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The answer may be obvious, but I need to ask. What do you folks do with your dog while sight seeing on vacation. I have had people say, leave him in the trailer for the day or leave him in the truck while sightseeing. He is a four month old lab. If we were plugged in all the time, the trailer wouldn't be so bad if we made our days out shorter, but without AC, I won't do it. I don't like leaving him in the truck for more than a few minutes at a time. What do you all do?


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Depends completely on the dogs temperment...some just can't tolerate being left alone.

We take our Golden Retriever with us when checking out the area..unless it would be inapropriate.

She and our last dog...a Sheltie, merely sleep when we leave them alone.

Your lab is still rather young to be trusted alone I think, it may start tearing stuff up if it gets bored. Or barking!


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We take our dogs for a long walk in the morning and evening when the temperature is lower. During the day they mainly hang out inside with us...

IF we go out sightseeing...we give them a treat and place them in their crates. Shades pulled, music on the stereo, lights off. They eat their treats and take a doggie nap.

For peice of mind...we have an alarm system set-up inside the camper. It consists of a Freeze Alarm, a PhoneLynx (bluetooth bridge), and a Cellphone (bluetooth enabled). It will call us IF we have a power outage, or the temperature goes above our programmed setpoint. We can also call-in for a status report to see what the temperature is, and confirm the power is on...

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I don't leave my dog any longer than four hours and have never left him without AC if it's at all hot. The Fantastic Vent does a pretty good job in mild weather. As others have said, shades drawn and a radio, on.


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If I didn't want to be WITH the dog, I'd leave her at home.


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Posted: 06/22/12 04:06pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

skipnchar wrote:

If I didn't want to be WITH the dog, I'd leave her at home.
Well, Skip, there are people who live in their RVs, at least part time, who have to go places without their pets from time to time. Perhaps you take your dog to the doctor or dentist with you or into the grocery store.

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On a rare occasion that we were going to be gone for the entire day, or if we didn't trust the power system and feared that the A/C might fail or for whatever reason....we have left ours in a local boarding kennel for the day..(day care). Once we even left them at a local vet clinic who had short term boarding facilities.
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Mine are crated in the 5er just like they are crated at home.


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skipnchar wrote:

If I didn't want to be WITH the dog, I'd leave her at home.

Thanks for the constructive advice, but if I didn't want to be WITH the dog, I would leave him at home. However I do want to be WITH the dog, but unfortuantely, the dog cannot always be WITH me while sight seeing some places. I also have kids, they like things like zoos. I have yet to be at a zoo that allows pets.

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downtheroad wrote:

On a rare occasion that we were going to be gone for the entire day, or if we didn't trust the power system and feared that the A/C might fail or for whatever reason....we have left ours in a local boarding kennel for the day..(day care). Once we even left them at a local vet clinic who had short term boarding facilities.
Both were inexpensive.

The "girls" always came first.

Thanks, thats great info. Is it an easy process to have a pet checked in at a boarding kennel?

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