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Old 09-09-2018, 10:44 AM   #61
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A normally crated pet should continue to have access to the crate while travelling. Most cats and dogs see it as a safe place. We have one older cat that willingly enters the crate to travel. The 5-month old kitten, not at all, and he expresses his displeasure from the back seat. However, we leave the opened crate on the floor at home and he's starting to enter it voluntarily. Our nervous Sheltie was crate-trained as a puppy, but now he just sits quietly on the back seat. If we had a MH we'd probably crate him. Bottom line is animals all have different personalities and you never know how they'll react.
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Old 09-09-2018, 11:39 AM   #62
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There is nothing wrong with letting pets travel in their crate when they feel safe. Our dog even started to have these separation anxiety issues a few years ago where she had these 'accidents' when she was left alone in the trailer but since then we put her into the crate and all is good.
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Old 09-09-2018, 03:58 PM   #63
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Pup is a rescue beagle mix and we don't know what she is mixed with...thinking to not take her this season until next year. Starting puppy training this week...don't have any idea of what size she will be...if we are able to do any trips the rest of the season, will leave her home this time...with a sitter of course...
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Old 09-09-2018, 05:40 PM   #64
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Suggestions and advice on first time camping with a pet...never took my other dogs camping with us but want to start with our new girl...she's only 14 weeks and we just got her. What should we do to get her used to the TT? Where does a dog sleep who is used to a crate. How do you keep them somewhat clean? Are you "stuck" at the site since you can't leave them in the TT without supervision? Any ideas would be appreciated...


We have a soft sided collapsible crate. Much easier for traveling instead of the wire frame crate in the rv.

Since ours sleeps in her crate at home as well was an easy transition.

To get her used to it you just have to go camping more often. She will get used to the changes that way. Ours is part corgi so she loves all the new smells walking around the campgrounds.
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Old 09-09-2018, 06:17 PM   #65
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To crate or not to crate your pets is the question. All family pets are different and unique, whether cats or dogs or other. We have traveled with a variety of dogs for the past 40+ years of camping and/or RVing, some large (Samoyed, Yellow Lab, German Shorthair) and some tiny (Chihuahuas). Our current little dogs love their crate, and know that it is their "safe place", because they know we will never leave home without them if the crate is near our front door. They are now 14 and 13 years old, respectively, and still love to travel and camp and meet their favorite camping families nearly once each month of the year.
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Old 09-15-2018, 04:19 PM   #66
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portable pen

What kind of portable pen do you have? Thanks
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