Heading out hiking and backpacking with your pup can be one of the most satisfying and joyful ways to spend time together. If you love hiking then your dog is going to have THE best time ever! And hiking together in the wild will be one of the only times you are both totally in your element.
But if you take to the trail without the right preparations and supplies, your dream trip can soon turn on its head. So make sure you do your research and get on the right track when it comes to doggie training, bag carrying, food supplies, trail knowledge, gear, and trail etiquette.
This infographic by Cool of the Wild takes you through the basics of all you need to know before you take your hound hiking and backpacking.
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Joey Holmes is based in Cornwall, UK, and runs Cool of the Wild. She can’t get enough of being outdoors – whether that’s lounging around the campfire cooking up a feast, hitting the trail in her running shoes, or attempting to conquer the waves on her surfboard – she lives for it. Camping is what she loves to do the most, but has also spent many many hours clinging to the side of a rock face, cycling about the place, cruising the ski-slopes on her snowboard and hiking small mountains and big hills.