Paws On Site: Top tips for camping with dogs
As every camper knows, travelling with pets can be difficult, so here’s our top tips to help make the experience as smooth as possible.
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Whether you’re going on a day trip or a two-week holiday abroad, it’s important to plan. To make your trip easier and less stressful for you and your furry friend, check what pet-friendly venues are near to where you’re going.
Check the weather
Wherever you’re heading, check the weather! This will give you some guidance on what to pack and how to organise your trip. Raining? Pack some extra towels to wipe off muddy paws. Heatwave? Ensure you have plenty of water for them to drink.
Take plenty of breaks
Taking regular breaks can help your pet become more comfortable. If you’re travelling with a pooch, this gives them time to stretch their legs and go to the loo.
Make sure they’re secure
This could include a special harness that clips onto the seatbelt, keeping them secure and reducing the risk of them jumping about while driving. Alternatively, your pet may be more comfortable travelling in a crate – you can use plenty of comfy blankets!
Keep a routine
If you’re going away overnight or for a long period of time, try to keep your pet’s routine as regular as possible. This will help to reduce any feelings of stress and anxiety.
Webbox Natural Sausage
A complete pet food for adult dogs and puppies from one month old, Webbox Natural Sausages contain no artificial colours, flavours or preservatives. With added fish oil to promote healthy skin and coats, and prebiotics to aid healthy digestion. Pack size: 300g and 600g. Available online and in Morrisons stores.
Webbox Natural Yak Cheese Bar
Sometimes your dog just needs a good, tasty treat to snack on for a few hours while you enjoy some peace in the sun. For this, you’ll need the Webbox Natural Yak Cheese Bar, one of the most popular additions to the Webbox Natural range. Not only are these long-lasting treats rich in protein, they also help to clean teeth and prevent tartar build-up. Available online and in Morrisons stores.
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TOP DOG-FRIENDLY SITES
Wareham Forest Tourist Park, Dorset
A quiet, 55-acre woodland site that dogs and owners will love to explore. Take a walk from the site into the surrounding Wareham Forest or head to the coast at Poole and Bournemouth. There’s a large play area for children along with a heated pool open during the summer. The whole campsite is surrounded by tracks, trails and plenty of walking opportunities. The site has grass pitches set among the trees, with a licensed shop, toilets and hot showers.
Old Oaks Touring, Glamping & Camping, Somerset
This award-winning, adults-only site is doggy heaven! There’s a secure dog walking area where mutts can run free, the on-site shop sells dog treats and doggy ice cream and there’s a dog shower for pets that like to get muddy! You can walk from the site to Glastonbury Tor and explore many local footpaths, too. Pitches range from electric to fully serviced. On-site facilities include luxury showers, a fishing lake and takeaway food nights.