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Advice on travelling with our little dog.


My partner and I are travelling from Gippsland to Darwin via Coober Pedy Alice Springs then back tracking across NT into qld and down the east coast.  
We are concerned as to how we manage national parks etc.  Little Ollie travels well but what do we do with her if we want to visit some sights where dogs are not allowed.

Any suggestions please or how have any of you fellow travelers have managed it.

Thank you. Suzanne



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Travelling with a pet will constrain your travels enormously. If you can, leave it home with a friend.
The northern parts of Australia are also dangerous for small dogs ESPECIALLY. Ticks, snakes, crocs and 1080 poison (all over Australia), all kill them.
Cheers,
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Peter_n_Margaret wrote:

Travelling with a pet will constrain your travels enormously. If you can, leave it home with a friend.
The northern parts of Australia are also dangerous for small dogs ESPECIALLY. Ticks, snakes, crocs and 1080 poison (all over Australia), all kill them.
Cheers,
Peter


 Hi Ozfan,

Welcome to the forum.

Peter offers some good advice above.. Probably not what you wanted to hear but I have seen on many occasions, the result of a poor dog being left in or at a van for the day while the owner goes for a tour around.

The dog becomes quite stressed in the majority of occasions and creates disturbance to those in close proximity.

Enjoy your travels



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Hi and welcome.

The previous posts presume you are irresponsible dog owners who let their dog run wild, eat everything, play with snakes and generally terrorise those nomads who do not travel with dogs. Same old story.

Your obviously responsible or you wouldn't be asking the question.

There is a search function above,where you can type in " pet sitting" and get some useful info.

We travel with dogs and choose not to visit Nat parks, hasn't been an issue for us, always plenty to see.

You could try information centres in your journey they may have contacts for pet sitting. Sometimes approaching other travelers with pets can be helpful.

There are also Facebook sites with pet sitting availability if you have access.

Some food for thought for you,

Cheers and happy travels. Chris.

 



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Thanks everyone for the advice. It has given us food for thought. I will look around for doggy day care as we travel. We are responsible dog owners and would never leave Ollie alone as she would stress.
Suzanne

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Some van parks may offer dog sitting.
Some park managers will have lists of local kennels for dog boarding as might local information centres.

Private dog sitters may not offer overnight kennel services which may be a problem if you do want to venture into some national parks as you might find it hard to see what is available in one day.
Ensure any dog sitter has a secure yard or pen that will contain the dog. We have a friend who left her dog in the hands of a lovely lady but the dog got out onto the road from her yard and the unfortunate happened.

It is good you are responsible dog owners as opposed to The Travelling Dillberries thoughts, so many arent, or at the least they are ignorant to the fact that their dogs play merry hell when the owners arent around.

If you really care for your dog then plan your adventure around having your dog with you at all times.
Even some van parks do not permit dogs anymore so enquire first before just turning up.

Dogs can be great companions but their presence can be very restrictive when touring.



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As some have mentioned there are dog sitting services in quite a few places. However the areas you are going into are remote and the likely hood of finding those is slim at best. Given that through that area most of the interesting sights are in National parks you may find it extremely restrictive with your dog along. I would be leaving your dog at home was I you.

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Suzanne, welcome to GN's,
As Peter pointed out there are many reasons not to take your furbaby - Poison baits, ticks, deadly viruses, savage burrs, snakes, wild dogs, even birds of prey such as eagles, etc.

If you have you pet fully vaccinated and are prepared to groom him several times a day and inspect thoroughly after every excursion - have a pet run for him to play in whilst outside - in short take constant care - your furbaby will love you even more for the holiday.
Keep aware of local notices advising of baits and viruses - ask local vets if there are any known problems in their area.

I always traveled with a red heeler dog that was my shadow (literally) - but after he crossed the rainbow bridge (21 years old) the Child Bride would not permit me to have another.

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If you take him, make sure his tick control is maintained and look at a tick collar as well. There's a dog disease spread by ticks called ehrlichiosis that is 'up north'. It's in the NT and I read a report on ABC News that it's now also been found in north queensland. It's a horrible disease, you'd want to take every precaution. We've got dog movement restrictions here in wa from affected areas, you'd want to look into any similar restrictions for your route.

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