Camping With Dogs – In my opinion, this is one of the best activities you can do together. Camping is such a great way to bond with your furry best friend while enjoying some peace and quiet. Whether sitting by the fire, hiking or just breathing in the fresh air, you and your dog will make special memories together.
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We have been camping many times with our dog, Rocket. Living in Utah gives us the opportunity to visit spectacular places without having to drive for days. Stunning red rocks, thick forests and crystal clear lakes are some of the many places we have camped. Bringing your dog camping is a great experience for both of you but it definitely can be a bit more challenging. After many ups and downs, we have finally figured out what gear makes camping with dogs a success. Your list may be slightly different based on your dog's breed and preferences, but this is a good starting point.
Here is our Top 10 list of gear for camping with dogs.
#1 Portable Pet Pen
Out of all the gear you could bring for your dog, this is by far my most recommended product. The portable pet pen by Carlson will make your life SO MUCH EASIER. If you're anything like me, finding a safe place to keep your dog while setting up and taking down camp is a struggle. I don't want to leave my dachshund in the car because all the doors are wide open while unloading. I also don't want to tie him up to a tree. This pet pen gives your dog the freedom to move around while being safely contained. It sets up instantly and is lightweight which is why you need to add this pet pen to your must-have list. Use an outdoor pet bed like this one inside the pen for a comfy place for your dog to relax.
Finding a harness that fits well, and holds up to all of our adventures can sometimes be a struggle. Out of all the harnesses I have tried, this one by Kurgo is the best. It's made of a super durable material that's breathable and padded for comfort. Getting a perfect fit is easy because it has four adjustment points. I also love that it has a sturdy handle on the top so I can easily lift my dog over big rocks or fast-moving water. Pair this with a lightweight leash and be sure to attach your dog's ID tags.