Our friends over at Appalachia and Beyond recently welcomed a new member of to their family, Miss Dinah Marie! As it goes with newborns, they haven’t been able to get out on the trail much in recent weeks, so we were lucky enough to write up a guest post for their blog, Appalachia and Beyond.
This post goes beyond trail reviews and really looks at factors that should be taken into account to ensure outings with your dogs are positive for both you — and your four-legged companion.
Avoiding these problems can be easy with some due diligence. Do some quick research about the area you’ll be hiking in (make sure dogs are allowed – many state parks and nature preserves ban dogs), make sure your pup is in shape for what’s ahead, throw a water bowl and extra water in your pack then hit the trail.