View Full Version : Camping with Cavalier?

29th May 2009, 09:54 PM
I'm taking my little guy camping for the first time this weekend. We're only going for about 24 hours, but he's never been camping before. He does come just about everywhere else with me though!

Is there anything I need to know in advance? Thanks!

Kate H
29th May 2009, 10:40 PM
I find it useful to take three things with me (bearing in mind that I don't have a car to pop dogs into, and am usually at a campsite that doesn't like loose dogs): 1. a corkscrew tether, so that you can tie your dog up near the tent when you're doing things like putting the tent up, taking it down, cooking, or going to fetch water, go to the toilet block or whatever; 2. a small collapsible crate, for leaving him in the tent in similar circumstances if the weather's bad (Oliver's OK just shut in the tent, but Aled scratches if he gets worried!), and also for sleeping in; 3. a quilted jacket to use as pyjamas - even in English summer, tents can get very cold at night! We've just had a week's holiday in a tent at a small camp site in Northumberland, and regularly camp overnight before obedience shows, and both dogs seem to really enjoy it - hope you two have a good time!

Kate, Oliver and Aled

30th May 2009, 12:26 AM
We have taken our Riley camping several times, he loves it! We do also take a large old blanket to put on the ground outside. As some campgrounds we have been in don't always have the nice grass area to lounge and play in. So large blanket and toys that he can have outside in the dirt, etc... We also have along his grooming kit, just in case we need to do any kind of cleaning up after hiking, etc...

I am jealous, enjoy!
Barb, Gregg and Riley!