What to look for when buying a dog friendly tent
If you’re a dog owner and looking for the best dog friendly camping tent to buy, then there are a number of things to take into consideration:
1. Proper Ventilation
Make sure your tent has good ventilation to ensure plenty of airflow for both you and your dog. Most of the tents come with breathable mesh windows, roof and doors. Some of the smaller backpacking tents come with panoramic mesh which is also perfect for taking in the beautiful surroundings.
2. Thick floor
Ensure your tent is made from high quality rip-stop nylon and it has a thick durable floor which can handle your dogs paws. The last thing you want is your dog to tear through the base of your tent. I would recommend getting some foam floor mats which will further help prevent your dog scratching and tearing your tent.
3. A Dog room
If you don’t fancy sleeping with your dog then consider getting a tent with a separate living area, spare room or a front entry. I would recommend getting a dog sleeping bag (view on Amazon) and some foam floor mats for added comfort and protection.
4. Consider a larger tent
If there’s two of you camping with your dog, then it might be worth considering getting a 3 or 4 person tent, rather than a 2 person tent. This will provide you with more room for you to sleep, more room for your dog and more room for your travel gear, your dog could even live like a king and have its own room.
I would recommend getting a lightweight tent that is portable and easy to carry. If you’re backpacking or hiking you could be walking around for a long time, so the last thing you want is to be weighted down carrying a heavy tent for miles
6. Instant set up
Spend less time getting set up by looking for an ‘instant set up’ tent, you can literally be up and running in less than two minutes allowing you to have more time exploring nature with your dog.