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Tips for Camping (and hiking) Safely with Dogs

by Sonya
Camping with dogs

RV’ing (& camping & hiking) with our dogs

As you might all be aware (due to the excessive amounts of photos of our dogs on Instagram and Facebook) we are living in our RV full time with our dogs. They’re probably the most important things in our lives, besides our families, so we spend a lot of time trying to make sure they’re as comfortable and safe as we are while we travel and explore the country. We hike with them a lot, and there is so much we need to remember to keep them safe. We are going to be writing a lot more in coming months about traveling with dogs, and the extra things we need to consider.

Until then, we have teamed up with Aurora James from DogEtiquette.info to share some of her Top Tips for Camping with a Dog!  She has provided a bunch of resources for us all to check out including check lists, tick checking and so much more! Even if you’re not RV’ing around the country, please take time to read her tips so you can keep your furry kids safe while camping or hiking.

Try an outdoor adventure with your pup

If you’re like most dog lovers, you enjoy animals and nature. So, take your dog out there to see the natural world, too. Dogs can tag along on most of your outdoor adventures, if you plan ahead. To help make the most of your trip, we’ve compiled some tips on how you can take him camping safely.

Camping with dogs

Additional Resources:


Is my pet ready for an outdoor excursion?

How do I check for injuries on my dog?

How do I check for ticks on my pet?

Heatstroke in my dog: what do I need to know?


How do I find dog-friendly campsites and important regulations?

What are the potential camping-related dangers?

What are some other great outdoor adventures for me and my pup?


What packing checklist should I follow?

What should I put in my dog’s first aid kit?

Is a collar or harness best for my dog during our camping trip?

Now that you know how to take him camping safely, it’s time to start planning your next adventure. Taking your four-legged friend can be the most rewarding experience for you both. You’ll enjoy all that Mother Nature has to offer, as well as create an even stronger bond.

Happy Trails!


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