The Mountain Mail said it well, “It’s a great time to take your dog for a hike”!
Because the weather is warmer, it’s a great idea to get outside with your dog and get some exercise and explore the great outdoors. Even if you live in the city or suburbs, you can usually find some good trails (whether flat or mountainous) within a short drive.
When planning a hike with your dog, be sure to consider a few things:
- Is your dog in good physical shape? If you’ve got a small dog, a fat dog, and old dog, etc. be sure not to take them to a trail that might be too strenuous.
- Bring plenty of snacks and water. Dogs exert lots of calories when hiking as well and would enjoy a good snack for energy.
- Bring a leash, poo bags, and first aid supplies such as tweezers and bandages.
- Be sure your dog is equipped with a visible ID tag in case he should become lost.
Have fun with your dog as you get in touch with nature together!