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Old 10-03-2020, 03:59 PM   #1
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RV'ing with dogs

Is there already a forum here for discussing RV'ing with dogs? We're newbies and plan to travel with our Labrador Retriever. Thanks!
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Old 10-03-2020, 04:06 PM   #2
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Type "RV'ing with dogs" in the search box above, and have at it.
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Old 10-03-2020, 04:17 PM   #3
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Look under the "Forest River Lifestyle" forum and "Pets".
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Old 10-03-2020, 04:34 PM   #5
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I travel with two. It can be a challenge at times but I'd be lost without them.
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Old 10-03-2020, 05:15 PM   #6
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Thanks to all. I'm new to the forum and haven't quite figured out how to navigate it.
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Old 10-03-2020, 05:47 PM   #7
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Old 10-03-2020, 06:09 PM   #8
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We just got back from a trip to Mohican State Park. Looked like 95% of folks brought their dogs.

Our one neighbor brought their dog. A small little lap dog. Cutest little thing. However the neighbor would leave the dog in their 5th wheeler when they left the campground, which the did everyday we were there. The dog barked from the minute they left until the minute they returned. Usually left around 11:00am and wouldn’t get back to the site until 5:00pm. Poor pooch. Felt like saying something but didn’t.
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You should have! State Parks don’t allow dogs to be left unattended.
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Old 10-04-2020, 08:11 AM   #10
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We got a mini poodle for my daughter last Christmas. Now that she is just about one year the biggest issue we have is her new found territorialness. When in our site she will bark at everything that walks by. Our neighbors love us. I hate being "those people". But, when walking her she does not bark at anything. We will see how well our training is going in two weeks.

One thing we did do is get a portable invisible fence. The control/signal generator looks like a rock. It runs on 6 D batteries for about a year. I have 200 ft of wire I can connect to it. This allows us to keep her contained but not constantly on a lead. For her it works very well. She knows it's there and is mindful of the blue wire. She has not jumped it yet. I call it the pet rock.

We found this much more compact than a portable pen. It allows her access to a pretty large area. Having the kid lay out the boundary with the dog keeps them both occupied for about 30min during setup.
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Old 10-04-2020, 02:21 PM   #11
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Our Sheppard/Husky mix was an adopted from friends because the invisible electric fence they had didn't stop her. They had her about a year and it was hilarious to watch. She would run through the fence and jerk her head when the collar zinged her. She would continue on as if nothing happened. She would repeat the process when she returned. After the year of trying to get her to obey the fence, they adopted her out to us. She has lived in a house with a real fence backyard ever since. Never tried to jump the real fence.
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The installer told us there are some dogs that just don't seem to care. Fortunately ours is not one of them.
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Old 11-26-2020, 10:55 PM   #13
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Yes, bring your dog on the road. Most parks welcome dogs as long as you clean up. It's easy to stop for gas since there is a place to walk your dog. It's a great way to meet new people since most like dogs and will ask questions. Saw tall lady climb out of a tear drop camper, then her tall husband and then a 70# dog. Go for it.
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You should have! State Parks don’t allow dogs to be left unattended.
That is not true for all state parks. Check with your state

You need to know their defination of unattended as well.
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Here is a guide to rving with dogs from KOA. It's probably not a complete list of concerns, but it's a good start.
https://koa.com/blog/9-must-follow-t...with-your-dog/
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Is there already a forum here for discussing RV'ing with dogs? We're newbies and plan to travel with our Labrador Retriever. Thanks!
Here is the sub-forum you want. Lots of awesome pictures in this thread.

https://www.forestriverforums.com/fo...unds-3473.html
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Just be sure to invest in a temperature monitor for when you leave them alone.
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Old 11-29-2020, 01:34 PM   #18
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Is there already a forum here for discussing RV'ing with dogs? We're newbies and plan to travel with our Labrador Retriever. Thanks!
Just bear in mind, there is etiquette for keeping the dogs and your neighbors happy when taking them along:

https://learntorv.com/doggy-etiquette/
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Just ordered a Alpha Wolf 23RD-L. We are first timers and have lots to learn. Planning to hit the road next spring. Any advice? I hope my wife likes it as much as my girls, (Delilah, Sadiejane) and I will. Lots to smell around this great country.
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Our one neighbor brought their dog. A small little lap dog. Cutest little thing. However the neighbor would leave the dog in their 5th wheeler when they left the campground, which the did everyday we were there. The dog barked from the minute they left until the minute they returned. Usually left around 11:00am and wouldn’t get back to the site until 5:00pm. Poor pooch. Felt like saying something but didn’t.

We had the misfortune of experiencing this same situation for the first time this past summer. Our neighbors had 2 dogs that they would leave in their trailer when they left the campground for the day. We could hear the dogs barking the whole time they were gone, for hours. Makes you want to rescue the dogs, but you can't.
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