Goldendoodles love spending time exploring the great outdoors. They are an active dog breed that make great hiking companions and trail dogs. There are a few things that you should know before hiking with your Goldendoodle to make sure that you and your pet stay safe and have a good time.
Before you decide to take your Goldendoodle hiking, you must make sure that your pet is ready to head out in nature. Basic training is essential to make sure that your dog doesn’t get lost or injured while hiking.
In addition to basic commands like “sit”, “stay”, and “come”, your Goldendoodle should obey recall, and be good with strangers.
The right trail
Choose a trail that’s appropriate for you and your dog’s experience and physical abilities. Avoid long distances or difficult and steep trails if you’re just starting to hike with your Goldendoodle. Look for low mileage and flat terrain for your first hike.
Some trails and areas do not allow dogs, and some allow dogs only if they are on a leash. Make sure that you know the rules for dogs before you arrive at the trailhead.
Remember that even if dog’s are allowed off-leash on the trail, it’s always safer to hike with a dog on a leash. This helps keeps your dog from getting lost or injured.
Flea and tick medicine
Did you know that ticks are active all year long? It may seem like ticks only bite during warm weather, but that’s just because they’re more abundant and people spend more time outdoors during late spring, summer, and early fall.
Ticks can carry disease and can cause infections that make your dog sick, so be sure that your Goldendoodle medicine to keep parasites at bay.
Water and a water bowl
Sure, you may come across lots of water during your time on the trail, and your Goldendoodle may love to lap it up. The problem is that you can’t see cryptosporidium, giardia, heavy metals, and chemicals that can make your dog sick.
Always carry fresh water and a clean bowl for your dog to prevent illness.
First aid kit
Cuts, scrapes, run-ins with a porcupine — carry a small first aid kit for your dog so that you’re ready for whatever come your way while on a hike. Also carry a trash bag to pick up any waste; your pup is not a part of nature!
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