Tips on taking your dog in van

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  1. Lindylooj

    Lindylooj Read Only Funster

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    Hi all, we have just acquired the most gorgeous Norfolk terrier from a rescue centre. We plan on taking her away in the motorhome. Any tips on taking your dog with you? Where does your dog sleep? At least we only have a small dog mind you I am surprised how many 'poo' bags we are getting through :Smile:
     
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    on her bed on the floor in the van
    at home where she likes :Rofl1:
     
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    Our buster and tuppence=( avatar picture)
    jack russel cross terriers
    Slept on the extended dinette bed
    With mrs t and not a sound all night

    Me I was forced to sleep in the over cab

    buster was a barker at home
    But away he calmed down
    And forgot to bark

    Sadly both have passed on
    Still miss them
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    We take all three with us, a lab, flat coat and a westie, no problems as such they sleep on the floor between the two bench seats with there water bowl between the cab seats, with a shed load of poo bags in the pocket on the hab door.
     
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    Top tip is to get your dog a coat. Then shave it. No hair in the MH. Second top tip is be firm. Both our collies have been told they are not allowed on the seats. Both our collies ignore this however. To tip 3 is if it's a mucky day and you are going out for a walk with the dog leave a jug/ bucket of water handy and a towel just inside the door. Wash paws before going back in. Takes 30seconds and no mucky paw prints to stress about. Tip 4 . You can get a thing called a mucsack. Once picked up you put the bag in it. If you can't find a bin it doesn't let the smell out until you find one. Hope these are of some use.
    We also have a handheld dyson animal..........:thumb: both our dogs are rescues.:thumb:
     
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    Handheld Dysons are great we have one at home for cats and now dog. Will look into the mucsak and the water/towel tip is excellent especially with this weather. :Smile:
     
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    Tips

    1, Put dog in van
    2, close van door
     
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    but we havent got a dogging van
    isn't it rude:Wink:
     
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    I have 2 Bichon Frise which do not moult.

    I am not as house proud as some of you:Smile:

    I put a comfy throw over the bedding and my dogs sleep on the bed:Smile:

    Easy to wash without dirtying bedding.

    I am happy and dogs are happy.:Smile:
     
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    Is that when you are at home? Do you take it out sometimes and feed it as well?.....lol......:Rofl1:
     
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    At home Kobi sleeps in the kitchen and has a big surprise waiting for him when we get home mid April -- NO MORE sleeping on the bed beside me.
     
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    We have 2 Sottie /westie crosses.They dont really moult But can get hairy pretty quick.If they get muddy bellies when its bad weather they get a sponge down and towel rub at the door.(with hot water ) spoilt.They dont mind this at all.They sleep exactly where they want,normally between me and wife( Although we never took them this weekend,good job because they would have barked all night, noisy neighbour):Rofl1::Rofl1:Mind you if they were with us we could have dumped poo bags under Treacles (noisy neighbours ) van.The dogs love being with us and love the walks.
     
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    We have 4 dogs, none have been in the van
     
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    Ours gets a sleeping pad in between the front seats, and when we're travelling he is harnessed and we use a dog seatbelt to stop him getting in the front or being thrown in the event of an accident.
     
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    Well here goes, choose wisely xxxx

    If dog is pooing too often the food you are feeding the dog may be too rich try changing it xxxx

    Teach the dog where they are allowed and not allowed to be from the start and stick to it. Make sure they have their own bed and bedding in the motorhome and teach them where to sit when travelling (its hard work but persevering now will bring rewards later xxx)

    Always keep in the van:

    Pet bedding, pet towel and shampoo, pet brush, pet raincoat doglead and harness, food, feeding bowls and poobags xx

    A bottle of water from your own home is also worth carrying as water tastes different and they can get an upset tummy if the water where you stay has been chemically treated.

    DONT forget the flea spray and the advantage/stronghold or whatever you put on the pets to keep the fleas at bay, remember your dog may be treated but it doesnt stop fleas from others jumping on your dog and then jumping off onto your carpet or bedding.

    MOST importantly certainly in London (not sure if its countrywide) and are walking dogs you must have at least the same number of poo bags on your person somewhere as the number of dogs you are walking. If you get stopped by an enforcement officer and do not have this, you can be fined £80 per dog. So if you are walking 3 dogs and are poobagless thats £240 on the spot fine regardless of whether they need the toilet or not.
     
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    Good post. The only thing missing is a tick remover.
    We always have loads of poo bags in our pockets but I have to ask. You leave home with three dogs and three bags. One dog poos, you use a bag and bin it. Warden stops you and you have three dogs and two bags. What happens?:thumb:
     
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    Take him to the poo bin
     
  18. Vlad The Impaler

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    Dog ......
    Dog food.....
    Bowls .....
    Old towel to wipe feet.....
    Lead.....
    Poo bag....
    Wanger and ball.....
    Motorhome.....
    FUN.!


    Vlad.
     
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    we have the one westie and although told where to sleep he normally sleeps where he wants (between my wife and i) i have just received my order of biodegradable poop bags from www.muttsbutts.com, very good quality £40.25 for 2000 bags.
    we also keep a pet towel at the door
    he has been chipped and has his own passport
    for travelling abroad you can get special flea type collar for a type of flea in europe
    happy travelling
     
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    Gordon aint gotta clue, perhaps just always make sure you have loads on you. We usually carry a roll on us

    Must admit the stuff we put on our dog also does ticks and mange so never thought. We have to be careful because of the wild foxes.
     
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