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Old 03-31-2013, 03:28 PM   #11
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I never thought mine would chew until I left our 18 month male in the house, came home and found he had chewed the door molding in the kitchen. Boy did I have some 'splaining to do to my husband. That dog went from being "his" dog, to "your dog" in the blink of an eye. Another dog I had decided the tiny scuff in the linoleum floor in the laundry room didnt look right. By the time my husband got up to make coffee, the scuff was a large 3x4 ripped out chunk. I rationalized that we were planning on tile in that room anyways. haha So, my well behaveddogs lost their good rep as housedogs. I dont dare trust them because Id only be mad at myself if they mistakenly become destructive in the small travel trailer.

Gosh, Its small anyway - I really dont want it to feel like I am truly living in a dog house. I am sure their dog breath alone (goodness, imagine a single SBD dog fart) will make the air smell oh so nasty and rancid inside the little A Frame. I imagine it would be like skunk odor and not easily they are outside, kept as comfortable and safe as possible.


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Old 03-31-2013, 03:35 PM   #12
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our Golden was used to camping in our 2 popups, before we got our 23SS. in fact, she camped all the 14 years she was with us.
so, she never was an issue. never jumped up on things and slept right under our front bunk. she was never crated and never had to mod anything for her.

it all depends on how rambunctious your dog is. every dog is different and mayl behave differently than your dog. our dog was perfectly happy to lay down, until we ate inside or went outside.

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Old 03-31-2013, 03:51 PM   #13
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We almost always take our 50 lb black lab with. She is house dog 70% of the time, she is outside in her 6X12' kennel during the day from April-October, otherwise she in the the house. So its no different in the camper, granted she is full of energy when others are around, but when its just "her family" she just lays down and relaxes. At home or in the camper she has never chewed or destroyed anything, except for a toy or 2.

Before we bought our hard sided Grey Wolf we had a Kodiak hybrid. We did come back from a bike ride one time and I saw a black nose sticking out from the canvas on the front bed, a little bop on the nose was all it took, we never knew of her doing it again.

We have lucked out, she is a great dog, even though she listens just as good as my DW...
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Old 03-31-2013, 03:54 PM   #14
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Sounds sooo much like my hound. Lol
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Old 03-31-2013, 04:16 PM   #15
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Welcome to the forum CDNWhiskey and congrats on your new 23SS. Very nice hybrid. We've been camping with a dog/dogs for a long time. Our first camper was a popup and we camped in the driveway the 1st night. Our German Shorthair Pointer saw it as an extension of home because of the familiar surroundings. No stress whatsoever when we took her on the road the next day. We always take our dogs' bed from home and plenty of toys with her familiar scent on them.
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Old 03-31-2013, 04:40 PM   #16
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I like my pets but never trust them LOL ~ life lessons ~ From the first day we get them I teach them their "bed" is a good place to be (pet taxi) and that they go to bed at night. We do not vary when camping.

Shadow loves camping due to getting much more attention that during the work week and, of course, I love walking and seeing nature and he finds this a great adventure too. Occasional issues with barking, working on behavior management....

No mods, but I did find a really cool leash at camping world that is an expandable leash with a flashlight and a doggy bag holder. Too cool!
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Old 03-31-2013, 04:45 PM   #17
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We got our dogs familiar with the camper at home before we took them camping, & as others brought a crate, chew toys, their beds..

Now with the toyhauler they stay in the garage while we are gone & sleep at night beside our bed similar to at home. We still bring fold up crates just in case.

They love to ride on the golf car but we be sure to have them leashed & hold on to them..... They seem to love camping...walking on the beach etc.... Lots of walks...............................

Bring your rabies cert. & good idea to have their vet records with you as well.....

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Old 03-31-2013, 04:47 PM   #18
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I always want us to travel together - he's family (eats like my brother) but just want it to happened without bothering others or having trailer issues. I think having him camp in the driveway with us is a good trial run.
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Old 03-31-2013, 05:03 PM   #19
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Originally Posted by CDNWhiskey View Post
Hi folks. New to the forum. New owner of a 23SS - arrives tomorrow .

Question - has anyone suggestions for camping with a dog or a mod to help with having a dog along? Don't want ours to wreck the trailer but love having him along. Lol

Ours is a 80 lb chocolate lab.
Congrats and welcome. We don't do anything really different camping with our golden. It helps to take some time to acclimate the dog to the camper -driveway camping for example. We also try to keep his routine the same- feeding schedule, food, bed, toys, etc. Once acclimated to a camper, our dogs always acted the same in the trailer as when they are home.

Oh, yea - don't let him bark incessantly, pick up his poop, and don't leave him alone too long; especially in hot weather.
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Nothing special here. But then again it is hard to find crates or anything that fits Anchor. He is 160lbs and sleeps on the couch.

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