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Five Tips for Camping With Your Dog

Five Tips for Camping With Your Dog

Who doesn't love stepping away from the hustle and bustle of life and spending time out in nature? Being a dog parent comes with some extra responsibility, especially when vacationing in the great outdoors. That's why we put together a few tips and tricks to make sure both you and your furry friend enjoy camping with minimal worries and maximum relaxation.

1) Choose a dog friendly campsite

Believe it or not, not all campsites are dog friendly. Don't wait until you're at the park entrance and the ranger tells you to head back home because the huge puppy eyes sadly didn't work. Make sure you educate yourself on the status of park policies beforehand, and pick a campsite that welcomes your furry friend.

2) Prep & pack in advance

It's so easy to forget something important when packing in a rush! Take your time, and make a well-thought out check list - dog food, water bowl, waste bags, etc. Think about everything your pup uses at home, and then think about what they also might need while traveling. Don't forget the first aid kit!

3) Make sure their vaccinations are up-to-date

Although this might not be checked at the campsite, it's crucial to your dog's health & other the doggos around them that they're vaccinated while exploring the great outdoors. 

4) Use flea & tick protection

It's no secret that fleas and ticks thrive outside. Whether you plan to hike a few miles or simply hang out at the campsite, your pup could easily run into some not-so-friendly tiny little faces that may carry diseases. Using flea & tick protection is so important! Always discuss with your vet beforehand what is best for your dog.

5) Invest in camping gear for your doggo

Your doggo might need some things that they don't necessarily need at home every day. Investing in grade-A camping & travel gear could not only keep them safe, but make them feel comfy even while away from home. It's also a huge convivence when packing if you already have a camping gear pile ready to grab and go. Below are a few products we recommend!

Trail Pup Packable Stuff Sack Travel Pillow

This travel pillow is the perfect campsite bed! Your doggo will feel like they have their very own sleeping bag, just like their hoomans do. It comes in a small travel bag, so you can easily whip it out for those post-hike naps, or take it on the go. Dirt wipes off easily, so there's no worries about getting it dirty. You can find it here. 

LED Safety Light-Up Collar

Our LED safety light-up collar comes in different neon colors so you can easily spot your dog as they explore around the campsite, especially at night. You can find it here.

500 ML Water Bottle with Dish

This is such a great accessories to take hiking, or wandering around the campsite to make sure your pup stays hydrated. You can find it here.

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