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    • elsien
    • By elsien 17th Jun 18, 11:01 AM
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    Camping with Gitdog?
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    • 17th Jun 18, 11:01 AM
    Camping with Gitdog? 17th Jun 18 at 11:01 AM
    I am currently considering whether this is workable or whether I need my head examining so would appreciate any feedback from anybody who takes their dogs camping, with regards to practicalities.

    I'll be going on my own in a two person tent, with a car. If I left him in the tent at any point (e.g. to go to the loo) the tent would be unlikely to still be there on my return so I'm looking to put him in the car overnight etc. Tent not big enough for a crate, plus I'd be worried about him getting nicked.
    Are even dog friendly campsites funny about bull terriers?
    Can you usually have the tent next to the car?
    Anything else I need to think about?
    He's a friendly little soul, just somewhat lacking in impulse control.
    All shall be well, and all shall be well, and all manner of things shall be well.

    Pedant alert - it's could have, not could of.
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    • UKTigerlily
    • By UKTigerlily 8th Jul 18, 1:38 PM
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    So sorry, I read Gitdog & camping lol tears are flowing. You could write a book tho on that alone!
    • Savvy_Sue
    • By Savvy_Sue 8th Jul 18, 4:21 PM
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    I'm awaiting the update, I think it was this weekend ...
    Still knitting!
    Completed: 1 adult cardigan, 3 baby jumpers, 3 shawls, 1 sweat band, 3 pairs baby bootees,
    1 Wise Man Knitivity figure + 1 sheep, 2 pairs socks, 2 hats 2 balaclavas for seamen, 1 balaclava for myself ...
    Current projects: Poppies, mohair cardigan pattern arrived and going strong!
    • w06
    • By w06 8th Jul 18, 4:40 PM
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    the nation waited with baited breath to hear how the campsite faired ...



    just scrolling back up this thread, within a few days of my posting Stan's preferred mode of camping he acquired a sister, and the van acquired a hastily built double hound bed ... what would we do without these reprobates?! (her elderly predescesor wasn't a fan of the automobile and preferred the floor)
    • elsien
    • By elsien 10th Jul 18, 8:09 AM
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    Sorry to disappoint but it's not for another few weeks.
    If the weather turns and it's raining we'll be absolutely fine as himself will
    simply decline to get out of the car.
    All shall be well, and all shall be well, and all manner of things shall be well.

    Pedant alert - it's could have, not could of.
    • gettingtheresometime
    • By gettingtheresometime 12th Jul 18, 12:11 AM
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    Sorry to disappoint but it's not for another few weeks.
    If the weather turns and it's raining we'll be absolutely fine as himself will
    simply decline to get out of the car.
    Originally posted by elsien
    Have you thought about getting one of these


    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Stainless-Complete-Tie-Out-Outdoor-Camping/dp/B01M8N455U/ref=sr_1_2_sspa?ie=UTF8&qid=1531350634&sr=8-2-spons&keywords=dog+camping+stake&psc=1
    Lloyds OD / Natwest OD / PO CC / Wescott / Argos Card cleared thanks to the 1 debt v 100 day challenge


    Next on the list - JD Williams
    • elsien
    • By elsien 12th Jul 18, 8:46 AM
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    Yep already got one for the garden. Plus a chain to go with it which is guaranteed unchewable. Not that I don't trust him or anything.
    All shall be well, and all shall be well, and all manner of things shall be well.

    Pedant alert - it's could have, not could of.
    • Jojo the Tightfisted
    • By Jojo the Tightfisted 15th Sep 18, 6:46 PM
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    Well? Did it happen? Did he show himself up or appear to all and sundry as a Model Canine Citizen?

    We need to know...
    I could dream to wide extremes, I could do or die: I could yawn and be withdrawn and watch the world go by.

    Yup you are officially Rock n Roll
    Originally posted by colinw
    • elsien
    • By elsien 15th Sep 18, 7:04 PM
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    Gitdog was so traumatised he was indeed a model of good behaviour.

    He didn't appreciate being left on his own in the tent (safely crated) while I socialised - in a new place and scared of the dark, the big wuss.
    Then I wouldn't let him in the bedroom bit with me, so he had to stay in the outer bit of the tent. Hypothermia set in as I'd overlooked his jumper so he got his own back by waking me up for a 4 am walk.
    He was basically too knackered after that to misbehave, and I was told off for casting nasturtiums on what was clearly a much maligned paragon of virtue - never seen him so subdued well-behaved.
    Said paragon lasted till we got home and he had a proper kip before normal service was resumed.

    Future learning curves:
    Check the length of the lead before chucking treats in the tent. Or indeed food of any sort.
    Take blackout curtains for himself.
    Ensure his winter woollies are broken out even if it's a hot weekend in August.
    Expect him to show me up by being all the things I say he isn't.



    We are currently bidding for a tent on eBay, much to his distress. He's possibly more your glamping type of dog.

    Last edited by elsien; 15-09-2018 at 7:06 PM.
    All shall be well, and all shall be well, and all manner of things shall be well.

    Pedant alert - it's could have, not could of.
    • elsien
    • By elsien 15th Sep 18, 7:13 PM
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    He did bestir himself enough to come third in agility. And before anyone says it, there were more than 3 taking part. Although it's fairly safe to say we now know flyball is not his forte.

    All shall be well, and all shall be well, and all manner of things shall be well.

    Pedant alert - it's could have, not could of.
    • Jojo the Tightfisted
    • By Jojo the Tightfisted 16th Sep 18, 11:53 AM
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    The other competitors were three cats and a one legged Dachshund, weren't they?
    I could dream to wide extremes, I could do or die: I could yawn and be withdrawn and watch the world go by.

    Yup you are officially Rock n Roll
    Originally posted by colinw
    • elsien
    • By elsien 16th Sep 18, 12:10 PM
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    The other competitors were three cats and a one legged Dachshund, weren't they?
    Originally posted by Jojo the Tightfisted
    Nope, but they were all bull terriers which possibly amounts to the same thing.
    All shall be well, and all shall be well, and all manner of things shall be well.

    Pedant alert - it's could have, not could of.
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