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06-25-2014 09:45 PM
misslesleedavis1 I put a little cow bell on the dogs. I like backpacks for them, they can carry some stuff themselves

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06-25-2014 09:37 PM
lennyb Taking both my boys tent camping this weekend at Wolf Run State Park. I'm excited but nervous at the same time. It will be their 1st time. I'm only worried about them barking at night.. I'll update after we get back..
06-25-2014 07:58 PM
Originally Posted by DJEtzel View Post
We camp in luxury, so I have no help for you!

Untitled by DJetzel, on Flickr

Can't wait to hear all about it, though!
This is how we camp too We just got our first RV last summer and have taken the Nita and Koda out three times now. We take her crate but she usually sleeps on the couch while he sleeps on the floor. Just like at home!

We are getting ready for our longest trip with the dogs so far. Five days, two 70+ lb dogs and two teenage girls I'm still trying to figure out who thought this would be a good idea

We were worried about Nita barking at people, but she has been very good about not being too protective of our site.
06-13-2014 12:32 AM
wolfy dog OK, great responses. I am looking forward to it now. It is a camp ground by a lake so plenty of swimming and fetching to make him tired. He sleeps in a crate at night at home so camping and having him close by will be great. And I can hide behind him when a bear comes....
06-13-2014 12:16 AM
wolfy dog
Originally Posted by DJEtzel View Post
We camp in luxury, so I have no help for you!

Untitled by DJetzel, on Flickr

Can't wait to hear all about it, though!
That is vacationing.....
06-12-2014 11:57 PM
Nigel Will you be camping in the cascades? Thought you were in the NW? If so, large slugs were a nuisance, but beyond that the wildlife was of no issue. We camp remote fairly often, Dogs love it and pretty much sack out right along with us at the end of the day, no problem. Hope you enjoy it.
06-12-2014 07:12 PM
ksotto333 Take benadryl,in case flies or mosquitoes get too bad....a friends dog one year had a bad reaction to black flies...we use. Motion generated light on her collar for night...
06-12-2014 06:55 PM
TinkerinWstuff Wild dogs are camping at birth.
06-12-2014 06:47 PM
McWeagle Oh yeah, back-up balls are a must!
06-12-2014 06:42 PM
Just returned from Ollie's first major trip

We just returned from our first "glamping trip" with Ollie (1 yr. old). A solid week in a small trailer on the beach. I was very, very worried he would bark at all the new noises and get us kicked out of the campground or go stir crazy and chew the trailer. But it didn't happen! In part he was just so tired at the end of every day after swimming, hiking, and fetch that he slept like a log and was too tired to care about barking or chewing. He usually sleeps on our bed at home so we are used to that, but it was a very tight fit on a full mattress for 2 adults and a 90 lbs dog. I was very happy to return to the king bed which better accommodates all of us. Also while Ollie was very aware of other campers and dogs during the day, he seemed to do ok once he got a sense for his bearings on who belonged where. We brought a tie up for him as well, but really only used it when we were doing smores or other stuff in our campsite so he wouldn't wonder over to bug anyone.

On a side note, we had a sad happening with his chuckit ball at the beach. The rubber whistler ball sank like a stone in the water before he could get to it and disappeared to the bottom of the ocean. Ollie was one distressed shepherd who could not find his ball and wouldn't leave the water or beach without it. It look a trip into town to purchase a new "floating" ball and make everything ok. Won't go on a trip again without back-up balls for fetch.
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