Frequently Asked Questions about Canine Activities: Camping with Your Dog
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In addition to my own experiences camping with my two dogs, this page uses material from the excellent Web site Hiking/Backpacking with Canines, authored and maintained by Terri Watson. I have prepared this page as a companion piece to hers.
Camping with a canine companion can be a joyous experience for both owner and dog. Just as with hiking, dogs can "point out" interesting features or animals that their people might otherwise overlook. And a dog is thrilled at the new smells and sites of a camp site.
Unlike hiking with your dog, your dog does not have to be in the best physical shape to go camping with you, and you can take more supplies with you in your vehicle than you can when hiking.