Bonfires, grilling, s'mores, ghost stories . . . there's nothing like camping in the wilderness. Next time you plan on pitching a tent and singing campfire songs, bring your dog along. He'll love the great outdoors as much as you do — so many new areas to explore and things to sniff! Plus, if the campground is near a lake, then your dog can take a nice swim to beat the heat. Just watch out for ticks. Consider taking your dog to the vet and getting the Lyme disease vaccine before your trip, and be fastidious about checking his fur for ticks while you're camping.