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RVing with Dogs ULTIMATE Resource Guide

This ultimate guide brings all of our best articles, videos, and tips on RVing with dogs together in one easy resource…

Many of us cannot fathom traveling without our best friend in tow. And I am not talking about our spouses! I am talking about our furry best friends: dogs. 

Since we have written so much about RVing with dogs, we thought it would be helpful to do a “round-up” post. It works as a nice little table of contents of all the articles that help you travel comfortably with your furry friend.  

We provide a short description of each article with a link to the whole article if you’d like to read more. We cover everything from the portable fencing you can use at your campsite to finding dog-friendly campgrounds to the best camping accessories for your dog and more!

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Amazon Shopping List: Dog Camping Accessories

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Whenever we discover a new pet product that's perfect for RVers, we add it to this shopping list. It includes all of the products you'll find in the following articles.

So, if you're looking for dog camping products, you can click the link and quickly peruse our favorites. The list has quite a few cat products, too!

Peruse the Amazon Shopping List… 

10 Best Pet Accessories for Camping with Your Dog

10 Best Pet Accessories for Camping with Your Dog

When Jennifer and I first hit the road way back in 2012, we knew we’d have one more passenger riding along. Our dog! 

We had a lot of questions about traveling with a dog, especially in regards to how to pack for him! Through trial, error, and wonderful recommendations, we’ve figured out the best pet supplies for traveling with our dog.

We figured this list could help you out, too!

Keep reading…

Top 3 Pet Cameras for RV Use

Looking for the best pet cameras for RV use to keep tabs on your pets in the RV while you are out and about?

Some cameras enable you to talk to your dog or even drop treats for them. Plus, they can send you various safety notifications.

We have three pet cameras to suggest.

Keep reading…

Tips and Tricks for RVing with Dogs

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While we love having our dog Bo along for the ride with us, we know it can be a challenge to make RV life more pet friendly. Here's some tips and apps that may help you along the way.

Check out our free dog guide for RVers.

7 UNWRITTEN Rules of Camping with a Dog

7 UNWRITTEN Rules of Camping with a Dog

Keeping your dog on a leash and picking up after them are right at the top of the written rules of campground policies. Of course, those are the two BIG rules everyone should follow.

But they’re not the only ones! The unwritten rules of camping with a dog are just as important. By abiding by them, you’ll be spared from unwanted complaints or annoyed neighbors. Besides, you don’t want to be a bad camping neighbor, to begin with…

Keep reading…

Traveling with Your Dog? Find the Right Dog-Friendly Campgrounds

Traveling with Your Dog? Find the Right Dog-Friendly Campgrounds

We RVers love our dogs! There’s nothing quite like enjoying the great outdoors with your loyal four-legged companion by your side.

To help plan your next adventure, we have compiled a list of the 10 best dog-friendly campgrounds across the United States that’ll get your dog’s tail wagging! So pack your bags, grab your leash, and get ready to create FURever memories with your best friend…

Keep reading…

5 Best Perks of Traveling with a Dog

5 Best Perks of Traveling with a Dog

Traveling with a dog may seem like a hassle for some, but there are so many great perks that every RVer should consider. This may be the article that can help you decide whether or not you want to travel with your dog! 

Here are the best perks of traveling with a dog…

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Our Travels with Bo!

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Traveling in an RV with a dog is awesome! But it is not without some challenges. Here's how we travel with Bo, our Norwegian Elkhound.

How to Keep Your RV Clean with Dog (5 Tips)

How to Keep Your RV Clean with Dogs (5 Tips)

Dogs are the BEST travel companions… except for their hair. And their drool. And their muddy paws.

Real RVers responded to a Facebook post with helpful suggestions on the best ways to keep your RV clean. From rugs to wipes to cleaning habits, there were a lot of helpful responses.

Here are some of the most common suggestions to make RV life more enjoyable for you and your furry friend…

Keep reading…

How to Keep Ticks Off Dogs & Out of Your RV

How to Keep Ticks Off Dogs & Out of Your RV

Do you need to learn how to keep ticks off dogs? Each summer, we hear how ticks are getting worse and spreading to farther regions than ever before.

Here’s how to protect your dogs (and yourselves!)…

Keep reading…

Pet Dangers & Precautions: Ticks and Snakes

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Depending on where you are, it’s now either snake season or tick season. For some parts of the U.S., it’s both.

Both creatures post particular problems with pets. And humans, too, if they get bit. And both are very active right now.

And RVers, who are out there camping in the woods and wilds and deserts and fields, could very easily come into contact with them. RVers with pets need to be particularly vigilant.

