Tips On Proper Etiquette When Your Furry Friend Joins You Camping

dog friendly campgroundsMany people don’t like to leave the dog home with a sitter or place them in a kennel when they are going camping.

Well behaved dogs are welcomed in many camping spots, but what defines a dog that is well behaved?

We have some tips on how to have your pet welcomed back to the campgrounds and RV parks that allow them time after time.

  • First Make Sure They will Be Welcomed
  • Even if you have researched RV and campground listings whether in a book or online, of which places welcome pets, it is always best to call before you make reservations.

    You want to ensure they are still welcoming your furry friend because you don’t want to get to where you are going and find that they no longer accept pets.

  • Pooper Scooping
  • Always clean up after your pet. Seeing or smelling dog dodo is not conducive atmosphere to make happy campers.

    Bring along your pooper scooper and bags for disposal when you take the dog camping with you. As soon as you arrive, ask if they have a specific area to take your dog for potty breaks.

  • Leash Your Pet
  • Just about every campground or RV park, whether private or public that accepts pets will require they be kept on a leash at all times. This is not a rule to be ignored.

    This ensures that your pet doesn’t chase any of the wildlife that may reside there or annoy the other campers. A six foot leash is typically required and you may need to bring along your dog’s crate if you want them to sleep outside of your tent.

  • Keeping Fido Quiet
  • If your dog is one that barks at every noise they hear or anything they see, then bringing them along to a pet friendly campground is the quickest way to get them to change the rules.

    No one likes listening to a dog that is constantly barking or whining. This annoyance is another no-no when bringing a pet along on your camping trip.

    Be realistic about how your dog will react in a camping situation and if you are unsure of how they will behave, then you are best advised to leave them home with a competent sitter or reasonably priced kennel either in your hometown or the area in which you will be camping.