Traveling Australia with a Dog
Traveling around Australia with a dog can get complicated, especially if you are working as you go, but it is possible, and many of us would have it no other way. This blog outlines our experience of traveling and working with our dog, an English staffy, Beni. The question "Should I take my dog on my next camping or caravanning adventure?" regularly comes up on my Facebook feed, always attracting responses both for and against the idea. There are those who believe the dog should be left at home, expressing their opinion with suggestions such as to leave the dog in a kennel, with relatives or a house sitter, get rid of the dog, and get a new one when you get back; it's not fair to the dog and it's too restrictive. Such a question will also attract people needing to point out how other people's dogs have impacted their experiences by not being kept on a lead, owners not picking up their poop, barking and scaring their children. Then there's the avid dog lovers who exclaim they could never leave their fur baby at home, that their dog loves life on the road, offering unconditional love and protection, and that they are happy to only go where their dog can go. This group will offer advice on various dog sitting options, leaving the dog in the van with the radio and air con on, and they may feel the need to point out how children have had a negative impact on their experiences by running around unsupervised through the park, being rude and noisy, or scaring their dog.
My Husband the Stripper
Thomas and I are in our 50s. We travel around Australia with our English staffy, Beni. We stop and work, save some money, travel, repeat. We have been living on the road in our caravan for over three years, and are loving the lifestyle.
Let's Live Life on the Road
In April 2016, my husband Thomas and I were living in our house in Newcastle, NSW Australia with our English staffy, Beni. Beni