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Old 07-04-2011, 09:10 PM   #29
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Thanks for posting this, I have the same type of pen and wanted to find a way to have it as a yard for the pups when I have the trailer door open. I am going to get the hubby working on modifying ours too!
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Old 07-08-2011, 07:48 AM   #30
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Hi, I'm new to the AS community - just purchased my first (1992 29' Excella Classic). I will be traveling with 3 Yorkies - they only weigh about 4 lbs each - I've yet to work out the details of having them in the trailer/dog pen (I just ordered 2 18" high exercise pens). I've been reading various threads and I love the idea of the folding dog crate (I actually purchased one at a garage sale for some odd reason) and did you see those awesome spiral stairs in another thread?

When I get myself sorted out, I'll share what I come up with - these three have never been away from their home so it should be interesting!
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Old 07-08-2011, 08:19 AM   #31
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ID:	134235We have found traveling w/our 3 Standard Poodles that there are size, weight, breed and number of dog limits in most campgrounds. We have not done a lot of boondocking but would love to as I will finally retire next spring.

We have one good dog and 2 "hunters" who will chase anything that moves. We generally tie them out but are always out w/them. Standard poodles only want to be w/their owners. We adopted each of them as grown dogs, so it's been interesting. They find some shade in the campsite and lay around, just like us.
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Old 04-29-2013, 10:36 PM   #32
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Well, it's a couple years later, and we've had the dog yard out several times now. We've added an extra pen that has a little door built in which makes coming and going a lot easier, and it has not gotten any negative attention from the folks in charge. The dogs are never unattended in it. It sure has been nice to be able to let them out in the morning (or for one last potty break before bed) without getting the harnesses and leashes and going for a walk, and we've enjoyed peaceful afternoons when the dogs hung out in the yard and watched the campground activities go by. It's been very relaxing for everyone!
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Old 05-01-2013, 08:50 PM   #33
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Nice! And lots of good ideas in this thread. Thanks.
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I'm glad for you and wicked jealous! Daisy can hop a 4' fence with ease so a fence for us is a 6' proposition. I've looked at some temporary setups but can't imagine sites would like that - can't imagine we would like that :-/

We got a corkscrew we can drive a foot in the ground and connect her leash. It's not ideal. But she's a bloodhound and totally driven by smells. Can't let her roam free, don't see electric fences working either (she's stubborn when a smelly rabbit is in the area). Worse, she's not a fan of campfires and I am...

So we'll use our imperfect solution for now until inspired with another solution. Wide open to suggestions!!
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Just goes to show, it's best to know your own dog well - what works for one might not work well for another!
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Old 05-02-2013, 06:49 AM   #36
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This is not a fence, , but we picked up a couple of these (in red) for Lily, and they work much better for outside than the standard tieout as they retract.

Better for her and we humans. Amazon.com has them, we got ours at Petco or someplace like that.

"Coiled tieout."

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We are waiting for our Airstream's interior remodel to be finished before we start taking our first trips with our dogs. One set up that I saw that really inspired me to do the same was while we were at a dog show. Some friends came down from Canada in a big motorhome and had the x-pen set up for their dogs. It had the section that ran along the motorhome cut lower like the OP did here and the rest of the fence was 4' high that went just about the length of the motorhome and out about 10-12 feet for a very roomy corral. Pretty much the area that their canopy covered.
The entire ground in the area was covered by a mat. They had a picnic table and chairs inside that area and their BBQ set up just outside of the fence. (for safety)
With the people there, their dogs never tried once to leave the area, but it seemed to take away the stress of constantly watching whether they were able to come in or out of the motorhome. I suspect being that we are also "dog show people" we might be a bit more eccentric about comfort for our dogs. I don't know.
I am going to set something like that up for our Airstream. Never trusting the dogs unattended outside, but at least they can walk around a bit and be with us when we sit outside.
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This is not a fence, , but we picked up a couple of these (in red) for Lily, and they work much better for outside than the standard tieout as they retract.

Better for her and we humans. Amazon.com has them, we got ours at Petco or someplace like that.

"Coiled tieout."

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Looks good... but our dogs sometimes just like to lie out it the sun and relax without something pulling on their necks.

Read the reviews before buying this product:

Coiled Tie Out Cable - 16' at Amazon.com
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It had the section that ran along the motorhome cut lower like the OP did here and the rest of the fence was 4' high that went just about the length of the motorhome and out about 10-12 feet for a very roomy corral. Pretty much the area that their canopy covered.
The entire ground in the area was covered by a mat. They had a picnic table and chairs inside that area and their BBQ set up just outside of the fence. (for safety)
That sounds very nice! I'm sure if they are doing dog shows that would be much more relaxing for everyone, and no one would give them any trouble about it. I wonder if a regular park would have issue with something that large? I can't imagine why if it matches the outline of your awning - that's all your space to do with as you please.
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Stephanie,

Could you please tell me where you found the pen you added with the built in door? that would make our lives much easier!!
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My husband picked it up at Petco. I have also seen them online at Foster and Smith as 'elite exercise pen'. The door is a really nice addition!
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Great thank you, we are going to do the same!
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