Most of you already know how much I love my dogs. They are spoiled rotten kids, and with spring on here it’s time to start thinking about taking my family camping. See we are lucky, spring really means that temperatures are in the high 80s and 90s, which means it’s perfect toward the end of April to take the kids camping. Of course, we will be taking our dog camping too. Do you take your dog camping too, or maybe traveling with you? If so here are a few things to think about before taking your dog camping, or traveling with you.
Skittles always goes camping with us. I am working with the other dogs, but right now they need to sit out the trips, because there are several things to consider before taking your dog camping.
First and foremost, your dog must be trained. If you are like us, you camp as far away from everyone as possible, but running into people and other animals happens. You will need to be sure you have 100% control of your dog. If your dog doesn’t listen to your commands, you need to spend more time with them, before taking your dog camping
If you have a dog who is at all aggressive, it’s best if you leave them at home. Being out in wide open spaces with the wildlife can make your furry pal excited, and if they get
Fleas and Ticks
It’s likely you have already taken the proper steps to keep those pesky fleas and ticks, but if you have not it’s a good idea to do so before you leave for your camping trip. Fleas and ticks are everywhere, and they love the woods. You don’t want to chance riding home with extra passengers. So be sure to get your up treated before you leave on your camping trip.
Another thing you will want to check, is their shots. Be sure you dog is up to date on all vaccinations. If you are not sure, call your vet and ask.
Just in case something happens you want to be certain your dogs has their tags on at all times while you are away from home. This way if your dog gets lost in the woods, and someone finds them they can reach out to you and get your dog home safely.
Just like you, you dog needs camping supplies. A few things you should take are a leash, bowl, pet waste bag dispenser with bags, and some type of bedding. You can get all the supplies you need at places like Petmate.
Lucky for Skittles we received all his camping supplies from Petmate! All these supplies can be used on our fun days at the park, traveling to grandmas house (yes Skittles goes), staying the night with his uncle (again, yes he goes), or on our camping trips. Skittles will be styling wherever we go, thanks to the fabulous people at Patemate he now has everything he needs to camp in style. Check out everything Petmate gave him to be sure he has an amazing summer wherever we go.
- Chuckit! Kick Cube™Petmate®
- Travel Pop-Up Tent
- Petmate Collapsible Travel Bowl
- Petmate Palm Retractable Leash
- Petmate Clean Response® Bone Waste Bag Dispenser
I know Skittles loves his Travel Pop-Up Tent becasue he has been sleeping in it every single night since we got it. He wants me to trade out the pink blanket for something a little more boyish, but hey he's happy. Oh, and the Chuckit! Kick Cube™Petmate® is still in one piece so he must love that thing. He will sit in his tent and chew on it, swing it around, and beg us to toss it for him. He also hides it from my younger daughter, and begs me not to allow her to take him on walks. I know, I make him go on walks with Mattie, and he is such a good sport about it too. I do feel sorry for him from time to time, becasue Mattie is a bit bossy, but she is learning how to walk Skittles the right way lol.
Do you see him hanging out in the tent, with his Chuckit! Kick Cube™Petmate® in the above picture? See those eyes, they are looking pretty worried right? That's becasue Mattie is standing right there with the Petmate Palm Retractable Leash. If you look closely on the right hand side of the picture, you can see her.
Do you take your dog(s) camping? If so we would love for you to leave a comment with any tips, tricks, or advice you have for those who want to take their pups or already take them pups camping. We can all learn so much for one another.