Dog Friendly Campsite Tips

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Are you thinking of taking your dog on a camping trip this summer? Nathan and his family regularly go on camping trips and have given some top tips for ensuring everyone has a great time!

  • Practice – If this is your first time camping with your dog, have a practice run with the tent in the garden. Set it up ahead of your trip so your dog can explore it in their own time and throw treats in to make sure he or she forms a positive association with it
  • Research – Take your time choosing your campsite. A good walking area is always a bonus and some even have special dog runs! With some online research you can find the perfect dog-friendly campsite for both your family and your dog. Previously voted best in Snowdonia by a customer on Google Reviews is Llys Derwen Campsite Snwodon.
  • Get kitted out – Think about where your dog is going to sleep.  I like a raised bed just to help keep mine out of drafts.  Also, use a long line or a crate to keep him or her safe if there’s a chance they may be able to escape
  • Home comforts – Take some entertainment for your dog as this will also help them to settle in a strange environment. I generally take a few firm favourites from home as well as couple of new chews or antlers for extra interest
  • Be prepared – Consider the weather forecast and pack for your dog. If it’s due to be extremely hot or cold, then consider whether your dog will enjoy the trip and whether it’s appropriate to take him along.

Dog packing checklist:

  • Collar (with your mobile contact number) and leads
  • Food (and water) plus bowls – I always bag up my food into meals required as that way you only take the exact amount needed
  • Poo bags
  • Towels
  • A dog portable cage and favourite blanket
  • Tick remover
  • Dog first-aid kit
  • Sturdy anchor to tether your dog and an appropriate benching line that doesn’t get tangled
  • Contact details for your local vet
  • Crate for the car to make sure your dog is secure and comfortable for the journey

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