Going on vacation with your dog? Nothing could be simpler if you opt for a stay in “camping” mode. Indeed, camping means spending as much time as possible in the great outdoors: this travel format will appeal to you just as much as you’re pet! What’s more, if you choose to travel with your four-legged friend aboard a campervan a real little house on wheels that will offer you all the comfort you need. In this article, you will find a list of tips on how to have a successful camping holiday with your loyal companion!
Going On Vacation with Your Dog: Basic Rules
Going with your pet requires more preparation than usual: we have summarized for you some important points that you should think about before going camping with dogs. If you are new to camping, we also recommend that you consult our list of things to take with you for a camping holiday or even a road trip.
Create a Familiar Setting
Dogs like to stay in their familiar surroundings. Even if your dog is easy going and poses no difficulty, you will need a little more patience with your friend when traveling – this is one of the first rules. Don’t forget to pack a cozy blanket and your four-legged friend’s favorite toy in your suitcase, so they can feel right at home.
Allow A Little More Time
When traveling with your dog, you need to plan more time than usual. It is essential that your faithful companion can stretch his legs. On the road, it is then necessary to plan short and prolonged breaks in a service area or by the side of the road. The watchword: take a leisurely stroll. In summer, when the weather is very hot, organize your walks preferably in the morning and in the evening during the cooler hours.
Provide food and water
When you travel, the food there won’t necessarily be to the taste of your four-legged friend. So don’t forget to pack enough supplies for your companion, ideally their favorite food this will remind them of their familiar surroundings and reduce their stress. Even more important than food: always have enough water available for your doggie. Don’t forget his water bowl, especially in summer when he needs to quench his thirst!
Install a Comfortable Bunk
It is also essential that your dog can rest comfortably! Take your favorite basket on your camping trip. If you can’t take his basket, already try to get him used to his new sleeping arrangements before leaving, at home at home or directly in the campervan if you choose this travel option. You will see, the nights will be pleasant in the cool as in the campervan thanks to the sunroof!
Provide A Transport Cage If Necessary
Going on vacation with your dog often involves a long drive. Dogs react differently during car journeys. Before planning a long trip, make sure your four-legged friend likes the car or can handle the trip well in general.