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I recently adopted a dog and want to take her backpacking. I've gone with a friend before who took her dog. I want to take mine during the fall or possibly the winter. She is an Australian shepherd/collie mix. Would I need a sleeping bag/blanket for her? I have no idea how they are in cooler weather. Also, should I start out doing shorter day hikes with her? I think she's capable of overnight hikes. She's in good shape but really slows down on the trail after a couple hours or so…Thanks!
We took Maes with us on a 29 mile bushwhack in late February, and she comes with her friend Tim on most every hike/backpacking trip he takes. Mighty dog. Sleeps with him on a fleece blanket, but has a tendency to bark at the wind and roam around camp in the early hours. She won't carry her own gear, or even her food. Occasionally enjoys rolling in dead salmon. But, she is fun to watch and scares the bears.
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Most dog breeds love to get outside for a hike, almost as much as they love treats. My dog instantly goes nuts when he sees my daypack or I start loading up my overnight pack. He loves exploring the trails of the Pacific Northwest and sleeping in our tent. If you have a new puppy or your dog hasn't spent much time hiking or backpacking, these are a few tips to make sure you both have an epic and safe day on the trail. Endurance Few dogs can do a backpacking trip without endurance training. Start close to home with hour-long hikes (adjust according to your dog’s fitness level), and include uneven terrain to toughen his paws and give him a cardio workout. Within weeks, you’re likely to be ready for day-long excursions farther afield. Provide plenty of water and snack breaks, and hike only as fast and as far as your dog can go comfortably. Get him used to wading and even swimming. Some dogs take one look at a rushing stream and say Forget it!, but if you build the challenges slowly and make water training fun, many will be unfazed by white-water riffles.I began taking my two dogs on hiking and backpacking trips with me when I moved out to Spokane, WA a little over a year ago. Prior to that time, neither I nor my dogs had spent much time traversing the great outdoors. We were Midwestern city folk and the dog park was about as close as we got to experiencing nature together. The Pacific Northwest, with its enchanted forests and beautiful mountains, makes staying indoors just seem silly. Since I didn’t know anyone out here, having my dogs with me added an element of safety and companionship to my adventures. The following is a list of some of the things to think about while preparing for adventures with your furry buddies:I have been searching for feeding options for my dogs while backpacking and I am appalled by the number of people who feel dogs do not belong in the wilderness hiking with their owners! Why has it gotten to the point that we are expected to pack out our dogs waste!Are you complete wilderness idiots! I agree nobody wants to step in any kind of animals waste weather that be deer, bear,elk, coyote or dog! So as a responsible owner if your dogs does his business on the trail get off the trail into the woods! LNT! Get real do you realize that most dog waste is tasty meal for another animal? I am not trying to gross anyone out ,however this is basic stuff that any country person knows, educate yourself, please! So there is no trace idiot! Are you offended if an elk crosses your path or startles you on the path? If so what are you doing in the woods! Stay at home in your concrete jungle were you can keep your life controlled and sterile! the wilderness is precious and wild do not try to turn it into a controlled environment, understand it before you try to control it by changing it to suit your comfort level! It is us who need to adapt to it rather than conforming it our pleasures and animals all animals are more a part it than we are now that we have evolved to our controlled environments. A lesson we are finally learning about our so called sophisticated forest fire controls. Sorry I went off on a tantrum! Back to my original inquiry food options for sustained backpacking trips with my dogs. I welcome any comments unfortunately I feel I am going to get feedback about weather dogs belong in the back country, but hey bring it on my friends! I do appreciate and respect all opinions!