It is a good idea to have your dog help carry his supplies, particularly if you plan on going hiking. Dog backpacks are designed to strap around the front and under the stomach of your dog. These packs typically have two satchel pockets that hang down on either side. Use one side for food and store water and a collapsible drinking bowl on the other side.
It is a good idea to have temporary identification tags made for each trip. These tags can have your address and phone number, but should also include more trip-specific details, such as an itinerary and list of campsites.
Most dogs are not used to slurping water from a bottle, so you'll need to bring a dish for your pooch. There are a number of collapsible, lightweight doggy bowls available. Pick one large and sturdy enough that your dog will not knock it over, wasting water.
It is important to deal with your dog's messes, even in the backwoods. Bring plastic bags or trash bags to pick up your dog's leavings. Consider bringing an additional sealed container to store the waste in for the duration of your camping trip.
Article Written By Louie Doverspike
Based in Seattle, Louie Doverspike has been a professional writer since 2004. His work has appeared in various publications, including "AntiqueWeek" magazine, the "Prague Post" and "Seattle Represent!" Doverspike holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from Hamilton College.