Camping with Your Dog – Fall 2013

In many cases the dogs love camping as much as their masters do. If you are one of those crazy dog persons who never leave their dog at home alone, there are some things you should know in order to make sure that both of you will have a good time.

Should you do it?

There are a lot of people who take their dogs camping since pets just love the fresh air. Before you hit the road, you should make sure that the camping allows you to bring pets. You should also find out some information regarding the regulations of the given region or state.

The Breed

In some cases the campgrounds have regulations regarding the number of dogs that can be at the campground at a given moment of time and sometimes there are also limits regarding the size of the dog. If you wish to take the dog with you, you must be sure that he will be welcome on the campsite as well.


Sometimes the campgrounds require the dogs to have rabies vaccinations. Even if it is not required, you should make sure that the pet had all the vaccinations that he needs so that he won’t get sick. Another aspect to consider is that it is important for you to have all the medications and the treats of the dog.


Just like humans, dogs also need certain things when being away from home. When it comes to your dog you will require a kennel, dog bed, leash, and water and food bowls. In order to make sure that the dog won’t get bored, you should bring his toys. Bringing a runner is also a good idea so that your dog won’t become an unwanted visitor at your neighbors.


Don’t forget that while you are camping there might be some wild animals around. This is why you should make sure that you keep the dog on a leash at all times. However, it is important not to leave the dog unattended while being on a leash because he might get attacked and he won’t be able to get away.


Although you might think that you don’t need to take the dog on a walk since he is outside all day, you should know that it is important to stick to the regular routine. Also it is important to include the dog in your daily activities as well so that he won’t feel alone.