Any advice for owning a dog OTR?

Discussion in 'Experienced Truckers' Advice' started by Robert Eroica Dupea, Dec 17, 2018.

  1. Robert Eroica Dupea

    Robert Eroica Dupea Light Load Member

    First time I will have a dog on board. TIA
     
  2. buddyd157

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    try and stop and let the dog out (on a leash) to do it's business, somme say every 3 hours, some say 4 hours....

    if you don;t have a dog now, beware that the inside of that truck is small for 2 people, let alone one driver and a large dog..

    take along those pet "accident pads", to keep the truck clean when you cannot stop to let the dog out.

    i never took any animal with me, other than a stupid co-driver, om occasion, and they were able to walk themselves......most times.
     
  3. Robert Eroica Dupea

    Robert Eroica Dupea Light Load Member

    lol Thanks, Buddy. My dog will be probably under 20 lbs. Good call on the accident pads, 'preciate it.
     
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  4. STexan

    STexan Road Train Member

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    I’d consider smaller breeds that shed very little if at all. But that’s just me.

    A bigger dog is eventually going to develop joint and strength problems in their senior years [if not sooner] requiring you assist them in and out. A small dog may not be able to jump that far but they are easy to handle and lift from day one ... kinda like a petite woman.
     
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  6. Robert Eroica Dupea

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    Thanks, I forgot about the shedding issue. Thinking a pug, a Boston or a french bulldog; they don't shed much.
     
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  7. Snakeschasingcars

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    Rent them by the half hour. Its cheaper and less problems.
     
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    Yeah, and they don't have time to get a headache!
     
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  10. STexan

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    A year or so ago, I was thinking about doing some laundry at a truck stop. Doing recon, I observed a guy with a blanket that could easily have had enough black dog hair to fill a paper sack-lunch bag. I didn't do laundry that day.
     
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