Start digging out the tents and dusting off that RV because camping season is officially upon us! Are you thinking of bringing your four-legged friend on the adventure this season? Then here are a few things to keep in mind when planning your trip together!
Take a trip to the vet before hitting the road
It doesn’t hurt to have a little pre-trip check up to ensure that your loyal companion is ready to take on the camping adventure. Also, due to a dog’s overwhelming sense of curiosity, it would be beneficial to know that they’re up-to-date on their flea and tick medication.
Packing list for your furry friend
You already have your human packing list all set up and ready to be checked off, but when you have your dog joining the journey, there are some essential things you need to bring. Write out a puppy packing list that includes:
- Sleeping pad
- First aid kit
- Poop bags
- Extra towels in case they roll around in the mud
- Reflective leash and stake
- Portable water and food dish
- And some of their favorite toys, of course!
Review some essential training
Though your companion is probably well-trained at home, it’s a whole new world for them at a campground. There’s so much more to sniff and several new people to meet, which means it might be a good time to ensure that your dog is ready to be camp-friendly. Some vital commands to go over include a reliable recall so they understand to stay away from danger and “leave it” for when they want to take a snake or some other item back to your campsite after a day of exploring.
Find a campsite that allows pets!
This may sound obvious, but it’s probably the most important step in getting you and your pup ready to take on the great outdoors. Experience true Alaskan wilderness at Tanana Valley Campground and RV Park, where you and your leashed loyal companion can enjoy a quality camping trip together. Call us at 907-451-5555 to learn more about our campground accommodations and amenities and reserve your campsite today!