The holiday is approaching, anticipation increases. It is to go camping, but not without the beloved dog. Dogs are allowed on numerous campsites in Germany and abroad. So that the holiday with the four-legged but actually a relaxing experience, there is more to consider.
6 valuable tips for camping with the dog:
- 1. Find a suitable campsite
- 2. Preparation and arrival
- 3. Camping abroad
- 4. Not every dog allowed
- 5. Camping regulations
- 6. The dog can not use?
1. Find a suitable campsite
First is to clarify where the holiday is spent . Afterwards a campsite is to be found where dogs are welcome. There are quite a few of them, but this is a rule for dogs and keepers, not every breed is allowed and the local conditions can differ. Therefore, it is important to check in advance whether your own dog is allowed to participate, what possibilities are available in the surroundings, what is allowed on the campsite and what is not. Abroad, the entry regulations may also be relevant.
2. Preparation and arrival
If the stay in the caravan or mobile home is new for the dog, he should be familiarized in advance. While inspecting the interior, it is time to devote himself to the rest of the preparations. These on the one hand depend on the dog’s own requirements and on the other hand according to the regulations at the destination.
The dog needs his usual equipment, ie his food and water bowl, the usual food in sufficient quantity and, as a matter of fact, a familiar blanket or his basket as a retreat and sleeping habit. On many campsites it is obligatory that the four-legged dog has an addressee on the collar. In addition to the collar, the line can not be missing, a spare line can also be useful. In addition there are running lines of several meters – so the dog has more space when you are sitting comfortably, but still remains under control. What is also important is the vaccination pass. If the dog needs certain medicines, a supply must be put into the luggage. For this purpose, a small first-aid kit can be put together with Zeckenzangen, Wundspray, gauze bandages and other utensils. For the pastime chewing bones and the favorite toys can be packed.A list helps to make sure that nothing is forgotten during a holiday trip.
It may be necessary to make some phone calls beforehand, if something special is to be observed. This can be the case, in particular, when traveling abroad. For an emergency, it is also good to know where and how to reach the nearest veterinarian.
Everything is packed, the ride is started:Breaks are important for the dog and he needs fresh drinking water on the way. In the vehicle, of course, it should be secured in a box or with a special belt. The papers of the dog must be presented at a border crossing and, if necessary, at the campsite and should therefore be handy.
3. Camping abroad
In the European country, the EU animal identification card must be shown when entering the EU. The vaccinations and intervals, which must, of course, be observed in advance – can be denied to a dog without adequate vaccination protection. A microchip, which is implanted under the skin as a recognition feature and whose number is recorded in the animal identification card , is also mandatory. Further papers may be required in non-EU countries, for example a health certificate issued by the veterinarian or official veterinarian. Veterinarians and veterinarians can provide information on the respective regulations, and there is also information on the embassies.
4. Not every dog allowed
Often it does not matter if a small or large dog comes to the camp, but only dogs are permitted to a certain shoulder height. On some campsites no lists are allowed, which can differ in Germany depending on the state. In the case of an international holiday, the lists of undesirable breeds can differ – in some countries, different breeds and mixed breeds can not enter at all.Here, too, it is important to inquire beforehand.
Against a cute puppy, as long as he does not belong to an undesirable breed, few people have any objections. According to campingtopgear, however, the camping can prove to be very exhausting for the small dog child, maybe the camping holiday will be postponed by one year for the good of the dog?
Some dogs are difficult to cope with high temperatures, for example Newfoundland dogs.In southern countries, they do not feel so comfortable – they can suffer from the heat that a veterinarian visit is required.Camping in more moderate areas would surely please them.
5. Camping regulations
To ensure that the holiday destination is relaxed for all parties involved, the respective camping regulations must be observed. Other campers are not allowed to be bothered – complaints can in extreme cases lead to a reference by the placekeeper. In most cases, there is a need to provide linen, sometimes the maximum permissible length is also specified. Very bell-friendly dogs are usually not liked, the camping holiday with the four-legged should be re-considered in such a case.
On specially dog-friendly places there are run-out areas, on which can be swept without a line. Otherwise there are certainly beautiful paths or perhaps even a dog beach in the area. So that no one feels disturbed, of course, always should be ready to use hand bags, in order to remove the ambush. On some campsites, they are available free of charge in donors, otherwise they have to be taken care of and taken away before the holiday .
If all dog owners adhere to the rules, it is guaranteed that no one feels bothered and still dogs are welcome in the next year.
6. The dog can not use?
It is supposed to be a camping holiday, but for some reason the dog can not with – now the problem arises, who cares for him so long. Perhaps there are neighbors, friends, or relatives who will take him in. It should be as much as possible a familiar person to facilitate the separation of the pack from the dog.If he knows his temporary place of residence, he can also help him.
Otherwise, there are numerous dog breakfasts in which the four-legged animals can be accommodated during the holiday.In order to be able to make the trip with a good conscience, it is advisable to inspect it thoroughly and to talk with the staff.
What is included in the camping with a dog is also valid for accommodation in any care: the dog needs his basic equipment and the usual food, and the caregivers should also be informed about special characteristics and possible health problems.
Is it all clear?Nice holiday at the campsite!