Tips for Camping with a Dog

October 10, 2017

The Best Tips For Camping With A Dog

 Camping is a popular pastime for many families these days, and the bountiful activities available at Pleasant Hill Lake Park make it the perfect camping destination for both you and your four-legged family members. Whether you enjoy hiking, fishing, horseback riding, boating, or simply relaxing, this lake-centered facility will surely meet your needs. While pets are allowed to come along for a fun weekend, there are some special considerations to make for your dog to make sure he stays safe while he’s having fun. Below you’ll find a few tips on how to do just that.

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 No matter where your camping trip takes you, it is important to review the pet policy before you arrive at the campsite. The policy for Pleasant Hill Lake Park is as follows:

 -No extra fees for camping with pet and limits on the number of pets allowed per campsite.

-Pets are permitted in designated camp areas only.

-NO pets in Area “E”, public beach areas or buildings. Horses in designated area only.

-Pets must be kept on leash not to exceed 6 feet from hand/camping structure to the animal. Shock collars, electric pet fences do not satisfy the leash requirements.

-Owners must clean up after their animal(s) and dispose of properly.

-Kennels cannot exceed (36) thirty-six square feet and must be kept in sanitary and safely secure pet(s)

-Pets must be registered on the camping permit as to name, breed , date of last rabies vaccination and last location of pet.

-No dangerous or vicious dogs permitted as defined in Ohio Revised Code, Section 955.11(a)

 Once you’ve read over the tips in this infographic and carefully reviewed the pet policy, it’s time to start packing for your camping adventure. Think about what your dog needs on a daily basis when you’re packing, then think about what he would need in the event of an injury or accident. Thinking ahead will ensure that your entire family has a great time, and good planning will go a long way in making sure your dog stays safe.

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