5 Tips for Family Camping with the Dog

Leash Laws

Chances are, if you're the type of person who's considering bringing the family dog along on your next camping outing, you think your canine is pretty all-around awesome. But no matter how well-behaved and obedient you think your dog is, when you're out in the wild it's crucial for it to be on a leash at all times. Your dog will be exposed to tons of new smells -- especially if it's a city dog -- many in the form of potentially dangerous plants and wild animals, along with fellow campers who might not be all that excited at the sight of your dog trotting over to check out their campsite

So to avoid any trouble or stolen s'mores supplies, keep the dog leashed. It's also a good idea to pack two leashes in case one breaks. Your dog will still enjoy the trip, and it'll stay much safer with a little forethought and planning.

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