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Hiking with Dogs



Raising a well-behaved hiking pup can be a challenging yet deeply rewarding process, and we want to help make it as easy (and fun!) as possible. From choosing dog-friendly hikes to keeping your four-legged buddy safe, we have tips to help prepare you and your pup for a great time on trail.

Hiking with Dogs in WashingtonHiking with Dogs in Washington

Where you can take your dog, the deal with leashes and the best etiquette for hiking with a pup.

How to Prepare for a Day on TrailHow to Prepare for a Day on Trail

Some careful prep work can help ensure you and your dog have a fabulous time when you hit the trail.

Tips for Dog SafetyTips for Dog Safety

Advice for keeping your dog warm in winter, cool in summer and safe and happy on trail all year long.



Trail Worthy Skills to Teach Your PupTrail-Worthy Skills to Teach Your Pup

Learn a few skills that WTA staffers have found particularly helpful for their hiker dogs.

Dog-Friendly TrailsDog-Friendly Trails

Search our Hiking Guide for the perfect, dog-friendly trail to explore. Research the latest conditions in recent trip reports of trails hiked by dogs.






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