January 17, 2023 | News

A guide to camping with your dog

A guide to camping with your dog

Camping can be a wonderful experience. It can be incredibly rewarding to spend time in the great outdoors, away from everyday life and responsibilities. But for animal lovers, there’s a way to make the trip even better – adding your furry friends into the mix.

Camping with your dog can be an exciting new addition to your adventure, but if you need some tips on the best way to go about this, look no further.

Find suitable campsites

Firstly, you’ll need to find a dog-friendly campsite that will welcome both you and your pup. There are plenty of sites with dog-friendly areas, so check them out in advance before you book anything.

Make sure the site has amenities which suit your furry friend’s needs, such as easy to access water outlets, as well as bins in order to get rid of doggy waste bags. If you’re camping near a beach, make sure there are no restrictions on where you can take your dog – the last thing you want is to get there and have nowhere to go. National Parks and forests are usually quite flexible when it comes to dog camping, but always check the rules before planning in full.

Prep for the journey

If you’re driving, make sure your car is comfortable for your dog, especially if it’s a long journey.

Plan stops which last for at least 15 minutes for every 3 hours of driving you do, and pack plenty of food and water. Make sure you don’t feed them too much before you set off, though – you don’t want them to get car sick.

Keep your music calm and quiet, and talk to your pet whilst you’re driving. You want your dog to be relaxed and calm upon arrival, not worked up, especially if you’re arriving at your site late in the evening when neighbours are wanting to wind-down.