Escaping everyday life together with man's best friend, and let the mind wander in nature. This strengthens the relationship between human and dog, regardless of whether this happens more relaxed or sporty. Hiking tours in the mountains are one of the most popular forms of active leisure activities with dogs.
However, there should be noted a few important points when hiking with a dog. We would like to bring them closer to you in the following.
A water bottle should definitely be in the backpack so that you can always offer the dog fluid. That is particularly important not only when it is hot and dry. Especially on strenuous hikes, you should take regular breaks for drinking.
We also advise against "hiking bags for dogs" also for large dogs, since these are usually far too heavy in relation to the dog's body weight. (See also our previous article on the subject)
An emergency kit is also highly recommended, for example filled with gauze bandages, creams and a tweezer for ticks and thorns. Especially in rocky terrain can small or large scratches happen quickly, which then can be treated immediately.
You should also be prepared for sudden weather changes in the mountains. While people should bring a rain jacket or warm clothing for themselves - depending on the place where they hike - a rain-/cold protection or at least a dry towel is recommended depending on the dog.
The most important thing is a reliable harness, which leaves the dog comfortably space – so that he can move freely – and at the same time keeps him firmly and securely on the leash.
Our curli harnesses meet these requirements. With our know-how from the outdoor and winter sports sector, we produce products that dog owners can rely on even under extreme conditions.
Ergonomic, light and robust are our harnesses because we only use high-quality materials for the production and all our products go through rigorous research and development processes. The optimal fit of the harness ensures that the risk of "slipping out" is kept as low as possible.
The choice of the right leash depends primarily on the dog and his behavior during the hike.
While some dogs – depending on the situation – feel more comfortable on a shorter or longer leash to storm the peaks, some owners completely do without a leash and let the dog run free.
But also for these dog owners it is advisable to carry a leash.
Along steep slopes or when encountering cow herds, it is advisable to keep the dog on a short leash for safety reasons.
Our curli Ultra Strong Pocket Leash is perfect for this. Due to its small size, it fits in any pocket and is - thanks to best materials - an absolutely reliable companion that can withstand highest tensile loads. (More information about it)
With the right planning and equipped with reliable products, nothing stands in the way of the dog's and owner's shared adventure.
The wellbeing of your animal combined with the best possible solution that supports the inter-action between a man and his dog is the key to our products. We stand for quality, functionality, design and trust – standards one comes to expect from the Swiss.