7 Helpful Tips for Hiking in Winter With Dogs

Tips for hiking in winter with dogs

I used to assume hiking was from Spring to Fall. When Winter would hit, my hiking boots and tent would go away and my winter toys would come out. Not only did I not think hiking in the Winter would not be great for myself, but I was thinking of my dog, Bella. I figured her little paws and body couldn’t handle long hikes in the Winter.

However, this past year I learned I was way off. Not only can myself and my pup hike in the Winter, but we can thrive and enjoy it as well. However, there are some additional precautions and preparations that you should account for when hiking in the winter. Not only for yourself and other human friends, but for your fur babies as well. The biggest thing to remember too is that your dog can’t tell you what they need. YOU need to be the one taking care of them and making sure they are safe, healthy, and happy out on the trails!

Tips for Hiking in the Winter

helpful tips for hiking in winter with dogs

Additional Tips for Hiking in Winter with Dogs

Besides hiking with my own dog (and cat) in the winter, I actually hike dogs full time for work. This means I have hiked (in Colorado) over 60 different dogs in the winter. I have seen dogs of different breeds, fur styles, sizes, temperaments, physical abilities, and much more!

helpful tips for hiking in winter dogs

I hope these tips help you feel more comfortable and confident hiking in the Winter with your fur babies. There are activities for every human and dog to enjoy in every season, you just need to find what works for you!

Comment any additional tips you have for hiking in the Winter! Would love to share ideas!

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Name is Jess, 20 something. A dreamer. A doer. A business owner. A dog hiker. A fur baby mom. A traveler. An athlete. An aspiring photographer and writer.

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Jessi the Dreamer

Name is Jess, 20 something. A dreamer. A doer. A business owner. A dog hiker. A fur baby mom. A traveler. An athlete. An aspiring photographer and writer.