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Old 07-19-2013, 10:22 AM   #1
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Traveling with my Dog!!!

I need some help. My family loves going camping and we need to take my dog along but we don't have any room in the cab of my tow vehicle. What with my wife, 3 kids and myself. Do any of you travel with your dog in the trailer? If so how do you keep them cool on long hot summer days? I'm not above sticking one of the kids back there but Im sure that will cause more harm than good.
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Old 07-19-2013, 10:28 AM   #2
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Our dog curls up at my wife's feet, or if I flip the centre up then on the bench between us. And she's a Weimaraner, so she's not a small dog (~60-80 lbs).
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Old 07-19-2013, 10:37 AM   #3
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I need some help. My family loves going camping and we need to take my dog along but we don't have any room in the cab of my tow vehicle. What with my wife, 3 kids and myself. Do any of you travel with your dog in the trailer? If so how do you keep them cool on long hot summer days? I'm not above sticking one of the kids back there but Im sure that will cause more harm than good.
Open the roof vents if you have MaxAir covers or similar and put the dog in the trailer. DO NOT put one of the kids back there as in most states, it is illegal for people to ride in a trailer.
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Old 07-19-2013, 10:43 AM   #4
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My toby rides in the pick-up bed.
Hasn't even attempted to jump out in his 12 years of existence.

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We would open up a window or two part way to let the air circulate as well.
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Old 07-19-2013, 10:50 AM   #6
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DO NOT put one of the kids back there as in most states, it is illegal for people to ride in a trailer.

You'd be surprised at how many states that it is legal to ride in tt or 5th wheel.
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Old 07-19-2013, 10:58 AM   #7
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You'd be surprised at how many states that it is legal to ride in tt or 5th wheel.
I would crate them for their protection against getting into something, sliding and slipping, or flying objects, or worse case scenarios. A crate will be like a safety cage. Make sure they have water and a comfort chew toy for anxiety. Keeping something with your scent in the crate will also be comforting. Try to get her to spend time in the camper in the meantime, so she's familiar with it before her first journey. Reward the dog after her journey with treats and high praise. Let her out in intervals and that is also a good time for rewards and high praise.
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Old 07-19-2013, 11:26 AM   #8
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You'd be surprised at how many states that it is legal to ride in tt or 5th wheel.
Regardless, it is not a smart thing to do and what are you going to do if you go from a state where it is legal into a state where it is illegal? Dumb move anyway you look at it.

16 states allow it: AZ, CA, IA, IN, KS, MD, MI, MN, MO, NC, ND, NE, NJ, OR, SD & WI.
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My toby rides in the pick-up bed.
Hasn't even attempted to jump out in his 12 years of existence.

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Great looking dog, by the way.
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