If you and your dog enjoy off-leash parks, travel, and outdoor activities, the dog camp is for you!
Good socialization and play skills make the dog camp more fun for everyone. Your dog should enjoy playing with other dogs and people, or at least be neutral. Young dogs should be able to read cues from other dogs, and older dogs should be able to tolerate being struck by faster, younger dogs. Small dogs should be comfortable around large dogs. All dogs should be willing to share toys and possibly cabin space.
Solid, basic obedience skills – sit, stay, come when called – are critical for off-leash play, heavy-duty play, hiking, swimming, and other activities. Good manners help everyone relax.
Research dog camps to find out which one best suits your vacation destinations. Some focus on competitive agility and obedience, others focus on off-leash games and hiking, and some are pretty rustic. Then register for a dog camp near you and give it a try!