​A guide to camping with your dog

31st July 2017 in . by Wagg Foods Wagg Foods

School is out for summer, which means holiday season is finally in full swing! We’re all about the staycation here at Wagg, because we know your pooch deserves as much rest and relaxation as their humans do.

Camping is a great option for holidaying with your dog – it’s like the longest walk in the world for them. They can explore the great British countryside, run freely (within reason of course) and spend quality time with their family.

Check out our one-stop guide to camping with your dog below.

Where to go?

We’ve sniffed out campsites across the UK and our three favourite pet-friendly campsites are:

  • Dunstan Hill, Northumberland: Woodland? Check. Beach? Check. Charming castles? Check. This spacious site boasts plenty of fun for you and your pooch.
  • Painswick Camping, Gloucestershire: Offering a back to basics camping experience with beautiful scenery, this site is perfect for those looking to explore the Cotswolds. There’s also a dog-friendly pup a short walk away – perfect!
  • Bala Club Site, Snowdonia: This site is made for your four legged friend with an on-site dog-walking area available. As well as this, there are options for beach and lakeside strolls as well as the adventure of a trek up Snowdonia.

What to take?

We’ve picked out some of our camping essentials below:

  • Food
  • Teats
  • Toys
  • Dog bowls
  • Poop bags
  • Towels
  • Lead
  • Collar
  • A dog tent or portable cage
  • Doggy first aid kit including; bandages, tape, scissors, blanket, antiseptic and cotton wool
  • Stake or ground anchor to tether your dog at night time

Top-tips

To make sure your holiday runs as smoothly as possible, we’ve shared some of the most important things to consider when camping with your pooch below:

  • Make sure your dog’s vaccinations are up to date as well as their flea and tick treatments
  • Ensure your dog’s collar shows your name, address and contact details
  • Be wary of possible dangers such as poisonous fungi, guy ropes or cooking equipment
  • Secure your dog at night. They make great guards, but we don’t want them chasing after every stir in the night
  • Have a copy of your dog’s vet records and note down their phone number, just in case of an emergency
  • If travelling in a car, make sure you leave a window down approximately six inches and never leave your dog in a vehicle alone