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Tips for Family Camping with the Dog

The family dog doesn't have to stay home; just make the proper preparations.

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Veteran family campers know "The Checklist" typically gets pretty extensive. From lanterns to lighter fluid and sleeping bags to first-aid supplies, chances are, the car is going to end up crammed by the time you've packed everything you could need.

Of course, the supplies you'll pack will vary depending on what kind of camping trip you're planning, but if you decide to bring the family dog along, there are some crucial items you'll definitely need to find room for.

So once you've selected a canine-friendly campsite, be sure to keep in mind the following considerations.

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