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    I found a note about the dogs, it says that socialable dogs can be offlead and others onlead.

    Im not 100% sure what that means as even the friendliest dogs can find a dog that they dont get along with and a tussle erupt?
    Rubylisious


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    It means don't use that campsite.

    It is like off lead dog parks, how many people do you see that go to those parks that shouldn't be there because there dog has issues.

    I would be finding a camp site who requires dogs to be leashed or contained at all times, you don't want to run into a DA dog off lead because the owner thinks their dog doesn't have issues or because they think they can control it when in reality they can't.

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    Yay finally got comfirmation of the campsite Im Sooo Excited! bring on October baby! Need to get my butt into gear and get a new Crate! Oh I so need a holiday
    Rubylisious


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    We "camp" with our Caravan, which is a slightly older model that my hubby has converted, so that there is a huge dog crate under the bed. So the dogs are save. We also put dog proof really good mesh over the screen door, sothat if we leave them in there it is a second security barrier and they get plenty of fresh air.

    We also have a special chain that we attach to the Caravan with links on which we can tie out the dogs when we sit outside.

    Therer are some places where our dogs can go off lead along the Murray River, but we stick to the rules in "dog on lead" areas and if there are other dogs.

    We stay at many Caravan Parks that allow dogs sometimes if we are not camping. And we ring ahead, let them know what we have (four large dogs) and even give them references of previous places we have stayed. We have not had any issues at all. When we stay somewhere we always ask for a little letter to say they have had no issues with us or our dogs. We have quite a collection and it has made travel a lot easier for us. Even when it says 1 or 2 dogs only or small dogs only. If we tell them about the fact our dogs have references and are Obedience trained we can usually persuade them to let us stay
    Pets are forever

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    I go to a dog friendly "primitive camping ground" on the NSW South Coast a few times a year. Often spend two weeks there at Xmas time. I always took my old dog, who was so well behaved, she never wandered away from the campsite. She didn't like campfires though. Actually, she didn't like being outside after dark! So she usually lay in the tent while we sat outside.

    There are always loads of people with dogs there and most of them are well behaved. But the saddest ones were those that were tied up all day, while their owners went to the beach without them. I always wondered why on earth you would take your dogs on holiday if you weren't going to spend any time with them anyway. Maybe just to avoid having to pay for a kennel?

    I might go down in October too and test how the new dog likes camping.

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    I am excited for November. A group of us from my dog training are getting together and heading up to Neuram Creek Bush Retreat for a weekend. Can't wait is going to be lots of fun!

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    OMG Crates are expensive haha I want a pink Oneeeeee!

    The Only thing I am worried about is Ruby's umm attitude. She is so tempremental these days! Grrr
    Rubylisious


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    BL - You can get crates off Ebay for cheap. Shop around.

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    What size would I need? She isnt that big of a dog but i wont her to be comfortable.
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    What height/length is she? Otherwise take her to a pet shop that sells crates and find a size you like then shop for that size on ebay etc.

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