camping with your dog

We think you will agree with us when we say that the best trail partner is a dog. The great experience we can share with our furry friends is an outdoor adventure. Hiking can be an excellent therapy for your pup especially if he is having some bad behavioral problems such as gratuitous barking or shoe chewing.

You must be wondering:

‘’Regular walks, as well as other forms of exercise, can help reduce or eliminate any of your pet’s destructive chewing, digging, or scratching. Pets are like children: If you are not giving them something constructive to do, you may not like what they choose to do.

Walks can help to alleviate extra energy your pet may have, calming it down and reducing any hyperactivity, excitability, and even nighttime activity. A walk can help your pet to feel more relaxed and sleepy rather than restless at bedtime.’’ according to PET MD.

When backpacking with dog, you need to take some precautions to ensure your pet has a good time.

Here are some tips to keep your dog safe on the trail.

1. Find the Trial

Regional and national parks are pet-friendly so make sure to hike in some space that allows dog. Do some research and find out in which area you can bring your furry friend and do you have to keep him on leash all the time.

2. Health

A bouncy puppy may seem like a perfect running partner, but don’t take yours on a long-distance jaunt until his bones have finished growing, Miller says. That’s about 18 months for most breeds. And once your beloved pooch reaches his older, golden years, long walks can strain his joints.

Your vet will make sure your dog’s shots are up to date. She’ll also get your pal on flea, tick, and heartworm prevention drugs” – according to Web MD.

3. Well Trained Dog

If your dog is well trained on the leash, you will have a good hiking partner. You will hear from other experienced hikers that you shouldn’t take off the pup leash because something can go wrong. For example, he can chase a squirrel and ignore all of your voice commands.

4. Wildlife

The most important thing for your dog safety is to check what wildlife is present in the area you are hiking. Especially if your pup is small, he can be attacked by coyotes or some other animals. You should also be aware of elk and deer for they can cause serious damage when kicking with back legs.

5. Dog Backpacks

A backpack for your pet needs to be the right size. If it is too small or too big, it can cause some injury and discomfort. You want to make sure that your dog is used to the bag, so let him wear it on walks around the neighborhood.

6. First Aid Kit

In the dog first aid kit, you should bring gauze pad, antiseptic wipes, adhesive tape, gauze rolls, hydrogen peroxide, sterile non-stick gauze pad for bandages, scissors, tweezers.

dog sleeping in a tent

7. Sleeping Situation

If you have a small dog, then he can take sleep with you on your sleeping pad. You can also buy a kid bag or a lightweight double sleeping bag for your pet. A small wool blanket and a foam mat in your tent or outside of it is a perfect solution for your pup.

8. Poop Bags

Use a poop bag to pick after your furry friend.

9. Hydration

“It all depends on her activity level, size, age and the weather, but in general, an average dog needs to drink between 8.5 to 17 ounces of water per 10 pounds (55 to 110 milliliters per kilogram) per day, according to Otto. To translate: A 50-pound dog needs between 42 and 84 ounces of liquid refreshment to stay happy and hydrated — or 1.25 to 2.5 liters per day for a 23-kilogram dog. “If he’s active, he’ll need even more water,” Otto advises.” – according to Cesar’s way.

10. Finish the Hike

After the hike check your pet for injuries, cuts, and ticks.


Follow these ten easy tips to make sure you and your dog have a fantastic and safe day on the trail.


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