2 awesome tips so you don’t worry when leaving a dog alone in an RV

 2 awesome tips so you don’t worry when leaving a dog alone in an RV

we don’t worry about leaving a dog alone in the RV because we always know the temperature

This question came into our RV Lifestyle Facebook Group from Dorene, who asks: “Newbie here! What do you do about leaving a dog alone in an RV for a few hours?”

ANSWER: With Bo, our Norwegian Elkhound, we use a technology tool to give us peace of mind that when Bo is in the RV and we are working out or out to dinner or taking a hike where pets are not allowed, that we can know that the temperature is safe for him. It’s called the Nimble Pet Safety Temperature Monitor. It’s made for RVers who worry about leaving a dog alone in an RV.

never worry about leaving a dog alone in an rv with this pet temperature moitor
The Nimble Pet Safety Temperature monitor makes it so you never have to worry about leaving a dog aline in an RV

It uses a cell signal on the Verizon network to send me text alerts if the temperature exceeds the limits I set (85 degrees F). That way I can return to the RV and address the issue by turning on or adjusting the AC. The device also works through an app and I can call it up to display the RV interior temperature on demand.

Dorene’s question about leaving a dog alone in an RV also brought some great tips from members of our RV Lifestyle Facebook Group:

Jerry ‘n Jean suggest tuning into something called DogTV, a 24/7 channel with programs scientifically developed to provide the right company for dogs when left alone. Through years of research by some of the world’s top pet experts, special content was created to meet specific attributes of a dog’s sense of vision and hearing and supports their natural behavior patterns. The claimed result? “A confident, happy dog, who’s less likely to develop stress, separation anxiety or other related problems.”

dog tv is handy when leaving a dog alone in an rv
DogTV.com is handy when leaving a dog alone in an RV, say members of our RV Lifestyle Facebook Group

You join and download an app to your favorite streaming device. They offer a free trial. After that its basically $7 a month of you pay a year in advance. We haven’t yet tried it but it looks pretty cool. But says Jerry ‘n Jean:

“We usually leave the TV on and we always come back to sleeping dogs. If we are going for more than half a day we do doggie daycare.”

Malinda doesn’t necessarily watch DogTV but she does turn on the TV in our her, saying “We always left the TV on …..masks sounds they might hear outside and yeah ….they usually sleep the whole time!”

Matt says “We loaded a bunch of relaxation music on a drive that plays through the radio. Blocks out the noise outside as much as we can.”

And Pegi offers “Campgrounds usually have a dog walker for hire or know of one. We did that for years! It was perfect.”

All this info comes from our RV Lifestyle Facebook Group. If you’re not a member, just go to RVLifestyle.com/facebook and join, you’ll be one of 37,000 group users there to help each other with all aspects of the RV Lifestyle.

So there you go a couple of tips and great advice about leaving a dog alone in an RV.

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Mike Wendland

Mike is a veteran journalist who, with his wife, Jennifer, travels North America in a small motorhome, blogging about the people, places, joys and adventure of RV life on the road. He enjoys camping (obviously), hiking, biking, fitness, photography, kayaking, video editing, and all things dealing with technology and the outdoors. See and subscribe to his RV Lifestyle Channel on YouTube, where he has hundreds of RV and travel related videos. His PC MIke TV reports, on personal technology are distributed weekly to all 215 NBC-TV stations.

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  • Another tip to keep your dog (pet) cool is to use a self-cooling pet pad. It uses (non-electric) pressure-sensitive gel technology, and lasts a few hours at a time. Available from small to x-large from Amazon, Chewy, and other pet product vendors.

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