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Exploring Dog-Friendly Hiking Trails: Tips and Safety Considerations

A couple and their dog hiking in matching dog and owner shirts

Spring is coming up quickly and we at Fetch the Sun can't wait! We'll get that perfect temperature of not too cold and not too hot, and the daytime hours are only getting longer. It's the perfect time to take our canine companions on a hike! Hiking with dogs can be a great way to spend quality time with them, explore nature, and get a little exercise ourselves.

Benefits of taking your dog on a hike

There are so many benefits for you and your pup to hit the trails. Heading out on a hiking adventure with your four-legged friend can help improve their overall health and quality of life. Here are just some of the advantages.


Taking your pup on a hike is an excellent way to get in some physical activity and exercise together. Dogs need to stretch their legs too! Not only will you both be getting the benefits of fresh air and outdoor exploration, but hiking can also help to reduce stress levels in both of you.


Taking your pet on a hike is also a great bonding experience for the two of you. New sights and smells can provide new opportunities for learning about each other, which can help build trust between the two of you.

A woman hiking with her dog and wearing organic cotton matching dog and owner shirts


Going on a hike allows you to explore nature with your pup! You'll discover all sorts of interesting plants, rocks, and wildlife that might not be visible from the road or even around your home.


Taking your dog out on hiking trails gives them an opportunity to socialize with other humans, animals, and even other puppies! A hike is a great way for them to get used to different types of people and creatures while exploring nature together