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Old 10-14-2007, 06:13 AM   #1
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Question Caravanning With Puppy/dog - Advice/tips

Dear All,

We are going away over the October half term and this will be the first time caravanning with our new puppy.

She is 13 weeks old and although house training is going well she is still not 100% reliable.

Can anyone who caravans with a dog/puppy give me any advice or tips. Particularly regarding nights as we are unsure what to do with her. I was planning on placing her bed in the doorway of the caravan and then 'cutting' the area off with her crate with newspaper in for her 'business' (obviously also leaving a water bowl down as well) but hubby thinks she would be fine outside in the porch awning in her bed.... (her bed is one of those house bed so has 4 walls and roof with opening at front - but I'm worried she'll be to cold.

Any help / advice / tips on caravanning with a dog/puppy would be greatly appreciated.

Many thanks fellow caravanners/campers...


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Old 10-14-2007, 06:56 AM   #2
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I think that 13 weeks is too young to be left outside too. Weather & other outdoor hazards (including theft & predators) would worry me too much. I'd opt for blocking off a secure area for pup to sleep & puppy proof that spot. If the crate is too cumbersome to take with you, you could make some sort of blockade that will keep her in that area.

Sounds like fun. I'm envious & would love to plan an escape for some holiday fun with Ozzy. I hope you have a wonderful trip. Bring us back some pics, please.
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Old 10-14-2007, 08:41 PM   #4
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We're going to a caravan for October break too. We're taking Max and Sabrina. Max is recovering from a broken leg and has had to have his leg pinned. We're not taking any chances and are hauling his crate with us. Not sure where you are but, if you're in the UK I think it'd be too cold to leave the little one outside at night.

Why not just treat the caravan like you would the house? Is the pup crated at home?

Whatever you decide, enjoy your break xxx.
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Old 10-15-2007, 06:04 AM   #5
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Our dogs, puppies and adults alike always slept inside with us. The weather, parasites, predators, etc were always too much of a concern to leave them outside along with the possiblity of someone letting them loose or stealing them.

Then there was also the fact that they were excellent bedwarmers on cold nights.

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