Camping with dogs: The best campsites
Renting a camper with your dog and off into the nature – That should be the maxim in any case. But remember the following: Firstly, it is easier for you to find the right campsite in nature-rich landscapes – urban campsites are often not designed for pets. And secondly, it’s much easier for you to make your dog’s day on the campsite a pleasant one.
Whether you prefer to go to the beach or to the mountains, there are almost everywhere many dog-friendly campsites. Little away from the hustle and bustle is the best thing for everyone involved.
Inform yourself about dog regulations in advance
If you want to stay in Germany, you will find great holiday destinations with your dog by the sea, for example in the Mecklenburg Lake District, Rügen or in West and North Friesland. If you love the mountains, you should look around the Allgäu or at Lake Constance for suitable places.
For your holidays abroad you should inform yourself in advance about dog regulations at the campsites as well as necessary vaccinations. In some countries there are even import bans for some dog breeds.
Well organized camping holiday with a dog
Campsites that allow dogs or are even specially designed for animal lovers mention this in their description. It is therefore not advisable to drive spontaneously to a campsite. In the best case you even reserve a place in advance. A short check by telephone at the campsite is worthwhile, because sometimes the regulations change at short notice.
No matter how much the campsite is designed for dogs, you always have to observe the house rules. It is best to have a look at them before you arrive. In addition, there are unwritten rules that should be known for a stress-free camping holiday with your dog:
- Exemplary behavior towards other guests – Whether dog owner or not.
- Your dog only pees outside the camping place. Sometimes there are special dog toilets. Dog poo has to be put in a bag and afterwards into the garbage.
- Your dog is supervised – Walk your dog on a leash except on dog meadows.
- A good schooling is everything: Shaking out water in front of other bathers and other four- or two-legged people is simply not appropriate.
Renting a camper makes both dog and owner happy
You should definitely include the following highlights in your camping holiday with a dog.
Hard gravel floors aren’t comfortable for your dog. Although they are robust and therefore often advertised as pitches, they do hurt your dog’s paws –After all, he doesn’t wear shoes. Soft grass soils are best suited for your dog.
Meadow and beach to romp on
Camping places with dog meadows or even a dog beach are especially beautiful for your camping holiday with a dog. On the one hand, you can offer your four-legged friend enough exercise and are undisturbed by moaning non-dog owners, on the other hand, your darling also meets other animals.
Do you want to cool off?
If you’re not camping with your dog by the sea or a lake, it’s especially nice for your Bello if there’s an extra swimming pool for dogs. This is absolutely not a standard and only the case with real dog-loving campsites.
Learning on holiday
Real dog fans can’t get enough of their fur noses. Some dog-friendly campsites offer a dog school or at least a dog place with all kinds of play equipment for your four-legged friends.
Experience something together
In order to combine the daily walk with a special experience, many organizations or even the campsites offer guided hiking tours for dog owners. Therefore, it is worth asking the campsite. Often there is a forest area in the immediate vicinity where dogs are allowed to run freely.
Many campsites charge a surcharge if you arrive with a dog. This initially discourages but can be extremely justified. Although camping site operators often write in their description “Camping – Dogs allowed” they have not really thought about it. In most cases, a surcharge stands for a good concept – A prior examination is therefore meaningful in this case.
At some places, it is common to spatially separate dog owners from non-dogs owners. This can be great if the appropriate area is well equipped. But campers with dogs are also often moved to the dirt corner of the site.
Campsites that are extremely well prepared for dog owners and their four-legged friends usually have a veterinarian nearby. This is not a must but incredibly practical – as mentioned, dogs find it much harder to switch to unknown environments than humans.
Rent a roadsurfer: A camper for dog and owner
Renting a camper with a dog and enjoying a great camping adventure with your four-legged friend is no witchcraft but it requires a little more planning and some sensitivity for your fur nose. But if you stick to the rules and have your dog camping checklist in mind, you will definitely enjoy the road trip with your four-legged friend more than without him!
The following rules apply for renting a roadsurfer dog bus
- It is essential that blankets, towels or bed sheets are spread out on the seating and sleeping areas if the dog is going to settle in comfortably.
- In any case, the dog owner must avoid that the interior of the camper is scratched or bitten by the four-legged friend. For damages at the car, master and mistress will have to stand straight. Just as parents for their children. We think this is only fair.
- Pay attention to proportionality. That means: Going on a holiday with a camper and living in the tightest of spaces also means space restrictions. We don’t think it makes sense to go on holiday with big dogs or even several with a VW bus. Please think twice whether two big Labradors are suitable for this kind of vacation. We believe: Absolutely not!
If you stick to these rules, nothing will stand in the way of your holiday with the roadsurfer DOG BUS Dropout PLUS.