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.

Endurance and good health
  • Endurance and good health
  • Park regulations
  • Pet first aid kit
  • Parasite prevention
  • Collar and leash
  • Pet Bowls
  • Dog Blanket
  • Suncreen for Dogs
  • Waste Disposal

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.