travelling with a dog

Submitted: Monday, May 09, 2005 at 15:08
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Hi everyone!
This time I have a question about travelling with dogs. We have a very old 'Border Collie called Tilly and are considering taking her on our trip north to Darwin and Cairns. We will be travelling quickly to Darwin and more slowly across to Cairns and back down the east coast to home.
How difficult is it to get into parks etc with a dog? Does anyone have experience with this travelling in these areas? We will not be going off road on this trip.

Regards Lenni
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Reply By: Chris from North West Camper Trailer Hire - Monday, May 09, 2005 at 15:37

Monday, May 09, 2005 at 15:37
Hi Lenni,
We travelled accross from Karratha to Cairns October/November last year with our Alaskan Malamute and didnt really have any problems, we used the Life Be In It "Holidaying with Dogs" book to find parks, but for most of it we tried to stay in the better road side stops, and there are a number of good books out now detailing these, of coarse you cant go into any of the National Parks but the couple of time we wanted to we found a pet sitter or kennel for the day.
Remember that this part of Australia is bad for ticks so keep up the tick prevention, we were lucky and didnt find one for the 2 months we were away.
If you need more info send me an email at jancas@wn.com.au
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Follow Up By: lenni - Monday, May 09, 2005 at 19:37

Monday, May 09, 2005 at 19:37
Thankyou for the reply. Our dog is not overly active these days, therfore will cope in the car fairly well. I would love the name of some of those publications you mentioned. We have the life be in it one but have not heard of the others.
Thanks again for your reply.
regards Lenni
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Reply By: Footloose - Monday, May 09, 2005 at 16:59

Monday, May 09, 2005 at 16:59
Be wary of camping on station properties. Some of them may use baits.
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Follow Up By: lenni - Monday, May 09, 2005 at 19:39

Monday, May 09, 2005 at 19:39
Thanks I will keep this in mind. Luckily our dog is old and not fond of exercise these days! However will watch out for this.
Thanks again Lenni
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Reply By: Steve - Monday, May 09, 2005 at 17:46

Monday, May 09, 2005 at 17:46
I found an excellent publication only the other week which I use in conjunction with the "Life Be In It" one. Much larger A4 format, only about 10 mm thich 128 pages but as the title "Bush Camping with Dogs" suggests, it gives you that alternative whereas the other book is mainly commercialized sites. $32.50 at Dymocks or have a look at www.femap.com.au/bushdogs
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Follow Up By: lenni - Monday, May 09, 2005 at 19:40

Monday, May 09, 2005 at 19:40
This sound good. Thanks for your time.
Regards Lenni
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Follow Up By: Lyds - Monday, May 09, 2005 at 21:21

Monday, May 09, 2005 at 21:21
its also in the exploroz shop. It looks like its out of stock at the moment though.

Its a useful book for the dogless as well.
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