We are going over various types of hikers that we meet along the trail when out enjoying nature and today we are featuring the Dog Hiker.
From here on out I’ll be referring to the Dog “not” on a leash Hiker simply as the Dog Hiker. One of the hardest things to do if you are a dog owner and you like to hike, is to keep your dog on a leash on any trail. You’re dog pretty much wants to do one thing…..go roam around or at a minimum run as far up the trail as possible so they can come back to tell you about it. Hence the Dog Hiker’s full name as it is very common to see the Dog Hiker with their dogs off leash even when they aren’t legally supposed to. (Guilty)
Generally happy hikers, the Dog Hiker normally hikes the trail light weight so will probably have a single back pack to fit the mini Tarpestry or Tarpestry Dog Duvet, travel dog dish, human treats, dog treats, water and extra water. They will have a full size Classic or Rugged Tarpestry at the car however, just in case the boots and dog got a little muddy. The Dog Hiker must be ready to hike relatively fast as dogs like hiking faster than most humans. Although we feel inclined so often, please refrain from trying to pet the dogs, just in case! Typically responsible hikers except for that handful that just ran out of Puppy Poop bags and thought “it’s just nature anyway”. At least kick it off the trail or dig a hole for it! Dogs are our best friends and it is very common to see them on the trails too with the ever committed Dog Hiker.