We’ve traveled a lot in our RV this year with Tai, our 70-pound Norwegian Elkhound.
Our Roadtrek eTrek is 24 feet long. He has two favorite places, on the floor up front beween the driver’s seat and the passenger’s seat while we are on the move, and back on the floor by the rear sofa when we are stopped.
At night, he sleeps up front on his bed- which we bring form home – or, until we wake him up using the bathroom at night, sprawled on the floor in front of the refrigerator.
During an extended family vacation out west this summer, Tai was joined by his “cousins,” my son’s 120 pound dog, Sequoia, a St. Bernard and Alaskan Malamute mix; and Charley, my daughter’s 75-pound Goldendoodle.
That’s them in the photo at the left, chillin’ in the Roadtrek’s air conditioning with me while everyone was swimming somewhere in Colorado.
That was 275 pounds of dog…. and they stretched out in a straight line pretty much from one end of the Roadtrek to another.
Granted, most of the Class B RVers I’ve seen with dogs have itty bitty ones, about the size of my dog’s head.
But since Tai sincerely seems to enjoy traveling with us, it got me wondering how others do it.
Do you use restraints? Harnesses? Cages as you travel? Seems those things will work well with little dogs. But what about big ones?
While we’re on the road driving, Tai stays on the floor. I think he’d like being able to look out the windows. How could that be managed with a dog his size?
Do you allow your dog up on the sofa? If so, what do you put on top of the material to keep it clean and avoid being ripped by doggy toes? Tai will sometimes sneak up there if we’re not looking, or if we’re sitting outside at our campsite. But we shoo him down if we catch him there. We don’t let him on the furniture at home and we don’t in our Roadtrek. But he makes me feel guilty with those sad puppy looks that Dogs are so great at calling up.
Use comments below. I’d like to hear how you travel with your dogs. Or cats, as the case may be.
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