What is Glamping?
Take the word glamorous and add the word camping, give it a little shake and voila! You’ve got glamping!
If you're an adventurous pet owner, then you know how much joy your furry friend can bring to your travels. Unfortunately, it's not always easy to find pet-friendly accommodations that are suitable for both you and your four-legged companion.
That's where "glamping" comes in - offering a luxurious camping experience with many of the familiar comforts of home, while still allowing pets. More people want to bring their pets along as they seek escapes into the great outdoors and glamping provides the fun of camping with some of the glamorous aspects of hotels - albeit outdoors.
The best part, these glamping sites are a lot more dog friendly than traditional hotels and even campsites! If you have ever wanted to bring your furry friend on a memorable vacation, glamping may be the opportunity you have been seeking.
Why Glamping is Perfect With Dogs
Unlike traditional camping, glamping provides all the amenities of a decent hotel without sacrificing nature's beauty. Whether you're staying in a yurt or safari tent, your dog will have plenty of space to roam around and play.
Because so many glamping sites are pet-friendly, your dog can join you on hikes, bike rides, and other outdoor activities. Plus, many glamping sites offer on-site pet grooming services and even doggy daycare so you can enjoy some alone time without worrying about your pup.
Another reason why glamping is perfect for dogs is that it allows them to connect with nature in a safe environment.
Many dogs love being outside and exploring new sights and smells, but traditional camping can be overwhelming for some pups. With glamping, you get the best of both worlds - access to nature while still having all the comforts of home.
Common amenities that are helpful if you want to go glamping with dogs
When it comes to pet-friendly glamping, having certain amenities can make all the difference in ensuring a comfortable and enjoyable experience for both you and your furry friend. Some common amenities that are helpful for this type of travel include, but aren’t limited to:
1. Pet beds: It's important to provide your dog with a comfortable place to sleep, especially if they're used to sleeping in their own bed at home.
Note: If your furry companion prefers a crate/kennel to sleep in, be sure to bring your travel kennel or crate from home to keep your pet safe and comfortable! We highly recommend the Enventur Travel Kennel because not only is it a glamping dog's dream sleeping space, but it can also keep your pup safe in transport.
2. Dog bowls: Having designated bowls for food and water will help keep things organized and ensure that your pup stays hydrated throughout the trip.
3. Leashes/tethers: While you may want to let your dog roam free during the day, it's important to have a way to keep them safe and secure when needed.
4. Waste bags: Properly disposing of your dog's waste is crucial not only for hygiene reasons, but also out of respect for other campers.
5. Dog-friendly trails/activities: Look for glamping sites that offer nearby hiking trails that are suitable for dogs. These are typically man made or at least cleared for frequent foot traffic so you won’t have to worry as much about dangers (i.e. thorny bushes, poisonous flora, etc…) that could be lurking in the woods on “traditional” hiking trails.
Some examples of dog-friendly activities to look out for are:
- Pools, rivers, and other swimming holes that permit your pet
- Dog parks that are closed off so your dog can run free without a leash
- Frisbees and/or balls to play fetch
- Canoe or pontoon boats for a boat ride (don’t forget the life jackets!)
How to Prepare Before Glamping With Your Dog
- Research pet policies of the site: When planning a glamping trip with your furry friend, it is crucial to research the pet policies of the site you will be staying at. Some sites may have strict rules regarding pets, such as no dogs allowed in certain accommodations or restricted areas. Others may require proof of vaccinations or additional fees for cleaning up after your pet.
Additionally, it is essential to be respectful and responsible when bringing your pet along on a glamping trip. Make sure to keep them leashed when necessary, clean up after them promptly, and be mindful of other guests who may not be comfortable around animals.
- Prepare your pet supplies to bring with you: When planning a pet-friendly glamping trip, it's important to prepare all the necessary supplies for your furry friend. This includes bringing enough pet food and water for the duration of your trip, as well as any medication or special dietary needs they may have. It's also important to pack your walk gear (i.e. leash and collar or harness) so that you can keep them close and under control when exploring new environments.
In addition to food and water, don't forget about other essential pet supplies such as waste bags, toys, bedding, and any grooming tools they may need. While we’re at it, be sure to bring your Enventur Travel Kennel along as well! Not only can this make for a comfortable glamping space for your pet, but it’s also an essential tool for keeping your furry friend safe on the drive to the campsite!
It's always better to overpack than underpack when it comes to your pet's needs.
- Plan for safety ahead of time: There are three critical things you can do to help keep your pet safe on your glamping trip
- Keep their vaccinations current: Before taking your dog glamping, make sure they are up-to-date with their vaccinations. It would be best to consult with your vet to ensure they have the necessary vaccinations and boosters needed for the location you are going to. You should also keep their collar on at all times with updated identification and vaccination tags.
- Research known predators in the area: Depending on where you're going glamping, there may be wild predators both big and small that could harm or scare your pet. If you will be in an area known for ticks, for example, be sure to give your pups a topical or prescription flea and tick prevention medication.
It’s also important to not leave them loose where wild animals such as bears or coyotes could attack. Keep an eye out for signs of wildlife and secure any food or garbage that could attract animals into the campsite.
- Train them before your trip: Training is key when bringing pets glamping as it ensures they are well-behaved around other people and animals and follow commands such as "come" or "stay." It's recommended to train them before leaving so they understand what's expected from them while away. A well-trained dog will also enjoy more freedom during the trip without compromising safety.
Additionally, it's important that they are properly socialized around other people and dogs they may encounter during their time at the campsite.
- Finally, ensure that your pet is always within sight and on a leash when outside.
Meet the Best Dog Glamping (or Camping) Crate
When you’re ready for your next outdoor adventure, you might need a travel kennel to bring along for the trip. Introducing the Enventur - the best travel kennel for dogs on the market. We build this travel dog kennel with our most important customer in mind - your dog!
Our kennel is inflatable, but durable. It’s also safe while maintaining the level of comfort your pup deserves. Lightweight, and easy to inflate or deflate, it’s like taking your dog’s crate from home on the road with you. We also included cushioned walls and flooring because no doggo should be uncomfortable while traveling. Additionally, we've made it even more convenient for you with waterproof materials that allow for easy washing of dirt, mud, and accidents. You don't have to worry about bringing the great outdoors home with you anymore. It’s like a personal cabin for your pooch!
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