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Q: Do you take your dog(s) on vacation with you?

February 19, 2009 | By gale m. | 19 answers | Expired: 1868 days ago

gale m.

I have never gone away with my dogs. Wondering if it is fun and where people go?

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Kyra L.
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Mar 05, 2009

I don't go anywhere without my dog. But you need to know if your dog can really handle it and behave well. Do they travel well? Behave? Manners? Social? New situations? A vacation with your dog can be a blast, but it can also be a complete disaster if something goes wrong. What if the leash slips out of your hands for even a second? Is the dog going to take off? Does it get carsick? Thunderstorms in a different environment? I'm don't want to discourage you at all, but just realize that if things go wrong far away from home, it can be a lot worse. I defintiely suggest a short overnite trip somewhere close to home as a trial run. As long as your dog is ready for it - have a blast!

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asiagirl
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Feb 25, 2009

Last time we went camping and we brought our dog. It was so much fun. My dog has to stay on a leash but it was still a blast. I probably wouldn't bring my dog to the beach cause my dog has to stay on a leash and it wouldn't probably be as fun, but that is just my opinion. I just wouldn't bring them anywhere where they would have to be alone in a house /hotel at anytime. Have fun where ever you go...... hopefully you can bring your dogs

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Diana V.
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Feb 25, 2009

We have taken our dogs camping several times. It is a lot of fun, and there are lots of places for the dogs to run and explore. They get filthy and need to be groomed afterward, but it is worth it!

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Kim C.
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Feb 25, 2009

We have taken our dog with us on several occasions. I guess it really depends on where you plan to travel to. When we go camping/fishing or anything to do with the outdoors-it's usually a great time for our dog. He has so much excitement with the new outdoor surroundings and all those wonderful new smells!

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Jay T.
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Feb 20, 2009

We have rented a cabin in the mountains a couple of times--along a stream for the water. The dogs have really enjoyed the new sights, sounds and of course the water. It is just so peaceful and relaxing!

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Joe R.
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Feb 20, 2009

Water water everywhere. Depending upon your geographical location a trip to the beach, lake, or river is always a treat for the dogs. They usually play until they drop.

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JenHuedy
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Feb 20, 2009

We usually take camping trips and Lucy nearly always comes with us. We did leave her at my Dad's house on our trip to Yellowstone because dogs aren't allowed in most of the park and Lucy can't be left alone in the camper (major separation anxiety).

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Carol
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Feb 20, 2009

Yes, definitely. I would feel like I had left part of the family behind if they didn't come with.
I've taken my dogs camping and on a few other driving vacations to destinations within a 5-7 hour drive from my house. A few years ago, I even took my older dog on a week-long road trip to Rushmore, Yellowstone, and Nevada (I hadn't yet adopted my younger dog). I've never had any problems.
When I travel for business, a friend house-sits and dog-sits for me, so the dogs can stay in familiar surroundings.

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Drew359
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Feb 19, 2009

yes I have. Mr. P goes where I go.

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Susan D.
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Feb 19, 2009

YES: We take Abbey with us when we travel, she is a good traveler and she loves staying in a motel. There are lots of motels that accept dogs or cats. We also take her camping with us, most campgrounds allow pets too... I would never leave her in a kennel just to go on vacation. Once we couldnt take her because we were traveling with someone else so I paid a young lady to come and stay with her while we were gone...

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