Smart Camper's Voice: Camping With Dogs
Tips for Camping with Your Dog
Spending time together outdoors is one of the best things you can do with your dog. Whether you’re hunting with your loyal best friend or on a family vacation, here’s a list of essential items and ideas to do it safely.
The Car and the Dog
When you bring your dog on a camping trip, combating carsickness can become an awkward task. If your dog is one of the misfortunate, he can best be cured by taking numerous short trips in preparation for the bigger adventure. To save trouble, it is better to feed him after the ride. Be prepared and carry cleaning materials with you. Make regular stops for water and “bathroom” just like you do with your other kids.
The Dog’s Necessary Equipment
Don’t forget to bring the necessary equipment for camping with dogs. Smart campers make a checklist, and it should include all the basics and some extras.
Bring a leash and collar or harness with your dog’s ID and your phone number in case it gets lost.
Bring fresh water and a bowl for your dog to drink, because dogs need to hydrate every 12 minutes, so it is important for them to always have water available!
Pack food and treats to last for your entire stay, and then some extras. Store them separately in case the first ones suffer a hungry dog attack.
Bring fetching toys to keep your dog entertained and use up its energy on days when you’re not doing much.
You must understand that in the woods or at the beach, it is quite easy for your dog to get infested with fleas and ticks, so taking precautions such as flea collars or anti-flea pills before you take the trip is a must. Follow up with treatment after the trip as well.
Don’t forget to bring bags to pick up your dog´s waste.
Always pack a basic first aid kit, which should include:
- Sting Relief Pads
- Tweezers (Plastic)
- Crepe Bandage
- Cotton Swab
- Instant Cold Pack
- Disposable Rubber Gloves
- Gauze Pad
- Gauze Roll
- Alcohol Prep Pad
- Thermal Foil Emergency Blanket
At the Camping Ground
Keep your dog near you and leashed so he won’t disturb the nearby campers and avoid the risk of being injured or lost.
Denver Tent Company makes the most comfortable and durable tents for camping with dogs, so dare to camp with your pets and have fun!