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Old 06-08-2016, 08:05 AM   #15
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Since I got a dog, now dogs, I never leave them alone. I take them everywhere I go. If the dogs can't go, neither can I. It has been a major adjustment to my lifestyle and many people find my actions hard to understand, but it works for me, and them. In my case my anxiety from leaving them in the RV would preclude any enjoyment of my dogless freedom. It's a big price to pay but I get much more in return.
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Old 06-08-2016, 08:43 AM   #16
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There is a Forums member who was out hunting in the woods, and returned to his trailer to find it had burned to the ground....with his dog inside.

The very thought of that makes me ill.

In decent weather, and a regular campground rather than out in the boonies, leaving them is a little less risky if you have a tag on the outside alerting neighbors and first responders that there is a pet inside.

But still:....I consider Lily as needing only slightly less care than one of my grandchildren.


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Old 06-08-2016, 09:52 AM   #17
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We've left our dog in our Casita and Airstream with A/C on while on day hikes for a few hours at a time when camped. We had to leave her under the A/C last June in Zion while we hiked. In Glacier we've left her the whole day once and most days we were gone at least half the day. No cell service for monitors in Glacier. She's never been left in a kennel and there is no one to watch her so we have to do this.

I guess anything could happen while we are away but then it would mean us being stuck at the campsite restricted in our activities.

Sophie is 13 now and when she passes we don't expect to get another dog. Too many restrictions and expenses.
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Old 06-08-2016, 10:06 AM   #18
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My thoughts: don't do it. Beach is not worth it.

Have left the dog in the trailer with the AC running. But left the fantastic fan on and running, a non powered vent open, and and a couple of windows open at the same time. Figured the fan and windows would keep him alive. AC makes the floor more comfortable. Still was worry some.

Temp monitoring might help. But if you are away you are away. What if the temp is going up and you can not get right back to deal with it?
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Old 06-08-2016, 10:07 AM   #19
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I would elect for a doggie day care....let them have a mini-vacation too
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Old 06-08-2016, 10:34 AM   #20
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We leave our dogs in the trailer all the time, but I'm ALWAYS concerned about all issues mentioned...... I'm constantly thinking about going back.

In the dead heat of summer, I'm quite averse to it. I can't tell you how many times campground power has gone out. I should start getting them used to doggie day care... that makes so much better sense.
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Old 06-08-2016, 11:22 AM   #21
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beachless dog?

Maybe I have too much canine blood, but why wouldn't the dog go to the beach with you?
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Old 06-08-2016, 11:34 AM   #22
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Maybe I have too much canine blood, but why wouldn't the dog go to the beach with you?
Ditto that thought. We only go to beaches that are dog friendly. We have 2 Samoyeds and one of them loves the water and the other doesn't.
Mind you, neither my wife or I can see the point in laying out in the sun and getting crispy.
When we go to the beach it's to play in the water with our dogs.
I know they can take up your day, but so can kids and I wouldn't have left them in the trailer with the A/C on.
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Old 06-08-2016, 12:03 PM   #23
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Don't do it. You can always find reasonable accommodations that are worth the price of you not worrying. Re high kennel fees in resort areas, look to drop the dog off on the way. To wit, several weeks ago I drove to see my son graduate from the U of Minnesota. Looked up overnite kennel prices in Minneapolis and suburbs, all started at $52 (for a cage!!) and up per nite. So googled places in St. Cloud about 60 miles west, and dropped her off at a vet-owned/operated kennel for about $20/nite on the way there...picked her up several days later. Well worth not having to worry. jon
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Not that we depend on it but most current generation fantastic fans now offer a pet mode that will open the lids and revv up the fan speed at a preset threshold. Iirc one csn retrofit all models except the wireless versions.
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Old 06-08-2016, 12:07 PM   #25
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I would say it depends on what you mean by warm. We have left our cats for a few hours in our Airstream on warm days (like a max temperature in the mid-80s in dry climates) without air conditioning with the blinds closed and fans on. Before we did so, we tested on a few occasions how hot the trailer gets in full sun on a warm day. While it gets warm, it certainly doesn't get dangerously hot like a car. The temperature monitoring system is a good idea but at least in the places we visit, we wouldn't want to rely on having a cell signal. I personally wouldn't leave our cats on a day that is warmer than mid-80s even with air conditioning as I wouldn't want to take the risk.
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Old 06-08-2016, 12:09 PM   #26
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Another issue with campers leaving dogs in trailers:
Sometimes the dog wants to go, too.
He gets separation anxiety being left in the trailer by himself.
Sometimes lonesome dogs bark incessantly disturbing other campers.
There is nothing the other campers can do but listen to the dog bark- all day- until the owner gets back to the campsite- sometimes many hours later.
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Our lab/chow mix is 95lbs big. He travels everywhere with us. If we leave him at home or in the A/S while we attend meetings or go to church, he remains calm. When boarded at a kennel he is traumatized worse than a trip to the vet.

We leave him with the a/c running in the house and A/S. He is always glad to see us when we return, but he is not traumatized by being left alone in familiar surroundings.

He does not bark when left alone this way unless someone knocks or tries to get in. We do appreciate the link to a temperature monitoring cellular system as that will give us a nice measure of safety.

If barking becomes a problem we have a "Bully Dog" bark collar he responds to very quickly. It warns the first bark with a buzz. The second bark stung him a bit but now all we have to do is put the collar on and he remembers not to bark at all.
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It seems it's mostly small breeds that bark a lot.
High pitched yappy bark.
Big dogs seem to bark less and for a real reason- like to speak- say hello- hey throw the ball- or say someone is at the door.
Sometimes it seems big dogs don't bark other than that.
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