Outdoor activities with dog | What you should consider
Hiking and trekking with your dog is an exciting adventure for both humans and animals. However, there are some points you should consider. Our guide will help you.
Hiking with the dog
Extensive, long hikes are recommended for dogs 6 months and older. The bones and muscles of puppies and young dogs are not yet fully developed. Normal walks are, of course, beneficial for puppies as well.
At first, you should accustom your dog to walking slowly and train only endurance at first. Make sure that the paths are not too steep and uneven.
Drinking breaks are not only important for humans
Plan sufficient drinking breaks for your four-legged friend. Especially on sunny days, your dog will dehydrate quickly. Streams and lakes are the perfect place to cool off on warm summer days. On average, calculate 60 ml of fluid per kilogram. For a dog weighing, say, 10 kilograms, you should plan on 600ML of water for a day's hike.
Foldable drinking bowls are best. These can be stored safely and space-saving in the backpack.
Sit, Down, Come | Commands that are important in the forest
In the forest we would like to do without the leash from time to time. To do this, the dog must listen to the most common commands. It is not uncommon to meet deer, hares and other animals on your tour. In such cases, the dog must be able to be called off.
Safe collars for free running
Non-Stop dogwear offers with the Safe Collar collar, which is perfect for free running. When leashed, the collar sits securely through its two D-rings.
When free running, the collar provides protection due to its elastic component. If the dog gets tangled with the collar on a branch or something similar out of your field of vision, it can free itself.
Fast drying collars
Quick-drying collars are especially popular with dog owners whose dogs like to cool off in the lake. There we recommend collars that have a mesh fabric. These are air-permeable and dry quickly again.
Multi-day tours with your four-legged friend
Also multi-day tours can be realized with your dog. Sleeping bags for dogs offer as much protection from the cold as sleeping bags for humans. You should make a checklist beforehand, how much food and water is needed. Find out what restrictions or prohibitions exist in the area for dogs. Depending on the weather, you should also think about a coat and blanket for your four-legged friend.