Safe Hiking = Happy T(r)ails!

Hiking with your dog is a great way to spend a sunny day.  Getting out, a little exercise and fresh air is even more fun with your best friend.

Before you go:

  • Is your dog’s fitness level suitable for the hike ahead?
  • What are the weather conditions?
  • Is your dog well-behaved and socialized around other people and dogs?

Gear up!

It’s important to bring the right gear. 

  • A strong leash is very important.  Dogs are lost each year after chasing critters, and many have fallen over cliffs. Keep him/her on a leash at all times.
  • A well-fitting collar with tags containing all vital info in case of emergency. 
  • Water – a quart for every 3 miles is recommended.
  • Collapsible water dish, snacks, poop bags, and a doggie first aid kit.
  • A whistle in case you are out of cell range.

Be prepared for the unexpected and let someone know when you will be back. Most of all enjoy!!

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