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#1 HenrySmith

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Posted 24 February 2021 - 02:13 PM

I haven’t ever camped with a pet before but I read its very common. What would be your tips for those people who would like to camp with dog?

 

Thanks

 


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#2 Wandering Sagebrush

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Posted 24 February 2021 - 02:28 PM

Mornin’ Henry,  first...  welcome to WTW.

 

My first and most important tip is to never let your dog be a nuisance to other campers or yourself.  That means the dog is not running free, not barking, not left alone in camp, and not aggressive to people or other animals.  
 

Is there something more specific you’re interested in?


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Posted 24 February 2021 - 02:33 PM

Use a gamma lid bucket to carry measured dog food. Water bowl. Have an extra leash. I have a non gps collar radio disk goes to a receiver in a pocket and then blue tooth’s to iPhone. In a trip if she gets away I can track her up to a mile or two depending on terrain. Carry some kind of vet pill to calm them if going on ferry or for any scary day. Pliers for quills. Deskunk combo of your choice(Dawn and baking soda). Booties if hot desert or near zero temps. Chew bone for stress. Brush. Tick puller. If in buggy area some non toxic bug repellent for belly and ears. If in camper a small bed (safe spot). We have a 30 ft lead with clips to attach to truck for in site use. A few toys. A float vest if boating.

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Posted 24 February 2021 - 03:16 PM

Mornin’ Henry,  first...  welcome to WTW.

 

My first and most important tip is to never let your dog be a nuisance to other campers or yourself.  That means the dog is not running free, not barking, not left alone in camp, and not aggressive to people or other animals.  
 

Is there something more specific you’re interested in?

 

Or a nuisance (impact or threat) to the wild creatures that live in the area you are visiting.


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Posted 24 February 2021 - 04:57 PM

Rattlesnake vaccination and carry Benadryl (also useful for insect, scorpion etc bites)

 

A way to pick up poop and carry it with you or in your vehicle if there is no place to dispose of it at that moment  - like a double bag or a container with a lid or if you are hiking a pack with an outside pocket (SO sick of seeing people leave little plastic bags in the parking lot or along the trail!!!!!!) 

 

Supervise - voice control or leash - the life you save may be your dog's (bear, deer, big cats, other dogs, things they should not eat)

But make sure they still get some unleashed zoomie time in an appropriate location. 


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Posted 24 February 2021 - 06:36 PM

#1 to me is that your dog responds to any voice command that you give "Now", not after another sniff or what ever but now!  I was lucky when I worked for the BLM because they let us bring our dogs to the field with us as long as they were trained on basic field commands, were friendly and had an idea of what they could and could not do in that big world of new and exciting smells!  How does a dog learn how to do this -training! There is nothing worse than an untrained  dog out in the woods for both their owner and the dog  for allot of the reasons mentioned above.! Get a good dog, learn what it responds to, train it to your needs (protection, hunting, companionship-what ever) and go to the woods and have some fun!

 

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Posted 24 February 2021 - 06:54 PM

#1 to me is that your dog responds to any voice command that you give "Now",


Smoke

 

Smoke, you hit that nail on the head! I believe dog owners need a license to be able to take their pet off their property and must annually pass an obedience test. 

 

Over the years I have worked with amazing dog handlers  and their dogs - avalanche, search, cadaver - and am well aware how incredible dogs can be and how well they respond to training. To see a untrained, undisciplined dog, I see a sad waste of talent and a sadly ignorant owner.
 


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Posted 24 February 2021 - 07:40 PM

All good comments.  I'll add, have an outdoor rug for your dog to lay on instead of the dirt.  Keeps your vehicle a lot cleaner.  


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Posted 24 February 2021 - 08:08 PM

Lots of poop bags. And for all the above stuff a dedicated dog box.
Ps... what are people thinking? I’ve seen the bags along trails in parking lots.... I mean give me a break.
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#10 Casa Escarlata Robles Too

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Posted 24 February 2021 - 11:00 PM

Welcome to the site.

Our last dog was over 20 years ago.

He was pound dog to us so someone else trained him.

 

He was total voice command also a snap of the fingers

brought him right back to you.

 

Maybe just me but I don't appreciate a dog out of the

owners control.

 

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