Hello. My wife and I are getting a new puppy in just a few weeks. We are avid rock climbers, ice climbers, and campers. None of the tents we have now are large enough for anything more than the 2 of us and our gear. Since we're adding another member to our party (at least for most of our trips), we are on the market for a new tent. The idea is that the dog will sleep in the tent with us when full grown, should he want to. When he is a puppy, he will be sleeping in a crate in the tent. When he's older, he can sleep out in the vestibule, or in the tent with us - up to him.
We are looking for a 3 man tent (myself, wife, large dog), 3 season, at least one vestibule (prefer 2 vestibules and 2 doors) and the tent must have a full cover rain fly. We are not very concerned with the weight of the tent at this point, as most of the trips we will use this tent for we will not be forced to carry it very far.
I think that a "tub" style floor (material more like a tarp than tent body) would hold up best against the dog claws, even though we would obviously trim and file the nails prior to taking the dog out on a camping trip with us. I was just wondering if anyone out there takes their dog camping and allows them in the tent with them. If so, what tent do you use? What do you like about your tent? What do you hate about your tent? Any suggestions as far as tents I should look at?
We're not really interested in the "dog tents", where he would have his own tent.