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Tips for Hiking with Your Dog

Submitted by on October 25, 2013 – 7:10 am2 Comments

For many pet owners, the dog is another member of the family. And if that is the case in your family, you probably want to bring he/she along for any trips you may be taking. But before you take your pooch to the trails for a hike, there are a few things to consider:

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  • Pet-friendly trails: Nothing will kill your adventure-buzz like rolling up to the trailhead only to find out pets aren’t allowed. Look up pet friendly trails online before leaving the house. And don’t forget a leash! Trails that do allow pets often require leashes.
  • Food and water: Don’t assume your dog can just sniff out a fresh water source during a hike. Bring food and water for your furry friend. That way, your pooch will stay hydrated and energized for the adventure.
  • Durable backpack: You’ll need a durable backpack with an ergonomic design to comfortably carry all your supplies. Pelican ProGear™ S145 Sport Tablet Backpack is lightweight, comfortable and provides plenty of space for any hiking gear you might need, plus a protective sleeve for your tablet.
  • Know your pup’s endurance level: Just like humans, endurance levels differ from dog to dog. Decide which terrains and trail lengths are appropriate depending on the breed, age and daily activity level of your dog.
  • Current ID tags: A lost dog is never good. A lost dog without proper ID tags can be devastating. Be sure your dog has a properly fitted collar with current ID tags.
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  • Post hike check-up: If your dog suffers an injury, it may not be immediately apparent. After the hike, closely check your pooch (especially its paws) for cuts, wounds, and ticks.

Hiking is a great way to enjoy nature and spend quality time with your pup. With these tips, you and your dog can enjoy a fun and safe day on the trails.

 

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