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Backpacking & Hiking

Working Programs, Recommended Reading, & Hiking with Lady Justice

Whether you are working on a "leg" in a Working Dog Program with 30% of the dog's weight in a pack and 10+ miles each trip or you just want to enjoy the trees and birds and squirrels, taking your dog on a woodsy hike can be great fun for you and the dog.

Akyla in packJack, Bear, SidneyTaugusJack, Bear, Ken

Make sure your dog is leashed.  Nothing makes a well trained dog revert like a squirrel or bird darting across his path.  Also, many parks and wilderness areas are banning dogs because of off-leash problems.  Be a good citizen, leash your dog, and pick up after them in public.  A Flexi-leash and a few plastic baggies can make sure we can all enjoy the parks with our dogs in the future.

Our guys love their backpacks.  We'll pack 2-3 miles without much preparation, but before we plan a 10+ mile hike, or an overnight, we'll start conditioning early.

Links

Alaskan Malamute Working Dog Program members.aol.com/amcahome/workprog.htm
Siberian Husky Working Dog Program www.shca.org/shcahp6.htm
Backpacking With Your Dog www.geocities.com/Heartland/Ranch/1011/doghike.html
Izzy's Page www.mapadventures.com/tails.htm
Nordkyn Outfitters's FAQ www.nordkyn.com/start.htm
WolfPacks LLC FAQ www.wolfpacks.com/faq.htm

Recommended Reading

Charlene LaBelle A Guide to Backpacking with your Dog (Alaskan Malamute Breeder)


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