Tell me to live my dog Bingo at home when going camping and I’ll probably cancel the camping trip. Yes, it is that simple to keep me at home for the weekend. I guess I’m not alone. For dog lovers, we always want to tag our dogs along when going camping.
Unfortunately, one thing that we do wrong is to leave our dogs to be a bother to the others. In this post, I want to give you the top 11 Most Useful Tips for Camping with Dogs. Let’s dig in and see what we have.
This is the most important tip of all. Not every campsite will allow you to come with a dog. Therefore, you should first find a campsite that allows dogs to tag along. If you find such a campsite, you will find the needed flexibility when one has a dog. So start with this first. And be sure to bring the right food so that you can avoid your dog not eating food.
Keep Your Dog on Its Leash
Let’s be real. Even in a dog-friendly campsite, you will still find guys who don’t like dogs. There are guys who don’t want dogs jumping all over them, rubbing around their Waterproof tents, or licking them on the fingers. So get them on the leash.
Have Your Dog Wear a Collar
Your dog can get lost. Most campsites are big enough for that to happen. Even so, you always want an easy time trying to locate them. The best way to do that is to get them a collar. You can then ID your collar or choose a collar that has a LED tracker. LED collars are good at knowing the location of your dog.
Always Keep the Dog on Sight
Some people will bring their dogs and leave them unattended. This is just wrong. You should always keep your dog in sight. Remember, even if your dog is the seasoned camper, they are never in their familiar zones when out camping.
Clean After Your Canine Pal
If you are the guy who never cleans up after their dog, this is the tricky part. You must always clean up after your canine pal in a camping site. You don’t want your dog littering the whole campsite with poop. That’s just gross.
Keep Your Dog Busy
A good way to keep your dog busy is to find the dog appropriate activities for it. And doing this can be tricky when camping. However, you can always improvise. I always choose the furthest campsite and then I can play fetch stress-free with Bingo.
Bring Vaccination Records
This is one of the precautions that you must always take. It is important to bring your dog’s vaccination records with you. Quarantine laws for the dogs that don’t have proper vaccination vary. However, vaccinating your dog is a good way to show that it is not a hazard.
Bring the Dog Playing Toys
One of the best ways that I use to tie Bingo to my campsite is to bring her playing toys. The toys are familiar since she uses them at home. Even better, they also keep her busy when I want to take photos or sleep a while.
Don’t Leave Your Dog to Get into Other Areas
Restrict your dog to your campsite. You don’t want your dog to go to the other guys’ campsites. Everyone wants peace of mind and that’s why they are there. If they wanted a dog they would have found one. They didn’t so don’t let your dog be a bother.
Get Your Dog It’s Sleeping Pad
Everyone should keep their own space sometimes. A good way to do this if you have your dog is to bring for them their own camping bag. I always insist on carrying a sleeping pad for the dog so that they have their own place when it is time to have a great night’s sleep.
Pack Regular Medications
Just as you packed the first aid kit for yourself, you should also pack the regular medications for your dog. These will come in handy in case your dog sustains an injury or fall sick. Talk to your vet to help you with some ideas on which meds to carry for your dog. In case the dog is ailing consult the vet before tagging it along.
I hope you have found the 11 Most Useful Tips for Camping with Dogs to be helpful. If you have, you should share it with your pals. The most important thing that you should learn is to keep your dog in its space. It is the best thing to do.