Get the Pooch Out for a Hike On National Trails Day!

dogs hiking with packsNational Trails Day is Saturday, June 2! Grab the pooch and head out on a hike or walk and celebrate nature.

National Trails Day was created in 1993 by the American Hiking Society to raise awareness about all of the hard work that goes into creating and maintaining America’s trails, and to introduce people to the benefits of getting out on a trail.

Before you head out, read these stories to ensure you have a safe and enjoyable hike or walk with your dog.

Paw Print Bullet 5 Tips for a Safe and Enjoyable Hike with Your Dog

Hiking is a fantastic way to get outdoors with your dog for some great exercise and bonding. But before you head out, do your homework. Have you researched the trail? Does it allow dogs? Do they have to be leashed or can they roam free? How long is the trail? Are there water stops?

These are just a few of the important questions you must ask yourself before you hit the trail with your dog. Hiking is fun, but can be dangerous if you are not prepared.

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Paw Print Bullet Proper Pooch Protocol: The Art of Walking Your Dog

Whether you live in an urban or suburban environment, as a pet owner you likely walk your dog on a leash at some point. There is a protocol for dog walking that responsible dog owners apply. Do you?

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Paw Print Bullet HOW TO Keep Your Dog Safe in The Heat

Summertime: The days are long, the weather is warm and people try to find more time to go outside for swimming, picnics, jogging, hiking and barbecues.

It’s fun to soak up the sun’s rays, but our four-legged family members require special consideration during the hottest months of the year. The way dogs handle the heat is different than humans and, unfortunately, they can’t tell us when they’re too warm.

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Paw Print Bullet HOW TO Treat Your Dog’s Dehydration

Now that the weather is warmer, you and your dog can get outside and enjoy a number of activities including running, hiking, swimming, surfing and day trips to the beach. While these activities are a lot of fun for you and your dog, it could easily turn into a bad time if your dog gets dehydrated.

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Sonya Simpkins

Sonya Simpkins is a social media writer for i Love Dogs, Inc. In her spare time, she loves to take her dogs for long hikes and treks to the beach, out to eat and on long road trips across the county. She then turns those adventures into useful advice for other dog parents who also love to take their dogs with them wherever they go.

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