The best way to prepare an inside dog for life outdoors is to take a dog on a family camping trip. Dog’s absolutely love the great outdoors where they are naturally in their element. Keeping them inside all of the time is not good for them. They need to run around and roam free. However, when camping around other people at a state park, a dog will need to be kept on a leash of at least six feet due to state park rules and regulations. Dog’s will also need to be kept tied up during the night, and when they are not out running around on a leash. This can sometimes prove to be a lot harder than many people think. Dog’s naturally want to be let loose to run rampant. Taking a dog pen along on the trip will prove to be very successful because it keeps the dog inside the pen at night. Dog owners will not have to worry about the dog getting out of the tent or camper while they are sleeping. However, keeping a dog locked in a pen all night can prove to be a nightmare when the dog barks all night and whines to be let out. Other campers may not be too happy with being woken up by barking dogs. Taking fans along on the trip can help to block out the noise. Renting a cabin would be the best way to go when camping with dogs. Even though the point is to prepare a dog for life outdoors, a person also needs to keep their sanity.
Camping at state parks with dogs can become a nightmare in the long run. There are better ways to prepare an inside dog for life outdoors. Camping is still a great way to take a dog along with them, but finding secluded camping areas where there are no restrictions is best. Dog’s can also be taken on long hikes, hunting, and fishing trips. It is not a hard ordeal to pack a trip for a dog. Dog’s mainly need food and water, so families will need to ensure that they will have dog food, dog treats, bowls, and plenty of water to take along on the trip. Other important items to take on the trip are poop bags, first aid kit for dogs, leashes, and dog toys. If families are camping and hiking where there are not a lot of other people around, they should not need to take a dog pen, but a dog bed would come in handy for the dog to have a place to sleep at night. Depending on the size of the dog, a dog crate would not be a bad idea while traveling in the car. It can be a harrowing ordeal when a dog is loose and running up in the front seat while a person is driving.
Preparing an inside dog for life outdoors can be a fun undertaking when all of the preparations are done right beforehand. It can end up becoming a nightmare when there are other campers in the area that need to be protected from an overzealous dog. Dog’s can feel liberated when they are in the outdoors, and are able to roam free while hiking. They can create some of the best bonding experiences for the animal and its owners.