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Post Info TOPIC: Dog crating inside a small RV


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Dog crating inside a small RV


I'm new to the RV world and have an eight month old rescue lab/husky mix that was abandoned as a tiny pup on a roadside.  She sometimes has serious abandonment issues and has to be kept crated at home when we're away.  I'm traveling solo with her most of the time and attempted to leave her uncrated for a short amount of time while away and she urinated on my bed.  I have a 24 ft Class C motor home (Freedom Elite) and there isn't enough space on the floor for a crate.  The only space I've found I can use a crate is on top of the booth when lowered to a bed.  It's a difficult hassle to get the metal crate out of storage and set up every time I leave her even briefly.   I've been searching for easier solutions but haven't been able to find anything.  Does anyone else have this issue or any good solutions?



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I forgot to add that she is a chewer so I don't think the soft crates will work for her.  



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 Keirs10,

A couple of solo lurkers suggested I respond.  I do not have and would never have a dog in an RV but I had a kennel, bred beagles, and worked with other hounds and bird dogs.  I have also had two dogs with seperation anxiety.  Frankly, you've got a snowball's chance of curing the animal.  It is very likely to be extremely miserable whenever it is left alone.  Urinating on just about everything is normal and some go all over themselves when kenneled.  The "rescue" did neither you nor the dog a favor.

As a sometimes camp host, what you describe is a recipe for "the camper from hell".  AND that is assuming the animal is really a husky mix and not a wolf hybrid.  Wolf hybrid owners often lie about the breed.   A wolf hybrid is legal in TN (but not in many other states)  so I'll, again, assume your description is correct.

We'll never talk because I'll smell you coming and be "busy".  If you have the animal with you I will ask you as politely as possible to get it and yourself the Sam Hill out of my site.  And like many older solos, I always carry pepper spray.  The one occasion I needed it, the spray worked but just in case, like a number of others, I am properly licensed for something more lethal.  The popularity of dangerous and/or vicious breeds seems to be growing where I camp.  About the smell...

You've had the dog for awhile so you're used to the smell- TV commercials call it "nose blind"  .  Others won't be.  The urine smell on your bed won't go away but you'll get used to it.  A dog in a house is one thing (yes it still stinks) but with a camper's small volume, well, after a month or two it absolutely reeks.  Often the owner smells worse than the dog.  We figure it has to be the clothes- because everybody showers... right?

I'd wish you luck but I'm really hoping you keep the d---- thing away from me.

solo boondocker

 

 



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