If you are a dog owner, you may want to go everywhere with your four-legged family member. And if you’re a camp lover at the same time, you will not ignore the popularity of camping with dogs.
“2019 North American Camping Report found there are over 78 million U.S. households containing someone who camps. The 2019-2020 survey by The American Pet Products Association concluded that 63.4 million U.S. households own one or more dogs.”
Camping with a dog can be a lot of fun. But you must make a thorough plan.
1. Check campground regulations
First of all, you must check the campground regulations. Not every campground is pet-friendly. So you should contact the campground for information on their pet rules. And if you want to plan some activities for your dog, you also need to make sure that the campground has dog-friendly equipment.
2. Schedule a vet appointment
Don’t forget to schedule a vet appointment for your dog, before you make a reservation. Make sure that your dog is on all vaccinations and is currently healthy for a trip.
3. Upgrade your camping gear
You should prepare some essentials for dogs before camping:
- Bowls for food and water
- Enough food
- Dog first-aid kit
- Dog’s vet record and medical information
- Dog’s toys
- A leash
- An attachable ID tag and a current photo
- Waste bags
To make enjoyable and dog-friendly camping, you’d better upgrade your camping gear. We recommend the following gear for your dog.
- KingCamp SUV Cargo Liner for Dogs
This dog trunk cover fits most standard vehicles, like SUVs, station wagons, or small cars. With the 4-layer waterproof quilting and the wear-proof 600d oxford fabric, this cargo liner can protect the seats from pet dander, hair, spills, odors, mud, and water.
- KingCamp Dog Pet Bed with Pet Mat
The surface is made of Texlin fabric, which is water-repellent and easy to clean. The pet bed is equipped with a separate pet mat. Made of suede fabric and filled with chemical fiber, the pet mat has excellent heat retention and is very soft. You can fix the mat to the bed or use it alone.
- KingCampKingCamp Dog Raincoat for Medium to Large Dogs
In case it rains, you should prepare one raincoat for you and one for your dog. KingCamp dog raincoat is made of 100% polyester with a high waterproof coating. It’s breathable, durable, and also easy to clean. The highly visible reflective stripes are designed on both the head and the bottom of the raincoat to ensure the dog’s safety. It also has leash holes for traction rope.
4. Keep your dog secure at all times
Make sure your dog has an ID and never leave it unattended while camping. Your dog behaves well, but other people or dogs may behave unexpectedly. To ensure your dog has a positive and good experience, you must pay close attention to it.
Leashing is the best way to keep your dog safe. Your dog may be excited by the new sights or other animals, and start to behave unusually. So, don’t forget to keep your dog leashed all the time.
In the outdoor world, there are many types of activities, such as fishing, music festival, sports competitions, canoeing, hiking, van camping, auto camping, glamping, and other adventures. And you can invite different people to your outdoor activities. For example, you can go camping with family, friends, lovers, couples, kids, or pets. Regular camping with pets may become lifelong memories. You can choose your own outdoor lifestyle from such a large amount of ideas and enjoy the camping fun.
If you’re planning an outdoor trip, go with KingCamp. KingCamp is dedicated to providing one-stop solution for family outdoor life, inspiring and guiding people to live an unplugged life and learn to love the outdoors. KingCamp provides thousands of high-quality camping gear for you.
Nature is calling, it’s time to live on the road and be unplugged for love and to connect with your loved ones.