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Safe Hiking with Your Dog

Taking to the trails is a great summertime activity, and there is no reason not to bring along your four-legged friend. You should be aware of some basic precautions to keep your dog safe. These tips will make your hike safe and enjoyable.

- If you are taking your dog off-leash, be sure that he is allowed to roam free in your hiking area. Be aware that even the most obedient dog might chase a newly discovered critter. Only let your dog free if he follows your commands reliably.

- To train your dog not to follow other dogs on the trail, offer him a treat each time he stays by you as your pass other hikers and their pets.

- Make sure that your dog has your current address and phone information on a tag attached to his collar or harness.
- If you are going into a wooded area, do not use an extending leash. You could end up spending more time untangling your dog’s leash than actually hiking.

- Bring enough water for both you and your animal companion. Your dog should not drink from puddles, ponds, or streams, as they could contain harmful parasites or toxins.

- Finally, although it may be tempting not to, be sure to scoop up after your pet. This is respectful to both native wildlife and other hikers.

It’s not unfair for us to say that life will never be better than when you’re living at the Ranch at Pinnacle Point Apartments in Rogers, Arkansas! To further improve your day-to-day routine, we bring you these lifestyle-enhancing tips that will help you revamp your lifestyle in a variety of ways.

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