Even your pup will be a happy camper with these ideas.
Just because you're taking a camping trip with your family doesn't mean your pup needs to get the boot. Besides, any canine would jump at the chance to roam around the great outdoors and stick its head outside the car window while driving along. On the bright side, camping with dogs, no matter how big or small, only takes a bit of extra prep and a few additional supplies (don't worry—they'll hardly take up much room).
Once you've finalized your own human camping checklist, make your dog one happy camper with the best outdoor tips, tricks, and products. From protective weather gear to safety hacks, we've got you covered with these genius pet ideas so both man and mutt can soak up Mother Nature safe and sound. Whether you're heading to a lush forest, sunny beach, or even your RV, your next adventure won’t be ruff on your pup. And for more camping ideas, check out the best tents and camping stoves.
You can even reap the benefits of this machine-washable bed at home after your camping trip. Dogs of any size can cozy up on this soft spot from the car ride to the campsite and back.
For quick pick-me-ups when you're out on the trails, simply take apart this leash-adorned canister, which boasts two separate bowls for easily stashing water and dog food.
Depending on the durability of your tent, sharp puppy claws could potentially poke holes in the flooring. Spreading out a few extra blankets or towels can help put a stop to this, while also making any post-camping doggy cleanup so much easier.
No matter what type of terrain you and your pooch plan to conquer, these water-resistant, adjustable booties can handle it all. They're even equipped with two reflective straps for better nighttime visibility.
Hypoallergenic pet wipes, fit for any dog breed, is a camping must-have in between baths.
Just like you, your dog will get thirsty while you two are hiking. This dog bowl water bottle lets your canine easily drink from your own canteen, making it easy to keep your pup hydrated.
Your furry friend will be easy to spot on your campground at night—or even when the sun starts to set—with this glowing collar.
Keeping recent photos of your dog on hand may come in handy on the unlikely chance your dog runs off the trail and you have to enlist others to help you search for them.
These compact food and water bowls fold down and easily fit in your camping pack.
Twist this anchor until its secure in the dirt, then attach your dog's leash to keep them close while also giving them room to roam your campground.
Pet parents, listen up! There are a few things you simply can't leave home without and should consider adding to your packing checklist: collar, leash, dog ID tags, dog food, water bowls, and poop bags.
If you're bringing along more than one dog, zip lines are the best way to ensure their leashes don't tangle (a problem you may experience with anchors or dog cables).
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While large breeds will be happy walking by your side, smaller dogs may be more comfortable in a roomy backpack like this one.
With a Sharpie marker, write your campsite number on a ) and then attach it to their collar.
Keep everything you'll need in one place with this roomy bag.
Small dogs will feel safe and secure in this travel playpen.
After you've packed your own bug repellent, make sure your canine is protected, too.
When traveling with your dog, pet parents should always keep a few special papers on hand including vaccine records, proof of ownership, and your pet license (if your state requires ones).
You'll be prepared—no matter what happens—with this well-stocked kit. Inside you'll find gauze, antiseptic wipes, bandages, latex gloves, first aid guidelines, and more.
If your furry friend loves to roll around in mud or run through leaves, you'll definitely want one of these gadgets, which attaches to your water bottle.