DIY Dog Camp

 

Happy canine campers

Happy canine campers

I’ve been wanting to go to dog camp in Vermont with C-Biscuit and Machu Picchu (and Bob, of course!). But it costs more than Sesame, so for sure isn’t in the budget this year.

In the meantime, we decided to do-it-yourself dog camp by taking the pups camping in the Catskills. It’s not as social as dog camp – for them or us – but still tons of fun, for a very low cost!

 

 

 

We hiked into the clouds ascending Slide Mountain

We hiked into the clouds ascending Slide Mountain

 

Retracing the steps of writer John Burroughs

Retracing the steps of writer John Burroughs

 

And the next day took an excursion up Cornell Mountain

And the next day took an excursion up Cornell Mountain

 

The pups often needed a helping hand to get up the rock faces

The pups often needed a helping hand to get up the rock faces (this was easier when they were wearing their Ruffwear harnesses)

 

But the views atop Cornell Mountain were worth it!

But the views atop Cornell Mountain were worth it!

 

Our luxe accommodations included a large "pup tent" and kitchenette

Our luxe accommodations included a "pup tent" with doublewide sleeping bag and detached kitchenette

 

The girls enjoyed close encounters with wildlife

Picchu enjoyed a close encounter with wildlife (interestingly, the Bee smelled just like home!)

 

Activities included "Rock climbing"

Activities included "Rock climbing"...

 

Morning "doga" (or at least a riverside walk)

Morning "doga" by the river...

 

Trail running...

Trail running...

 

Sniffing...

Power sniffing...

 

And on the third day, a bit of rest

And on the third day, a bit of rest

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3 responses to “DIY Dog Camp

  1. WOW. I just love the views and the dogs must have loved the adventure!

  2. Ken

    Great to see! My whippets run off lead a lot but not out in the mountains, we play in a local 2700 acre natural grasslands park. You’ve done a great job training your crew to be out there.

    Ken

  3. Pingback: Favorite Things: Ruff Wear Dog Harness « Saving for Sesame

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