Dogs travelling in the motorhome

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  1. MikeD

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    Well I will soon have a dog again. A cross between a labrador and ?.

    Not a big dog about 400mm high.

    We have a Autotrail tracker FB. So how do I let him travel in the motorhome?

    Buy a Kennel/cage or just let him lounge on the rear seating?

    Any advice would be appreciated.:thumb::thumb::thumb:
     
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    Mine have a couple of beds on the floor behind the driving seats. Once in the home they stay there. I'm sure it's not too safe if I had an accident but not sure of an acceptable alternative.
     
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    dog in mh

    u can have my ex wife shes a dog and she can be made to be 400mm high cut her ankles off here is a pic of my ex ---(____|____) :Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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    Our dog is a bit skittish when it comes to vehicles so she travels in the motorhome in a fabric and gauze travel container which folds up when not in use. :thumb:
     
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    Ours lounges on the side bench. Starts off with her head on my right shoulder until her eyes glaze over then she usually ends up on the cab floor between us.
    BTW she is a labrador/lurcher cross, usual lab size but a bit slimmer....so far.
     
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    Our 2 Border Terriers travel in a soft cage. These fold flat on arrival if needed.
    If the kids dont come , which is getting more and more often , the cages stay up and the dogs sleep in them. They are on the side bunk and can see outside and are quite comfy.
    That way if theres an accident , all passengers are seatbelted, and the dogs are caged.
    This stops them flying about like a missile into any of us or the fixtures and fittings.
     
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    we travel ours with his bed under the dinette which is at the back of the cab seats, we also keep water down for him in a " tommy Tipee" type dog bowl. only problem we have is when you switch the engine off, he knows its time he can get out so he goes to the door and you just have to control that time.

    we also carry a simple harness that clips into a seat belt holder if needed to restrain him.

    he is not allowed on " the furniture" at home or in the van. but thats our choice.
     
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    Dogs In Motorhomes

    Our two geman shepherds travel on the floor and the cat travels on one of the side seats all loose, I'm also sure if we had an accident it would be dangerous.
    I got stopped in France 3 weeks ago and fined 90 euros going through a red light and they wer'nt interested in breathaliser kits loose animals or my tom tom all they wanted was money
    Alan
     
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    We bought a fabric cage through eBay so that both dogs could go in it at night and if we had to leave them for any length of time. Our youngest is very likely to scratch the door down! Cost approx £35. Our Tracker is only a year old.
    During travelling the dogs are tethered and can't reach us in the cab.
     
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    We have 3 dogs: Romy (greyhound/staffie) who travels either in the dog bed under the dinette table behind the driver's seat, on the rear dinette seat itself, or between the front cab seats; Lily (Patterdale) travels in a dog bed in the centre of the cab floor pushed up to the base of the dash, or on my knee; Tazzy (chihuahua/Jack Russell) who usually lays on my knee or in the bed under the table bed if it's free.

    As for your 'new' dog, it really depends what he/she is used to, how old etc - ideally a secured dog harness or cage is the safest but it isn't always a practical proposition.
     
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