Plan your route, check weather conditions, and ensure your dog's vaccinations and fitness level are suitable for the hike.
Pack water, snacks, poop bags, and a first aid kit. Don't forget a leash, collar with ID, and a harness for added control.
Ensure your dog responds to basic commands like "come" and "stay." Leash manners and socialization are key for a positive experience.
Invest in dog boots to protect paws from rough terrain, hot surfaces, and sharp objects on the trail.
Keep your dog on a leash to avoid encounters with wildlife. Respect nature and protect your pup from potential dangers.
Offer water breaks during the hike to keep your dog hydrated. Watch for signs of fatigue or overheating.
Pack out your dog's waste and follow trail etiquette. Help preserve the environment for future hikers and dogs.