Here at Kurgo, we're all about enjoying life together with your dog. Many people love exploring the outdoors with their pups, especially during the warmer months. We talked with a few of our favorite Instagram friends to see what they love most about hiking with their dogs. Here’s what they had to say:
Atlas the Adventure Dog: @atlastheadventuredog
Favorite month to hike with your dog: June
Favorite hiking spot: Abraham Lake, Alberta, Canada.
Best part about hiking with your dog: There is nothing that builds a bond between human and canine than tackling a difficult trail together. Discovering new places and having new experiences with your canine companion is what life is all about. Feed that wanderlust!
Tips for people who are new to hiking with a dog: Put value on your environment and leave no trace behind. We are so lucky to have such beautiful areas to explore on our planet. Remember to keep trails clean and pick up after yourself on your journey. Never leave behind garbage and remember to pick up after your dog.
Trust Your Trail: @trustyourtrail
Best part about hiking with your dog: There is nothing I love more than adventuring with my dogs. They are a constant reminder to enjoy every moment and live for today. They are my greatest motivators.
Favorite hiking spot: We spend most of our time exploring Arizona, specifically the Superstition Wilderness, Goldfield Mountains and portions of the Lower Salt River. We do our best to find more remote and infrequently traveled trails, so we can be more connected nature.
Dillon Senn: @dead_head93
Best part about hiking with your dog: The thing I love most about hiking with my dog is the bond and connection that's created between the two of us. Your dog puts its ultimate trust in you exploring some extreme places, and I've had to trust my dog with my life a few times to take me through the safest route. The most incredible thing is watching her excitement burst at the first sound of a waterfall or first sight off a cliff or overlook. It's amazing watching her sit there taking in the view!
Tips for people who are new to hiking with a dog: Become one with your dog's emotions and signs. They'll always tell you how they are feeling whether it be uncomfortable, excited, or relaxed. Just go out and enjoy the journey together. That's what it's all about!
Favorite season to hike with your dog: My favorite season to get out with Blizzy is Fall to watch the mountains come alive with their leaf change and summer to catch all the best mountain swimming holes. Really any time is a great time to get out in nature!
Girl On A Hike: @girlonahike
Best part about hiking with your dog: I love hiking with my dog because of the bond and trust we create and the adventures we get to do together. Having a companion by my side makes me feel secure and safe. I love that we do everything together - when they say a dog is family, it's true. If I can't hike with my dog I feel like something is missing. I love that my dog shares my love of outdoors so we can make memories for a lifetime. I love hiking with Charlie because he just seems so happy, and in turn, that makes me happy. There's nothing better than having a girl's best friend along for every adventure!
Taylor Maag: @tmaagphotography
Favorite season to hike with your dog: Spring or Fall - I usually find the perfect temperatures to hike are during these seasons.
Favorite hiking spot: Uinta Mountains. There are thousands of lakes and endless terrain for us to get lost in.
Best part about hiking with your dog: Watching them run freely with smiles on their faces, they truly have no worries or cares, and it is a good reminder to all of us to keep things simple.
Tips for people who are new to hiking with a dog: Make sure you always have enough water for your pup. I use the Kurgo Baxter Dog Backpack for my dogs and they carry their own water and food.
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