Dogs love to be with their people. If a person likes to go tent camping a dog can be the perfect companion. A dog can keep you warm on cold nights, hike with you and swim with you.
A dog that is camping is in their element. They love to watch the birds and sit in the sunshine. They are good to have with you as the sun goes down and at night they can warn a person if any undesirable creatures are around the tent.
Keep your dog with you when you are camping. The dog is in a strange environment and they are more comfortable to have you around. Let them sleep in the tent with you. Not only are they good company but they are nice protection if a raccoon or bear come poking around.
Bring along food and water dishes for the dog and keep the water filled all the time. Being outdoors can dehydrate a dog so they need to drink a lot of water to keep hydrated.
Don’t let your dog wander off alone they may run into trouble or get lost. If you are alone where you are camping you can let the dog run free if you keep a close watch to make sure the dog does not wander away. If you can’t keep a close enough watch on your dog you need to tie them up. Tie them up close to you so they can come by you but not in a place where they can wander into a fire or get tangled on a table.
Keep an eye on your dog’s health. Don’t let them get too tired with activities or trying to keep up with you. Make sure they are eating since many dogs may not want to eat when they are in an exciting situation.
Give the dog a nice comfortable place to sleep. Their dog bed from home is ideal since it is where they are use to sleeping. And bring your dog some toys from home so they have something familiar to play with. Your dog may not play with the toys but it will be comforting to have them along.
Camping can be a new and strange experience for a dog. Once they have done it a few times they will get used to how it works and they will really have fun with it. They will enjoy sleeping in a tent and being with their person all day.