What do you Need to Bring When Camping with a Dog?


UPDATED: February 2017

I go camping with my dog, Sierra, multiple times every year, and every time it’s a new adventure.  I know she has as much fun, if not more, than we do when we take a trip to explore the great outdoors.  In my opinion, if you can bring your 4-legged friend along for the adventure, it makes the whole experience better for everyone involved.  I can’t imaging going camping without her now.  If you’ve never been camping with your dog before, DO IT!  But, before you head outdoors, you need to make sure you, and your dog, are prepared with the right equipment.  Also, it’s important to verify that your dog is allowed in the campground you’re looking at.  You wouldn’t want to get to the site and be turned away before you even settle in.  Most National and State parks will allow dogs, but have different restrictions, always check before you plan a trip.  Below, I have compiled a list of some of the essential gear that I have used while camping, and you should consider looking into, before you start your next adventure.

Continue reading →


What Gear Should you Bring While Hiking with a Dog?

Updated March 2017

I wanted to do a quick write-up on all of the gear that Sierra, our dog, currently uses when we go on our hiking trips.  Just like you have probably heard about being prepared yourself before going out into nature, it’s just as important for your dog to be prepared as well.  This is not an all-inclusive list of everything you will need while hiking, because each hike is unique and requires different equipment based on length, terrain, weather, and much more.  However, everything on this list has been a huge help for us, and will hopefully give you some ideas on what to look for, so you too can be prepared before you go outdoors with your dog.  If you want more info about the products listed below, click on them to be directed to Amazon for additional reviews and pricing.

Continue reading →