9 essential tips for hiking with your dog
Be Prepared Before Hitting the Trails
Whether you’re planning to bring your dog along on a day hike or an extended trip, it’s important to be prepared for the unexpected before heading into the wilderness.
1. Endurance and good health
Make sure your dog is capable of the physical exertion involved in a hike. Also, check the weather forecast; even super fit dogs can overheat on hot days. Brachycephalic breeds (the ones with short snouts, like bulldogs, pugs, Pekingese and Boston terriers) have a hard time breathing in the heat.
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