Should You Buy a Dog Tent or Not?

Summer is the time when people go outdoors to have fun with their pet doing activities like hiking, swimming and playing catch. One of the pastimes that dog owners love to do is camping however, if their pet snores, passes gas (a habit that most dogs do) or becomes dirty when exploring, they probably wouldn’t want to share their tent. As a solution, they should get a dog tent.

Dog tents come with many advantages. First, it protects dogs from the scorching heat of the sun and lets them rest in the shade when their masters are out relaxing by a pond, river or stream or going fly fishing. These tents can be used by trainers during dog shows for presenting animals or agility training. They can be useful at a park when they need shade or at a backyard when there are barbecue parties. (Take note: pet tents should be used under the supervision of adults).

A dog tent also has its share of disadvantages

When pet owners see a dog tent for the first time, they consider it as a good investment but in truth, it also comes with a number of disadvantages. These are the following.

  • Caring for a dog tent is not really low on maintenance, particularly when it is used to its maximum.
  • Since most dog tents are too compact, it can only accommodate one dog.
  • They are available in a range of sizes therefore dog owners have to measure their pets before buying the best match. This is particularly true when it comes to large breeds so they can move and turn around with comfort.

Way to Train a Dog to Remain inside the Tent

At first, dogs do not want to stay long inside their temporary home just like people. There are some dogs that can easily adjust and lie down right away though others are reluctant to go inside or near it.

The moment a dog enters and rests in the tent for the first time, dog owners should not close the zipper at once. If ever their furry friend looks uneasy and in doubt, they should wait patiently for doggie to get adjusted.

Dog tents designed for indoor use can replace a dog basket or mesh container. Dogs can consider a tent as a place to hide and retreat to. Such tents are practical to bring along on a trip. It saves on space since it is foldable to keep inside the trunk and easy to assemble as well inside a hotel room. At least, dogs are familiar with something even in places new to them.

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