Camping With Your Dog – What Should You Bring?

Camping with Your Dog

If you are like us, then you can’t imagine going on a camping trip without bringing your furry friend.

If you are human, like us, then you have also forgotten to bring something with you on a trip.

Today I am going to try to help make camping with your dog more enjoyable, by breaking things down into two categories: The Essentials, and The Extras.

The Essentials

1. Food

This one may seem obvious, but nevertheless, it is very important to bring your dogs regular food. While camping, we have noticed that our dogs are more hungry and eat more, due to the increased level of activity. As a result, we always try to pack extra food for them.

2. Water

Just like food, our dogs definitely drink more water while camping. We used to give them bottled water, but that equaled a lot of empty bottles, and some of the water got dirty and had to be dumped out anyways. We have recently purchased a 7 Gallon Rigid Water Container that we fill at the house before our trip. It works great for holding a lot of drinkable water for the dogs, and us.

3. Food and Water Bowls

We have found that the dogs water gets spilled a lot in our camper. Or at least it used to. We upgraded to this Spill Proof Dog Water Bowl,and have never looked back.

As for food bowls, we bought these Collapsible Dog Food Bowls , to leave in our camper.

4. Collars, Leashes, and Harnesses

It is also very important to make sure that your dogs have ID tags on their collars. If your dogs should get spooked and run away, a phone number on the tag would come in very handy.

Also, make sure that your dogs collar / harness is adjusted properly.

5. First Aid Kit

Camping with your dogs is a lot of fun, but accident do happen sometimes. A Labra 28 Piece Pet Canine K9 Dog First Aid Kit for Emergencies Safety when Walking Running Hiking Camping Injuries Cuts Wounds Scrapes” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>Dog First Aid Kit may seem silly to some, but like the saying goes, better safe than sorry.

Another product that has saved us multiple times is the Tick Twister Tick Remover Set with Small and Large” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>Tic Twister. We have had to use ours 3 times now, and every time it works great!

6. Poop Bags

For years we saved plastic shopping bags to use for picking up after the dogs. That was until we learned about these Dogipot Litter Bags – 200 bags” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>Dogipot litter bags. They come in a roll of 200, and are so much easier to store than old shopping bags.

The Extras

1. Dog Pen

Having 2 large dogs and a toddler is a challenge sometimes while camping. We cannot leave them hooked up to long leashes as they get twisted with each other, and we are always worried that Ellie will get tripped by one of them. The solution? MidWest Foldable Metal Exercise Pen/Pet Playpen, Black w/door, 24″W x 48″H” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>A Portable Dog Pen! There are different sizes available for different dogs. We use two of the 48″ tall ones, and we love them! This product was very helpful when we were camping inside Badlands National Park.

2. Temperature Moniter

If you’re like us, you like to go exploring new places that you are staying. This, sometimes, means leaving the pooch behind. Not all places are dog friendly, after all.

Something that always worries us when leaving our dogs, is the RV getting too hot while we are gone.

With this Sensorpush Wireless Thermometer , we can moniter the temperature inside of our rig while we are gone.

We can set alerts for certain temperature and humidity levels, so we know if we need to head back for any reason.

It is a bluetooth product, so you will need to also purchase this SensorPush G1 WiFi Gateway – Access your SensorPush Sensor Data from Anywhere via the Internet” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>SensorPush WiFi Gateway,SensorPush G1 WiFi Gateway – Access your SensorPush Sensor Data from Anywhere via the Internet” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”> so that you can access your SensorPush sensor data from anywhere via the Internet.

Camping with your dog should be a fun, relaxing experience for both of you. Don’t forget to pack accordingly!

-Kyle G

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