Hiking and Camping With Your Dog

Last Update: July 24, 2017

Hello Dear Colleagues;

Although I am a cat lover, must recognize that dogs are also fun companions.

Pixabay-Gellinger

Yesterday, I read an article related to tips to keep in mind when planning a hiking trip with our dog.

I thought it would be a good reminder to share.

Hiking is a great activity for you and your dog. It doesn’t have to be a long arduous journey into the mountains or the desert. A simple hike on a nature trail will provide good exercise for both of you.

There are saddlebag garments for dogs that can hold all of their equipment. You can put treats, leashes, water bowls and balls in the bag and keep your hands free and your backpack lighter. Don’t forget the doggie bags to pick up what they leave behind.


My little friend with his dad and dog

Traveling To New Territory

If you are going to new territory, a map is essential. Your backpack should have a map, compass, lunch, water and a small camera to catch special moments. On remote trails, your dog may decide that squirrel hunting is an additional benefit of a hike, so be prepared. Before going out into the wild, be sure your dog obeys simple commands such as come, stay, sit and down. It will be helpful when he gets rowdy.

Pixabay-AhiruR

Overnighting In The Wilderness

If you’re planning to turn your hike into an overnight camping trip, take along comfort items for your dogs. A blanket or easily foldable bed may be critical. There are doggie sleeping bags that fold up into a very compact package and are easy to transport.

Do Not forget to bring the proper attire and snacks/food for you!!

Ideas from different sports clothing and designers sites.

To your Heath and Safety.!

Lisa

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jtaienao Premium
Thanks for these tips Lisa. Really nice pics. Thank you for sharing them with us.
Jerome
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Capu1 Premium
Thank you Jerome
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Emeolu Premium
Nice image.
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Capu1 Premium
Thank you,Chukuemeka
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TeresaLeith Premium
I have two big dogs and they come with me when we camp and when we hike. One of them loves the water and so I also have to bring a towel for her. But I keep the dogs on leashes as most state parks require that. Love my girls.
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Capu1 Premium
Hi Teresa
Yes that is true, state parks have leash regulations.
Thank you for the visit
Lisa
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MKearns Premium
Great post Lisa. Your non Pixabay image should be on Pixabay!
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Capu1 Premium
Thank you Mike.
Is it Ok if I use the non Pixabay picture. The picture was taken in a small town with permission from the people who I consider my friends.
Lisa
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MKearns Premium
No problem at all that easily qualifies!
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Capu1 Premium
Got it. Thank you
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bigrog44 Premium
Thanks for sharing, Lisa.
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Capu1 Premium
Thank you Roger
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bigrog44 Premium
You're welcome, Lisa.
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