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NDH


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Question on Traveling with small dog


Hi all,

 

Hoping you can help out 

we are taking our small dog .. does anyone have any ideas on where to leave her if for instance we wanted to go to the pictures for a couple of hours 



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This is a situation that my wife and I have as well, but with 3 dogs. The only suggestion I can give you is to make sure your dogs immunisations are up to scratch, and put it into local kennels, for the day, or if you are staying at a park, ask the managers if anyone in the park will look after your dog. The other idea is if to look up for dog minders on the net for the area.

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Our 2 are happiest in the car when we go for a meal or movie. They sleep most of the time. Only if it's cool though.



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Set up a remote camera in the car.

https://www.cnet.com/how-to/icam-is-the-cheap-easy-way-to-get-remote-video-surveillance/



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NDH depending on where you are camped up - if others are around most fur babies can be left outside of the van where they can get under for shade or cover. Ensure they have had exercise first, have food and water -what do you do with them when you go out at home? Generally there are other campers that will look over to ensure nothing happens to them.-, if I or someone like me is there - they will gladly watch you little lovelies.

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There's people that do pet sitting all over Australia www.pawshake.com.au/ , www.madpaws.com.au/ , www.petbacker.com/d/australia , www.petcloud.com.au/ , www.petsonme.com.au/ , lonelypetsclub.com.au/ , www.dontfretpet.com.au/ , lonelypetsclub.com.au/ , www.airtasker.com/pet-sitting/ , www.canineandcoaustralia.com.au/services/pet-sitting

My daughter used one once when at Byron bay earlier this year and it worked out great.... as possum 3 mentioned most animal lovers can also help out , there'd be private ads around local places too l'd imagine .... lots of options:)

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"NDH depending on where you are camped up - if others are around most fur babies can be left outside of the van where they can get under for shade or cover. Ensure they have had exercise first, have food and water -what do you do with them when you go out at home? Generally there are other campers that will look over to ensure nothing happens to them.-, if I or someone like me is there - they will gladly watch you little lovelies." Ah why not. Lots of others do this. Then the little lovelies suffering separation anxiety will bark the whole time you are away and you will come back secure in the knowledge that your darling fur babies NEVER EVER BARK when you are away. Like hell they don't. All responsible campgrounds expressly prohibit this selfish behaviour for a very good reason. Your dogs , you take them with you or stay home.

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I would look after anyones dog if they had something planned they wanted to go and see. So in response to the ops question, Im thinking maybe just ask around the people camped near you. We would gladly do it and I m thinking many others would too but its just not advertised. Cant hurt to ask. Cheers Pete.

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OMG tonylee. Just read what you wrote. Really. I wish your type would stay at home !!!

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Actually, I would prefer it if all those who worked on the basis of "why should misunderstood entitled me act considerately towards everyone else when all you lot who are suffering because of my selfish actions just need to be more tolerant" types would stay home. I've not ever come across any reasonably intelligent person who can successfully argue against that. It is a universal thing that applies to inappropriate generator use, loud music, drunken revelry and any other sort of antisocial behaviour, all of which - including control of dogs - is governed by a heap of rules, regulation and law and for good reason

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Yeah whatever tony. You just keep being that important person. I would look after anyones dog. I would rather help someone out than not. Regards Pete.

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Why take it personally Peter. My comment was directed at the poster who suggested that it was perfectly acceptable to go away for the day and leave the dogs tied up outside the van. It is not acceptable as is obvious from rules posted by van parks prohibiting leaving dogs outside or inside a van when the owners are away. Simple!

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Assuming your van is cool enough, I would have no hesitation in leaving my Jack Russell for 3 hours or so in his crate.  He is very comfortable in it and just nods off till it's play time again.  Depending on how old your dog is, it might take a while to get them used to relaxing in the crate.

I have this one -

https://www.kmart.com.au/product/foldable-pet-carrier---large/2132812

Otherwise, ask around.  I too would have no problem with dog sitting for a while.



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Tony LEE wrote:

Why take it personally Peter. My comment was directed at the poster who suggested that it was perfectly acceptable to go away for the day and leave the dogs tied up outside the van. It is not acceptable as is obvious from rules posted by van parks prohibiting leaving dogs outside or inside a van when the owners are away. Simple!


 Actually the OP refered neither to tying up outside, nor going for the day.  Oh I see - other poster suggested outside.  That would be a no from me too.



-- Edited by MapleHunter25 on Friday 6th of December 2019 09:38:59 AM

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Tony LEE wrote:

"NDH depending on where you are camped up - if others are around most fur babies can be left outside of the van where they can get under for shade or cover. Ensure they have had exercise first, have food and water -what do you do with them when you go out at home? Generally there are other campers that will look over to ensure nothing happens to them.-, if I or someone like me is there - they will gladly watch you little lovelies."

Ah why not. Lots of others do this. Then the little lovelies suffering separation anxiety will bark the whole time you are away and you will come back secure in the knowledge that your darling fur babies NEVER EVER BARK when you are away. Like hell they don't.

All responsible campgrounds expressly prohibit this selfish behaviour for a very good reason. Your dogs , you take them with you or stay home.





I may have read it wrong but do you allow your fur babies to run loose in a caravan park or free camp with possibility of other dogs or 1080

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Let's face it, there are extremes on both sides of the discussion.

Dogs have rights too to be dogs.

However, here are people that are inconsiderate, generators past reasonable hours, drunken yelling, music- they invented headphones didnt they? but they like others to love their rap crap and yes barking dogs. As an ex dog ranger I've spoken to dog owners with their pet baking 5 metres away and they dont hear it- go figure.

We have a mini foxy and her bark is really loud so ever since a few weeks old we've tried to teach her to bark minimally and growl instead (semi successful lol) but we have gone out for an hour and returned and she is barking like crazy usually if she sees another dog. That is our responsibility no one elses and we cant expect others to tolerate it when they are camping for peace and quiet.

It also depends on the dog/s. Some are placid and will on a cool day sit happily outside the van or in it until owners return. Quite acceptable depending on the weather. We couldnt do that as other dogs could attack our mini furby.

We did our lap in 2016 and never visited a National Park or other where dogs are not allowed. If we wanted to attend the pictures we'd either find someone to mind our dog, leave her in the van if no nearby neighbours or simply not go.

So I think Tony Lee (with respect)  is correct but harsh on the delivery of his message. Some of us (especially if we are old) need to rethink where we spend our camping locations. If you are intolerant of people and the noise- find small towns with a showground where you have a buffer zone. Much more relaxing as sure as yabbies bite your toes people will irritate you if nearby.



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I am afraid I am with Tony on this one. The number of inconsiderate dog owners in caravan parks I have come across is quite unbelievable. I know that there are ones travelling with their dog that is well trained and not left to it's own devices while the owners go out which is very commendable, but for those of you that think that tying your dog up outside your van whilst you disappear somewhere is acceptable behaviour, really need to have a good think about things. While you are out your dog is annoying everyone around and it is often stressful for your pet. If you are not prepared to look after your dog 24/7 leave it at home.

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