Monday, May 23, 2016

Tips For Hiking with Dogs

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Tahoe is an outdoor enthusiast's playground from skiing, mountain biking, hiking, SUP, etc. You name it, it's probably here. I'm lucky to call it home. With endless trails, my husband and I are not the only ones who like to get out and explore. Our seven year old German Shorthaired Pointer Roxy loves to hit the trails, too.

When you're hiking with a dog there are a few things you need to think about. You're not just packing  for yourself.

What to bring when hiking with dogs:
+ Pack plenty of food and water [plus, a little extra]
+ Bring a collapsable water bowl
+ Poop bag -- [Pick up your dog poop!]
+ A extra leash.
+ First aid kit

Before you leave the house:
+ Check you dogs paw pads before hitting the trial.
+ Be aware of the weather.
+ Know your dogs hiking ability and don't push it.
+ Make sure your dogs I.D. and shots are up to date.

Roxy keeps us active, but we keep her in tip top shape. This includes lots of walks/hikes, cuddles, fetch, and GOOD food. Within the last year we switched to Purina® Pro Plan® [read HERE & HERE]. Naturally, when we had the opportunity to partner with PetSmart and test Purina® Pro Plan® Savor® Shredded Blend we jumped at the chance. Note to self, triple check the bag before leaving the store so you don't end up buying your adult dog puppy food [34 lb bag MSRP: $47]. opps. Mom for the win! HA. Oh well, Roxy still loved the chicken and rice blend.

It was a real treat for Roxy girl as their dry formulas feature a combination of crunchy kibble and tender shredded pieces!

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How do you keep your dog young and active?

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  1. Our dog is 4 and she keeps US young and active, I cannot keep up with her sometimes, and she's only 7lbs! #client

  2. My husband and I love hiking and we look forward to when we have a dog one day so I'll have to keep these tips in mind for when that time comes. Thank you!

  3. Oh wow this is so great. Wonderful tips too. Been wanting to take my dog hike and so these tips were on point.