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Old 01-18-2009, 08:03 AM   #1
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First dog in AS - how do you eliminate that dog smell?

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?

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Old 01-18-2009, 08:07 AM   #2
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Old 01-18-2009, 09:23 AM   #3
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You can use fabreze, but Jim is right. wash your dog often and the smell will stay away.
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You can use fabreze, but Jim is right. wash your dog often and the smell will stay away.
I have used fabreze with a truck which had a smoke smell. I heated the interior up nice and warm and soaked down everything in the interior with fabreze. I let the truck run with the heat on for 2 hours and repeated worked great.

I also have a dog and he gets a good bath before any outing in the trailer and if for more than a week he get one on the road or as necessary.
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Old 01-18-2009, 09:48 AM   #5
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Always travel with two dogs in my Sovereign and if the dogs are clean, I notice no "odor". If your dogs live in your home, which I hope they do, how do you get the smell out of that? If they are "yard dogs", then you need to keep them clean before you travel. I don't think you're going to get too much sympathy from the dog loving Airstream bunch.
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We dont have a problem wiff odor. Dogs are bathed. We also have a black lite and URINE GONE in case of accidents. Oh We have 3 Schnauzers that travel with us went we go.
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Febreeze.
And more Febreeze.
Have the dog sleep on a doggie bed or blanket and wash it often.
Leave the windows open when possible.
And Febreeze.
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We dont have a problem wiff odor. Dogs are bathed. We also have a black lite and URINE GONE in case of accidents. Oh We have 3 Schnauzers that travel with us went we go.
We are a one Schnauzer family best dog who has owned me, the tip on the black lite is a good one.

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I have found that if my dogs slept on a cedar bed they tended to smell better, longer. I agree though, frequent bathing in small quarters is a must. Longer fur needs brushing outside daily.
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Old 01-18-2009, 10:50 AM   #11
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I have two labs and the only bath they get is when they go swimming. For this breed, 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.
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My dog gets itchy eyes from Febreeze so i just spritz with a little vinegar diluted in water. Also, i keep the dog from getting wet b/c wet dog = mucho smelliness. Our pooch stays under the dinette for the most part (to keep out of the way of the 1 yr old). Our plan is to replace all carpet with laminate, once it gets good and stinky.
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Yep, we have a lab too. she loves to swim so soap baths only in the winter at home when she starts to smell up the house. other than that we have a spring fed pond on our property she spends plenty of time in. and lakes a streams when camping.

If your dog doesn't swim, you can also just give those little ones a toss in the lake. (kindly of course.)
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I find that no matter how clean the dogs are, if they go outside and it's the slightest bit damp or cold, they smell. I guess I just grin and bear it. It's just part and parcel with having dogs. But I think it helps that I don't have carpet in the AS. I may give the baking soda a try if it's bad in the future though...
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