Attention all dog lovers! We all enjoy bringing our dogs camping, but that doesn’t mean our dogs always enjoy it as much as we do. We all can remember some time or another that our dog needed to be helped out of his own tangled leash…
The family eating the grilled, delicious food at the picnic table, and of course the beloved pooch wants in on the action, and we all know what happens next… It’s a disaster of tangled leashes and ropes and even a few unfortunately caught feet. It can be annoying, even if we do love our pets. To avoid such a mess like this again, we’ve got an easy camping hack that your dog will love you for!
Make a Zipline for Your Dog!
Yep, you read that right. I remember the first time someone gave this idea to me. I thought I was crazy for not thinking of it before. It’s a simple idea, and will take less than five minutes to set up, so you won’t have to worry about where your animal is while you set up the rest of your site.
There are three materials you’ll need to make this zipline for your furry friend, and all of these things you can find at your local hardware store for around $10.
- Camping Carabiner
- Nylon Rope (any length / we recommend 40 ft. to give your dog plenty of access to roam around your campsite)
- Two Spring Clasps
Creating Your Zipline:
To assemble these three things together, you’ll need to
- Tie one end of the nylon rope to a spring clasp in a tight knot.
- Do the same to other end of the nylon rope with the opposite spring clasp.
- Circle the end of the rope to a picnic table and tree, or to two trees (whichever is best for your campsite), circling the rope around and connecting to the spring clasp on the other side.
- Connect the camping carabiner to the suspended nylon rope.
- Connect your dog’s leash to the camping carabiner (we recommend a dog harness to ensure safety against choking hazards).
It’s Safe and Fun for Both of You!
There you have it! Your own zipline, free of tangled messes. This gives your dog free range to hang out with you, or to do his own adventuring around your campsite without having the hassle of having to watch them every second (although you still shouldn’t leave them unattended while connected to the rope). You know your dog will be safe, and he’ll definitely enjoy being able to roam about in his own space! It’s a camping experience both of you will love. And if you happen to be looking for a new RV for sale for your future trips, contact us and we can help.