Bearcamp River Campground

Pet Friendly Camping in West Ossipee, NH

Pet Friendly Camping in Ossipee, NHAre you thinking about taking your pets camping?

The outdoors is one of the best places to spend time with your dog. The dog loves all the new sights, sounds and smells. Here are a few tips that may make camping with your dog a bit more enjoyable and possibly safer.

  • Consider use of a crate for travel and short term restraint.
  • Don’t forget to pack plenty of water from home for your dog. Bring their regular food bowls, food and treats. To avoid problems, keep them on their regular schedule.
  • Bring their chew toys and dog brush.
  • Always bring their collar and leash. Extras may be a good ideas.
  • For unexpected situations, pack first aid items for your dog and also a towel. Obtain the phone number of a vet in the area where you are staying.
  • Check with your destination to be sure whether dogs are permitted. Pets are prohibited at many state and national parks. Try to get a site with some shade for your dog.
  • Many private campgrounds allow dogs but it is of utmost importance that you respect the other campers around you.
    • Make sure you have complete control over your dog at all times. Keep them on their leash.
    • Do not allow your dog to bark. Frequent and continued barking disturbed the wildlife and other campers.
    • Closely supervise your dog around children, other visitors and other dogs.
    • Never leave your dog outside unattended.
    • Always pick up after your dog.
      • Make use of designated dog walking areas.
      • Use ziplock bags to pick up after them and properly dispose of it in appropriate trash containers.
  • Give your dog time to adjust to their new surroundings. Give them time to rest.
  • Watch that your dog doesn’t get tangled around tent poles or stakes, tables, trees, rocks etc.
  • Make sure your dog is getting enough exercise. But consider the effect of activity and energy levels on your dog health.
  • Be aware of how weather conditions effect your dog – heat, cold, rain etc.
  • Remove any leftover food after your dog eats. This food could attract unwanted insects or wildlife.
  • Be courteous of others while walking your dog. Keep your dog calm and controlled.
  • Consider your dogs sleeping arrangements.