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Sulphur

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Paramont Kings Dominion Amusement Park in Doswell Va, has a kennel where you can board your dogs while you are away
THere is a campgound associated with Kings Dominion which is very nice.
Check around the campgrounds where you stay, perhaps someone is a dog sitter and would look in on your dogs while you are away
Maybe more campground owners would offer this service


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Mike, you can adopt an older dog from a rescue agency. That way you aren't dealing with housebreaking or as much training. If you don't want a 2nd dog then maybe the suggestion of something stuffed is a good idea.

Some campgrounds have kennels near them that do doggie day care but I don't know if they do it at night. I would suggest calling the campgrounds you plan on staying at and asking them.


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Park next to us, we'll keep an eye on 'em if you're only going to be gone a couple of hours. Understand though, we DO give treats so if you've a problem with that....

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Doctors' Foster and Smith sell a product called 'Comfort Zone' in a spray and plug-in. I have been told it helps some animals. I am thinking of buying some for my ESS when we travel.


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I'm not one to crate a dog, I guess that comes from my many years working in jail custody services and I know what continuously being locked up does to ones mind, even a dog mind. There are other alternatives for the care and custody of your pet. What we have done is to use doggie day care services when we have been gone from the coach for an extended period of time, that usually is anything over 8 hours. Also, we have use two parks that have dog walking services. They come to the rig and take the dog out every three to four hours. Once we took the dog to a Petsmart that had grooming services and had the dog get a bath and beauty treatment for a day which also worked very well.


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Sulphur wrote:

How old is "old enough?" I am near 70 and we just got a new pup, and we love him dearly. He is such a character (Tibetan Spaniel) that he makes us feel young again.


Well, we are not "quite" up with you but our situation is such that we don't think it's a good idea, yet. Who knows, maybe we will get another dog. When I think about it, I can't imagine not having one with us. By the way, good for you!

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JB Traveler wrote:

I'm not one to crate a dog, I guess that comes from my many years working in jail custody services and I know what continuously being locked up does to ones mind, even a dog mind. .


I understand what you are saying - but keep in mind that dogs are "den" animals. If they have the right attitude about their crate/den, they will happily spend time in it. It's their place of safety and protection and solitude. (I suspect it's the "continually" part of confinement that does the harm to man and beast)

I am fortunate that my dogs are well-behaved when left by themselves - but if we get another puppy (some day) - it WILL be crated for the first year, until it can prove to be trustworthy, also. But I won't be held "hostage" by an untrustworthy dog.

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Deb and Ed M wrote:

JB Traveler wrote:

I'm not one to crate a dog, I guess that comes from my many years working in jail custody services and I know what continuously being locked up does to ones mind, even a dog mind. .


I understand what you are saying - but keep in mind that dogs are "den" animals. If they have the right attitude about their crate/den, they will happily spend time in it. It's their place of safety and protection and solitude. (I suspect it's the "continually" part of confinement that does the harm to man and beast)

Deb


Deb is right. I'm not a big crate user either, but that's because I've only had two dogs in the last 16 years and neither of them needed a crate. Our current little brat just sleeps on the bed of the fiver whenever we leave him alone for an hour or two.

My sister on the other hand, has had several dogs, and all are crate trained. She has a lab mix that goes camping with them -- and is always crated when they leave. The dog acually LOVES her crate, won't let my dog near it, and is often found snoozing or lounging in it when everyone is around and the door is wide open. It's not a bad experience for her, it's her security blanket.

As Deb said, it's the "continually" part that could be a problem. But a few hours here and there won't hurt, and as another poster said, make it a FUN thing with treats and lots of praise. Good Luck!

* This post was edited 03/21/06 10:28am by SwanInWA *


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