Gee. I wish I'd found this forum before.
I travelled around Australia under canvas for 10 months in 2010, with faithful hound, Busta, a Jack Russell x,
then settled in Tasmania for a year, now I'm off to the UK.
I've lived in Australia for most of the past 25 years, the last 4 with Busta, but now my roots are calling (Wales).
I could have swapped stories about my experiences travelling with a dog.
I've found Australia quite restrictive about where dogs could go.
No entry to National Parks of course, most councils anti, very few dog parks, etc etc.
And as for getting a beer in a pub with my dog sat at my feet, forget it.
So it was a self-sufficency trip: cater for myself at a camp site, and sometimes I could let Busta off his lead.
Still, for all that, it was a good experience, and I wouldn't have done it without him for quids.
Back in the UK, there are still many pubs that allow dogs to sit with you, so I'm looking forward to that.
That's more like my younger memories.
I'll miss Australia a lot; it's a great place, but not for its official attitude to dogs.
If there's not a topic already called "Travelling with Dogs", I'll start one,
as Busta is about to spend 30 hours in a crate travelling to London.
Oh, yes - I'm a retired old fart with a a brilliant dog as a companion. Bless 'im.
Good to be here in the forum.
Doug&Dog (also my name on ExplorOz.com)