News - Useful

All      Fresh      Useful

Hiking with your dog – 4+1 reasons to choose outdoors more often

15:45 - 27 February 2019


Author: S.Zs.


Category: Useful




As dog lovers, we usually spend more time out and about than our dog-free fellows. However, it can be hard for most of us to leave our regular tracks due to the lack of time, energy or mood. But it’s always worth going on longer hikes every now and then.



If we were to ask our beloved pets, their answer would surely be the following: can’t get enough of walkies! Especially, when there’s a chance to get out of town. Meeting their furry friends in the dog park can give a highlight to their day, while we enjoy a nice chit-chat with our fellow dog owners. Despite these pleasant activities, sometimes it feels good to step out of our everyday routine and find the courage to discover new paths. Wonderful places, natural treasures and adventures await us beyond the park’s fences and city name board. This could mean a shorter walk in our neighbourhood, a visit to one of our kedvelt sites of our region or a longer hike as a real challenge. Any of these could gives us and our furbabies new wonders!

Here are some reasons that will surely convince even the most reluctant dog owners, too:

 

1. It’s healthy

Hiking is an excellent choice for both owners and dogs. Choosing a track that combines gentle uphill routes and slopes can measure up to any sports activity, that involves stamina and muscle work. Get ready for some fatigue-fever! Besides, breating in the naturally fresh air will help our city-worn lungs get cleaner, as we exchange the everyday smog to the amazing smell of flowers, trees and beautiful grass. Moving keeps us and our four-legged buddies fitt and healthy – both are crucial to living a long and happy life. Regular physical exercise can also help prevent certain behavior problems.

 

Hiking with dog friends is even better
Hiking with dog friends is even better
Photo Credit: Hornyak Photo

 

2. It’ relaxing

Spending quality time in the nature is one of the best free-time activity. It can be highly refreshing for all of us, it clears our head of the everyday mess by taking away bad thoughts, inconvenient feelings and stress altogether. Being outdoors helps us learn how to slow down to a comfortable level, while observing even the smallest beauties of life. It’s relaxing and fulfilling on the physical, mental and emotional level, as well.

 

Dogs enjoy going on hikes – millions of smells await to be discovered by their noses
Dogs enjoy going on hikes – millions of smells await to be discovered by their noses
Photo Credit: NorthStar Dogs

 

3. New adventures and experiences

Nature provides thousands of new adventures for both of its two- and four-legged visitors. Taking a walk along our favourite routes or exploring some new tracks can also leave us perplexed with its wonders. No matter which way we choose, our dogs will more than enjoy the adventure. All the new smells, tracks and objects the encounter could give them a breath of fresh-air that they rarely see in the ciy. Sniffing around tires them mentally – deep sleep and sweet dreams are guaranteed.

 

New smells, stimuli and experiences – all are crucial for a healthy doglife
New smells, stimuli and experiences – all are crucial for a healthy doglife
Photo Credit: Diamond Dogs

 

4. It makes human-dog bonds stronger

Quality time spent with each other is a wonderful way to build elszakíthatatlan bond between dogs and their human. Building trust is another great aspect of doing new things together, when there’s no one around, we can only rely on each other. Memories made together will stay with us for a lifetime. Just think of how it will be like to remember our hiking adventures as we sit peacefully in front of the fireplace with our beloved pet. Heartwarming, isn’t it?

 

Choosing new and regular hiking sites can both be exciting while bringing fresh experiences
Choosing new and regular hiking sites can both be exciting while bringing fresh experiences
Photo Credit: NorthStar Dogs

 

+1 It’s cheap

Besides travel costs – if there is any – we don’t need much to enjoy hiking: comfortable shoes and an outfit suitable for the actual weather. Hiking boots are recommended for mountain adventures, but a good pair should serve us for several years. What about our dog? A good collar and/or harness and a leash are all necessary – just the everyday equipment we already have in our drawer. If we decide to go hiking during the time of year when it gets dark early (or we leave home in the evening), equipping our dog with láthatósági products can be life-saving. A visibility collar or vest, light-reflecting ribbons or tapes on the harness are all perfect for this purpose.

