Our dogs have always gone with us, even when we were very small children. We just came back from 4 days in our ntu pup, and took our corgi with us. It was his first camping trip, but being as he is epileptic and on meds twice a day (6 AM and 6 PM), we can't leave him home. He does not like being on the furniture, even at home, so we just put one his beds in the pup and he did great. We spend most of our time outside, fishing and hiking and such, and he loves being outside, so is happy. He is on a leash, though, at all times when outside, as he loves to chase anything and we don't want to spend 3 days trying to keep up with him and whatever critter he decides to put the run to, lol! We just don't plan a lot of activities that he can't join us in, as we just don't like doing those things really anyway. Would never dream of going without our fur family and they have always been quiet, as we have trained them that way. Also, my brother owns a campground, and is also a dog lover and owner. There are many times that he has checked on and dog sat owners dogs at their request, while they were out. He figures it's just part of being a dog lover and campground owner.