Joe and I recently went camping for 3 nights (I wrote a post about it if you’re interested) and it was the first time we had taken Rory camping. We were a bit nervous about taking him as we weren’t sure what he would be like but he was so good! He was an absolute angel and I think he enjoyed his little holiday. I thought I would write a blog post about our experience of taking him camping as well as some tips.
- Food (Enough for the number days as well as some extra)
- Water bottle (We have one that has a tray attached so he can easily drink out of it throughout the day)
- Water bowl (This was for when we were at the tent)
- Food bowl
- Leads (We took 3; his extendable lead, the stretchy one we sue for walking and an ordinary lead)
- Lead stake (This was so useful)
- Wet wipes
- Poo bags
ID Tag- Before we went away we made sure Rory had an ID tag. He did use to have one but he chewed it and it broke off. Since then we just haven’t been and got one but I wanted to make sure to get one before our trip. If he got out of the tent and someone found him they would call me as my number is on the tag however if he didn’t have one it would be difficult for anyone who found him to get in touch with us.
Sleeping arrangements- At home Rory always sleeps in our bedroom and likes to lie on the bed with us. We were a bit worried about what he would be like in the tent; we thought he might get scared or confused and we were worried about him getting out. To avoid this he kept him on his lead at night. Our tent has a door at the back as well so we put our bed by the back door. We put the stake in ground right outside the door and fed the lead through the zip; we used the extendable lead so he would have enough reach to get on the bed with us as well. Rory did not seem bothered about being kept on his lead and he was very comfortable with the tent. We also put a blanket on the floor for him as at home he likes to lie on the floor as well rather than in his bed.
Lead stake- If you are going anywhere with your dog you definitely need to buy a lead stake. You can get them from pretty anywhere that sells pets things; we got ours from pets at home. It was great for when we were at the tent as we didn’t have to hold the lead. We put Rory on his extendable lead so he was still able to move around as much as he liked. We did also take it out with us in the day once or twice.
These are just a few things that we did on our trip that I thought would be useful for other people. Rory was as good as gold on the trip; we couldn’t have asked for anything better. I really enjoyed taking him camping and I can’t wait to go again.
Hope you enjoyed this post