If you are planning a trip to the mountains with your dog, you have to prepare well. The hiking backpack not only includes your own provisions, binoculars and hiking map, but also some accessories for your four-legged companion. First and foremost, of course, are the collar and leash. A harness is even better than a collar in the mountains.
Also, it’s better to take two lines with you:
– a long one for hiking and a short one for a possible rest on the alpine pasture – you should definitely attach a badge or small capsule with your address to the collar or harness: If you only go on a day trip, your home address is sufficient But if you spend your vacation in the mountains, we recommend the holiday address with the length of your stay.- A small emergency pharmacy for man and dog: In addition to tick tweezers, disinfectants, medicinal and wound ointment, tweezers, plasters and bandages are important. In addition, a special rubber shoe should a dog’s paw be injured by the sharp-edged mountain stones. – Since a hike not only makes you hungry and thirsty, think of a small snack, a water bottle and a bowl for your four-legged friend. – Plan a multi-day tour, do not forget food, a blanket or a basket or towels so that you can clean the dirty or wet dog from time to time.
Appropriate conditioning training is part of good preparation. Train your barking companion with longer and longer walks, which are first extended by the hour, then half-day trips and finally day tours. Even if you are an experienced mountain fanatic, please make sure that you also take the size and age of your dog into account. A mountain hike, for example, is still too strenuous for a puppy; nevertheless, you could take it with you in a backpack and only let it run in parts. Before starting a tour, it is essential to find out exactly how difficult it is and the nature of the terrain. Correct via ferratas are unsuitable for hikes with dogs. Although we two-legged friends can rope up and secure ourselves on such routes, this is difficult with dogs. Now that these preparations have been completed, nothing stands in the way of your departure. Please note, however, that your four-legged friend should never hike on a full stomach.
Trekking with a dog
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