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To get a dog or not to get a dog, that is the question.


HI Everyone,

Pete and i have been off the road for the last year and travelled for three years before that, 

before we left last time we re-homed our older Rotti as he was just to big and old to take with us, these last four years have been the first time in my whole that i have not had a furry friend and i miss having a dog.

We have been given the opportunity to have a little poodle X in June, right when we will be leaving again, I'm all for it but Pete has some reservations. 

What is everyones experiences, is it hard to find both caravan parks and free camps that allow dog? What limitations are there on having a dog with you? do you have issues with leaving your little friend for short periods locked in your van?

We are going north from Victoria in June heading straight for Cape York then spending the rest of the year coming south then staring the big lap again in 2018.

Any Advice or hints would be welcome

sylva 



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Having a dog does restrict you in many ways but the enjoyment of owning one equals out the minus factor. Caravan Parks are quite strict these days.

Personally after having Boxers for the past 30 years & losing our last one recently at 13 years of age owning a ''fluffy'' doesn't interest us at all.

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We travel with a small dog, haven't had trouble finding Caravan parks (except school holidays). Some will help/refer with dog minding, especially if you book tours through them. Most free camps aren't a problem. National parks are No Go......... Most outdoor/sidewalk cafes & restaurants are fine.

So if your dog is part of the family......take him with you.  



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No matter how little you own, having a dog makes you rich!

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Smelly. Yapping. Leg ****ing. hole digging rats.
Sorry. Not my choice.

Get a cat.
I did 20 odd yrs ago. after 40 odd with dogs. Proper dogs.

For travelling. Really NEVER looked back.
Caravan. Hotel. Motel. makes no difference.



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macka17 wrote:

Smelly. Yapping. Leg ****ing. hole digging rats.
Sorry. Not my choice.

Get a cat.
I did 20 odd yrs ago. after 40 odd with dogs. Proper dogs.

For travelling. Really NEVER looked back.
Caravan. Hotel. Motel. makes no difference.


Nice friendly reply! why even bother?

Totally uncalled for.no

Image result for people who don't like dogs



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Dogs I like.


Sorry. But I can't get my head round those things.
I' know a few blokes who's wives have them.

Of to one side.
Most can't stand them either. It's just the missus.
and the hassles if you comment.

GOD made dogs.
Man\woman modified them to what they are today.
Good and bad.

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Macka 17  doesnt look too bright to me ,,would say a sandwich short of a picnic



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I'm trying to understand why anyone would find it necessary to  enter a section of the forum devoted to traveling with pets and proceed to express negative views about dogs.no

 



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We are planning a 3 month trip in June and taking our 2 ****er spaniels with us, we have bee around aus 3 times with our Afghan( no longer with us) no problems with caravan parks or free camps yes they can be tie but wouldn't be without them, just to let you know the only problem we came across was people in caravan parks and free camps that don't walk their pets on a lead even when there's signs saying pets must be on leads very frustrating anyway get a dog and train it well and  you will have a friend for life, enjoy your travels Danny and Rosina



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Thanks everyone.

We have decided to get the puppy.

She was born this morning and its love at first sight. Well for me anyway her eyes aren't open yet lol

So I guess I'm one of those women with the little dog /rat things that macka17 doesn't like. Let's hope we don't run across him

But would love to meet all other dog lovers /owners on the road so my little girl can make some friends.



-- Edited by Sylva on Friday 14th of April 2017 08:39:11 PM

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Enjoy your new traveling companion, we miss ours enormously since we had to have her put down a few weeks back. Still got our ****atiel though!

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Sylva wrote:

Thanks everyone.

We have decided to get the puppy.

She was born this morning and its love at first sight. Well for me anyway her eyes aren't open yet lol

So I guess I'm one of those women with the little dog /rat things that macka17 doesn't like. Let's hope we don't run across him

But would love to meet all other dog lovers /owners on the road so my little girl can make some friends.



