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Hiking with dogs

Hiking with your dog offers many benefits to you and your dog. You and your pup get healthy exercise as well as bonding time. On this page, you will find articles and tips on how to successfully enjoy nature with your best friend.

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Hiking with your pup when you are over 50

Let’s face it. We aren’t getting any younger, but most of us would like to remain active for many years. If you are a dog owner and love the outdoors, then you may want to bring your dog along on your adventures. Knowing how to plan hiking trips with your dog will increase the chance that both of you will have a good time. Here are some tips for people over 50 who want to hit the trails with their best friend.

The right gear for your dog helps to make the experience enjoyable for both you and your pet. Make sure you are prepared for a safe trek before you hit the trail. Bringing your dog on a hike requires planning and specific gear that will aid in a memorable outing. OutdoorZ.Life recommends having the following types of gear for your dog.  Read more..

Do you love your dog and love hiking? Do you think about enjoying scenic overlooks or babbling brooks with your four-legged friend? Many people would like to take their dog hiking but don’t know where to start and wonder if the effort will be worth it. How do I train my pooch and how do I prepare to make our hiking trip safe and successful. Read more…

Dog Hiking Safety

While you and your dog may share the same trail, you both have different ability and needs. It is important to ensure both you and your dog are safe when hiking on trails. In order to ensure a safe outing and to be prepared for many possible outcomes, we have provided tips and ideas that will increase your chances of a safe hiking trip.

Hiking Responsibly with your Dog - Leave No Trace

“Leave no trace” should be the objective of every hiker. This becomes more difficult when you add a dog to your hike. But, while more difficult, it is definitely manageable. Here are some suggestions to that you and your dog will high responsibly and leave not trace while you both are out in nature.

Ok, you have made the move and are out on the trail with your dog. Great job! But, what are the rules of the trail? How do I ensure that my dog and I get along with people and other dogs? Trail etiquette, with our without a dog, is based on common sense and a respect for my surroundings and those I meet along the way. Also, a healthy respect for wildlife is good too. Be prepared with a few hiking with dogs tips that review trail etiquette. Read more…

Hiking packs for dogs come in all shapes and sizes. Whether you’re going for a short hike or you’re venturing out on an overnight backpacking trip with your dog, you should consider getting your dog a hiking backpack. With a comfortable, well-fitted pack, your pup can carry their own essentials without a problem! Read more…

You will want to steer clear of trail hazards when with dogs. Here are some of the things to be aware of when on the trail with your pet. Keep an eye out and be ready to redirect your dog away from these dangers. Read more...

Additional tips for hiking with your dog can be found at the American Kennel Club.

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