Dog Hiking Gear

Hit the trails in style with the right dog hiking gear Canada. At Homes Alive Pets, we have everything you need to hike safely with your canine buddy. You’ll find the best dog boots, dog hiking harnesses, hands free dog leashes, and more.

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Dog Hiking Gear FAQs

What hiking gear do dogs need?

A well-fitting harness, leash, water bowl, poop bags, food and treats, and protective gear such as boots and a jacket.

What should you take for a dog on a hike?

No matter how long or short your hike, you should always bring along water, a collapsible water bowl, poop bags, appropriate food and treats, a well-fitting harness, and a leash.

Should dogs wear leashes on a hike?

Yes, it's recommended to keep your dog on a leash for safety reasons. Your dog may get more excitable when hiking, especially in a new area. Additionally, other dogs and wildlife may affect your dog, so keeping her on a leash can help prevent any unwanted incidents.

How to get your dog ready for a hike?

Gradually increase their physical activity, train them to follow basic commands, make sure they're up-to-date on vaccinations, and pack all necessary gear.

Do dogs like hikes?

Many dogs enjoy hikes and being outdoors, but it depends on the individual dog's temperament and fitness level.

Should dogs wear shoes for a hike?

It depends on the terrain and weather conditions, but protective boots can be helpful to prevent injuries and protect paw pads.

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Dogs make excellent adventure companions. They are curious and love to explore, so having them tag along on your next dog hiking trip is a great way to allow them to express those natural canine instincts.

Sharing your love of the great outdoors with your four-legged buddy is a wonderful way to bond. Just make sure you have the right dog hiking gear before you set out on your adventures together. We have lots of outdoor dog gear to choose from, but there are a few dog hiking essentials that you shouldn't forget to pack, like a dog hiking pack, travel bowls, and some dog cooling gear.

Dog Backpacking Supplies

Whether you and your doggo are hitting the trails for a day of fun or an extended getaway, you’ll want to invest in a dog hiking backpack so that your pup can help carry his own gear. The Ruffwear Front Range Dog Backpack is perfect for a casual day hike with your dog. The lightweight bag allows your dog to carry dog hiking essentials like, poop bags, treats, spare leashes, and any other outdoor gear your pooch might need for your adventures.

Small dogs often get tired on the trail, so you’ll want to invest in a dog carrier for hiking. They may be eager to explore, but those little legs can get tired quickly. Try a comfortable, sturdy dog hiking carrier like the Kurgo K9 Rucksack. This premium carrier for hiking with your dogs will easily hold a pup up to 11.3 kg / 25 lbs.

Dog Hiking Essentials

Depending on the terrain of your next dog hiking adventure, your dog may need some durable footwear to protect his paws. Dog hiking boots are a water-friendly dog style of footwear designed to protect your dog's feet from hot surfaces.

When hiking with your dog during the summer months, it's easy for dogs to overheat without the right gear and proper hydration. A cooling dog hiking vest is a great tool for keeping your dog comfortable when the weather starts to heat up. A Dog Raincoat can also come in handy and is easy to pack. You can predict the weather, but you can prepare for it.

Whether you and your pup are conquering the backcountry with your dog or taking a leisurely stroll on a local trail, the right dog hiking gear can make your adventures more fun, less stressful and safer for both you and your pup.