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Offline bensimeon

Camping with Dog
« on: Jul 13, 2018, 11:32:11 AM »
Hey Guys & Girls, chasing suggestions for how you camp with a dog, ie where they sleep? My fiancé and I sleep in a Kings Double Swag so he won't really fit there, though about getting him one of the single swag (he is only a little staffy) but not sure if he would get out easily. Any ideas please !?!
 

Offline glenm64

Re: Camping with Dog
« Reply #1 on: Jul 13, 2018, 01:42:51 PM »
We have a little tent for them to sleep in. About $10 from Kmart from memory
Can leave it open if they re not wanderers, or zip it up if they are.
There's a big difference between kneeling down
......... and bending over.
 

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Re: Camping with Dog
« Reply #2 on: Jul 13, 2018, 01:54:44 PM »
Kings Double Swag so he won't really fit there.

Yes he will.. :icon_thumleft:

If he's like every Staffy I've had he'll find a spot. Just make sure he's at the other end of the swag and there's plenty of ventilation. Staffy owners will know what I mean  :laughing7:
 

Offline bensimeon

Re: Camping with Dog
« Reply #3 on: Jul 13, 2018, 05:04:27 PM »
We have a little tent for them to sleep in. About $10 from Kmart from memory
Can leave it open if they re not wanderers, or zip it up if they are.

I had thought about this but wanted something midgy/wildlife resistant as he's a bit of a sook!  :crybaby2:
 

Offline bensimeon

Re: Camping with Dog
« Reply #4 on: Jul 13, 2018, 05:06:38 PM »
Kings Double Swag so he won't really fit there.

Yes he will.. :icon_thumleft:

If he's like every Staffy I've had he'll find a spot. Just make sure he's at the other end of the swag and there's plenty of ventilation. Staffy owners will know what I mean  :laughing7:

I was thinking about trying it but he is a bit crazy when people are sleeping/not paying him any attention, and if I  let him in our swag when camping then the missus will think its ok for him to sleep in our bed all the time... not happening! (at least for now)  ;D :toothy9:
 

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Re: Camping with Dog
« Reply #5 on: Jul 13, 2018, 05:19:24 PM »
That's an interesting clash of agendas you've just outlined here - let us know how that works for you when you get back!  :laughing7:
Cheers,

H.
 

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Re: Camping with Dog
« Reply #6 on: Jul 13, 2018, 05:58:55 PM »
I suspect your current sleeping arrangements will dictate what happens when you go camping.  If he sleeps with you at home then he's going to want to sleep with you when away (or keep you wake all night whimpering and howling). 

If he doesn't currently sleep with you then he won't be expecting to share your swag (although he might try it on!). 
 

Offline glenm64

Re: Camping with Dog
« Reply #7 on: Jul 13, 2018, 06:58:55 PM »
We have a little tent for them to sleep in. About $10 from Kmart from memory
Can leave it open if they re not wanderers, or zip it up if they are.

I had thought about this but wanted something midgy/wildlife resistant as he's a bit of a sook!  :crybaby2:
Mozzie proof, zipmup door, top and door mesh and has floor in it.
We have 2 staffies that arent exactly gentle on the tent and its lasted 3 trips, 2 of which have been 2 month trips.
Takes about 2 minutes to put up and about 4 to roll up and put in bag. Very compact when packed.
Something like this
https://www.kmart.com.au/product/2-person-dome-tent/1679803

Just saw this
https://www.kmart.com.au/product/travel-cot/1926380



Cheers Glen
There's a big difference between kneeling down
......... and bending over.