We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again—man’s best friends are our greatest adventure buddies. The scope of the adventures we can experience with our pups is vast and potentially limitless if you believe in the full capabilities of their minds and spirits!
As spring blossoms and the days get longer, it's time to get out, get moving, and make memories that’ll last forever. Here’s a exciting guide on a few adventurous weekend trips you can take with your dog. Whether you’re a meticulous planner or someone who simply follows your whims, there are exciting possibilities everywhere!
Head to the Water: Time To Get Away
There’s nothing better than some good old fun in the sun and even better if there's water to swim and play in! Beaches across the nation welcome canines and their owners year-round for romps in the sand and other activities, such as paddle-boarding, boating, or sailing. If you're close to the Rockies (like us!) we'd highly recommend checking out Lake Louise and hiring out a canoe to take you and your pup out on the water! As with any adventurous trip, safety should come first and always keep the weather and temperature in mind. You’ll also want to practice extra caution when you’re near or in the water with a canine floatation jacket or a cooling mat for if you're spending long periods in the sun’s scorching heat.
Into the Woods: A Camping Story
Every minute, hour, and day a dog spends in the woods is a thrill-seeking adventure; so many smells, sights and squirrels! Head out to a local nature reserve or a dog-friendly campsite for an overnight expedition in the wilderness. The RMD team dogs love backcountry camping and spending time in the great outdoors together, watching the sunset, playing games, and stargazing. Our four-legged friends are extremely in tune with their surroundings and the world around them and the best part is they make wonderful, warm snuggle buddies in cold tents at night! Why not treat your dog to their very own sleeping bag to get cosy in whilst snoozing by the campfire?
Climb Every Mountain: The Sound of Nature
Whilst it might not be possible to climb every mountain with your dog, you can hit the road for a weekend trip to spend time on dog-friendly trails. Banff National Park welcomes canine hikers on leash but if you're not local, make sure to double-check if dogs are allowed and verify the leash regulations of your destination!
Here at Rocky Mountain Dog, we encourage you and your canine companion to be wild and join in the grand adventure we call life. We have the best mountain tested dog gear perfect for your next trip, including our Kootenay All Terrain Harness, Hands Free Leash and Dog Backpack!