They may be man's best friend, but for unprepared owners, dogs may not be good hiking companions.
Fido may not like the trek, either.
The American Hiking Society has prepared a guide for hiking with dogs. Click on the link to read the full guide.
Here are the 10 essentials the Society recommends for a hike with a dog:
• Collar or Harness
• Identification Tag or Microchip
• Collapsible Bowl
• Plastic Bags or Small Spade
• Canine First Aid Kit
• Reflective Jacket, Collar, Leash, or a Small Light
— Nate Carlisle