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Old 01-03-2014, 03:37 PM   #1
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Question Why so many dogs?

We love dogs but do not have one any more. It seems wherever I go most RVers have a dog or several dogs. I was just wondering what it is about RVers and dogs. Why do you have a dog (or dogs)? Isn't it a hassle to take care of them in such a small space? An inquiring mind
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We have camped with 3 different dogs. Have so far outlived 2 of them. If properly trained, they are an asset to life.
I could not have one that was not a camper dog.
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Old 01-03-2014, 11:33 PM   #3
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We have one dog right now. She is great, I work with her all the time. Very protective of our home and especially of our campsite. I think she actually likes camping more than the rest of us. When we camp (SP primarily) she gets almost nonstop walks and runs. We can leave her for extended periods of time and she never makes a mess or causes trouble. She is extremely well trained and very loyal. It is very rare that she barks.

Personally, I would rather camp with a dog than try go to a hotel with or without her.

What I do not like is when people have dogs and they do not treat them with the proper respect and give them the appropriate training. We where in Teklanika Alaska and there was a camper that had two dogs tied up all day, and they were all entangled no water, no food or anything, barking all day. We untangled and gave them water. Around dinner time the owner showed up and we had a little chat with them.
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We have a small dog that has traveled with us for years, before we started fulltime RVing with my work we stayed in hotels about 300 nights a year and our dog stayed in the hotels with us and was never a problem.

He never made a mess in the hotel rooms or barked, he rode elevators in hotels all the time, people we amazed at how well behaved he was.

Now that we are fulltime working RVers, our dog travels with us and loves it much better than the hotels.

I do see campers all the time with several larger breed dogs, I saw one with 3 Great Danes, that would not be for us.
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Old 01-04-2014, 01:37 PM   #5
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Dogs can be a lot of work, I love taking my dogs camping, and our two dogs we have now are quite easy to take camping with us, they do not bother other campers and do not bark

In the past I had two dogs that were difficult, they stayed home more often than they were allowed to go with us
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I've always had a dog around the house so naturally he goes camping with us. For years we traveled with a Lab/ Newfie cross and tent camped in the basic parks and backwoods. Dogs live for this.

Now with the big trailer and modern parks our current dog has to stay tied up which is a shame but he still loves to go.
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We have two dogs. They go everywhere with us. They love all the attention they get while camping. We camp, they camp.
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Our dogs are what got us into RVing in the first place. We'll never forget the time we were getting ready to leave on our first trip. The girls moped around the house until my wife asked if they were ready to go. It was all tailwags and "smiles" from there on. We wouldn't be able to enjoy ourselves without having the whole family together.
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People who camp are more relaxed about life. People who have more than one dog have to be more relaxed about life.. The go together.
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