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Pipp

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Camping with a dog
« on: 19:25:15, 18/07/19 »
Apologies if this seems like a daft question but I'm soon going to be camping with my dog for the first time and wondered what everyone else does with their dogs when it come to showering and nipping to the loo? It'll just be me and the dog so not like I've got anyone to take it in turns with.

beefy

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Re: Camping with a dog
« Reply #1 on: 20:06:10, 18/07/19 »
Looks like you will have to take your dog with you  :)
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Pipp

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Re: Camping with a dog
« Reply #2 on: 20:08:38, 18/07/19 »
That was my thought but I though other campers may not take too kindly to a dog in the showers  ;D

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Re: Camping with a dog
« Reply #3 on: 20:53:23, 18/07/19 »
We go wild camping so don't have that problem  :)
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fernman

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Re: Camping with a dog
« Reply #4 on: 21:49:25, 18/07/19 »
Sounds like it's a naughty dog so the obvious thing is it will need tying to a tree or post while you're gone, unlike a good dog that would just sit and wait for you to come back.
But then I'm not a dog owner, so what do I know?

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Re: Camping with a dog
« Reply #5 on: 21:50:51, 18/07/19 »

Even a good dog will turn into a naughty dog if a cat saunters past.


Especially a spaniel!

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Re: Camping with a dog
« Reply #6 on: 21:52:29, 18/07/19 »

If I'm just popping in for a pee, I just tie the dog to a handy fencepost or whatever.





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Re: Camping with a dog
« Reply #7 on: 22:00:10, 18/07/19 »
Even a good dog will turn into a naughty dog if a cat saunters past.


Especially a spaniel!
I wasn’t aware that a spaniel was a cat  ;D

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Re: Camping with a dog
« Reply #8 on: 23:56:52, 18/07/19 »

I went camping with a dog. I put him in the tent while I went off to the washroom. I couldn't have fastened the zip properly, because when I came out the dog was waiting outside for me. Made me laugh, clever dog. Would have been more sensible to leave him in the car.


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Pipp

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Re: Camping with a dog
« Reply #9 on: 07:06:41, 19/07/19 »
She's definitely not naughty, it's more the fact she always wants to be with me.
She is a spaniel, however cats don't bother her it's birds she likes!
I'm guessing I'll just have to assess the site when I'm there and work out what's most suitable...or I'll have to stink for a day  :D
Fit old bird - brilliant! At least he came to you rather than wandering off!

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Re: Camping with a dog
« Reply #10 on: 07:08:36, 19/07/19 »
I wasn’t aware that a spaniel was a cat  ;D



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Re: Camping with a dog
« Reply #11 on: 07:13:40, 19/07/19 »
She's definitely not naughty, it's more the fact she always wants to be with me.
She is a spaniel, however cats don't bother her it's birds she likes!
I'm guessing I'll just have to assess the site when I'm there and work out what's most suitable...or I'll have to stink for a day  :D
Fit old bird - brilliant! At least he came to you rather than wandering off!



Our spaniel did exactly the same a few days ago when we were camping in the lakes - my wife was cleaning her teeth and our spaniel suddenly appeared at her side in the wash room; I thought she was in our big family tent dozing. She will chase cats - and birds, rabbits, hares - anything smaller than her that runs away, in fact. And unfortunately she will kill if she gets her teeth upon them, so we have to be careful.


As Ilona infers in her post, perhaps best to lock the dog in the car for 10 minutes if you have bought it camping.

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Re: Camping with a dog
« Reply #12 on: 11:28:53, 19/07/19 »
Dogs should always be on a lead on campsites so attach said lead to a solid object with a length of cord, preferably with shade and water available.  In the good old days we attached our dog to the car bumper rather than putting it in the car - harder these days as cars lack bumpers.  You can get a helical peg to attach a dog to. https://www.amazon.co.uk/Royal-Tether-Spiral-Camping-Anchor/dp/B016A64PK8
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Re: Camping with a dog
« Reply #13 on: 13:12:48, 19/07/19 »

 
 I'll have to stink for a day  :D



Fit old bird - brilliant! At least he came to you rather than wandering off!



You won't stink after one day of not having a wash. If you're on your own only you to smell it anyway. Take some wet wipes and wipe around your smelly bits with them.


Yes, dog was old, wanted to be with me all the time. I could walk him off lead and he wouldn't leave my side. I miss him.  :(


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Re: Camping with a dog
« Reply #14 on: 14:07:34, 19/07/19 »
In the good old days we attached our dog to the car bumper rather than putting it in the car - harder these days as cars lack bumpers.

I have visions of you driving off forgetting the dog was tied to the bumper!