How to Hike With an Older Dog // Backpacker Magazine

Apr 12, 2017 by

Dogs are the best hiking buddies. Let’s count the reasons: They don’t complain, they can carry their own pack, they won’t make you listen to their bad guitar playing around the campfire, and they won’t make you feel guilty for eating the last bar.

Inevitably, however, our canine companions will slow down before we do, leaving us to determine the best balance between getting our dogs out to do what they love while also keeping them comfortable and safe. So how do you adjust for the limitations of aging in an old friend?

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