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Post Info TOPIC: TRAINING YOUR DOGS TO BE IN AN RV


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TRAINING YOUR DOGS TO BE IN AN RV


In the next 12 Months we hope to be full timers.  We will be traveling with 3 Dogs.  Normally when we leave the house they do not bark.  But being in an RV will be an entirely new experience for them.  So we will need to start training them to be in the coach and understand when we leave.

 

I would like to hear recommendations on how to start to train your dogs for leaving them alone in the RV for short time periods, like 1-4 hours.  How did you start to train your Dogs for this experience?  Are there any books or resources written on the topics of RV with Dogs and training them?  Any suggestions would be appreciated. 



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Big Mike,

We trained our two female dogs- ****er spaniel and 80 # bagel (basset/beagle) by putting a "grass doggie dump station" in the master bath at home and getting them used to using it while we were away. Works great to just dump the pull out tray and now when in the RV they think of that "as their spot". Esp nice when raining outside as they do not want to go out then. LOL! Under 40 bucks some on Amazon see under 20. FYI
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Wow that was surprising! that was one of the most common breeds of dogs not a dirty word but it got starred out!

One of those cute 15-20 # usu brown dogs.

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Is it a question of house-training or annoying the neighbors by barking?

I've been wondering about this, too, for when I finally get to be an RVer. My little dog is house trained and crate trained. I can leave her in her crate when I leave and she won't 'go' until I let her out. But even now, in our house, she watches out the window and gets excited and barks when people walk near the house. Is there a way to teach a dog to not do that? . . . . Maybe there's a doggie dose of valium?

 

Patti



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The question is about barking and disturbing neighbors while we are away for shorter periods of time 1-4 hours.  I do not think we have a potty training issue. 

When we leave the little Dogs are more separation anxiety prone to the bigger dog that we have.  That starts the barking.  Then the possibility of sounds outside the RV which could induce barking.  

 



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We've been on the road for over 2 years with 3 dogs. Since we retired and are with the dogs full time now they have calmed down considerably. When we get back from an outing and have had neighbors pull in next to us, I'll ask them about our dogs barking. Most will say they barked when we pulled up and quieted down quickly...just as they should. If someone walks close to our RV they will bark, I feel this is a real good security measure.

What you need to be aware of is the fact some parks don't allow 3 dogs. Many have the rule but only a few enforce it. Only one time did we have an issue. The park didn't ask us to leave but they wouldn't extend our stay beyond what we had already paid.

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We don't have dogs, but we know a lot of our friends close all the blinds/shades and leave the TV on at a decent volume when they leave their dogs behind.  Not being able to see out prevents them from barking at people or other dogs walking by, and the TV provides a little stimulation of humans talking, plus the TV volume drowns out some of the lighter sounds they might hear.



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We either leave the TV or the radio on for our dog. Although she can see out of two windows, she generally doesn't bark unless someone comes to the door of our rig or, in her estimation, is moving too close to the rig. We haven't had any complaints from neighbors. If we're in an unfamiliar park, we leave the shades down.

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