almost every KOA will accept pets and some have pet exercise areas.
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Old 11-09-2012, 06:47 PM   #6
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I have not run across a campground that doesn't allow you to walk around with your dog on a leash. Mainly national parks and some wildlife areas don't allow them on trails. Mine stay crated in the car if they aren't with me but the weather is more mild here. They mostly ride crated in the car (I'm down to traveling with only three.)

It's a bigger problem in hot climates as you really can't even leave them in the car for a short time, so you can't do much unless you can take them and its cool enough for them to go.
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Mary Ann,

Is it still possible for you to edit your title to travelling with dogs? You might get a few more responses.

We regularily travel with our pair of 75+ Lb pair of Rhodesian ridgebacks.
cpaharley travels with a few big labs ( at least 2, I thought I may have seen 3, but that was at the Niagara Winefest) ;-)

It all depends on how you travel, what you do and what your dog is like. My Whiner-Rheiners can be a PITA or perfect angels at the blink of an eye or a wave of food in the hand. Unless some of the people here at FGRV are trying to passify me, I think I understand that they all think my kids are getting better with age. Or so they say.
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If traveling in warm areas, try to get into a campground where you can plug into air conditioning. I camp all summer with up to 6 dogs and sometimes puppies. I have exercise pens with covers (in case of rain). Whenever I leave the campground for somewhere I can not take the dogs I put them into their cages in the camper with air on so that they are comfortable while I am gone. I have traveled from Mn to Pa and so far never a problem. I bought my campers for the dogs first and me second. :-)
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If traveling in warm areas, try to get into a campground where you can plug into air conditioning. I camp all summer with up to 6 dogs and sometimes puppies. I have exercise pens with covers (in case of rain). Whenever I leave the campground for somewhere I can not take the dogs I put them into their cages in the camper with air on so that they are comfortable while I am gone. I have traveled from Mn to Pa and so far never a problem. I bought my campers for the dogs first and me second. :-)
Just don't go far. My most miserable camping trip included a campground power outage and I'm sure glad my dogs weren't in the trailer depending on AC to stay on.
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Old 11-13-2012, 08:42 AM   #10
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few things needed to travel with dogs.
1 a crate and a dog thats comfortable in his crate. dogs are "den" animals, when they have their own crate its their bedroom and they become comfortable and safe in it. in addition if they get a little bored,,,they can't destroy your camper.
2 a comfortable colar and leash. you will be amaised how many places a well behaved dog on a leash is welcome.
3 a well trained owner. one that trains their dog to be well behaved and a pleasure to be around. and picks up after their dog,,(you know what i mean)

you biggest issue with dogs traveling is noise. no one likes or should have to tolerate a yappy dog. if you can not, or will not train your dog to be quiet, leave them at a doggy motel when you travel.
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Old 11-13-2012, 09:39 AM   #11
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A large part of my decision to buy a camper was because I want to take my dog with me. If I can't take my dog someplace, I simply choose some other destination.
As others have said, the primary concern is the safety of the dog. A closed up camper, on a hot day with a failed air conditioner ( or power outage ) could quickly become a fatal situation for an animal, so if the weather is extreme, I stay close, or I take her with me, and go places where I can have her out of the truck and with me. So obviously, this limits my ability to go to places like museums, etc.

I'm lucky in that my dog is a great little traveler. She loves to ride in the truck and is happy to nap most of the day. In the back seat of the truck, I keep her wire crate, with her blanket in there, and the door to crate is open so she can easily get in and out. We stop every couple hours at roadside rest stops or parks so we can get out and stretch our legs, get a drink, etc.
Remember to take a "pooper scooper" with you in your travels.
Also, when I head to the campground showerhouse in the evening, I close down the shades and leave the television, radio and sometimes the fan on just to give a little "noise" for her. That way she won't bark at most noises outside the camper. She's generally pretty quiet anyway.

Good idea to make sure your dog is always on flea/tick med ( frontline, etc ) because you will be walking the dog in areas that are likely to be infested because of all the other ( wild and/or domestic ) animals that will be passing thru the area.

Go camp....take your dog, and have fun ! Ha ! I even had to go buy "doggie boots" for my Schipperke at the Balloon Fiesta last month because she was getting cactus sand spurs in her paws ! She was the hit of the campground walking around ! Everybody smiled when they saw her.

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....... Ha ! I even had to go buy "doggie boots" for my Schipperke at the Balloon Fiesta last month........
Now that's cute....
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Now that's cute....
Thanks....yeah, she's just a "little bit spoiled...."
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We set our small dogs up with their own "space" in the scamp. On the bottom bunk, we have an extra doggie blanket, a few toys, and voila- seems a lot like home. When I'm working on the scamp at home I put them up there to relax so when we're out camping, they naturally hop up there to chill.

After a 2 mile hike last trip our boys took quite a nap in their bunk.
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