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Old 04-01-2008, 04:48 PM   #15
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I once told a vet aid early on when we traveled not to let him see you operate the chain link gate latch as he would "learn" to open it. Well, that weekend he opened the gate and he and Boudreaux spent the night on the much more comfortable waiting room couch and helped themselves to the treat bowl. Labs - gotta love'em.
I had to laugh at that one! I can picture it now... lounging around on the sofa, mixing cocktails, making themselves right at home...!
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Old 04-01-2008, 05:31 PM   #16
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We love camping with our dogs, they always love it when we start provisioning the Bambi. We have never had a bad experience at a park, but our 2 are well behaved. There have been times we have had to leave them in the trailer in mid summer Florida heat with the A/C running, while we were out. Often I make friends with the campground hosts and introduce them to our dogs, so when we do have to leave, I ask them if they could keep a watch on the trailer to make sure the A/C is still running while we are gone and to please call if there is a problem. If it is a campsite we return to often and I know the hosts I will leave my keys hidden for them in case of emergency. I have never run into someone not willing to help and just keep a eye on things. Although ... my mutts are very friendly and well behaved and We try and keep our non-dog excursions very short.
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Old 04-01-2008, 05:52 PM   #17
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We wouldn't go without our dogs. I bought a generator just for the A/C, just for the dogs.

Most folks do just fine with their dogs, but you do need a well behaved dog (whether you are camping or not!).
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Old 01-19-2011, 04:39 PM   #18
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Has anyone mentioned bringfido.com? Found some of my best doggie places there. People post about historical tours and places they've stayed- all of which allow dogs. It also gives you a good clue to which places when you travel are actually "dog Friendly" and which ones are only "dog tolerant." There is a bog difference for those of us who travel with our furry family members.
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Old 01-19-2011, 05:16 PM   #19
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I will check that out Carmilla. Dogs are why we bought an AS. An airedale and a cavalier king charles. Our dogs do enjoy a great hotel however they like the privacy of their AS! They do well if we leave them. They just think they are home.
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Old 01-19-2011, 05:22 PM   #20
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As you can see, most folks don't have any dog problems. We have two standard Poodles who are excellant watch dogs but don't bark at passerbyes unless they intrude. While dogs are not welcome on the trails in some of the NP's mentioned, we spent time last summer in all of those parks and found if they were on leash there were areas where walking them was no problem.
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Like many things- a few bad apple spoil the bunch. I think as long as you introduce your dogs to the campgound hosts, I like to put mine through a few cutsy tricks- and I always have little cat and dog gift bags on hand to give the hosts' pets (It's all in the PR) you'll be fine. I think I've said this on another post, but my 2 dogs are actually search and rescue dogs- so most people will give them a free pass- but I try not to abuse the privilage, I want people to WANT to be around my girls, not HAVE to. Most fellow airstreamers are very respectful of the other campers, and I think you'll find that if you pull up in an airstream with dogs, many campgrounds will anticipate you being a good reponsible owner instead of expecting the worst.
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Old 01-20-2011, 10:34 AM   #22
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Like others - we are fortunate - our dog is well-behaved. On hot days when we're away for say the afternoon or the evening she stays in the trailer with the AC on - for shorter excursions (say grocery shopping) she goes with us in the car - we will find a shady spot and leave the truck running with the AC on. For all day trips that aren't appropriate to bring her along we will board her out - but we have only done this a couple of times - we really don't like to do that if we can avoid it.

To change the subject a bit .....

Anyone else notice that there seems to be a direct correlation between the size of the RV and the size of the dog? .....

Seems to work out that the bigger the RV the smaller dog ..... those monster coaches all seem to have the tiniest of pooches .....

and, of course, the smaller the RV the bigger the dog ..... you just gotta love it when an Irish Wolfound comes out of a Bambi .....

..... Ripleys - believe it or not .....



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You're right Jay. I have two 75 pound Labradors and am thinking of downsizing from my Trade Wind to something smaller!
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This is a great question. I want to get out more this summer, and take at least one dog with us (two of our dogs don't like riding in the car, so we might find friends to take them when we travel). But I wonder, if we go to Disneyland, where can the dog spend the day? If we go to Mt Rushmore, and want to go walk through the museum, what to do with the dog then? Our dog is well behaved, but he's just not welcome in some places, and it bothers me a lot. I don't like to leave him in the trailer because I worry about it being stolen (it's so small and cute). Certainly he has a great time at rallies and outdoorsy adventures, but when we have actual touristy sort of sites on our plans, it becomes a problem.
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You're right Jay. I have two 75 pound Labradors and am thinking of downsizing from my Trade Wind to something smaller!
If this theory were correct.. then I'd need a bubble for our Great Dane/Blue Heeler combo..... I think we'll keep the current trailer for awhile....NO DOWNSIZING...
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This is a great question. I want to get out more this summer, and take at least one dog with us (two of our dogs don't like riding in the car, so we might find friends to take them when we travel). But I wonder, if we go to Disneyland, where can the dog spend the day? If we go to Mt Rushmore, and want to go walk through the museum, what to do with the dog then? Our dog is well behaved, but he's just not welcome in some places, and it bothers me a lot. I don't like to leave him in the trailer because I worry about it being stolen (it's so small and cute). Certainly he has a great time at rallies and outdoorsy adventures, but when we have actual touristy sort of sites on our plans, it becomes a problem.
I thought I read somewhere that Disneyland has a doggy daycare. When you're traveling, could you find a day care near some of these sites and let the pup spend an afternoon at the 'spa'?
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I thought I read somewhere that Disneyland has a doggy daycare. When you're traveling, could you find a day care near some of these sites and let the pup spend an afternoon at the 'spa'?
It's possible with searching the net I might be able to find a place with good reviews I could feel confident in, but I'm very wary about who I let take care of my pets. Years ago I unwittingly left my pup with a boarding place who's standards of care were well below what I expected, and I was horrified to see how they had taken care of her when I came to pick her up. I kicked myself over that for years. Luckily there has been a lot of growth in really good dog facilities the last few years, so I hope we could find something.
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If this theory were correct.. then I'd need a bubble for our Great Dane/Blue Heeler combo..... I think we'll keep the current trailer for awhile....NO DOWNSIZING...
.... well ..... I didn't say the theory was ironclad! .... but it does seem to happen often enough that we always get a heck of a chuckle when a Chihuahua comes out of a 45 foot coach .... (no disrespect to Chihuahua's or their fine owners!) .... but check it out ..... it happens more often than not!


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