This is a place for backpackers, hikers, and campers alike to share their experiences with their pups out in the wild!
Welcome! This is a place for backpackers, hikers, and campers alike to share their experiences with their pups out in the wild!
My spouse and I are taking our 6 month staffy mix on his first camping trip! We'll camp for 2.5 days, do some light hiking and see how he does. Anything you wish you knew the first time you took your dog camping?
I am potentially adopting a cowboy corgi (Australian cattle dog (red heeler) and corgi crossbreed). Anyone have experience with this mix as a trail (or running) dog? The pup is 75% red heeler which is a breed I’m familiar with and know they make great trail dogs, it’s the corgi which worries me. Both breeds are working/herding dogs so they’re not afraid of some mileage but I want a dog I can take backpacking and camping. TIA for any insight!
NB: I realize cowboy corgis are designer dogs. The pup I’m looking at is not coming from a breeder but is second gen so parent was probably from a breeder. No need to lay on the hate, I already feel some guilt. Please adopt, don’t shop.
Any experience or thoughts regarding this pack?
Plan on using backpacks for the first time for my pup during a winter vacation (do plan on getting him adjusted to it prior). Are there any recommended ones for dogs around 15-16lbs? I did see a lot of recs (K9, etc) but was wondering if it’s any different for colder areas that snow. It would be primarily for hikes that are 1-2 hours long.
Any other recommendations for keeping dogs warm and comfortable during winter hikes would be greatly appreciated as well. Thank you!
Looking for a 1 night out trail so I can ease my dog into it. I’m sure there are plenty but I want to know from you one you would recommend for 1st time out backpacking with my dog?
Taking my dog backpacking in an area with black bear activity. I bought a dog-safe flea, tick, and mosquito spray, as those will also be present, but it has peppermint and bears are attracted to mint . Anyone know of a bug repellent that doesn't smell like something that would attract bears?