I heard there are some basic rules for traveling in a Recreation Vehicle with my owners. Can you please tell me what they are. I have never done this before and they are so excited it is making me nervous.
The rules can vary from park to park but there are some basics you should do no matter where you go.
- Go to your vet, get a complete check up and all your shots. Make sure you vet knows where you are going, when and what weather to expect when you get there. Most parks require you to have a written certification that you are in good health with these shots. Make sure your humans get this and bring it with them.
- When you get to the park find out where the facilities are. Many parks have special doggie areas. If they do take advantage of them.
- Keep your humans on a lease at all times! This cannot be stressed enough. You know how much trouble they can get into when they are left to wander around by themselves. You are the dog, and that means you are responsible for them.
- Make sure they pick up after when you do your duty, wait there until they do that, do not tug on your leash while they are cleaning up.
- Do not approach strange dogs or other animals. You may encounter unusual critters out there. Some of them will look and smell funny most are harmless, but some can hurt you or your humans. Let your people know if you sense something out of the ordinary, do not investigate on your own and do not let them wander off by themselves.
- Be carefull around things like fishing gear and guns. Make sure you people put them away so that you and other animals do not get hurt.
- Insist they leave the climate control on when they leave you alone in the RV. Temperatures can change quickly. If you sense something is wrong let them know right away.
- Teach your people to respond when you bark or howl, and do not bark and howl excessively. Use your voice only when you need it.
Those are the basics, remember each place you go may have different ones. Mind your manners and enjoy your trip.