Bringing your dog along camping
A good way to get your dog used to travel in the motorhome is to start by making small trips. If your dog has the habit of getting sick when driving, try not to feed it at least four hours before departure. Instead feed it in the evening. Make a stop every three to four hours to let the dog run around and get some fresh air (these breaks are also good for the driver). In some areas it is mandatory to keep the dog on leash: remember to bring one. Remember to also bring several bags to collect your dogís droppings. To collect it, put your hand in the bag, collect the droppings and turn the bag inside out. Put the used bag in a waste bin. While driving keep your dogís head away from open windows as insects or dust could get into its eyes and cause serious problems. Donít leave your dog alone in the parked camper longer than a few minutes as it rapidly could get very hot inside the vehicle. However, if you do leave your dog inside the motorhome, make sure that there is sufficient ventilation, as much as would be necessary for a person.Note that some camping sites donít accept pets, so remember to inquire in advance when making the reservation. Keep in mind that the neighbours donít appreciate that your dog relieve itself on the wheels of their motorhome, against the legs of the tables or anywhere inside their private camping area. Always keep the dog tied up at the camping site and make sure it has shadow and water inside the radius of the leash. Donít leave the dog on its own when you are not present; children could be tempted to provoke the dog and possibly cause an incident, for which the owner of the dog could be held responsible. Keep in mind that dogs which behave well in the presence of their owner, sometimes become aggressive and barks when they are left on their own.In order to not lose your dog or cat during the trip, attach a message to the collar indicating the address and phone number of your next destination. Remember to update the information. It might also be a good idea to add the name and phone number of someone at home who knows your itinerary and how to get in touch with you.