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Old 01-23-2009, 05:53 PM   #29
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Awww. Sweet dog Neil & Lynn. Congrats!
And you are right, now is a good time to adopt a nice shelter dog if you possibly can.
Lots of lovable ones out there looking for good homes.

P.S. I always keep a pile of old "dog towels" in the back of the car.
The only time mine smell "doggy" is when they're wet.

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Old 01-24-2009, 08:02 AM   #30
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She is precious! Wonderful thing you did by saving her life. I am sure you will be rewarded with many kisses and snuggles over the years. Congrats!

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Old 01-26-2009, 09:04 AM   #31
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Originally Posted by Whirlaway View Post
How do you eliminate the "dog" odor when you open the door?

Is there a routine to keep it in check?

What products do you use and how often?

I was going to suggest "get a divorce?", I was laughing pretty hard when I read the title to the thread.

I guess the dogs don't seem to mind, they get used to me .
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Old 01-26-2009, 10:20 AM   #32

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My dog smells better'n I do most of the time....

Seriously though, a PWD loves the water, if the water stinks the dog stinks, bathe asap, baking soda brushed through the coat when completely dry and another quick bath works for us.
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"Sticks & stones can break your bones...and hail will dent your Airstream"

So when is this..."old enough to know better" supposed to kick in?
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Old 08-28-2009, 07:52 PM   #33
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The Solution To Dog Smell

Two Dogs, a lake and a ball.....
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Old 08-28-2009, 08:10 PM   #34
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Originally Posted by cameront120 View Post
bathing frequently is not good for their coat and skin. I use covers on the seats in the trailer and I have no carpet, just lino. Carpet is a huge trapper of smeels, whether it be from pets or cooking. I wash the seat covers with my laundry each week and vacuum the floors regularly. This really helps keep the dog smell in check. I don't use febreeze, as I'm not a fan of chemicals or scents. Every now and then I'll dust the upholstery with baking soda and let it sit for a while, then vacuum it up. The baking soda will absorb odor.
Good routine to follow.

When dogs are acive they will smell like dogs, and I'd rather smell dogs than Fabreze!

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Old 08-28-2009, 08:56 PM   #35
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Hi, put a skunk in your trailer and you will never smell dogs again.

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Old 08-28-2009, 09:51 PM   #36
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Our trailer still has "new Airstream scent", so I don't worry about it yet. We keep the dogs clean, cover the upholstery if we're having a cuddlefest, vacuum and wash the floors after every trip. However, our Jeep sometimes gets that "Eau de Fido" scent. We also had 2 older trailers that we had to get the "other owner scent" out. We have found the " Environmental AirSponge" to work wonders. I haven't tried the knock-off brands, but the genuine AirSponge really works. It is a gel with charcoal in it. We punch holes in the lid instead of opening the whole thing up. We live in a dry climate and the product would dry up too quickly if we did. It isn't a perfume. It really eliminate odours. I don't use it in the new Airstream because it would remove the "new Airstream scent", which is chemical out-gassing, but I like it! ;-) Truly, I like the smell of my dogs more than many people I encounter. Don't you all just love sniffing that spot at the top of the head just behind their ears? Heaven!
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Old 08-28-2009, 10:01 PM   #37
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My Animal Routine:

I also keep about a million old towels at home, in the car and the trailer to give them a good dry off before they come inside. They can get a yeasty skin condition if they are left wet too much. You know when they get that, you can smell them a mile away and wherever they sleep will smell the same way. Also I pay close attention to drying their ears thoroughly with the corner of a towel. Dogs with flap over ears tend to be prone to a yeasty/bacterial ear infections when they are in the water a lot. I use a special cleansing agent to spray in there occasionally to help prevent it. Dogs in good health and a clean environment shouldn't smell.

From someone who loves to have her animals around her all the time and now that the Tradewind is taking a break in my backyard, I have worked out a little system to keep things in order. To keep the trailer from being overwhelmed with hair since the dogs are in there everyday, I use a fleece throw on the sofa and another large fleece blanket on top of the bed, and a throw rug, wash them frequently and sweep everyday.

Just recently I have been introducing my two cats into staying in the trailer with us. I put a mini kitty litter box under the edge of the bed and when I found out the dogs were stealing all their food when my head was turned, I made a special cat feeding area. I had one empty under bin area beneath the front gaucho by my table, so I leave the cabinet door open, put a small towel down in there, place the food and water in the back and then put in a small motion detector light at the entrance. The cats go in, the light goes on and they eat their meal in peace. With the addition of the cats, I also brought my small portable rechargeable vacuum to the trailer and leave it plugged in up on the small shelf above the cabinets in the bathroom, then use it to get the kitty litter the cats have thrown out of their box in the morning.

The first night I tried having the whole bunch of them in the trailer with me for a sleepover, I climbed into bed with some big pillows and a book and next thing I knew, they all found a space up there cuddled around me. It looked like I had a black furry comforter on the bed. Good thing they all get along..........

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I try to wash my dog as often as possible and make sure that if he enters my Airstream he is dry. That should do the trick.
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The way my dog smells is one of the most incredible smells in the world. I bathe my dog regularly, and embrace his natural odor. Its the dog hair that I have to learn to live with. I'm with CameronT120, chemicals in your home environment are a terrible idea for your health and the health of your pet.
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Old 03-22-2010, 03:57 PM   #41
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My dog smells like brown sugar. I rub him on everything.
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Old 03-22-2010, 05:33 PM   #42
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Duke and Duchess

Duke: Hey Duchess how you doing down there on the floor?

Duchess: Great Duke, how about you on the couch.

Duke: This is so nice and peaceful and now that they have been gone for a while that "people smell" is gone.

Duchess: You bet. But wait, I hear a truck pulling in, I think they are back already.

Duke: Aw man, just as I was getting comfortable.You know she is going to come in here and pick me up and kiss me right on the lips. Don't they know they have germs.

Duchess: Tell me about it. But, we have to admit they did buy us this beautiful Airstream and they take us to some of the neatest places.

Duke: yea, you are right Duchess as always. But don't let what people say about Border Collies being so smart go to your head.

Duchess: Who me. Well it is almost dinner time anyway and they will take us on a nice walk and then we can squeeze in up here on the couch and watch TV.

Duke: life is good

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