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Pets in the camper
« on: August 08, 2020, 01:12 PM »
Hello to the round.

My wife got a dog five months ago. Unfortunately, the dog still hasn't got used to the camper, although we have already tried a lot.


Has anyone had any experience with it?

Many thanks in advance

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Re: Pets in the camper
« Reply #1 on: August 08, 2020, 06:07 PM »
Is the dog kenneled in the motor home when you are moving or loose?  He might take better to it if he has his own spot that he feels safe in.


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Re: Pets in the camper
« Reply #2 on: August 09, 2020, 05:51 PM »
Most of us travel with pets.  If they aren't used to it or not taking up on it, what Joan said is good advice.  Even covering the kennel with a sheet, except for the door, if need be.

And ultimately, if they absolutely don't acclimate to the camping environment,  get a pet sitter while you're gone.  Otherwise, it's just continually traumatizing them, and I'm sure you wouldn't do that.

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Re: Pets in the camper
« Reply #3 on: August 10, 2020, 08:09 PM »
I have a slide in piece that defines the space while we're travelling. She's crate trained so gravitates to this spot under dinette. Safe and happy.
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Re: Pets in the camper
« Reply #4 on: August 10, 2020, 11:00 PM »
She sure looks quite comfortable and at ease!

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Re: Pets in the camper
« Reply #5 on: August 11, 2020, 07:37 AM »
I have a slide in piece that defines the space while we’re travelling. She’s crate trained so gravitates to this spot under dinette. Safe and happy.

Beautiful doggo!

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Re: Pets in the camper
« Reply #6 on: August 11, 2020, 11:57 PM »
Long haired Shepherd. She has single handily stressed out every vacuum cleaner she's ever met.
You have a pair of these don't you Kev?

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Re: Pets in the camper
« Reply #7 on: August 12, 2020, 04:58 AM »


Yes sir!  Paladin and Karli!

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Re: Pets in the camper
« Reply #8 on: August 12, 2020, 10:21 AM »
I had one that passed in 2016 and he loved camping, and any kind of traveling. The Belgian Malanois I have now gets very anxious during the traveling but once there she loves camping. I have a new girl also, a Russian Caucasian Shepherd mix. When I got her she had just come from Moscow in January and I got her three weeks later and she was ALL fur! She was kept outdoors in a kennel over there so when she came here and was kept in the house I had hair everywhere. Forget vacuum cleaner, hello shop vac! Oh, she was also one year old so it was winter fur PLUS puppy fur! I have had health issues so have not been camping the last year plus so I don't know how she will take to it. With this Covid I have not been going out at all so she does not even get to go for rides. I only go to the range and I am not taking a dog to a shooting range.

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Re: Pets in the camper
« Reply #9 on: March 09, 2021, 03:31 AM »
I've been trucking with my oldest going on 9 years, his sister 6 years and my youngest and biggest for 10 months. My oldest are 20lb chihuahuas and the big baby is a collie timberwolf cross. When in the motorhome,  they're dog piled up in the passenger seat

I found listening to music on low volume helped them get used to the semi, and the motorhome we are never in a rush.

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Re: Pets in the camper
« Reply #10 on: November 20, 2021, 01:32 PM »
We are in the road with 2 cats
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Re: Pets in the camper
« Reply #11 on: November 22, 2021, 06:10 AM »
And they look quite comfortable with it, lol!
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