Camping is something we are passionate about, and so are the dogs. They love being outside as dogs do, moving around and of course sniffing. We camp in tents as well a travel trailer, depending on how far we are going.
Leashing dogs in campground and parks is absolutely essential. We make sure that are all on leash at all times. So many times we have run into dogs off leash in campgrounds and we narrowly missed having an unwanted interaction with questionable dogs. Questionable means a dog that comes towards us with tail up and often barking or growling. Sometimes the dog is at a campsite and sometimes the dog is on a trail or road. Either way, a dog you don’t know that is approaching you is scary.
This reduces our enjoyment because our dog’s safety is at risk. So far, nothing bad has happened as the human is usually close by. It is very difficult to confront a dog’s human regarding this so I usually just keep quiet. Other than those times -about 4 in total so far, we have had enjoyable camping experiences.
As we travel to new campgrounds this summer, I expect there will be some issues, but likely there won’t be any major issues.
I will be blogging on our camping trips this summer. I hope everyone has a fun and safe summer!