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    Default Camping with Doggies

    This October long weekend we are camping (Which we do every chance we get) but we would like to take Ruby this time.

    The last time we went the place we stayed didnt allow dogs and before that I thought she was a little too young. (4mnths)

    Has anyone taken their pooches camping and do you have any tips for a safe and enjoyable trip for us all.

    I am now on a hunt for somewhere in syd that will allow dogs during peak season.. Not easy!
    Last edited by Bulldog_Lover; 07-11-2011 at 08:44 AM. Reason: wrong age hehe
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    Make sure she is crate trained and make sure you take a crate with you. Just in case.

    Take a tie out stake and cable so she can be tied out when you are not able to keep an eye on her etc.

    It is all common sense really in what to take, same thing you take for yourself really, bedding, food, water, bowls, towels, doggie first aid kit etc.

    I was hoping to go in August but the trip got canned because my friend couldn't take time off Oh well hoping I can take the girls somewhere soon.

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    Crate, I honestly didnt think of that. She has been crate trained but hasnt been on one for a couple of months now. They one she had was a pop up material one which got chewed up LMAO

    I deffinately need to get another one!!
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    Yeah it is just for safety reasons/emergencies etc.

    Otherwise you can also put the crate up in the tent and set it up as her bed, that way she isn't wandering around the tent during the night, or tied up outside to sleep.

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    We have taken Gigha twice now and used to take all our other dogs all the time. We camp at the local dams where there are little or no camping rules like down in the big smoke.

    Gigha is crate trained so we set the crate up in the annex of the van and then we use the biggest tent peg known to mankind and peg her out on a length of chain on a grassy bit by the camp fire and water. We also take a long, long piece of rope and take her for a walk/let her run loose on the end of that a couple of times a day away fromt eh camp so she cant get tangled up.

    She was happy in the crate of a night time and getting used to the chain idea. Watch the camp fire though, Gigha has a habit of chasing the sparks! We also took her coat and she wears that of a night time as she has next to no fur and it is quite cold at the moment. By Oct you should be fine!

    I hope you find somewhere!

    Take lots of bones, that keeps them busy too!

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    I have found two pet friendly camp sites.

    Turon gates and Riverwood downs Barrignton tops.

    They are both about 2.5 hours drive and look amazing on their website!
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    Crate is the best thing to bring, I have a soft crate that collapses & weighs nothing so great to take camping. It's a home away from home I guess.

    I also take a metal cage/pen which is great for giving him some room to play in & keeping him safe when I'm busy. It's a little heavier but collapses so dosnt take up too much room on the trip.

    I also take a 10mtr long lead so he has some freedom but I can still control him when out walking at the beach etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bulldog_Lover View Post
    I have found two pet friendly camp sites.

    Turon gates and Riverwood downs Barrignton tops.

    They are both about 2.5 hours drive and look amazing on their website!
    BL-you are lucky....due to my s/tzu being DA we can not even go to pet friendly camp sites....so we usually go to state forests or stockton beach etc
    I love cooking but I love eating even more.

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    I have freinds in NZ who take their dogs camping every year when they go. Loads of people do and they told me its just free range.

    Everyones dogs just run round doing their own thing LOL...stuff that

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lala View Post
    I have freinds in NZ who take their dogs camping every year when they go. Loads of people do and they told me its just free range.

    Everyones dogs just run round doing their own thing LOL...stuff that
    I know what you mean. Not only I have a DA dog but also I would like to be in control of my dogs. IMO the risk is too high to let them run around...

    One thing campers should know is that pet friendly does not mean off leash.
    I love cooking but I love eating even more.

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