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CAMPING WITH DOGS –

THE TEN COMMANDMENTS

In the U.S. alone, more than 30 million people each year take their pets with them while camping. Yet, when we first started RVing with our dogs, we were unable to find much written on the subject. Sure, there were the occasional articles in magazines that reminded us to use pet ID tags, bring plenty of water, and take their favorite toy. But in terms of providing genuine support or bottom–line information, there was nothing out there. Since it was something that we felt was badly needed, we decided to write this article.

While there are numerous issues to consider while camping with dogs, these are some of the most important.

1.Make Sure that Your Dog Can’t Get Lost

It’s one thing if your dog gets free in your neighborhood. It’s another when you’re at a rest stop, nine hundred miles from home. Either train your dog to come when called or make absolutely sure that they’re on a leash at all times.

 

2.Get All of their Vaccinations Up to Date

If your dog gets into an altercation with another animal (or a person), the central issue will become their rabies shots. If you stay at a campground that has a demanding pet policy, you’ll need to verify your dog’s vaccination records. If you cross into Canada, you’ll have to confirm that your dogs have had their shots. You get the idea.

 

3.Make Your Dogs Easy to Identify

If your dog does get lost (unfortunately, it happens all the time), the ability to easily identify them will become critical. For permanent identification purposes, consider tattoos or microchips. At a minimum, make sure they wear tags that show their name, your current phone number, and the date of their last rabies vaccination.

 

4.Clean Up After Your Dog

The biggest complaint about dogs has nothing to do with their bark, their bite, or their behavior. If you pick up after your dog, you’ll be helping dog owners everywhere.

 

5.Learn How to Provide First Aid to Your Dog

If a medical crisis occurs while at home, you drive to your local veterinarian. But if you’re heading down a dark highway in a strange town, it will seem like a bad dream. Although there are ways to get help while on the road, it always takes more time. In the meantime, your ability to provide competent first aid could save your dog’s life.

 

6.Involve Your Dog in Everything You Do

If you really want your dogs to have a good time, include them in your activities. Take them with you on long walks. Buy a cheap plastic wading pool and let them play in the water. Throw a ball. Cook them up a hamburger. If you do stuff like that, they’ll do cartwheels the next time you decide to take them camping.

 

7.Call the Campgrounds Before You Go

Even if a park claims they’re pet–friendly, always call ahead to confirm their policy regarding your dogs. We’ve arrived at parks (with our two German Shepard dogs) after a long day on the road only to discover that “pet–friendly” meant dogs weighing under 20 pounds.

 

8.Plan Ahead for the Unexpected

Have a plan (for your dogs) in case of a flat tire, a serious accident, or a fire in your RV. Start with a few extra leashes, a pet carrier, and an extra fire extinguisher. Then have a fire drill to identify potential problems.

 

9.Learn About Your Camping Environment

The U.S. is a huge country with a vast assortment of dangerous wildlife, treacherous plants, unpredictable weather conditions, and demanding environmental challenges. If you don’t know what you’re doing, you might inadvertently be putting yourself in hazard by danger dog breed to others.

 

10.Recognize and Respect the Views of Others

While some of us can’t imagine traveling without dogs, others can’t image traveling with them. If you keep your dog under control and clean up after them, you won’t give others much to grumble about.

Happy Camping with Rover!

 

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Dog bite laws

Our Legal representatives recognize with animal violence and dog bite laws in the Southwest. Arizona has rigorous liability laws that put obligation for pet dog bites directly on the animal’s owner. The law likewise supplies arrangements for collaring, registration and vaccination of canines. In addition, it probably needs that owners of harmful pets and other animals should keep the animal in a confined backyard or restricted location with a noticeable indication published to alert passersby of the animal’s vicious propensities.

Our Phoenix-based dog bite attorneys comprehend the discomfort that pet bites and animal attacks can trigger. Our group completely examines attacks and works to call to account animal owners responsible under the law.

An effective civil suit enables victims to gather payment for their injuries and recuperate to regular life as typical when injuries have actually recovered. We pursue monetary payment to cover medical costs, lost salaries, treatment, rehab and plastic surgery for damage and scarring triggered by the attack as required. A civil suit likewise serves as a deterrent to other hazardous animal owners who have actually not been following the law as they must.

Sometimes, dog bite victims might require mental treatment to deal with the injury of being assaulted by an animal that they have actually maybe learned how to rely on the past.

Kids are typically the victim of dog bite mishaps, however, grownups can likewise experience relatively small bites or dreadful attacks. Aggressive canines, no matter their size, can trigger considerable injury to kids and grownups. You ought to look for instant medical treatment if you have actually been bitten or assaulted.

We comprehend this dilemma and counsel our customers on this challenging choice as best as possible. Typically, the canine owner’s property owners insurance coverage will cover the claim, however, that does not suggest that settlement is automated. Proficient legal representation can assist optimize the healing in any liability case.

In many cases, an attack includes a pet that you understand. It might come from a pal or member of the family. This can produce a really tight spot as hurt people and households argument whether to take legal action against the canine owner for the cash they have to cover medical costs.

 

No One Is Bullying Your Breed

What Everyone Else is to Pussy to Talk About

Dog owners are probably the only thing as annoying as a couple with a newborn baby when it comes to getting all defensive when businesses “bully” their dogs by not allowing them on the premises. It must be pure self entitlement that makes these people think that they can bring their dog with them on planes, in stores, and apartment complexes just because their dog would “never hurt a soul”! It doesn’t matter that your dog can fit a child’s head in its powerful jaws or that it looks buffer than most bros at the gym. He just wants to cuddle and play fetch right? There is no reason or circumstance that would cause aggression! How ridiculous! Come on people. No matter how mild mannered your Rottweiler is you have to respect such a powerful creature. You can’t just assume that your dog would never do something because you don’t feel like it would.

The fact is dogs that are considered an aggressive breed are considered that for a reason. Walking around with such a powerful creature like it’s a cuddly teddy bear is like walking around with a loaded gun and saying it is not dangerous because it is only for target practice. Just because that gun has never harmed anyone it doesn’t make it any less dangerous. Similar to a gun, if a dog is mistreated it too could go off at anytime, but what qualifies as mistreatment? Even the most loved and spoiled dogs can not be harbored from everything that could possibly happen to upset, annoy, or scare them. Owning one of these aggressive breeds is a big risk.

It would be ridiculous to tell people that they can not own these animals, but I believe that we need more systems in place to ensure they are handled properly, trained and conditioned to be around people in public settings to mitigate the risks. It is true that even well trained dogs can attack, but I believe that with the proper precautions and owner screening these incidents will decrease dramatically. While the current laws may not be perfect, in my opinion the answer is not to get rid of them, but improve them. These dogs still pose a threat to the communities they are in and guidelines should be in place to ensure aggressive breeds are handled correctly.