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Old 06-12-2013, 06:09 AM   #1
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Zeus travels well here...

Zeus traveled well but once set up, we found out we couldn't leave him alone inside as he would bark, so got to work with him on that issue before we can travel with him again.
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Old 06-12-2013, 06:12 AM   #2
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He looked so funny just sitting here and looking out the window as we traveled...
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Old 06-12-2013, 08:30 AM   #3
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awww! What a handsome boy. Ours don't seem too interested in watching the country roll by often. Cody will occasionally sit up on the couch and watch out the window for a few minutes then they both look out when we slow down for any reason.

You might try giving Zeus a Kong will peanut butter in it or some other gooey treat that takes some effort to get out. He might be so focused on the treat that he doesn't care if you're gone.
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Old 06-12-2013, 08:31 AM   #4
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He looks like he loves to camp! Our poodles bark when we leave them alone in the camper too. I have to kennel them and then I turn on the radio just to drown out the outside noises. This helps a lot.
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If we're going to be leaving our campsite, as opposed to just sitting outside, we never leave our dog inside the camper unless she's in her crate. This is purely for safety reasons. If she jumped down from the bed and broke a leg, we'd hate to have her lying there suffering for a couple of hours while we were away.

We learned our lesson when I left some chocolate candy on the dinette table and she got into it, paper and all, and got very sick. So she is crated at home and in the camper any time we are not there to supervise and protect her.

Actually, she loves going to her crates and will often get in on her own when she senses we are about to leave. We have made going to the crate a positive experience with treats and praise, and she obviously feels very secure in her "den."

All dogs are different, but this works for us.
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I agree! My dogs love it too!
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You guys probably started the use of crates early on...Zeus is 12 now and has never been in a crate before. I actually ordered one and it was so huge when I put it together...Zeus wouldn't have anything to do with it...even with treats (and me) inside to encourage him. So I gave up and sent it back for a refund. I'm just not to sure about the 'old dog...new tricks' thing. But I do want to work with him while we're at home with the RV to encourage him to stay quiet for a little while in it and me nearby to check. We'll see...otherwise he just has to go to his Vet and be kenneled there in a run.
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You guys probably started the use of crates early on...Zeus is 12 now and has never been in a crate before. I actually ordered one and it was so huge when I put it together...Zeus wouldn't have anything to do with it...even with treats (and me) inside to encourage him. So I gave up and sent it back for a refund. I'm just not to sure about the 'old dog...new tricks' thing. But I do want to work with him while we're at home with the RV to encourage him to stay quiet for a little while in it and me nearby to check. We'll see...otherwise he just has to go to his Vet and be kenneled there in a run.
Awww he has a great mom working with him! I am sure he will learn how to relax and learn that it is ok to just hang out quietly! He looks like a smart guy! Hang in there with him, as you seem like you would do no less! He may end up to be the perfect camping buddy!
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Thanks for the thumbs up!!
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Awww he has a great mom working with him! I am sure he will learn how to relax and learn that it is ok to just hang out quietly! He looks like a smart guy! Hang in there with him, as you seem like you would do no less! He may end up to be the perfect camping buddy!
I agree. He may have trouble adapting to a crate at that age, but I bet the vet will have some tips for getting him to relax when left alone. I hope so because you and Zeus (really cool name) will certainly have more fun when you're able to camp together.
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