-- Edited by Sylva on Friday 14th of April 2017 08:39:11 PM


Good for you Sylva, they are great company.

Enjoy your new pup.+1.png



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I'm trying to understand why anyone would find it necessary to  enter a section of the forum devoted to traveling with pets and proceed to express negative views about dogs.no


Because he likes the sound of his own voice and has an opinion on almost every subject, technical and philosophical, which he thinks others should heed. I ignore almost all of his posts.



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Sylva wrote:

We have decided to get the puppy.


Good on yer people! :)

I would *dearly* like to have another dog but have had to put it off because of work commitments as I'm not prepared to leave a dog alone 10 hours a day.

However now I have made the decision to go on the road (in a year or so) my time will be less committed but, of course, bloody National Parks and similar prohibit dogs. This is a blanket rule which need changing. Whilst there is merit in excluding dogs from the more remote areas of NPs it makes no sense to exclude them from formal vehicle based camping grounds.

I shall lobby my federal MP on this issue but I am not optimistic.



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Santa wrote:

I'm trying to understand why anyone would find it necessary to  enter a section of the forum devoted to traveling with pets and proceed to express negative views about dogs.no


Because he likes the sound of his own voice and has an opinion on almost every subject, technical and philosophical, which he thinks others should heed. I ignore almost all of his posts.


 



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Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt. Quote by Abraham Lincoln.Mike Harding wrote:
Santa wrote:

I'm trying to understand why anyone would find it necessary to  enter a section of the forum devoted to traveling with pets and proceed to express negative views about dogs.no


Because he likes the sound of his own voice and has an opinion on almost every subject, technical and philosophical, which he thinks others should heed. I ignore almost all of his posts.


 


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My girls are Misha, Maddy, Morgan and Muffin. Oh yes, and my bride of course.

RIP Molly, our dear girl who crossed the Rainbow Bridge 24/10/2016. A loyal and faithful companion. 



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macka likes cats and bigger dogs, I do too, don't like little dog owners that let there little sweetie snap at my mallimute who looks at them thinking what the ****. there is plenty of places that will accept you dog but some wish the owners would stay away. Its the sames as every thing else just use your common sence
happy travelling with your choice of dog (not a human) my mallei talks to me though
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I think macka's folding camp table is a good indicator of the general crap he serve's up on a regular basis.

Best advice is just to ignor or flush the negitivity given.



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macka17 wrote:

Dogs I like.


Sorry. But I can't get my head round those things.
I' know a few blokes who's wives have them.

Of to one side.
Most can't stand them either. It's just the missus.
and the hassles if you comment.

GOD made dogs.
Man\woman modified them to what they are today.
Good and bad.


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My girls are Misha, Maddy, Morgan and Muffin. Oh yes, and my bride of course.

RIP Molly, our dear girl who crossed the Rainbow Bridge 24/10/2016. A loyal and faithful companion. 



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I still miss my Red Cattle dog - had him for 18 years - Child bride doesn't want me to get another so I house sit for friends with dogs at the drop of a hat.
Biggest draw back of dogs while travelling (particularly in Qld) is ensuring that tick treatments and such are totally up to date. If you ever need a vet whilst out on the road it can become a bit expensive.

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Having a dog on travel is a good idea, You'll enjoy things together and your dog appreciate being part of your journey, Dog's are lovable whenever you feel sad they will try to comfort you in the most special way.

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I just lost Shelly, the second of my two twin girl toy poodles in March this year at 16. I lost Lucy in October last year at 15. Needless to say I am devastated. They were my third and fourth toy poodles. The most intelligent, beautiful natured and adorable happy little souls in the universe. (The fact that they don't shed hair or have a doggy smell is a huge bonus). The depth of my love for them is immeasurable. I am far from surprised that you are in love with your new baby girl at first sight. You will absolutely adore her and never regret for one nano second your choice to get her. I desperately want another one to fill the enormous chasm of pain I am feeling but am having difficulty getting my other half on board as he is enjoying the freedom from having to consider a puppy in everything we do. The best of luck with your new baby.

