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Jennifer’s Tips: Keep Your Dog From Running out of your RV

| Updated Apr 9, 2018
Jennifer's Tips: Keep Your Dog From Running out of your RV 1

According to survey on our Facebook Group, almost 70 percent of all RVers travel with pets, most often a dog.

But one concern many of us have is how to keep our pets secure while traveling, or from bolting outside when we open the RV door.

Lisa Gruner, of Huntsville, Alabama, shared a tip with me about how to handle the situation.

“I use the table support from the table to hold our dog’s leash because he’s a runner,” Gruner told me. “He wants to run right out the door as soon as you open it.”

As Gruner points out, RVers need not necessarily set up the entire table – just the support. Then slip the leash right over it.

“And I know he’s not going anywhere, and that helps a lot,” Gruner said.  “We’ve been using it seven or eight years now and it works.”

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Jennifer Wendland

Published on 2018-04-09

Jennifer Wendland travels North America with husband, Mike, in a small Motorhome. She has worked with Mike as a television producer and traveled extensively all over the world. She is a self-described "gym rat," enjoying fitness and exercise wherever she goes. She is a certified Water Aerobics instructor and has taught large group classes in leading health clubs for more than 20 years. She and Mike have three grown children and seven grandchildren. They travel about two weeks out of every month. When not on the road, they live in southeastern Michigan.

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