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ppine

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Posted: 11/19/19 09:37am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We get down the road with a 55 pound Border Collie and two smaller dogs. We give them excercise and take them on hikes. You have a responsibility not to leave your dog unattended for long periods. We take them in the truck with us.

In warm weather there are some challenges. We get take out food or dine outside and bring the dogs with us. we are always looking for shade. I love dogs and always travel with them.

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Posted: 11/19/19 10:33am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Love our 2 German Shepherds guarding the house and property .....outside, at home.
Would be a non starter for me to pack along 90lbs of puppy brains full time in a 8x30 box that I also had to live in.


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Our various 80-85 lb Golden Retrievers have traveled with us since we bought our 5er in 2007. They love their walks. But they also love their naps. Take them for a long walk before we go out, they go into a dark corner of the bedroom and lay down, and that is where they are when we return. Pretty much typical for Goldens. But never gone more that about 3 hours, same as home.

But we have camped beside people whose dogs have barked from the time they left to sightsee until they returned hours later. That’s not good for the dogs or the neighbors.

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Posted: 11/19/19 02:41pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I am between dogs right now, but I have traveled with Akitas who ranged from 115 to 136#. Akitas are included on some cg ban lists.
I ignored the ban list and planned on claiming mine was a mutt- a cross of a husky and who knows. Most people don't have a clue about Akitas and I was never questioned.
That said, I am someone who demands that my animals are well trained/behaved and obey me at all times. All my Akitas have also been the most loving of all humans. They all believed that people existed only to love on them. That's a long way of saying my dogs are always more welcomed than someone else's yappy ankle biter. (Akitas rarely bark- some don't at all).

So yes, its possible. BUT, you are restricting yourself with any dog, regardless of size. DO NOT leave your animals unattended in a rv. They will make noise no matter how much you think that they wont. And if youre camped next to me, I WILL report your failings as a pet owner. That usually means shape up or get out of the cg.

The biggest drawback for us was not being able to do things together like see a movie, spend the day somewhere that dogs aren't allowed, and don't ask about summers when they have to be in AC. That means staying with them either in the truck or in the rv.

I would suggest that you travel without a dog for a while but act like you have one. See if the inconvenience is worth it to you. Because that's what it comes down to- your personal preferences. And if you don't both want a dog, DONT get one.

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As travellers we would not consider travelling WITH a dog. Too restrictive. You want to be out all day doing museums, doing events that don't permit dogs etc., what do you do with the dog? We want to go somewhere, do something, we simply do it. No worries about papers for Canada if heading to Alaska. No worries about the little yapper becoming eagle lunch. No worries about a dog frightening wildlife away. No CG access concerns.


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Quote "I would suggest that you travel without a dog for a while but act like you have one. See if the inconvenience is worth it to you. Because that's what it comes down to- your personal preferences. And if you don't both want a dog, DONT get one." Quote
This is good advice. Its better than getting one, and finding out you would rather not.

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CFerguson wrote:

I am between dogs right now, but I have traveled with Akitas who ranged from 115 to 136#. Akitas are included on some cg ban lists.
I ignored the ban list and planned on claiming mine was a mutt- a cross of a husky and who knows. Most people don't have a clue about Akitas and I was never questioned.
That said, I am someone who demands that my animals are well trained/behaved and obey me at all times. All my Akitas have also been the most loving of all humans. They all believed that people existed only to love on them. That's a long way of saying my dogs are always more welcomed than someone else's yappy ankle biter. (Akitas rarely bark- some don't at all).

So yes, its possible. BUT, you are restricting yourself with any dog, regardless of size. DO NOT leave your animals unattended in a rv. They will make noise no matter how much you think that they wont. And if youre camped next to me, I WILL report your failings as a pet owner. That usually means shape up or get out of the cg.

The biggest drawback for us was not being able to do things together like see a movie, spend the day somewhere that dogs aren't allowed, and don't ask about summers when they have to be in AC. That means staying with them either in the truck or in the rv.

I would suggest that you travel without a dog for a while but act like you have one. See if the inconvenience is worth it to you. Because that's what it comes down to- your personal preferences. And if you don't both want a dog, DONT get one.


My cousin raised Akita's. They are some of the best well behaved and relaxed dogs there are. They are very laid back.
We traveled with a Chow/Golden retriever mix, 120lbs! He was very well behaved and didn't bark. Traveling with him was easy. He would just lay in the back seat or watch out the window, he really loved traveling! When we stoped for gas he knew it was time to get out and go. I love traveling with animals, but it has to be the right animal.


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Posted: 11/19/19 06:56pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

"Please list any positive or negative issues traveling with large dogs."

Under 45lbs is not a dog. It's just an over-sized cat.

"You may encounter some campgrounds that restrict certain breeds or have a size/weight limit for dogs."

Over the years the definition of "bad-ass" dogs has changed. When I was a kid, it was German Shepherds, then dobermans, rottweilers for a while, now pit-bulls. The ones that annoy me in the campgrounds are the ankle nippers (always 3 or 4 with one person) yipping constantly at anything from another dog to a blowing leaf.

Personally, I never liked pit bulls, but my daughter has had two. Both big babies and very friendly. Never any aggression. Would I get one? No. Don't like airedales either. Love Huskies, even though they are tough to train. The best dog I ever had was a shepherd/husky.

We don't have a dog now because we travel too much. But when we are more home bodies, it's on the list.


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Dodgeguy qnd Cferguson - my dad had akitas and showed them. The males are really big goofballs. The females could be very territorial and their prey instinct was much stronger than with the males.


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Posted: 11/19/19 11:00pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Frank55 wrote:

Please list any positive or negative issues traveling with large dogs. My wife wants a German Sheperd and I do not see anything but problems. From scratching the floor to tbe issue of what to do with one while we are away for the day. I do not think it is right to leave a large dog locked inside a trailer all day.


All parties involved need to be on board with getting a pet or it will not work out!

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