Family camping with a dog adds a whole new set of issues to your camping trip which you must deal with after giving in to the kids pleas to bring BOZO camping.
Now you must ensure that the camping site you are visiting welcomes pets, have they rules for keeping pets. You also have to consider how he is going to travel, have you a suitabble dog box, personally I dont like having the dog in the passenger compartment and prefer to use a dog crate, this can also double up as the dogs secure area / sleep area whilst camping. Foldable dog crates are safe and secure and ideal for camping.
How does your dog interact with other animals, is he going to spend any free chance he gets trying to devour Misty the cat or is he like our Jack Russel, who has no problem facing down an Alsation. Is the dog likely to wander, because of the new found freedom and strange area. You obviously have to bring adequate dog food, utensils and sanitary equipment to ensure the dogs welfare is well looked after.
The article below gives further insights and goes through some good sites that are ideal for family camping with a dog.
Like all campers, dogs enjoy forgetting their domestication and rediscovering their wild side. They love getting out and playing in rivers and lakes, roaming through forests and meadows and generally reveling in their primal instincts.
Inviting your pooch to join you camping provides rewards for both. Dogs also love the new sights, sounds and smells — especially the smells — only found in the wilderness But, it’s not all fun and games for canine campers; your four-legged friends also have to understand that the wilderness has limits…
Like every aspect of family camping, camping with a dog requires thought and planning, if you and your family are to enjoy your camp vacation and your pet is to remain stress free.