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Aldra

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Hi Woody

He swims in any water, even a puddle, so yes he can cool down but we have a permanent wet dog

Which is one of the reasons he has half the garage to drip dry on Kylie's

The other reason is he is overprotective around the van so he stays in the garage on aires and campsites which has internal wire doors each side
And his own fan

We couldn't tie him up outside , of course he sleeps in the van with us and stays in the van if we are out

That accounts for his nickname, the hound from hell, out and about he loves people, near the van he hates them

Exactly the same in the garden at home, so we have an internal safety gate

Kept Long haired German Shepherds all our lives

But we can't change him

We clip his belly so at least that bit stays clean

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We have always had Ridgebacks but also had a Golden Retriever (at the same time), for over 15 years. Charlie was gorgeous, and very obedient, but any muddy puddle and he would stretch out in it! Every time he would lie down indoors you would find a small pile of dry mud when he got up again!

He went to stay with friends once whilst we went on holiday for a week. They took him to the beach and threw a stick in to the sea for him. - It floated towards France and Duncan was at the 'stripping off stage' to go in after him, as he thought Charlie would go all the way to France after it! They also had a lake at the bottom of their garden.......so they had a permanently wet Golden Retriever for a week! - A bit of a shock as their own dog was a German Pointer who wasn't keen on water!

Our two Ridgebacks live in the van. - The garage is full of dog food, washing machine, spare dog beds etc etc! They are fairly 'laid back' about people approaching the vehicle.....but certainly would not let anyone inside that wasn't invited! It causes a bit of a problem with the mossie screens, as they tend to stick their noses in to them and do them a bit of damage if the window is open and the screens are in use! The fan will be a big asset!

We don't leave our two alone in the day at all if it is hot. Naturally that is a bit restrictive, but we don't mind as we would rather have the dogs with us on our travels than leave them at home. - It is why we bought the van! Your garage sounds a great solution with your special wire guards. In fact, when we bought our van, and I happened to say that the garage would be useful with the dogs, ( I meant food and beds etc), the  salesman asked us if we wanted a modification done to it with an 'opening' for the dogs. It seems quite a few people have it done. I explained that we didn't need it, (a bit of a squash with our two huge beasts), but it is certainly a good idea. 

Let me know how Shadow likes his new fan when you get to use it.

Woody.

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Aldra

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We only leave him with the Aircon if it's hot

inRome and Venice

And neighbours kept a eye out for power cuts

Apart from one who was concerned because he was so quiet

And so pleased when he had a scratch
We had no problem

A power cut one phone call we would be straight back

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I think he sounds fine anyway Aldra. - Your garage must be better than better then some vans!

I always think the dogs are happier coming away on holiday with us.....even if they are left on their own in the van for a couple of hours. Your 'garage conversion' sounds perfect. - It must also be a good place for him to dry off if necessary. Does he have vetbed or something similar in there to help the drying process?

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I use Kylie's

Sheets for incontinence, they leach the water away to the centre core

Now I'm giving away my professionalism

The garage is perfect to our needs

His shaved belly is so good for a cuddle[smile] [smile]

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Our fan arrived the next day

Very pleased with it, really shifts the air so should be very useful

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