For me, I have two dogs that I take camping with. I love taking them on hikes but I usually keep them on leash because they love to chase squirrels. As for the sleeping, it depends on the season. During the CA summers, they tend to wake up frequently listening to the animals around the camp or if someone walks past the tent late at night. During the CA winters in the snow, they're usually bundled up in my sleeping bag or I'll bring an extra down blanket for them to sleep in. I also bring some extra food and treats just in case. I hope this helps!!