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Sylva wrote:

Thanks everyone.

We have decided to get the puppy.

She was born this morning and its love at first sight. Well for me anyway her eyes aren't open yet lol

So I guess I'm one of those women with the little dog /rat things that macka17 doesn't like. Let's hope we don't run across him

But would love to meet all other dog lovers /owners on the road so my little girl can make some friends.



-- Edited by Sylva on Friday 14th of April 2017 08:39:11 PM

 

 

Sylva, don't worry about Macka and his ilk. They are not biased, they just hate everybody!

 


 



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My girls are Misha, Maddy, Morgan and Muffin. Oh yes, and my bride of course.

RIP Molly, our dear girl who crossed the Rainbow Bridge 24/10/2016. A loyal and faithful companion. 



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If you are having trouble deciding - don't. Dogs are a lifelong commitment. Offloading them when they become too much hassle is cruel. Believe it or not, dogs are traumatized when taken away from familial surroundings, they may recover quickly, but still it is very upsetting to them. Take a walk down the isle of a dog rescue centre and look at some of the faces, the trauma is very obvious. I worked with dogs for 25 years so for me it is a no brainer, can't live without them. We adjust our lifestyle to include them. Dogs are special, if you have to ask whether or not you should get one, they are not for you!

I met a couple a few years ago who adopted a dog who was suffering from some disease that left him paralyzed. Every day they would take him outside and lay him on his mat. Sounds cruel, but this dog was so happy just watching the world go past. These are the sort of people who should own dogs. Dogs are special, they serve us in many, many roles and ask nothing in return except our companionship!

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If you are having trouble deciding - don't. Dogs are a lifelong commitment. Offloading them when they become too much hassle is cruel. Believe it or not, dogs are traumatized when taken away from familial surroundings, they may recover quickly, but still it is very upsetting to them. Take a walk down the isle of a dog rescue centre and look at some of the faces, the trauma is very obvious. I worked with dogs for 25 years so for me it is a no brainer, can't live without them. We adjust our lifestyle to include them. Dogs are special, if you have to ask whether or not you should get one, they are not for you!

I met a couple a few years ago who adopted a dog who was suffering from some disease that left him paralyzed. Every day they would take him outside and lay him on his mat. Sounds cruel, but this dog was so happy just watching the world go past. These are the sort of people who should own dogs. Dogs are special, they serve us in many, many roles and ask nothing in return except our companionship!

I trained RAAF police dogs for 25 years, these were not small yappers that a couple here refer to, they were big strong dogs, the heaviest I came across coming in at 65 kgs. My three weighed 38, 36 and 40 kgs. I'm retired now and although I miss them terribly I now own a small cavalier ((6kgs), before that a maltese/terrier cross (4kgs) and before that a chihuahua X ((3.5 kgs). They all had one thing in common, they had extraordinary courage and spirit, the same courage and spirit the police dogs I worked with had and the sort of courage and spirit people who don't like small dogs simply don't possess. For me they are just miniature versions of my now deceased police dogs. I would rather have a chihuahua as a friend/companion than someone like the two drongos who felt the need to marginalize 'yappers', simply because they are dependable, I know they will stick by me - no matter what, simply because they are dogs. Unfortunately, drongos usually buy pits and larger dogs because it gives them a sense of power, a power they feel they need to make them feel better about themselves.   All too often they allow their dogs to roam freely, chasing cats, ripping small dogs apart and causing horrific injuries to children. These people need the green dream badly.



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Santa wrote:

I'm trying to understand why anyone would find it necessary to  enter a section of the forum devoted to traveling with pets and proceed to express negative views about dogs.no

 


 Could be that this person is just an *******, Santa.



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My girls are Misha, Maddy, Morgan and Muffin. Oh yes, and my bride of course.

RIP Molly, our dear girl who crossed the Rainbow Bridge 24/10/2016. A loyal and faithful companion. 

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