9 Reasons Why Camping With a Dog Is Awesome!
We happen to think that a dog makes any place better. That's particularly true when it comes to camping. Whether you prefer a tent in the deep woods or an upscale campground, your dog will happily go camping with you. If you need any more convincing, we've rounded up 9 reasons why camping with a dog is awesome:
1. Hiking and camping with your dog develops trust between the two of you. It's also agreat opportunity to bond!
2. Taking your dog camping helps him develop confidence. Once he figures out how to get over that boulder and past that scary bush, he'll learn to take things in his 'stride'. Previously terrifying objects like trash cans won't be so scary during your daily walks.
3. Your dog will help you see the outdoors in a whole new way. Everything is new and exciting to him!
4. Camping is great exercise - for both of you! Even if you're staying in a campground, your dog will make sure you still get plenty of fresh air and exercise.
5. Your dog can help 'carry the load' on a hike. Adult dogs can carry up to one-quarter of their body weight in a good doggie backpack.
6. Dogs make great early warning systems for bears, coyotes, squirrels, camp robbing raccoons... Just make sure you have your dog's back in the unlikely event the intruder keeps coming!
7. There's not much better than a quiet night staring dreamily into the campfire flames while gently stroking your dog's head.
8. Dogs make great foot warmers in a chilly tent. Of course, do your part making sure your pup stays warm, too!
9. Dogs love to go camping. So why would you want to disappoint your best friend?
Whether it's a simple stroll around the campground or a strenuous hike up a mountain trail, a dog makes a great companion. Start planning now for your next camping trip - with your dog. Your dog already thinks you're great; take him camping and he'll know just how awesome you really are!
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