Bring Your Pup With You on Your Next Camping Trip
There is a reason that a dog is “man’s best friend." Most dog owners want to take their beloved pet with them everywhere they go. There is no reason that camping should be any different. The excitement of an outdoor excursion is very healthy for your dog, and with the right training, precautions, and with a few tips, you can make your next camping trip a very thrilling one for both of you. Let’s take a look at the things you can do to prepare to bring your pooch with you next time out.
The very first consideration when planning a trip with your dog has to be safety. Make sure that you are prepared by ensuring that your dog is up to date on their flea and tick treatments. However, ticks are out there-so make sure to bring a tick remover and plan to check your dogs coat for any skin imperfections on a daily basis. We also recommend that you bring a dog brush or fine tooth comb in case your buddy runs into burrs or cactus while roaming around your campsite.
The Things to Bring
Some useful items to bring along on your camping trip include:
Compact food and water bowls
A long dog lead to give your dog extra room to room and explore
Compact dog bed
Simple portable shower
Dog treats and a new toy or bone
Before heading out on your adventure, check the state park website that you are heading to. Chances are they have a search filter that will help you verify if pets are allowed.
Tricks of the Camping Trade (With Dogs!)
We recommend that for your first trip that you start small. Do not overwhelm your dog with a long stay, as this may become overwhelming and they may not behave as well. Don’t forget the toys! Keep your dog engaged with a new toy or bone this will help keep them focused. Ease your pup into the idea of a tent. Do not leave your dog unattended in your tent as they may become frightened or feel trapped. Expose them a little at a time to show them that tent life and camping overall is fun!
GroundGrabba Can Help Anchor Your Dog Lead
Use your GroundGrabba ground anchor to safely secure your dogs lead into the ground. This will give you the peace of mind knowing they can explore, and there is no concern that the lead will come loose. All our GroundGrabba range screw in tent peg/stakes have a 3/4" (19mm) hex head, so just attach your cordless drill and your GroundGrabba ground anchor will GRAB the ground giving you a greater sense of security. We hope that you will share your experiences with your best friend with us at GroundGrabba! Feel free to share your camping photos with your pooch on our Instagram and Facebook. Get out there and have fun with your furry friend!