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Campinghoss@51

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Posted: 07/26/20 07:25pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We leave our two when necessary in the fiver. To make sure all is ok we have a Amazon Cloud Cam with audio on the entire time we are gone as well as a temp stick to monitor temp and humidity. We also use a Verizon mifi rather than rely on cg internet connections. Both my and my wife's smart phones are set up to receive text and emails from the temp stik if something goes haywire. They are not and never have been crated but that is just our preference.
Leaving your dog outside will cause you a lot of problems in most cg's if the dog is not attended.


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Bring your dog along. Take him swimming at a lake.

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1) Outside alone is a no-go at just about any campground. If the owner finds out (and people will likely notify them), you are likely to be asked to leave.
2) Inside, you need the air/con running as campers tend to heat up well beyond the outside temp. On an 80F day, the interior could be well above 100F (even with the windows open).
3) Even inside, if he barks, expect to be asked to keep him under control or be asked to leave. Keep in mind, he will be hearing lots of new sounds as he is in an unfamiliar location and that could trigger him to bark.

PS: You were vague on the breed. I'm not sure if that was intentional or not but if he looks like a pit bull, doberman, german shepard, or other "aggressive" breed expect some parks to not allow him. It doesn't matter how sweet or well trained he is. It's mostly an insurance thing, so no point getting mad at the owner.


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Some of those whose dogs 'don't bark' are either deaf or have become so attuned to it they just don't notice it. "Our Fluffy doesn't bark when we leave her alone in the camper". How do you know? The folks parked next to you who are trying to relax or sleep or have an outside lunch might disagree with you.
Of course not all dogs bark, but some will bark each time a vehicle drives by their site. These pups are not barking because they enjoy it, they bark out of boredom, fear wanting attention and any number of reasons.
Good friend we used to camp with, now with Alzheimer's, had a pup that barked constantly. I asked him one day of the pup was OK and he had not even heard the pup barking. We certainly had been hearing it for quite a while

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I've watched dog owners pause and listen for barking as they leave, and their dog does not bark until 10 minutes after they're gone.


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Put yu dog in the rv. Others may not appreciate your dog.





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Horsedoc wrote:

How do you know? The folks parked next to you who are trying to relax or sleep or have an outside lunch might disagree with you.


You know, because you talk to those neighbors upon returning and ask if they heard any barking. Unless they are for some reason lying and saying they didn't hear anything when they did.

We leave our dog in the motorhome (and trailer when we had one) sometimes. It's not my preference, but there's a lot of places dogs are not allowed to go. If it's hot I'll run the air conditioning. She's not in a crate, but is happy to just lie around waiting for us. It's possible she panics and barks when we're gone, but in asking neighbors we've never had anyone say they heard anything. Usually she's right there on the couch where she was when we left lol.

I'm sure it's very dog dependent. Ours is fine alone in the motorhome.


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camperdave wrote:

...in asking neighbors we've never had anyone say they heard anything.

I'm sure it's very dog dependent. Ours is fine alone in the motorhome.
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We have only owned Border collies and never had an issue leaving them in the RV with AC running, blinds pulled.

Out of courtesy we've asked neighbors if they heard our dogs and they claimed not.

We do however try to limit our time leaving them alone.

I've personally on several occasions heard what sounded like coyotes locked up in RVs.

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We know if ours bark since we can hear whatever they are doing. Not only can we hear them but we can talk to them as well. Asking your neighbors is one way to check but being able to actually hear them if they do bark is priceless. Technology is a great thing if used for the purpose it was created.

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