We took Banjo camping at the coast for a week. And she turns out to be the perfect camping dog! She is just so bomb proof. She made lots of friends, canine and human, and was perfectly well behaved. Except for that time that she pood in the surf maybe!
I tried to get my 7yo daughter to be a bit more independent and the dog was a great help as she loved following her around and my daughter was happy to go to the toilet alone or visit other kids' camps if the dog came with her. It makes me so happy that the dog is as much her dog as mine because my old dog never showed any interest in her at all. Though my daughter was not impressed when she was playing hide and seek with some kids one night and Banjo led anyone who asked "Banjo, where's E?" directly to her.
It was great to see Banjo on the beach for the first time too. She didn't swim in the surf but wasn't scared of the waves either. And she loved climbing rocks and swimming in the rock pools with my daughter.
A really good camping dog, I decided!