Backpacking seemed to be the most appropriate forum for this. We have a new dog, and the breed is kind of a "princess" breed: Greyhound. By this I mean she can be lazy sometimes and high maintenance. But we do take her on hikes, and I'd like to acclimate her so we can take her backpack camping as well. Here are some things I've thought about for her, and I'd be happy to hear insight from your own experience taking your dogs out on the trails for camping. 1) She remains on her leash at ALL times. She is anxious around unfamiliar dogs, and I put myself between her and others' dogs which run up to us on the trail (especially when they are unattended and off a leash...even if they are "just being friendly"). I yield the trail to anyone passing by stepping aside a distance off-trail with her on a short leash while calming her until they pass. 2) I intend to rig a packable DIY aerial dog trolley line for her at base camp with line stops to prevent her wrapping around trees, etc. She can "roam" a little, but not get tangled. 3) I'll keep her well hydrated. Any "best practices" for filtering or purifying water from natural sources for dogs? The same as human water treatment, I would imagine. 4) She has "dog boots" kind of like leather palmed mittens with gaiters. I plan on putting those on her feet before she gets in any floored tent so she doesn't tear it up with her paws. Well also trim her nails before the trip. Also probably going to bring a blanket or other barrier like those dog car seat upholstery covers to lay over the tent floor as paw protection for the tent fabric. 5) I'm also considering staking her down on a short line for overnight sleeping in a separate floorless "dog tent." I'm thinking about the Polish lavuu tipi system, but a tarp might be an option. We'll do backyard camping practice runs before taking her backpacking to see how she handles it. 6) Depending on overnight low temperatures, she'll probably be wearing a coat. Greyhounds are very lean with little insulating body fat, so I'm concerned about her warmth. We'll likely bring her fleece blankets for warmth and something familiar from home as well. Not sure about letting her sleep in our tent but it's a possibility I guess. I will cut a small blue foam cheapo sleeping pad to fit her as well. How do you guys keep a warm dog overnight? 7) I intend to stake her on a short line or set up the aforementioned packable aerial dog trolley at what I consider to be a safe distance from the campfire so she can't get too close and curious to the fire. 8) I intend to bury her solid waste, not pack it out. 9) I intend to go on easy hiking paces with her. Frequent breaks for rest and watef and checking condition of her foot pads. We're trying to build up her endurance with day hikes already. 10) I intend to have her leash hooked to a body harness rather than just a choker collar. I think that's safer if she slips, slides, or wraps herself up on something. Less likely to strangle/choke. 11) I have a well stocked first aid kit already. Most things seem like they would work just as well for minor dog treatment of cuts, scrapes, etc. Any recommendations of good dog first aid kit considerations? 12) We'll monitor her for ticks etc closely. 13) We'll keep her on her regular kibble for meals to minimize disruption. But we will feed her more than regular due to increased physical activity. Can anyone can recommend a trail-friendly nutritious treat to help keep her energy going? I'm thinking peanut butter. 14) We'll keep an eye out for walking around poison ivy, nettles, etc and watch her to make sure she isn't eating vegetation. 15) This dog does not bark. Ever. So I'll put a bear bell on her collar to give an audio cue to help track her just in case she gets loose somehow. There's probably all kinds of things I haven't considered, so let me hear what you guys think!