Camping With Your Dog – Tips and Tricks
If you’re like most dog lovers, then you likely want to bring your canine friend along whenever you go out on vacation – including camping trips. Spending time with your pooch can be very beneficial for both of you, and even better, camping with your dog is also a lot of fun for all. As, well as the fact that it’s very relaxing for your pooch to spend time in your company and it can make him feel safer as he sees you around.
There are some tips and tricks to help you get the most from your camping trip with your pet.
First of all, if your dog likes to sleep alone, try to avoid bringing him with you on the camping trip. Sleeping in the same bed as your pooch is a great way to keep your pet busy and he won’t feel the need to get up and sleep elsewhere. In fact, many dogs actually enjoy sleeping alone on a bed! Just ensure that your pet is comfortable enough and it’s not too hot or cold.
Another great way to get some much needed down time with your pet is to take him on a day trip. On these camping trips, try not to bring him along just for a walk. Instead, try to bring along a game of fetch so that you can take your dog to see sights and to see different things while they’re at the same time being with you. This way, you will be able to make sure that your dog will have all the time and the attention he needs while you are out there enjoying the great outdoors.
Try to keep your dog entertained during the day while you’re out on your trip. Many dogs love to play fetch, so by letting them out on your day out, try and have some fun with them while they’re out there. Some will even let you play fetch with them, but it’s always important to make sure that you are not playing with them as well as they are playing with themselves, because this will result in a very frustrated pooch and you, which can lead to bad behavior.
Dogs tend to love to get their own space, so try to think about where you are going during the day so that your pet doesn’t get too lonely. When you arrive at camp, don’t immediately let them in because this may make them suspicious about your intentions and they will likely retreat back to their own little corner of the house.
Try walking around in the open with them until you get to the campground, and then letting them in so that they can look around. If you can’t get them to come out, then try going into a tent with them so that you can sit on your lap while you’re out there alone with them.
One last thing you can do if you are out on the campground is to put your pet to work. If you leave food and water available for them, this will be a great way for your pet to get exercise.