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Help need things to help if traveling with dog


Ok van is due in 2 months then we need to start to get use to it with some small trips. I would prefer to travail with no pets but the wife has a small dog so it is coming. What do others do? For things like number 2 disposal, fencing, training ect. All ides greatly appreciated and will get wife to read this thread to help her whit what may be need. Thanks  wink    



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Always pick up after No 2's dispose of in toilet (minus plastic bag)
Be aware 10-80 baits are liberally laid in most parts of Australia - normally signposted in area but not all Landholders comply with notices. Keep on lead at all times or utilise a pen or runner wire, around other caravans and parks.
Enjoy it out there, We may see you out on the track

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I can tell you what we carry for our dog.

1. a number of leads.....always on a lead no matter where we are, even have a long rope one for the beach.
2. doggie bags.....every poo gets picked up. Bags are tied to the ends of leads, stuffed in pockets, in the van, in the car,....gotta love bags
3. dry dog food.....no canned muck- makes him fart and in a confined space its awful.
4. vaccination records....you can get doggie day care in lots of places including local vets if he is currently vaccinated
5. medications.....worm stuff. flea stuff, tick stuff, itch stuff,...all the usual
6. doggie toiletries.....shampoo, brush, nail clippers, scissors, tick tweezers, ear cleaner etc
7. spill proof water bowl and food bowl with an "ant trap" water moat.
8. Coats and jumpers....it gets very gold overnight at some times of the year.

We used to have a portable cage/crate....he never got used to it and prefers to be beside us on a lead.
We used to carry bedding.....he sleeps on the bed

We taught him to pee on cue.....a godsend in bad weather, on quick rest stops and late night walks
We taught him to be silent on command....stops neighbours complaining
We are teaching him to wait quietly in the van or car if we need to leave him....that's a work in progress.



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Thanks both this is a good start Your list Rosie looks good. Not sure I am ready for it to sleep on the bed.

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Mackayak wrote:

Thanks both this is a good start Your list Rosie looks good. Not sure I am ready for it to sleep on the bed.


 Unfortunately we had to have our dog put down last year.

She loved her lightweight collapsible Bona Fido kennel,.

Waterproof & it had fly windows for ventilation that could be velcroed shut to protect her from the wind.

Here's a photo after 80,000kms.

Keith Small NSW Sept Oct 2015 004 (800x600).jpg

 



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Well I have decided not to buy a van - trailer or whatever ATM. I am buying a dog trailer and putting my dogs in that.. For the moment I will stay in motels it's not expensive as I will travel inland and most motels have parking area's as greyhound trainers use them all the time.I run an outback rescue so am good with dog's. I refuse to board them because I am all they know and it's been a tough 3 year's and we all leave together. A holiday will do us the world of good. I lost a beautiful pitbull 2 weeks ago to a massive reaction to allergies and an overload of medications plus even at 5 his heart may have been failing. I am positive on my travels I will come across many animal's needing help and you should see my vet medicine chest but even then some will still die because not everyone can be saved.

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Hello, always keep your dog on a lead. not long ago came across a hiace van . rats had chewed wiring so to prevent it happening again, rat sack was put under the vehicle. i was horrified And we do not even have a dog.



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We had a rat got in our 200 series in Macksville and did a lot of damage and talking to the mechanics and they said stay away from ratsac because it is an attracter to rats ,he said the best thing was a light under the bonnet .

Safe travels Trevor 



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Rip and Rosie wrote:

I can tell you what we carry for our dog.

1. a number of leads.....always on a lead no matter where we are, even have a long rope one for the beach.
2. doggie bags.....every poo gets picked up. Bags are tied to the ends of leads, stuffed in pockets, in the van, in the car,....gotta love bags
3. dry dog food.....no canned muck- makes him fart and in a confined space its awful.
4. vaccination records....you can get doggie day care in lots of places including local vets if he is currently vaccinated
5. medications.....worm stuff. flea stuff, tick stuff, itch stuff,...all the usual
6. doggie toiletries.....shampoo, brush, nail clippers, scissors, tick tweezers, ear cleaner etc
7. spill proof water bowl and food bowl with an "ant trap" water moat.
8. Coats and jumpers....it gets very gold overnight at some times of the year.

We used to have a portable cage/crate....he never got used to it and prefers to be beside us on a lead.
We used to carry bedding.....he sleeps on the bed

We taught him to pee on cue.....a godsend in bad weather, on quick rest stops and late night walks
We taught him to be silent on command....stops neighbours complaining
We are teaching him to wait quietly in the van or car if we need to leave him....that's a work in progress.


 Pretty much covers it.  Ours are tied up or crated at night.  We have 3 big dogs (2 kelpies & a husky).  They all do well travelling, and all know the rules - no barking/howling when tied/crated is important.  Good on-leash manners are also crucial.



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