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Old 02-12-2013, 09:30 AM   #15
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Since tying two dogs is impractical due to tangling problems, it seems to me that the pen's your only option except when walking them or they're in the trailer with you.
Done it many a time with three. It would be better if said Cats Cradle dog didn't weave, but it still works. If I run a cable between a couple of trees they have plenty of room. Periodically I just untangle. In a more open location I'd be more likely to use tie-outs; in a wooded area, X-pens.

One warning, though, is make sure your dog can't do something like jump onto the picnic table and off the other side with insufficient cable to hit the ground- they can hang themselves. Also make sure they can't get to the road.

Agreed, too, on the possibility of a tiny dog becoming prey. Cover the X-pen.
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Old 02-12-2013, 09:33 AM   #16
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I have to explain a little more about the Cats Cradle game. One evening I put Jack on a long leash and watched. His first thing was to go under my chair and out the other side. Then weave around a few other chairs. Then the table. Then- and this is how I know he just enjoys the game- he went through the strap of someone's backpack that was lying on the ground! (He's a corgi, low to the ground, and just stuck his head under the strap and ducked through.) I started watching at home and he does it off-leash, too, lots of in, out, around, up, down.
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We camp with 2 chihuahuas and a husky mix. The chi's ( apprx 4 lbs each) spend most outdoor time in an X-pen together. I have a camo canvas cover for when the sun hits them. Husky mix spends time on a tie out or her wire crate. Chi's actually like it in doors the most and snooze on the bunks. Flea/tick protection is a must and a heart worm test and medication is a good idea too. NEVER LEAVE THEM UN ATTENDED. We get Trailer Magazine and the last issue had a page of pets. Imagine traveling with 4 springer spaniels, 5 yorkies, 4 greyhounds, or 5 poodles. Cats love to RV too.
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Old 02-12-2013, 11:26 AM   #18
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I'm a big advocate of training, too, and mine would stay around. But I don't want to take the chance that if a deer wandered by they wouldn't take off after it- hard to proof for that- or that someone else's off-leash dog might start something.
If your dog is prone to chasing deer, or fighting, I agree that they should be tied. Reasons like these are why the rules are in there in the first place.

Our dog would love to chase deer, and in certain circumstances I have allowed it, but he knows that he needs permission first. In near 5 years, he has not had an altercation with another dog, though has scooted away when others get snarky with him.

Unfortunately, rules were made to encompass dogs with every level of training, and if required we do follow them. He is just glad to be there whenever he can be.

BTW, Jasper is an Australian Shepherd, so a pen would not do any good.

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The first thing I do even for a one night stay is make Lily a yard. I have 2 pens. The pens come with 8 panel each. I took them apart so that I have 1 - 6 panel, 2 - 4 panels and 1- 2 panel. This gives me lots of options for the size of her yard so I don't have to always deal with both 8 panels.

When I am camping for a couple nights or more I generally use 1 - 4 panel from the left side of the trailer door, then the 6 panel and then the 2 panel which comes back to the right side of the door. This makes a nice yard under the awning.

I made a little fence for the space under the door so Lily can't get out under the trailer. This little fence is made out of cookie racks held together with small hose clamps which act as hinges. The cookie racks that are directly under the door had to be cut down slightly.
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That looks quite cozy, Joy.
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Old 02-12-2013, 08:49 PM   #21
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What creative ways you have all found for enjoying the time spent camping with furbabies. I really appreciate all your thoughts, ideas and suggestions.

Jim - the photo of your dog is wonderful!

Bobbie - Your description of Corgistyle Cat's Cradle is priceless.

Joy - I'm thinking you treat your furbabies VERY well!
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Speaking of furbabies:

How's the lambing goin', Hazel?

I'd sure love to see some pics of those little critters- which I'd like to say can have no equal in the cuteness department, after my Grandkids, anyway...

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This is my latest 'lamb'. This makes grandude #6 and one grandolly. The four footed furbabies haven't met Sawyer yet.

He sure is hanging on to Grandad with his wee fingers. Looks like he has many worries and concerns!
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Yeap, I do treat my furbaby well. I'm not one for tying my dog up unless I have to, so I make different yards for her.

Say the pens would be good for taking Sawyer along camping when he's up and walking or any one of the other 6, if they are little and need containing. He's cutie. He is probably contemplating how he's going to twist you around his little finger.
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Hi Hazel,
When we were at Bolarama 2006 at Maple Creek it was incredibly hot and no wind. We found our aging (13 y.o) dalmatian was not coping well with the heat, so we filled a spray bottle with cold water and broke up a few ice cubes into it to keep it cold. We spritzed her down regularly with the cold water to help keep her comfortable. With a few shots for Rose and I too. They can't take off their fur coats too readily. Happy trails
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Hi Hazel,
When we were at Bolarama 2006 at Maple Creek it was incredibly hot and no wind. We found our aging (13 y.o) dalmatian was not coping well with the heat, so we filled a spray bottle with cold water and broke up a few ice cubes into it to keep it cold. We spritzed her down regularly with the cold water to help keep her comfortable. With a few shots for Rose and I too. They can't take off their fur coats too readily. Happy trails
Good idea. In the summer we carry ice cubes and feed them to our Greyhound. They really cool the core temperature effectively.
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This is my latest 'lamb'. This makes grandude #6 and one grandolly. The four footed furbabies haven't met Sawyer yet.


He sure is hanging on to Grandad with his wee fingers. Looks like he has many worries and concerns!
Now, THAT is one cute baby! Y'all must be bustin' with pride...

Per the "baby lambs" question, in case you think I've lost my marbles or something:

I must have mixed you up with a different member who posted recently while sitting out the spring lambing in her Scamp, it being closer to where the action was than the house. And while I'm sure her "new babies" are cute, they couldn't possibly hold a candle to yours!

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More good ideas about pet care!! I love this generaous sharing of learned wisdom.

I was a bit puzzled Francesca - but fortunately the word 'lamb' has room to include more than one type of baby! I wondered for a moment if you were anticipating some photos of my little white and fluffy - lamb like - furbabies.
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