20th February is National Love Your Pet Day and for dog lovers what better way to spoil your pooch than by taking them on a camping trip?
Pitchup, analysed the millions of reviews submitted on their platform to reveal the 10 best dog-friendly campsites in 2023.
Taking your dog camping can be a great way to bond and experience new things together, as well as get on nice walks to give them the exercise they need to stay healthy.
10 Best dog-friendly campsites
Orcaber Caravan and Camping Site
North Yorkshire, Settle
Ash Keys Caravan Park
North Yorkshire, Eshton
Portesham Dairy Farm Camp Site
Barley Meadow Touring Park
Castle Howard Lakeside Holiday Park
North Yorkshire, Coneysthrope
Pine Cones Caravan and Camping
Norfolk, King’s Lynn
Painters Farm Caravan Camping Site
Dorset, Litton Cheney
Border Forest Caravan Park
Dan Yates, manager director of Pitchup shares the top reasons why camping is good for your dog:
- Exercise. Just like humans, dogs need to stay active. One of the best ways to ensure your dog stays fit and healthy is to get them outdoors and moving around, which is where camping comes in. A camping trip with your dog offers a slew of opportunities for your dog to experience exciting new things while providing exercise in a fun way.
- New environment. Dogs love new things. A camping trip introduces your dog to completely new environments and sensory experiences. From new smells to new sights, new animals and new people, all of these new environments will stimulate your dog, tiring them out mentally as well as physically.
- Training. Camping is a great environment to train your dog on such skills as socialising with others, obedience and discipline (not chasing after wildlife etc). Just make sure you teach these lessons on lead, or in a dedicated exercise area for safety.
- De-stress your dog. As well as providing humans with an opportunity to relax, camping is also a great de-stressor for our furry friends. Spending less time on your phone, and forgetting about the hustle and bustle of everyday life will help you to feel more relaxed, which can have a knock-on positive effect on your dog. Not to mention how relaxed they’ll feel after all the extra exercise.
- Bonding. Nothing brings you and your dog together like a camping trip. Being away from everyday distractions and out in the beautiful wilderness with your furry friend will strengthen your bond with one another.
National Love Your Pet Day on 20th February is the perfect opportunity for dog lovers to spoil their pooches with a camping trip. According to Pitchup, the 10 best dog-friendly campsites in 2023 offer a great chance to bond with your dog while experiencing new things together, getting exercise, and providing an opportunity for training and relaxation. Camping can help to stimulate your dog mentally and physically, as well as strengthen the bond between you and your furry friend. So, if you’re a dog lover looking for a fun and exciting way to celebrate National Love Your Pet Day, why not take your furry friend on a camping trip to one of the top dog-friendly campsites?