 

Shared challenges and experiences contribute to a strong human-dog bond
Shared challenges and experiences contribute to a strong human-dog bond
Photo Credit: Diamond Dogs

 

 

 


Index image source: Hornyak Photo

If you liked this article and would like to be informed about latest news

we ask give a like our Facebook page!

 

Related news

10 simple tips to keep your dog healthy 10 simple tips to keep your dog healthy
Body, Mind, Soul. If these are balanced, we can lead a balanced and harmonious life. The same applies to our dogs. Here are some useful tips that could add years to your pooch’s life.

11 Signs You Really Are a Crazy Dog Person 11 Signs You Really Are a Crazy Dog Person
We have all heard it before: we are crazy dog people. We treat our dogs like our children, dressing them in the latest trends, spending more money on their food than ours and having them play a role in deciding if we should go out on Friday night

Runner finds lost puppy during Marathon, carries him to the finish line Runner finds lost puppy during Marathon, carries him to the finish line
This marathon runner slowed down mid-race to rescue one such little pup!

A new plaque scheme has launched to celebrate amazing animals A new plaque scheme has launched to celebrate amazing animals
A new scheme has launched in the UK, that is all about honoring animals, rather than people.

The beneficial effects of dog kisses The beneficial effects of dog kisses
A sentence that is often told to children „ Don't let the dog lick you, you will be sick of it!” But should we really protect ourselves against dog saliva? Or should we rather allow them to do it because saliva can be healing as well...

4+1 dog friendly beaches in the Island of Krk in Croatia 4+1 dog friendly beaches in the Island of Krk in Croatia
Croatia is an extremely popular holiday destination among European people, and more and more dog owners also discover the state. Croatia is surprisingly dog friendly, pets are kindly welcomed there. We could also experience it during our short visit: we were greeted with open arms on the island.

Dog On Motorcycle – Italy through the eyes of a motorcyclist and his awesome dog – Part 3. Dog On Motorcycle – Italy through the eyes of a motorcyclist and his awesome dog – Part 3.
Travelling with a Biker Dog in Italy. The journey continues through Naples, the Mount Vesuvius and Pompei - it had a few surprises on Brigi and his Dad’s sleeves but you will surely enjoy it just as much as we did.

Dog On Motorcycle – Italy through the eyes of a motorcyclist and his awesome dog - Part 2. Dog On Motorcycle – Italy through the eyes of a motorcyclist and his awesome dog - Part 2.
Brigi, the coolest Biker Beagle and his owner’s adventure continues through Italy. The next destinations of their round trip: romantic Tuscany, Rome and the Vatican City. Come and join us on a great journey to see Italy through the eyes of a motorcyclist and his four-legged travel mate.

Dog On Motorcycle – Italy through the eyes of a motorcyclist and his awesome dog Dog On Motorcycle – Italy through the eyes of a motorcyclist and his awesome dog
Brigi, the Beagle may just be Hungary’s coolest dog: she travels the world with her owner on a motorcycle, visiting fantastic places whilst getting involved in exciting adventures. Last year they visited Italy. Sit back and enjoy their adventure – a round trip on motorcycle with a dog on board.

World’s first bus tour for dog lovers World’s first bus tour for dog lovers
Londoners are crazy for canines. One luxury hotel now has a special “Doggy Afternoon Tea," and boasts a “pet concierge.” Keeping with the trend, Time Out London reports that England’s capital city will soon be home to the world’s first bus tour for pups, for four days only next week.

Be Dog-Friendly

How to qualify your
dog-friendly place?

Qualification and advertising – Learn more about!

Learn more about our
trademark certification!

Learn more

Newsletter

By clicking 'Subscribe' I accept the Privacy Policy.

Our favourites

Partners

MTI Irodakutya.com AIRMAX Cargo JULIUS-K9
kutyabarathelyek.hu - Home Remarks FaceBook Instagram Pinterest Google+ YouTube Twitter
5 tips for a tick-free garden News - Coverstory
5 tips for a tick-free garden
What have you learned from your dog? News - Coverstory
What have you learned from your dog?