You, your dog, and nature. What could be better? Hitting the trail solo with your dog could be one of the best things you do for yourself, your dog, and the bond between you. It offers the opportunity to unplug, unwind, and get outside your comfort zone. It may seem a little daunting at first, hitting the trail alone with just you, your pack, and your dog. But, as with most things, a little preparedness goes a long way. Trust us, the benefits are well worth it.
It’s really hard to consider, but every year in the U.S. 10 million dogs and cats are lost to their owners. 10 million! That means 1 out of 3 pets will go missing in their lifetime. The numbers are staggering, and very hard to think about when you consider it being your furry family member. But with numbers like these, its also crucial to think about how to prevent your dog from becoming lost, what to do if they are lost and what steps to take if you find a lost dog that isn’t yours. With the right plan in place, we can reduce the number of dogs that become statistics.
One of the best parts of having a canine adventure buddy is all the exploring you get to do together. Hiking mountains, rivers, forests, canyons, and fields is so much better with a dog. Tireless and joyful, your dog will go with you wherever you roam, including some very remote places.
But how do you handle it when one of you gets hurt on the trail?
Prevention is always the best medicine and we all want to keep our adventure companions safe. We’re vigilant in protecting them from cars, from unfriendly wildlife, and even other dogs. But how often do we think about preventing them from being poisoned? What types of things are poisonous and how do we keep our dogs from getting into them?
Did you know that 2 January is National Pet Travel Safety Day? And with a company slogan like Never Roam Alone™… we can obviously get behind a holiday like this.
(Seriously… we don’t make these things up, just ask Google.)
Your dog is a member of the family and likely to tag along when you hit the road, but just like traveling with any other family member, their safety and comfort is important regardless of the distance or destination.
We’ve put together a list of 10 safety tips for you and your best friend.
Many of us find solace on the trail. Peace, solitude… a quiet place to de-stress and spend quality time with ourselves, friends and pets.
It goes without saying that people have mixed feelings about their encounters with fellow hikers accompanied by dogs. As hikers, we’re responsible for our actions and when we hike with our dogs, we’re also responsible for theirs.