Canine Friends and Travel...

Canine Friends and Travel...

This is a discussion on Canine Friends and Travel... within the Off Topic & Humor Discussion forums, part of the The Back Porch category; Do your canines like to travel with you? I'll start...Gunner, my rather large Rhodesian Ridgeback(120 lbs), loves to go along for the ride. My Glock-36 ...

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    Canine Friends and Travel...

    Do your canines like to travel with you?

    I'll start...Gunner, my rather large Rhodesian Ridgeback(120 lbs), loves to go along for the ride. My Glock-36 is on my side, and Gunner is my 'lookout'...yep, we're travel buds. His mind is saying, "I'll take care of you, boss."
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    Hey retsupt, the family resemblance is uncanny!

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    Beautiful dog!

    We take our dogs on long trips if we can get a cabin that is pet-friendly. Otherwise they stay at a trusted doggie hotel. One dog gets a harness, the little furball sits in a crate. Tanner gets a bit of anxiety on the first leg of a trip; she's a rescue dog and I think she thinks we're going to stuff her in a drop-box overnite like her last family did.
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    Yup, they sure do! My 100 lb pit bull mix (Brisco) and 15 lb "peekaboocock" (Lucy aka Lucy-fer because of her attitude) absolutely love going bye-bye in the truck even if it's just a quick ride to the grocery store or a long distance trip.
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    My aussie used to go everywhere with me.

    She used to get me in trouble all the time. Wife would accused me of liking the dog more than her, and when I told her "well the dog listens to me better", I'd be spending the night outside in the dog house. Darn dog would set at the back door looking at me in the cold while she was nice and warm in the house!
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    lol archer51, reminds me of that joke about putting your wife and dog in the trunk, driving around for an hour, and seeing which one is still happy to see you when you open it up.
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    Nice looking dog retsupt! He looks like a sweetheart. Our dog loves to go in the car but I don't take him too many places because I don't like to leave him alone in the car.

    He loves to sleep between us at night though. I call him "The Chaperone" and he takes it seriously. If you try to move him he goes into one of those "dead weight" modes.
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    I take all 4 of my dogs for a ride everyday to the dog park. Needless to say, it's the highlight of their day.

    Everybody has their spot to sit in - and if it gets out of that order, all hell breaks lose.

    The Yorkie sits in the back window and looks like a bobble head.

    The Australian Shepherd has the run of the back seat - from window to window - making all kinds of racket.

    The Jack Russell stands on the console and looks like a hood ornament. She takes this very seriously.

    The King Charles sits on my lap because she is the princess.

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    I would do daily runs with mine but the places i would go i cannot leave her in the car or take her into the stores . So home for her or the Pet Salon and Kennel if we are away , and my brother and sister in law watch her .
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    Patti you are the first I have heard mention Dog Park. We live on a ranch and the dogs run from morning to night and being a ground squirrel or rabbit on our place means you are a very smart rabbit or squirrel. The wife and I go twice a Month to Reno for shopping and eating out. We have driven by 30 parks in Reno with maybe two or three people. Then we go by the dog park and the parking lot is full and they have overflow parking. No matter rain shine snow etc.

    We enjoy stopping and watching the dogs perform some Frisbee some ball and some chase the other dog. The people parks have tables and BBQ pits toilets and all the fancy things money can buy and the dog park has a couple of portable johns and a lot of very happy people and dogs.

    Sorry for the long post. To answer I don't take the dogs often for two reasons one they watch the place when I am gone and with all the animals we have and feed and care we don't go many places.

    Now during sorting and branding or dehorning I am not big enough to keep them out of the trailer.

    I have a Queensland and a Australian Kelpie brown and tan.
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    I used to have a farm and my dogs ran loose. Now I live in town where the squirrels and rabbits run amok.
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    In Alaska we have dogs that take us for rides, Called a DOG SLED!! LOL the dogs are in control.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sealteam20001 View Post
    In Alaska we have dogs that take us for rides, Called a DOG SLED!! LOL the dogs are in control.
    Have you done this?

    We lived in AK for 7 years, out in the Aleutians. I was invited to go along on a sled training exercise with the Dronenburgs. I flew into town and spent the night at their place with the 50 or so dogs they had out in the huge back yard. Early the next morning a team of dogs was loaded up and we went to the mountain trails for a looooooong run. Those dogs love to run, and the cold doesn't seem to bother them. It was about 10 degrees out, and when we would stop for a bit, the dogs would dive into the sidewalls of snow on the trail to cool down. When they run...they move a lot faster than people realize. The dogs are strung out maybe 50-60 feet out in front of the sled. When they are moving full tilt one would be hard pressed to try and jump on a moving sled. It was pure silence and just the beauty of the trees and mountains quickly going by.

    I went with Diana Dronenburg, her dogs, and her Ruger 44mag on her side for moose on the trail. If I recall, she was in training for the up coming Ididarod and had already shot several moose on the trail...that actually attacked her and the dogs. She didn't mess around...she stayed safe and was able to claim a lot of meat for her freezers. She was quite a lady.

    I had invited her out to our school in the Aluetians...an oil company paid her bills to come out to our school (Adak Naval Air Station), and she gave a fantastic presentation to our entire school body...700 kids K-6. She brought her sled, Ididarod clothing and trail materials for survival, and her lead dog, named Ruby. Ruby roamed around the kids in the audience...it was a great time for our students.

    Yep, that sled dog experience was something I will always remember.

    I hope I didn't steal the OP's post...wait a minute, I am the OP...so I guess I can digress a bit...Dogs, Alaska, it's all good!
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    My German Shepherd, Kilo, loves to go for rides.

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    Great idea to take the dog along. We started doing this on days when we were too busy to walk him, and it really keeps his spirits up. He loves to pick up jr. from school.
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