Use a dog-safe backpack to carry water, treats, waste bags & first aid.
Avoid very rocky, steep, slippery areas. Watch for sharp sticks & burrs.
Protect paws from hot or cold ground. Check for injuries after.
Bring plenty of water for both of you. Take frequent breaks to rehydrate.
Adjust your speed to your dog's needs. Don't push too hard or too long.
Keep dogs under voice control. Use a long lead if they tend to wander.
Make it easy for your dog to drink water on the trail with a collapsible bowl.