Many people like to go camping these days and one of the main reasons is that it is cheap. The number of people going camping is increasing year on year. The bonus with a camping vacation is the beauty of the area you are in and the fresh air. A lot of people from the city, especially the kids, may not have even seen anything other than bricks and mortar so when they get into the wilderness, it can be an amazing experience for them.
One thing often overlooked when it comes to going camping is what to do with your dog? Some people will leave him or her with family or friends, but many will actually take their dog with them as he is a part of the family. One thing that may really annoys other campers and possible even ruin their vacation is having a dog running around the campsite without supervision.
Here are a few tips to ensure you have a happy dog friendly camping holiday.
Always make sure that your dog wears a collar with its name and address on it. Always make sure the animal has been micro-chipped. If you haven’t done this yet, it does not cost that much to have done.
Keep Your Pet Leashed
Never let your dog wander around. Be sure to keep him or her tied up or caged at all times but be sure he has easy access to food and water. You can get camping leads now that allow the dog to freely move around in an area a few meters in diameter.
Your dog is going out into the wilds and there may be diseases that exist there that do not in the city. So make sure your pet has all of their shots up to date. You also should ask your vet for drops to put on the dog that will kill any ticks and fleas it may pick up.
Always take a doggy bag and scoop with you whenever you go camping. Never leave it lying around even if you think you are in the middle of nowhere. Always remember that children will be at campsites and in the surrounding area and this is people friendly camping as well as dog friendly camping.
Plenty of Exercise
If you are taking your dog with you then do not leave him in the car or the tent the whole time. Be sure take your doggie out with you and give him a good workout. That way, when you get back to camp, all that extra energy will be spent and he will be better behaved making it more unlikely that he will not bother anyone.
Using these tips on dog friendly camping will allow your pet to have as much fun as you on this vacation filled with the wonder and relaxation of nature.