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Can you camp with your dog in NZ?

camping with your dog

The simple answer to that question is a resounding yes.

There are plenty of campgrounds that are more than happy to host you and your dog this summer, so why not give it a try.

Here are some tips to help you prepare for your first camping adventure.

  • Practice - If you have not introduced your dog to camping before consider a practice run in the back garden for a night. It will give your dog a chance to sniff and smell all the equipment and also give you a night to see what sleeping arrangements work for all of you.
  • Train - make sure you have a really good recall with your dog, as well as a strong 'leave it'. Campgrounds in the summer will be full of unexpected dropped food and people who might not be as dog friendly. Although you will be keeping a close eye on your pet things happen and these two commands are key.
  • Research - what type of camping holiday will work best for you and your dog, do you all love hiking or is your dog happy exploring the local towns. Then find a site that will suit the type of trip your after. We use the pets can come too website to find fun places to stay.
  • Pack - now all you need to do is pack remember to take the things that help your dog feel comfortable, for us that means taking a crate as its where are dogs are used to sleeping, we also include a pet first aid kit. find out what to pack in your first aid kit here

 

 

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