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Traveling and Camping with Dogs

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Lately I've really had a severe itch to go camping. I usually do go camping in the summer with either the horses or the dogs but the desire has started early! It's too cold at night to camp yet (at least for me...I prefer to camp when I don't have to be bundled in a thick sleeping bag and right now it's still in the low 30s at night) and I can't find any pictures from my camping trips!

So, I know there are people on here who like to camp with their dogs; got any stories? Pictures? Tips? Certain products you use that makes camping easier with your dogs? Anything to calm my camping itch...lol
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We don't tether, we take two xpens and they have an 8 foot square (about) area to hang out in, complete with shade and a water bucket. If you are going to tether be polite and make sure that your dog is not going to entangle everybody who comes over to visit or say hello, and if your dog isn't friendly, don't tether them where they're going to get near the road or kids. And don't let them bark or run loose.

Nothing worse than having your dogs behaving themselves in their pen, chewing bones and so on and having the dog from across the road who barked all day coming into your camp, making your dogs freak out and lifting their leg on all your stuff, including the kid's chairs, while the owner stands at their camp screaming at the dog to wander back!

The only other issue we've had is I'd take the dogs for a long run/swim in the morning, then we were going down to the beach later on so crated the dogs for 2 hours in the shade, and had someone complain about that. The manager said she'd let us know but wasn't too worried, since she'd had several complaints about that person's dog being loose (and that was kinda why we crated ours, so they didn't knock the pen over if the dog came by). We weren't too far so could hear them if they did bark.
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