Corgis 101: Camping with your Corgi

So you want to take your corgi into the great outdoors, but aren’t sure what to pack. As someone who’s taken their corgi on hikes, to the beach, canoeing and camping, here is a guide for taking your pup into the wilderness. The best thing about going on adventures with your dog is that they have the time of their lives and it’s a great bonding experience for the both of you.

Before you head out on your adventure there are a couple of key things that you need to think about for your corgi. Please consider their stamina and age before proceeding, it’s important to have a firm understanding of what your dog can or can’t handle. Since corgis have short legs, some of them can navigate rocks and steep terrain very well or they can’t swim very well. Don’t push them past their limits if they don’t want to do things, especially if it’s their first time. You dog should have the basics covered while you are out there. You need to make sure you bring enough water (because they will be drinking more) and food (bring extra because they will be burning more calories) for the trek. If your dog has a little trouble getting around, maybe consider getting a backpack that they can ride around in for more difficult situations.

The outdoors can be fun if your prepared and you’re dog will love camping outdoors with you. In addition to all of your personal human camp gear, here are some essentials that I have personally used. One of the most important things that you can have is a tie out cable, we use one that’s 20 feet so that our pup has room to run around our campsite unattended. It’s pretty essential, especially when you’re busy building your tent or prepping to cook your food. We found it very handy to pair a tie-out with an LED collar. This is helpful in seeing your pet around the campsite in the evening.

If you plan to go on a boat at any time, make sure you suit your pup up in a life jacket. Not every dog likes to swim and make sure you test out your corgis confidence on a boat before you commit to a long trip. In cases where water activities are involved I recommend a waterproof collar or if you are camping and on a boat a waterproof LED collar. Always make sure each collar you take with you has your dog’s full information listed on it. It’s also a good idea to have a floating toy around in case your dog does want to go play fetch in the water. Recently we lost a toy in the ocean because our pup took it into the water and dropped it, rest in peace Mr. Blue Ball with eyes.

When we are out we always make sure to have a number of essentials with us in case of emergencies as well as some important preventatives. Here’s what’s in our backpack in addition to bowls (whichever you prefer is up to you) and food: A backpack sized dog first aid kit, tick twister, tick spray, rubber booties and water bottle shower head. You never know what you might need and it’s better to be prepared when it comes to your pup. The best part of camping is all the fun you’re about to have in the wilderness with your pup. Just stay safe and don’t forget to bring your camera.











If you can’t get enough of the outdoors with your pup, check out our “Dog Summer Safety Tips” article.

What activities are you planning to do with your pup this summer?


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