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Camping with Dogs
October 12, 2017
We treat our dog as an extension of our family, They go where we go. Camping would seem to be an instance where your dog would attend.
But there are a few things to keep in mind. If you’re on the fence about going camping with your dog, read through these helpful pros and cons.
If camping with your dog is a go, we’ve made a small list of the essentials you need to bring along on your trip.
There are quite a few benefits to bringing your dog camping. For one, there is the companionship and the peace of mind.
Second, pet sitters or boarding your dog is not always cheap so if you can bring your dog camping then you’ll save money.
Your dog is more in-tune to problems and can smell, see, or hear things before you such as a snake or bear in the area. It’s amazing what their senses pick up on.
Unfortunately, there are pitfalls to bringing a dog camping. For instance, you have to be sure that your dog is well-behaved and will not partake in excessive barking.
You do not want to be in the middle of of a campground and have your dog get loose or bark all night. That level of annoying is too much for your fellow outdoors people.
Make a few phone calls to find out the rules for the campground. Most places will be dog friendly but not every one is. It’s better to be safe than make the trip with your dog only to find out that he is not welcome.
You will also need to make a phone call to the vet to make sure your pet is up-to-date on vaccinations. It can be dangerous for your dog to be exposed if they are due for updated vaccinations.
Here are a few items that help make your dog’s life easier while you’re away from home.
The list of things to bring is by no means a comprehensive list. There are plenty of other items to think about such as towels, wipes, or even bags to clean up after your dog after bathroom visits.
If you make the decision to take your dog on your next camping adventure – let us know how it goes!