Are you thinking of going on a wild camping trip any time in the near future? Are you unsure as to whether you should take your four legged friend along with your for the adventure?
Well, we think taking a dog when you go camping is a really great idea. We love camping and we love dogs, so it makes perfect sense to us!
So much so that we decided to write a list of five great reasons why taking your dog on a camping trip is a really great idea.
- You Don’t Have to Pay for Kennels or Arrange a Dog Sitter
- You Will Have Some Canine Company
- It Will Be Great Exercise for Your Dog
- They Will Alert You of Any Bears or Wolves
- They Will Keep You Warm at Night
You Don’t Have to Pay for Kennels or Arrange a Dog Sitter
If you do not take your pup with you will either have to put them in kennels or arrange for a dog sitter of some sort.
If you leave them in kennels not only do you have to pay but also your dog will not have the best care. Even high quality kennels do not have enough time to give your dog the loving care that he or she deserves.
Or you can arrange a dog sitter. But this means asking for favors and its not ideal. Especially when you think your pooch could be sharing your camping adventure.
You Will Have Some Canine Company
No matter if you are traveling on your own or with other people its always nice to have a dog along as well.
As a dog owner you know how much fun dogs can be. As long as your dog will be safe, surely it’s a no-brainer?
It Will Be Great Exercise for Your Dog
Dogs love nothing more than to be outside a lot, running around, playing, enjoying all the interesting smells, sounds new terrain etc.
Not only is this fun for them it is also really healthy as well. If you deserve a camping vacation then surely your pupster does as well?
They Will Alert You of Any Bears or Wolves
Even the smallest pooch has highly tuned senses. Dog’s hearing and sense of smell are way, way better than ours.
In some parts of the US, Canada and Alaska there are still wild wolves, bears and mountain lions.
Obviously you don’t expect your little pet pupster to fight them off, but some extra warning time is no bad thing and could even save you life!
They Will Keep You Warm at Night
Imagine getting into your sleeping bag in your tent on a chilly evening.
Wouldn’t you rather have a dog (or two) snuggled up in there with you to keep you warm?