Keep reading…

Protect Your Dog Against Parvo

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It’s hard to imagine a more deadly disease that Canine Parvovirus, known as CPV or just Parvo. It is a highly contagious virus and spread from dog to dog by direct or indirect contact with their feces. Vaccines can prevent this infection, but mortality can reach 91% in untreated cases. Keep reading…

Alarming Heat Build Up Inside An RV [ATTN: PET OWNERS]

If you are a pet owner, you need to know the dangerous facts about heat build up inside an RV. The temperature within an RV is a hurdle that virtually every RV owner has to face at one point or another.

Whether it be while dry camping or simply parking your RV in a parking lot for an extended day trip, keeping it cool inside can be a struggle.

And, in the case of dog owners, this can also be an incredibly dangerous challenge to face.

Keep reading…

How to Keep Your Dog Cool While Camping (10 Great Products)

How to Keep Your Dog Cool While Camping

Dogs are resilient, well-adapted creatures, but every breed is still at risk of succumbing to heat-related ailments. There’s no point in sugarcoating that heatstroke, sunburn, and contact burns can seriously ail and even kill your dog.

But, do not worry because there are many great products to help keep your dog cool while camping…

Keep reading…

Laws About Leaving Pets Unattended in an RV (2023)

It’s no secret that our RV Lifestyle Fellow Travelers love traveling with their pets. According to a survey we did in 2016, about two-thirds of RVers travel with animals, mostly dogs.

Consequently, travelers leaving pets in vehicles is a topic that has garnered much attention. It has been the subject of RV Lifestyle past podcasts and blogs.

And it has also drawn attention from lawmakers across the U.S.

Keep reading…

RVers Complete Guide for the Dog Park

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Surveys show that nearly seven out of every 10 RVers say one of the main reasons they bought an RV in the first place was so they could travel with their pet. But all those hours on the road without exercise are not good for anyone – owners or dogs.

Our solution has been to visit dog parks as we travel. In fact traveling or not, we take Bo to a dog park pretty much every day. We like off-leash parks the most. And in this RV travel vlog report we offer our tips, The RVers Complete Guide to Dog Parks.

Top 7 Pet-Sitting Apps for RVers (& Bonus Monitor)

Top 7 Pet-Sitting Apps for RVers (& Bonus Monitor)

One of the biggest challenges of RVing with dogs is what to do with your dog when you go somewhere they can’t.

If it’s a quick trip somewhere, you can make it safe to leave them in your RV. But, in other cases, you may need to call in backup. That’s where the following pet-sitting apps come in.

(By the way, the following apps aren’t just for dogs! Some are for cats, birds, and more!)

Read More…

A Pet Detective’s Advice for RVers

Lots of RVers like to take their pets with them while traveling, but that creates a lot of opportunities for our animals to get lost, one way or another.

That’s a big deal. It can be like losing a member of our family.

But there are steps we can take to prevent lost pets and find them if they do get separated from us.

Keep reading…

The Best Portable Dog Fence for Camping (2023)

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Traveling with a dog comes with its challenges. Especially when it comes to keeping your dog safe and contained! 

We’ve recently discovered the best portable fence for our adventurous dog, which we’re going to show and tell you about. But we know the best fence for us might not be right for you.

So, we also list great alternatives to help you find the right portable dog fence for your furry friend.

Keep reading…

Looking for a way to keep your dog on your property without using a physical fence? Check out SpotOn GPS Dog Fence™

SpotOn works almost anywhere — but you need a lot that’s at least ½ acre

Why? Because you’ll need to allow for the fence alert/warning zone. The effective boundary for your dog is 10 feet inside the fence boundary that you walk. Walk your planned boundary with SpotOn's dog collar and your phone or draw your fence in the app. Truly, watching this video will show you how cool this technology is! True Location™ technology builds on conventional GPS and makes it better, giving you the most reliable fence boundary that never requires calibration. So your dog can have a great adventure without risking a great escape. Get professionally-developed training programs that’ll have your dog using SpotOn in a few simple steps!

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Mike Wendland

Published on 2023-04-30

Mike Wendland is an Emmy award-winning journalist, traveler, and producer of RV Podcast, the RV Lifestyle travel blog, and the RV Lifestyle Channel on YouTube. Mike, traveling with his wife Jennifer and their Norwegian Elkhound, Bo, has vast experience and a great passion for exploring North America, previously working as a long-time NBC-TV News Channel Technology Correspondent and now sharing his love for the RV lifestyle with millions. Mike is not only an adept RV life enthusiast but also a skillful storyteller, bringing to his channels stories from the road that perfectly capture the magic and hardships of this lifestyle.

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