Invest in gear like dog boots, jackets, backpacks, and collapsible bowls. Carry first aid supplies.
Respect hiker yield etiquette. Keep your dog leashed and under control. Carry waste bags.
Bring plenty of water for your dog. Know the symptoms of dehydration and overheating. Offer water regularly.
Use a dog life jacket near streams, rivers, and lakes. Choose calm areas for swimming.
Be alert for bears, mountain lions, moose and other wildlife. Make noise and keep your distance.
Check paws frequently for cuts, scrapes or burnt pads. Carry a dog first aid kit.
Watch for rattlesnakes near rocky areas. Know what to do if your dog is bitten.