Living with dogs in your Motorhome

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  1. Dawn B

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    I've got to ask. I've noticed a lot of you have more than one dog, how do you manage in your MH. Travelling, sleeping etc.
     
  2. daveandsan

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    We only have the one dog but he is belted in the rear passenger seat.

    Dave :Smile:
     
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    Ours travel on a cover on the passenger seats behind the cab with seatbelts connected to their harnesses - they sit quietly on the journey looking out of the window until we pull up on site, then they start 'yapping'.

    Night time they sleep in their beds on the floor in the front hab area. We try to keep them as far away as possible due to the deep sleep snoring,,,,,:Laughing:

    Farting can be an issue. :Angry:

    Regards,

    Trikeman. :Wink:
     
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    Our dog has a harness which plugs into a rear seat belt, so I suppose we could have two dogs as there are two seatbelts. She sleeps on a dog bed in the drivers footwell with the seat reversed. This is her choice and I would have thought there were more comfortable places with less pedals, but it is an enclosed area and possibly reminiscent of her bed at home, which is in a cage (with the door open).
    Owing to being a European van with the steering on the UK side there is no door on the drivers side, only on the passenger side which may be why she doesn't like that side.
     
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    Our four travel with us - generally two on harnesses and they lie on their bed between the front seats. The other two travel in their cages in the garage. We also have had them in their cages in the MH itself but that is a bit of a bind. We do have harnesses for them all and are thinking that when we get away next time we will try having all four on the harnesses with two being clipped into the travel seats in the lounge area.

    They are all very happy with this and Victor and Jack sleep at night in the garage with Maeve and Rory sleeping on the bed with us.

    Kath and Howie
     
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    Snoring can be a problem our 2 Pugs can be noisy and along with the wife snoring it's a wonder i get any sleep at all.

    Mind you she says the same about me.
     
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    Poor dogs, leave a window open so it doesn't bother them too much...

    We have two dogs, they travel just behind the front seats and sleep on the floor at night on their beds between to two side sofas. At least thats where they are when we go to sleep, generally, the beagle has jumped up on the passenger seat.

    Allan
     
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    We manage with the dog laying across our legs for most of the night, if I need to get up for anything:Wink: my legs are usually numb from the knee down and I have to drag myself across the floor to get to the ablutions where I pull my half asleep carcass into the standing position only to belt my head on the sticky out mirror Linda insists we have above the toilet.
     
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    Seeing as Kath missed the opportunity: Very well thank you; I drive, so does Kath. The dogs don't. We all sleep very well, thank you. :BigGrin:
     
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    Hello Dawn,
    My name is Alfie. I travel between the seats in my bed or stretch out if I please. My waiting staff have produced a seat belt for me. It is attached to a harness around my chest and the other end clips in the normal manner into the rear seatbelt fixing. It is around 4ft long but stops me getting up the front.
    I sleep in same bed but in kitchen area as where I am pictured would be under the bed!
    Because I'm well behaved and never bark or play them up, they take me everywhere, even abroad. They walk me around if they are leaving me to let scum know I am inside. They also leave a bowl of water outside as well, to remind the scum I'm there. If there are intruders, I will ask them nicely what their intentions are?
    My staff are very kind to me and I love them very much, they even clear up my poo. Humans are generally so nice.

    Regards

    Alfie
     

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    Ours have a choice of two beds, one in the garage & one under the dining table.
    They will sleep on either as they choose, sometimes together, sometimes seperately.
    If it's hot then just on the floor but they would never get on the furniture,at home or away.
     
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    Idiot dog jake is in a cage between the dinette seats when travelling and then usually sleeps on a bed between the front driver/passenger seats. I have woken up to find him trying to sneak up but he knows he isn't allowed so mostly doesn't try anymore
     
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    I is Tara Bear... I is working as the foodtaster for Motorhome fun. I is traveling all over the europe and is going skiing in a few days.

    I is a big girl weighing in at 10 hooman stones.

    When I is travelling I is travelling wherever I is want too, sometimes on the bed but usually between the seats having a kip....if you go to a funster meet you can see me at the bacon butties on a Sunday picking up the pieces....

    here is a picture of me.... I is a newfie..
     

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    My two travel in there metal crates in the habitation area whilst traveling.

    At night Deli time goes into the garage (turned it into her own bedroom !!! ).. she sleeps in huge Vari kennel in there. Jack sleeps in his fabric crate in the habitation area.

    During the day I use a big puppy pen ( 2 put together ) and a Vari kennel in there.. Jack stays in there all day when not walking, playing football or being shown !!!

    Deli just chills in her bedroom ... :BigGrin:
     
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    Dog in mh

    Hi I have a German Shepherd, she sleeps at my feet on the bed. My current t4 has no heating I have camped in winter with ice on the inside. Having a big dog keeps me warm.
     
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    Hi Dawn,

    We only got one dog, Giddy.
    When we are driving our little long-haired GSD wears a TÜV approved harness attached to a passengers seat belt-lock. You might say, why TÜV approved, Tuv Approval is an EEC ranking and a necessity to all vehicles manufacturers of cars and motor merchandise. So when we bought the harness we took a tested and approved one rather than a nice looking one. It doesnt give her much room to move but she is fine just lying down just behind the driving seats. She can stand up though if she wants to :Rofl1:
    When parked you will find her below the table, or outside on a long leash waiting to seduce any one passing by to throw her ball

    Regards
    Paul and Ineke
     
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    Dont you strap 10 stone of dog in? I would not want that hitting me on the back of the head if i did an emergency stop. :Smile:
     
  18. Dawn B

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    Soooo not what I asked, bless you :Smile:
     
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    Our two yorkies travel in a cage, seat belted into the forward facing seats. They sleep in the cage at night but during the day when not traveling the cage is stored in the garage and they are usualy curled up on my driving seat lol.:BigGrin:ps just trying to train the cat ,finding it more and more difficult to leave her behind as we are starting to plan longer trips .Shirley is frightend we could loose her at new destinations. Any tips would be great lol
     
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    we travel with 3 staffies, who treat the van as their other home
    travelling all 3 are in hanesses cliped to seat belts, 2 in the dinette and a third clip bolted to the floor (bought from vehicle dismantler on ebay). they have 3ft long leads with a seatbelt clip by the handle so can get on the bed or sleep on the floor but cant get to the cab

    at night they take it in turns who will sleep on the bed with me with the other 2 on a duvet on the floor. if its hot they sleep in the cab or on the vinyl by the kitchen

    never had a major problem with the dogs whilst travelling for years and wouldnt be without them
     
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