Good morning! @youdidwhatiwthyourwiener here. I'm taking over the @carlsonpetproducts feed for a few days and sharing some of my adventures with my dogs, Chester and Gretel. We recently spent 5 nights camping on our Canadian National Parks trip.
Did you know there are over 5 options for camping so it's easy to pick one that matches your style? We camped two of the ways on this trip - we "car camped" (meaning you can drive everything there in your vehicle) and slept in our SUV and "car camped" and slept in a tent. Three other ways to camp are glamping where you sleep in a luxurious tent or a rustic little cabin, trailer or RV camping, and overnight backpacking where you carry a tent deep in the woods to camp (which we did after our trip to Canada and I'll show you pictures from later).
No matter which way you choose to camp, it's important to have a method for containing your dog to the campsite. If we're camping somewhere we can drive to, we don't leave home without our Carlson Portable Pet Pen. It's super easy to set up, move, and it eliminates the dogs wrapping their leash around things. If I'm backpacking and can't carry much, I do have to stick with the tie-the-leash-to-something method. I put a carabiner on the end of the leash so I can easily wrap one end around a tree or stump or sturdy branch. I find that the higher I tie it, the less chance there is of it getting tangled.
How do you keep your dog from running off while camping?