Why have a dog if.....

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  1. jonandshell

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    We are on a CL at the moment.

    The occupants of the caravan next door have a spaniel.
    It sleeps in the car and is tied up outside the caravan all day.
    It does get walked, but can anyone tell me why you would have a dog for companionship but then leave it alone all the time, excluding it from your life?
    It's not what a social pack animal should endure in my opinion.
     
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  2. Figaro

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    Perhaps it suffers from bad flatulence ?
     
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  3. Mr Milliemobile

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    Maybe the caravan is too filthy for the dog to be seen going in....
    Dogs do have standards
     
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    I totally agree with you, Jon. If someone acquires a dog then the human family should replace the canine social pack. Excluding a dog, to my mind, is tantamount to ostracising it from its social pack and is extremely cruel.
     
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  5. Wildbill

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    Believe it or not our dog seems to prefer its own company
    We let him in the living room he walks in then just goes back to his basket
    Anty social bugger he is
    Bill
     
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    Our two Spaniels wouldn't put up with that. They like their comforts, our seats, our beds and lots of walks. :)
     
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    We couldn't do that with our two they love company and so do we they're so loyal.
     
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    It might be what the dog is used to or prefers, for what ever reason it might not be able to settle in the van.
     
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  9. daveandsan

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    Our two rescues are the same, they would soon have something to say if they were tied up on their own outside.
     
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    We're in an Aire in Spain with 2 dogs tied up outside barking at anything that passes next door to us.
    Quite annoying but I'm with you, why have them to tie them up outside all day?
     
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  11. John Laidler

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    Saw that on a site in Cornwall last week. Owners sat in their caravan and there two large dogs were in a cage in the back of their car with the tailgate left open. And the two mutts whined and barked constantly. I suppose I could have gone across and spoken with them, I was tempted but we went for a walk instead and by the time we got back they had left.
     
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    Don't know why anyone wants a dog in a motorhome, period :(
     
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    Im not a dog person and wouldn't have one. However, surely, if you have a dog it becomes a member of your family?
    To exclude a dog from your family is cruelty.
     
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  14. Vlad The Impaler

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    When I hit 40 I decided I would treat myself to the 2 things in life I'd always wanted a dog and a motorhome .
    Pre kids me and Mrs Vlad had enjoyed holidays in places like the Caribbean ,Mauritius ,Dubai ,Majorca and anywhere that took our fancy .
    Having always wanted a dog there was no way I was going to stick it in kennels when we went on holiday .The motorhome meant we could all go away together and no matter where we go we know we will always have decent accommodation and my furry friend can come too .





    Vlad
     
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    Ours as well (y)
     
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    I hate reading things like that. I would have probably had a pop at the "owners' if I was there. People who treat dogs like that shouldn't have them to start with.

    Our motorhome is as much for the dogs as it is for us and they love it.

    If we didn't have the dogs we would probably never have started. The only time our MH is ever used without the dogs is for music festivals that don't allow them anyway.

    Yes we have a lot of dog hair and muddy footprints to clean up but that's part of the fun for us and I wouldn't change it for a second. (y):D
     
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  17. TerryL

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    Bren always wanted a Westie but we were not prepared to have one then leave it alone all day while we were out at work. I also had an issue about allergy but, thanks to our good friends Colin & Tina (CherryPirate) who have two Yorkies, discovered I was now clear. Having found motorhoming suits our way of life it was only natural that we would end up with a dog and despite the life upheaval we're very glad we did. Jamie loves going out in the m/h and meeting all the other m/h doggies.

    But have to agree that dog ownership is not for everybody and leaving dogs tied up all day outside is, frankly, criminal.
     
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  18. Langtoftlad

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    As per @Vlad The Impaler
    I waited 20+ years to have a dog, and my retirement plan was/is to travel the UK with my canine companion
    :)
     
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    I don't know why anyone would want a motorhome or house without at least one dog.
     
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  20. Tootles

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    Are you SURE it's not his wife?? :Eeek: I mean, treating a dog like that is terrible.
     
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