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Old 01-30-2007, 01:00 PM   #1
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We've seen expandable pet enclosures (about 24" high) that can cover almost all the area on the exterior curbside of motorhomes. Is anyone familiar with them and where to obtain them?
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We've seen expandable pet enclosures (about 24" high) that can cover almost all the area on the exterior curbside of motorhomes. Is anyone familiar with them and where to obtain them?
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Old 01-30-2007, 01:58 PM   #3
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Rob & Lynn welcome to the forum We found ours in a catalog from Foster & Smith pet supply, I can't find an old catalog to get there web site but I sure you can find it.

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Welcome aboard. You need to be careful leaving a small dog out in an enclosure. Some campgrounds have rules that prohibit them being our without you attending to them. Also, some people do let there animals run loose ("Oh, he won't go anywhere!") and could jump into a low pen.

I would suggest you stay out when the dog is out to be on the safe side.

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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by TXiceman:
Welcome aboard. You need to be careful leaving a small dog out in an enclosure. Some campgrounds have rules that prohibit them being our without you attending to them. Also, some people do let there animals run loose ("Oh, he won't go anywhere!") and could jump into a low pen.

I would suggest you stay out when the dog is out to be on the safe side.

Ken </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

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Enclosures should not be used in Campgrounds etc to leave pets unattended.

We have an Akita who has on multiple occasions, while we were walking her, been attacked by small dogs who got free from their owners/enclosures. The owners thought it was cute that their little dog(s) was/were going after the Akita. Until the moment the Akita gets put out and warns their dogs to back off.

A 1,200 lb shearing jaw is not something to taken lightly.

Thankfully my dog obeys commands and will leave it when I tell her even if the "it" is on the attack.

We never leave our dog outside unattended in a campground or any public area. We treat her with the same care, watchfull eye and respect as we do our children.

Ken good suggestion but not just for small dogs as any and all dogs need to be attended to when out in public areas.
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First of all...Welcome to IRV2!
I also agree with the posts above regarding your pet in the X-pen unattended. With that said...I think that PetEdge is probably the cheapest for X-pens.
We carry two of them.. one that is 24" tall to go along the edge of the RV and a 48" tall one to connect to the shorter one. It doubles the area for the dog(s) & while we are sitting out there we don't have to keep them on the leash.

It is also handy if you have a pet that can open the screen door. The X-pen around the front door can at least slow their "escape"!



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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by MonacoMama:
First of all...Welcome to IRV2!
I also agree with the posts above regarding your pet in the X-pen unattended. With that said...I think that PetEdge is probably the cheapest for X-pens.
We carry two of them.. one that is 24" tall to go along the edge of the RV and a 48" tall one to connect to the shorter one. It doubles the area for the dog(s) & while we are sitting out there we don't have to keep them on the leash.

It is also handy if you have a pet that can open the screen door. The X-pen around the front door can at least slow their "escape"! </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
Thank you all for your responses. We don't leave the guys unattend, we just wanted them to have more room when we're sitting outside.
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Lynn & Rob...
I didn't mean to imply you did leave them unattended. I was just dittoing what was said above. I am like you...I have my two pens that I connect together so the two have more room and won't get tangled up in each other's leashes.
BTW...I also have two smaller dogs....My largest minpin (Rusty) is abt 12 lbs and the smallest minpin (Shea) is under 8 lbs.



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No offense taken Mama, again thanks for the input!
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Old 03-18-2007, 07:24 AM   #12
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I plan to just bring along a training crate. It will serve many purposes. It provides safe transit in the vehicle, a 100% contained place to be kept outdoors at a park (attended, of course) but without the hassle of having to hang onto a leash or worry about a tieout failing (my dog is an escape artist) when setting up, and also for keeping her in at night inside the TT while I'm sleeping. I can't have pets on the bed with me while I sleep. I tend to be a light sleeper and also toss and turn so I'd just end up rolling over on her, or she'd end up waking me up to pet her at 3am and I wouldn't be able to hardly get back to sleep.

Also I plan to have a couple of "Beware of Dog" signs for my own piece of mind so if someone wanders up with their dog and something happens, it's their fault more than mine (if i'm on my spot). My dog isn't generally agressive, but sometimes she keeps on insisting on playing to the point of starting a fight. My mom brought in another dog to the household which led to a dogfight in the kitchen, which my mom stupidly stuck her hand in the middle of and got a small bite. Both dogs have their current rabies shots and it was her fault for trying to break it up by hand. I had to run in there and just yell at the dogs to "STOP IT!!" at the top of my lungs and stomping on the floor and that broke it up. They both stopped and looked at me like I was crazy. *lol*

But anwyay, that dog has since been returned to the previous owners due to the problem it caused here.

Mine isn't really agressive though, she's kind to cats for the most part other than liking to chase them but at the same time she'll lick their heads and be someone nice to them also. But still, for any animal it doesn't take but a split second to turn from playing to a fight. So I feel a beware of dog sign on the TT near the door and also one on the training crate so if anyone wants to stick fingers into the cage, if she for some unusual reason bites them it's their fault. She is not generally like that. However, I have noticed that she seems to dislike large/overweight men and will bark at them. She rarely barks at anything..
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We travel with three small dogs.

We always carry minimum of four ex-pens that are 4 ft tall X 16ft long and when set up and connected they create a very secure fenced area about the size of our main awning.

I used a piece of chain link fence fabric to create a simple but effective barrier that goes behind our entry steps and connects to the edge of the pens and together the pens and barrier create a very secure area that our FurKids cannot escape from and wandering animals and kids cannot enter.

I can pull the pens out of "basement" compartment and have them set up in about 15 minutes and they tear down and store in about the same amount of time.
There is ample room for our camp table, grill, chairs and we can be with our pups without the need of leashes or tethers. We have a ramp that makes it easier for the "kids" to get in and out of our MoHo.

Most campgrounds have no problem with our having our fence and, of course, we never ever leave the kids unattended - that's not the purpose of the fence.
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