As the temperature starts to creep up and the sun begins to fight its way out from behind the clouds, for many of us thoughts will be turning to booking our summer break.
And while those of us who are travelling overseas for exotic sun-drenched holidays may have to leave Fido at home in the care of a friend or relative, if your summer getaway consists of a couple of nights in a tent or a week in a caravan, why not take your pooch away with you?
There are many dog-friendly campsites across the UK that will welcome well-behaved pups so with a little preparation you can enjoy a fun and relaxing break away in the company of your four-legged friend.
However, there are certain considerations to take into account to ensure that both you and your pooch enjoy your time away.
According to pet expert and veteran camper Steven May, the key to a happy camping holiday is to ensure that you have packed enough supplies for everyone's needs, including your pet.
"The three must-haves for people when camping are food, water and shelter, and it's no different for dogs," he told the Dog Daily.
Make sure you pack enough dry dog food to last the duration of the trip and check to ensure that the campsite has clean drinking water to keep your pup hydrated.
Just as we can get a bit chilly under canvas, so too can our canine companions, so it's also important to make sure that you bring along plenty of warm bedding and, if necessary, a coat to keep your pooch cosy.
"Bringing along your dog's bed and putting it in your tent is also a good idea," advised Steve. "It will help your dog feel comfortable in the new surroundings."
Finally, always make sure that your pooch is on their best behaviour as an out of control mutt tearing around the campsite will be sure to get you evicted in no time.
Written by: Hannah