Safety Tips for Hiking with Dogs

Posted by RYLEE STOULIL

Safety Tips for Hiking with Dogs

If you're about to hit the trails and want to take your furry friend with you, there are a lot of safety precautions that need to be taken. These are some guidelines for having the best hike possible with your pup. Gear Always have more water than you think you'll need. Your dog will need to take frequent water breaks, especially if it's hot. Make sure to have something for them to drink out of, like a collapsible bowl, with you too!  Always use a leash. Most trails require this anyway, but even if they don't, we think you should. It's...

Tips For Hiking With Dogs in the Summer

Posted by ERIN MAXSON

Tips For Hiking With Dogs in the Summer

The summer heat has arrived and if you’re feeling the heat, so is your pup! Hiking with your dog is a fun year-round activity for most areas, but there are times when it’s not such a great idea to bring your pup along with you. When it comes to hiking with your dogs this summer, you should keep in mind the following:  How hot is it outside?  What kind of terrain will you be hiking on?  Will there be shade along the trail?  Is water available on this hike? (River, stream, lake, beach, etc.)  What wildlife is in-season?  Do you...

What Dog Poop REALLY Does to Nature

Posted by ERIN MAXSON

What Dog Poop REALLY Does to Nature

We’ve all been there. Your dog decides to take a royal poop in the middle of the trail and you are left to scramble around for the slightest sign of a poop bag. Oh. Crap. Yep, you forgot it in the car. The wind blew the last one out of your hand. Now you are left with nothing but your sadness and no willpower to find a way to dispose of the poop. See this used to be me, but then I realized that dog poop does a lot more to our trails and wildlife than we think. Dog poop...

Best Gear for Hiking with Dogs

Posted by CAMERON JARMAN

Best Gear for Hiking with Dogs

Hiking with dogs requires a little more than a leash and a water bottle. When I first started hiking with my dog, Rory, I was quite unprepared. I carried a water bottle and a leash not knowing that there was much more to keeping us both safe on the trail. Over the last few months, I’ve collected gear that keeps both humans and dogs safe on the trail. It’s made a world of difference in the way we hike! If you’re planning on taking your pup on a hike any time soon, be sure you have everything you need before...

Should My Dog Really Go on This Hike? A Question I Always Ask Myself

Posted by ERIN MAXSON

Should My Dog Really Go on This Hike? A Question I Always Ask Myself

For us dog people, we are always finding ways to bring our dogs with us everywhere. This includes hiking to some of the world’s most beautiful places and sharing those experiences with our furry friends, but sometimes we forget that our dogs are not us. Sure our dogs can handle a lot (sometimes more than we can), but there are times when you have to think about your pup’s limitations before heading out on your next adventure. But how do you know if your dog can tackle the next big mountain? Trail Rules & Regulations A good indicator of whether...

Should My Dog Hike Off-Leash?

Posted by ERIN MAXSON

Should My Dog Hike Off-Leash?

One of the most controversial things hikers discuss is hiking with dogs off-leash. It’s a never-ending issue that many hiking Facebook groups are constantly trying to tackle, but there’s one tried and true way to know whether or not it’s a good idea to let your dog loose on the trail (and also many pros and cons, too). The Best Answer to Letting Your Dog Off-Leash The best way to determine whether it’s safe for your dog to wander off-leash is by the trail rules and regulations. If the trail says that all dogs must be on a leash, the...

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