As a camper, you may feel exposed as you are sleeping outdoors. The great benefit of having your dog with you, is that they tend to be very alert to any noise or movement which can help you sleep more easily. In addition, they are likely to be a deterrent to anyone who is looking for an easy target to steal any possessions. A dog is normally very protective of their owner and this can be very helpful if you are in an unfamiliar area.
So, as you can see, camping with your dog can have many benefits. It can be a great source of fun and exercise and provides an opportunity to bond with your dog that can be beneficial beyond the duration of your trip.