Keep Your Dog Safe on the Trail

We love taking Porkchop and Applesauce on a hike. We realize when we arrive at our destination that we forgot to bring something to make the hike better for them.

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Me and my buddy Porkchop.

We love taking Porkchop and Applesauce on a hike. We realize when we arrive at our destination that we forgot to bring something to make the hike better for them.

Today I want to discuss the things we should do to keep them safe and for us to have a memorable and successful hike.

Before you go on a hike here are a few things to think about.

  • Is your dog ready? 
    • Are they fit enough?
    • Are they well-behaved enough?
  • How much weight can they carry?
    • Young, healthy dogs can carry 25% of their weight.
  • Do you have the right gear?
    • Booties for their feet.
    • Collapsible dog bowl for water.
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Mark and Porkchop

During your hike

  • Keep your dog on a leash.
  • Avoid shared trails with mountain bikers and horses.
  • Make sure they get enough calories for the amount of effort they exert.
  • Clean up after them. Either bag it or bury it.

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After your hike

  • Look for ticks, burrs or anything else on your dog.
  • Give your dog a bath to rid of anything on their fur.

Source: redrovercamping.com

 

Author: Brenda Mueller

Website designer, blogger, instructional designer, business coach, marketer, graphic designer Married to my wonderful husband, Mark Mueller, homemaker, blogger, marketing strategist, musician, music teacher and ranch hand. I love of my two rescue dogs Porkchop and Applesauce and my two draft horses April and May.

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